Sleeping Disorders

Ever Wonder What Your Dreams Mean? [Infographic]

Do you have recurring dreams that seem to make no sense at all? Well, you’re not alone. Research shows that 65 percent of men and 70 percent of women have recurring dreams at one time or another. It’s tough decipher the meaning of dreams, but a new infographic created by Marcus K. Vamer can help to paint a clearer picture for you… Read More…

Need Help Falling Asleep? – 16 Foods to Help You Sleep Better

Having trouble sleeping is a common problem in the U.S., and it’s getting worse as we speak. In fact, insomnia – a sleep disorder that is characterized by a difficulty falling asleep – affects approximately 1 in 8 people (WrongDiagnosis.com) in the United States. While there are many different reasons why you’re having trouble falling asleep – such as stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, untreated sleep apnea, etc. – there are various foods that you can try as sort of a natural sleep aid. There are also foods you should avoid before bed, because they will help you stay awake. Many of these foods are obvious, such as coffee, soda, or other caffeine-packed drinks, but some aren’t so obvious. Warm milk, for example, actually makes it more difficult to fall asleep due to it’s protein/fat content – so what you learned growing up was all wrong!
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Sleep Apnea Affects More Than Just Sleep if Left Untreated

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(Reuters) A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine of Australia suggests that people with untreated sleep apnea may be at a much higher risk for being involved in a traffic accident due to the effects of being drowsy behind the wheel. The research consisted of 38 sleep apnea sufferers and 20 healthy individuals who took part in several driving tests under various conditions. It’s estimated that 1 out of every 15 Americans suffers from sleep apnea, which is a disorder that causes you to have trouble sleeping, and so these new findings are rather alarming and should be taken seriously. Read More…

The Food You Eat and How it Affects Your Sleep

The most common sleep disorders that people experience range from occasional sleepless nights to situations of ongoing insomnia. Changing your diet is one method that healthcare professionals recommend as a way of dealing with sleeping disorders, because the foods that people eat directly reflects on how well they sleep. The idea of indulging in a late night meal or snack may sound normal and harmless, but it can unfortunately result in an adverse effect on the normal sleeping habit. It is hence imperative that some foods should be eliminated from the regular diet while adding certain diets that aid in peaceful sleep.
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Effective New Treatment for Insomnia

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A recent study by researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada has shown a promising new treatment for people suffering from insomnia (aka insomniacs). Insomnia is a very common sleeping disorder that effects about 1 out of 3 people in the United States. This new treatment could provide much needed relief to those who suffer from insomnia, which could finally mean a good nights sleep for insomniacs (Finally!!!). Read More…

15 Ways to get a Good Nights Sleep

Flickr: Malias

Flickr: Malias

There’s nothing better than getting a good nights sleep, but for many Americans, that’s easier said than done. According to the National Sleep Foundation, over 40 million Americans suffer from a sleeping disorder, and 40% of Americans report feeling tired and fatigued throughout their day due to lack of sleep. Fatigue contributes to over 100,000 police-reported highway crashed each year in the U.S., which includes 1,500 deaths. So needless to say, getting a good nights sleep is vitally important to our health, and it’s often overlooked as more and more people get less sleep each night due to their busy lives. Here are some simple tips that will help reverse this trend and allow you to sleep better through the night. Read More…

Sleep Apnea: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments

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Sleep apnea is a mild to serious sleeping condition that affects the total amount of time, and quality, of your sleep. This disorder causes you to stop breathing for 10 seconds or longer throughout the night, which often will wake you up or at least disrupt the quality of your sleep. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S. alone, mostly adults, and people who are overweight or obese are at a much greater risk of contracting the disorder. There are various treatment options available to people effected by sleep apnea, as well as many preventative measures that can help you avoid the disorder altogether. Read More…

What Causes Snoring?

Snoring occurs when there is any kind of blockage or narrowing in the mouth, throat, or airway that causes tissues to vibrate at the back of the throat. Snoring can be a big problem for you and your partner. Snoring can disrupt you and your partner’s sleep which has many health effects in itself, such as drowsiness, bad judgment, and other sleep problems. Snoring can also lead to sleep apnea, which is a serious health issue that can in some rare cased be deadly if untreated. Read More…

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