Teens and Sleep: Poor Sleep Hygiene and Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
Feb24

Teens and Sleep: Poor Sleep Hygiene and Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome

If you are the parent of a teenage boy or girl, you may have noticed a later bedtime has become the norm. Two of the main reasons are a natural circadian shift and the abundance of interactive electronics. In fact, this problem is so important that I devoted a chapter in my book, Sleep Soundly Every Night, Feel Fantastic every Day, to this subject. During adolescence, up to 10% will develop a circadian shift. It may result in a delay...

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Excessive Sleepiness: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & More
Feb07

Excessive Sleepiness: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & More

Feeling tired? You’re not alone. It’s the number one symptom patients report in my practice. Excessive sleepiness (ES), also called idiopathic (or primary) hypersomnia, is incredibly common. Understand though, common doesn’t always mean normal. Let’s take a closer look at some of the factors that might lead a person to seek help for ES. Symptoms: Unremitting tiredness, inability to stay awake and/or maintain...

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Zzzquil Reviews: Does This Sleep Aid Work?
Jan14

Zzzquil Reviews: Does This Sleep Aid Work?

Zzzquil is a sleep aid product manufactured by the makers of Vicks NyQuil. This product is said to contain diphenhydramine HCI that assists sleep and helps you get up feeling fresh. Moreover it helps you stay awake and alert the next day, as your body produces histamine, which is a naturally occurring substance that interacts with receptors in your brain to promote wakefulness. After you have this sleep aid Diphenhydramine acts as an...

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A Closer Look At Toddler Sleepwalking and Sleep Talking
Jan06

A Closer Look At Toddler Sleepwalking and Sleep Talking

What Is Sleepwalking? Sleepwalking or somnambulism is a type of disturbance of the deep phase of non-rapid eye movement sleep. This usually occurs during the first half of sleep since it occurs during slow wave sleep or stages III or IV wherein the person is difficult to awaken. It can involve a range of actions such as sitting up, wandering around, talking (somniloquy) and even peeing. Sleepwalking can be alarming to witness but it...

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10 Ways To Deal With Sleep Compatibility
Jan05

10 Ways To Deal With Sleep Compatibility

It can be difficult to enjoy a restful night’s sleep on your own. Plus, if you have a partner with sleep difficulties, it can impact you in on way or another. For instance, a partner who snores or turns around in bed, or hogs the covers can affect your sleep as well. Statistics from the National Sleep Foundation indicate that about 25% of American couples eventually moves into sleeping in different rooms. Whereas this can be a...

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Sleeplessness and Brain Shrinkage: Let The Research Speak!
Sep29

Sleeplessness and Brain Shrinkage: Let The Research Speak!

Among the countless blessings of God is sleeping properly which is essential for the wellbeing of a person. Lack of sleep leads to anxiety, irritation, poor health conditions and has an adverse impact on social relationships as well. To emphasize on the importance of sleep, National Sleep Foundation was established to research about the importance of sleep in life. It has been found that many people face the trouble of insomnia across...

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Sleep Deprivation Linked to Widespread Pain and Fibromyalgia
Mar14

Sleep Deprivation Linked to Widespread Pain and Fibromyalgia

A new research done in UK states that those adults above 50 years of age who wake up feeling tired and worn out, are at high risk of widespread pain and fibromyalgia. It is also due to anxiety, poor physical health and memory impairment that adults suffer from these physical conditions. As age increases many people suffer from musculoskeletal pain that affects bone, muscle, and nerve. It is mostly at the age of 65 onwards 4 out of 5...

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Best Solutions to Stop Snoring and Let You Sleep
Jan07

Best Solutions to Stop Snoring and Let You Sleep

What is Snoring? Have you experienced some vibration sound from the respiratory structures of your friend, partner, or your child during sleep due to obstructed air movement while breathing? That is what snoring is all about. It may be soft at times but in some cases it may be loud and shuttering. In most cases, it is the first sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It’s a common problem that has been reported in over 455 of...

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Sleep – What’s The Connection?
Oct11

Alzheimer’s Disease and Sleep – What’s The Connection?

Alzheimer’s is a disease that slowly and progressively destroys cells in the brain that leads to the loss of intelligent reasoning and the ability to remember. Researchers have indicated that disrupted sleep patterns may be one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer ‘s disease (even before any memory loss is noticed). It seems to go in both directions; plaque buildup on the brain disrupts sleep, and long periods of sleep...

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Understanding Sleep and Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
Oct11

Understanding Sleep and Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

What is RLS? Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder that is characterized by unpleasant sensations in the leg (such as tingling, throbbing itching and some people have described it as the feeling of an electrical shock), that would cause them to move their legs to free themselves of these unpleasant sensations in the legs. It is possible that individuals are only affected on one side of their body, but in most cases,...

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