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3 Lesser-Known Sleep Disorders You May Not Know About

If you toss and turn for most of the night due to trouble falling or staying asleep, then it's possible you may have a sleep disorder. It’s an umbrella term that refers to different forms of sleep disruption—including ubiquitous conditions such as sleep apnea, and other lesser-known conditions such as sleep terrors. Understanding the type [...]

By |October 21st, 2020|Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on 3 Lesser-Known Sleep Disorders You May Not Know About

Rem vs. Non-Rem Sleep: What Is the Difference?

Many people strive to have quality sleep—sleep that allows you to doze off as soon as you plop down on the bed, enjoy sweet dreams, and wake up feeling more refreshed than ever. Most people are aware of the term rapid eye movement (REM) and acknowledge it as the most important stage in your sleep [...]

By |October 14th, 2020|Sleep Facts|Comments Off on Rem vs. Non-Rem Sleep: What Is the Difference?

A Guide to Setting Up the Ideal Sleep Environment

The quality of your sleep is an important aspect of your health because you need it to recharge effectively at the end of each day. This is why you need to build an ideal sleep environment to ensure uninterrupted and truly restful sleep. And fortunately for you, we have all the essential information you need! [...]

By |October 6th, 2020|Sleep Facts|Comments Off on A Guide to Setting Up the Ideal Sleep Environment

Do Patients with Sleep Apnea Have Vivid Dreams?

Dreaming is usually a fun experience—you may remember getting amazingly vivid dreams as a child, wherein you were with your favorite superhero or received an amazing toy. If you no longer receive those amazingly vivid dreams, it may not be because you have grown up, but because you have sleep apnea! In a study from [...]

By |September 19th, 2020|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Do Patients with Sleep Apnea Have Vivid Dreams?

4 Tried-and-Tested Tips for Resetting Your Sleep Schedule

Whether experiencing jet lag or adjusting to a new shift at work, there are situations that require you to reset your sleep schedule. It’s almost never easy, but successfully doing so can help you stay productive and keep up with the stressful demands of daily life. Whatever your motivation may be behind resetting your sleep [...]

By |September 17th, 2020|Sleep Schedule|Comments Off on 4 Tried-and-Tested Tips for Resetting Your Sleep Schedule

How Your Behavior Is Linked to Your Sleep Quality

Spend a night tossing and turning and it will be no surprise when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Lack of sleep often makes us feel we’re on a short fuse—prone to outbursts when we run into even a mildly stressful situation. Meanwhile, sleeping soundly often acts as a cure, bringing [...]

By |September 10th, 2020|About Sleep|Comments Off on How Your Behavior Is Linked to Your Sleep Quality

Common Issues with CPAP Machines and How to Avoid Them

A CPAP machine is an excellent treatment for people with sleep apnea problems. For the uninitiated, it stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, which helps people breathe easily and regularly while sleeping. It works by increasing the air pressure in the throat, preventing your airway from collapsing so you can inhale without constriction. The machine [...]

By |September 3rd, 2020|CPAP|Comments Off on Common Issues with CPAP Machines and How to Avoid Them

3 Things You Need to Know About Hypersomnia

Hypersomnia, which is commonly characterized by extreme daytime sleepiness, is a serious medical condition that can lead to impaired physical and mental health. Patients complain about extreme lethargy and not feeling rested regardless of how many hours of sleep they get. While relatively uncommon—it only affects 4 to 6% of the population—extreme sleepiness can lead [...]

By |August 26th, 2020|Daytime Sleepiness|Comments Off on 3 Things You Need to Know About Hypersomnia

Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation: How Are They Related?

Sleep apnea is a condition many people are familiar with—but it's more than just snoring. In reality, sleep apnea can lead to a number of debilitating conditions and has been known to increase the risks of heart disease if left untreated. Sleep apnea is fairly common in patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation—around 50–80%. The [...]

By |August 19th, 2020|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation: How Are They Related?

Restless Legs Syndrome: What Are the Best Treatments?

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a medical condition that involves the involuntary movement of your legs, often leading to discomfort. It can be exceptionally bothersome when dealing with it at night, as you sit down or lie down, preparing to get some sleep. Also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, this condition can be quite bothersome, disrupting [...]

By |August 12th, 2020|Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on Restless Legs Syndrome: What Are the Best Treatments?