Are You Suffering from Chronic Insomnia? When you having trouble falling asleep or maintaining sleep which lasts more than a month then you are having Chronic insomnia. Apart from excessive daytime sleepiness the other symptoms of chronic insomnia include fatigue, irritable mood, difficulties at work and relationship problems. All this can make your life miserable. Who are at risk of chronic insomnia? As much as ...

The Ultimate Guide to Remembering Your Dreams So you want to better recall your dreams? Dreams are usually difficult to remember. You can try to recall what you dreamed last but often have a vague recollection. There are several theories about dreaming and most of them suggest that dreaming is a by-product of our brain's activity during REM sleep. This means we aren't naturally programmed to ...

Snorer.com's Guide on How to Choose PAP Therapy If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, one of the treatment options is Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) therapy. It is reserved for people with moderate to severe sleep apnea that responds poorly to lifestyle changes and weight reduction. Finding the right PAP machine can be a daunting task. Unlike any other piece of equipment we use, PAP machines are ...

Top 10 Factors That Worsen Your Sleepiness Listening to a boring lecture can make you doze off in broad daylight, but you have no trouble staying up late watching a thriller movie. Many things can alter your sense of 'sleepiness'. Studies have shown that some people are naturally more sleepy compared to others. They fall asleep easily at night. This is the opposite of people who ...

What is Your Sleep Personality? Everyone has their own unique style when it comes to sleeping. Studies has shown that our sleep postures are linked to our personalities. The following are six common sleep traits. See which one you belong to. It is possible to change traits with time or to share more than one trait at a given time. Night owl Some people ...

How to Make the Most Out of Your Daytime Nap In the right setting, daytime naps be bring many benefits. But done incorrectly, daytime napping can backfire and ruin your night-time sleep. A short daytime sleep can help you relax, reduce fatigue, improve your mood and performance, improve creativity and help you get rid of daytime sleepiness. Who benefits more from daytime napping? Shift workers: Night and evening shift ...

How to Deal with Your Partner's Snoring This is a guest contribution by Adrian Zacher of snorer.com Whether you or your partner is snoring – don’t fight about it. It’s all too easy to argue and never really get to a solution... instead try these constructive ideas below to stop that snoring noise! But before we dive into that; an important question: is the snorer excessively sleepy ...

How Do You Determine the Severity of Sleep Apnea This is Part 4 in series of blog posts on Sleep Apnea. Read Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3 Knowing the severity of sleep apnea is important when it comes to treating sleep apnea. There are three grades of sleep apnea: mild, moderate and severe. The degree of severity is judged not only by symptoms, but also considering ...

Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea This is Part 3 in a blog post series on sleep apnea. Read Part 1 and Part 2. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, then it helps to know what treatments are available. There is a range of treatment options starting from behaviour modifications to surgery. Lifestyle changes Some risk factors can be changed so you no longer ...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea | A Lot More Than Snoring! Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common form of sleep apnea. The other two forms are central sleep apnea and complex sleep apnea. Awareness on sleep apnea is growing. But still three out of four individuals with sleep apnea remain undiagnosed. Lack of awareness among patients delays seeking treatment. Doctors often look for alternate causes than sleep apnea, ...

What is Sleep Apnea? We hardly think about breathing even when we are awake. The respiratory centre in the brain and respiratory muscles handle our breathing so we can get on with our lives. The same processes continue even after we fall asleep. Most people get through the night without ever worrying about their respiration. But for those who have sleep apnea, breathing ...

Caffeine and Sleep [Infographic] Caffeine keep us awake and helps us mask the symptoms of insomnia. Here's an infographic that briefly explains the effects of caffeine on sleep. If you want to read the 'good side' of caffeine, read our post on caffeine nap (how you can use caffeine to boost your daytime nap).

What is Narcolepsy? [Infographic] Narcolepsy is a rare sleep disorder. But probably due it's peculiar symptoms, narcolepsy has become one of the most 'famous' sleep disorders that people have heard of. One of my professors back in med school described narcolepsy in just two sentences. "If you (the students) fall asleep during this lecture, then that is normal. But if I fall asleep ...

Why You Need to Sleep With a Teddy Bear Forget about children! Many adults still continue to sleep with their Teddy bears. A survey done on British travellers has revealed that one third of adults go to bed with their cuddly Teddy bears. The idea for the survey was inspired when hotel staff tried to return leftover Teddies and found out that many belonged to grown ups! Here ...

Too Much Sleep is Bad for Your Health When it comes to your health, too much sleep can be as bad as sleep deprivation. Oversleeping can increase the risk of many chronic diseases and eventually shorten your lifespan! It is difficult to prescribe a number of hours of sleep that suits everyone. Sleep requirements change with age, gender and the degree of sleep debt. But sleeping more ...

Why Sleep Habits Should be Questioned in a Job Interview Most job interviews scrutinize academic records or other achievements. And good sleep habits are not something you highlight in your CV. Can job interviews select better employees by inquiring into their sleep habits? Here are seven good reasons why sleep habits should be discussed during a job interview. 1. Good sleep habits improve health Like eating a balanced diet, ...

Do Men and Women Sleep Differently? Women often complain that their male bed partner sleeps better than them. Is there really a difference between the genders when it comes to sleeping? Whether men and women sleep differently is a matter currently debated by sleep researches. But we already know few facts that separate the sleep habits of men and women. Women need more sleep than ...

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