Sleep Disorder: Sleep Problems, News, Tips, Expert Advice

Understand the Mechanism Behind Sleep Inertia
Apr22

Understand the Mechanism Behind Sleep Inertia

Sleep inertia was first recognized during the 1950s when American fighter pilots were allowed to sleep in their cockpits just before taking off. When the commanding officers realized that their performance was impaired, this practice was quickly terminated. Since then we have come a long way in understanding sleep inertia, the length of time from conscious awareness (awakening), to full cognitive functioning. It is particularly severe...

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Texting at Night and Sleep Deprivation: Is There Any Connection?
Apr18

Texting at Night and Sleep Deprivation: Is There Any Connection?

Experts are warning that taking your phone to bed with you could be taking toll on your sleep. Whereas there are many causes of sleep deprivation, it is emerging that texting at night is one of the major causes of sleepless nights especially among the kids and youths. According to a report published by Dr. Kate Murdoch, from Washington and Lee University, a high number of daily texts is directly associated with more sleep problem...

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Napping Tips – Top 5 Benefits of Napping at Work
Apr17

Napping Tips – Top 5 Benefits of Napping at Work

Many people like taking a nap in the afternoon especially after lunch. According to Sara C. Mednick, PhD, a sleep expert, one of the best ways to treat sleep deprivation is by taking daytime naps. She says that they offer incredible benefits if you can limit to between 15 and 20 minutes. It is a great way to reset your body and mind necessary in boosting your alertness as well as your performance. The main reason why people take naps...

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Study Finds Sleep Deprivation Tolerance Linked to Genes
Apr16

Study Finds Sleep Deprivation Tolerance Linked to Genes

Health experts are aware that if you are a chronically sleep-deprived person, your health is in danger. If you don’t get adequate sleep every night, you are more prone to conditions like obesity and cardiovascular disease than people who get their fair share on a daily basis. And now it is clear that sleep deprivation interferes with the normal activity in hundreds of our genes. Those genes that are affected play major role in...

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How Much Sleep Should You Be Getting Each Night?
Apr10

How Much Sleep Should You Be Getting Each Night?

Sleep is one of the most mysterious human activities, with scientists still looking into why we sleep and how it affects our health. Research into sleep has been going on for centuries, and the data suggests that both too little sleep and too much sleep can have a detrimental effect on human health. The Evolution of Human Sleep Patterns Although people are accustomed to having a long period of sleep during the night hours, historians...

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Sleep and Your Television: What’s Going Wrong?
Apr02

Sleep and Your Television: What’s Going Wrong?

We have known for some time that television watching can disturb sleep. In fact, several studies have demonstrated that in children, adolescents, and adults, television watching not only inhibits falling asleep, but also staying asleep, even after it is turned off. We now have a study published in the March issue of the journal Chest titled Sitting and Television Viewing: Novel Risk Factors for Sleep Disturbance and Apnea Risk?...

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Sleep Apnea and Ageing – Let the Research Speak!
Mar12

Sleep Apnea and Ageing – Let the Research Speak!

Over the years, I have written and spoken about the dangers of untreated sleep apnea. We know that it is associated with an increased incidence of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Additionally, numerous studies show that those with untreated sleep apnea tend to die at a younger age. In fact, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2005 titled Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a Risk Factor for Stroke and...

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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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