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A Comprehensive Guide to Non-24-hour Sleep-Wake Disorder
What happens when you don't get enough sleep? Are you tired all day long? Or does it only affect certain times of the day? If you answered yes to either question, you might suffer from non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder (N24HSD). Sleep...
Irregular Sleep-Wake Rhythm Disorder (ISWRD)
Sleep disorders affect millions of Americans every year. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 25% of adults experience some form of insomnia at least once per week.  Insomnia is defined as difficulty falling or staying asleep or waking...
What Is Advanced Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder?
The advanced sleep-wake-phase disorder is a disorder of the circadian rhythm that causes a person to fall asleep early in the evening, and awake later in the morning as opposed to most people.  The typical advance is at least two...
A Comprehensive Guide to Bed Wetting
Bedwetting has always been a problem for children. They wake up at night because they cannot control their bladder. This condition is called nocturnal enuresis.  There are several ways to treat bedwetting. Some parents try to ignore the situation. Others...
A Comprehensive Guide to REM sleep behaviour disorder
REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) is a parasomnia in which an individual dreams that they are acting out their dreams.  It is normal not to move in REM sleep. It is a normal phase of sleep that can often occur...
A Guide to Teeth Grinding/ Bruxism
Teeth grinding, gnashing, or clenching is known as bruxism (BRUK-siz-um). If you suffer from bruxism, you may clench your teeth either while awake (awake bruxism) or during sleep (sleep bruxism) . According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, sleep...
Sleep-related Eating Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, Risks & Treatment
Are you experiencing abnormal eating patterns at night? Has your partner ever warned about your nocturnal sleep-related behaviour that you don't remember the following day? While Sleep-Related Eating Disorder is not so common, it is again a parasomnia that makes...
Uncommon Parasomnias
Parasomnias are sleep-related disorders that disrupt your sleep. Unusual movements, speech, and emotions can occur when you're asleep, even though your bed partner might think you're awake.  Examples include nightmare disorders. Sleep terrors sleepwalking, sleep paralysis, and a sleep-related eating...
A Complete Guide to Parasomnia: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Diagnosis
Parasomnias are sleep disorders characterized by abnormal behaviours during sleep.  They include night terrors, nightmares, sleepwalking, sleep talking, REM behaviour disorder (RBD), confusional arousals, parasomnia due to epilepsy or other medical conditions, and parasomnia due to substance abuse. Parasomnia is...
A Guide to Sleepwalking: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and More
What is sleepwalking? Is it dangerous? How does it happen? What should I do if I experience it? More than 3 million cases of Sleepwalking are reported alone in the US.  Sleepwalking is a common problem that affects millions of...
Quick Nighttime Stretches to Put You to Sleep Immediately
A few people struggle to fall asleep late at night, which can cause a lot of stress on their health and overall well-being.  Finding out how to get to sleep fast will help. It's common for people to need approximately...
Why you Should Stop watching TV Before Sleep
Do you know that an average American watches 4 hours of TV every day?  Watching TV has been used for a long time as a sleep-aiding activity. Most of us have a habit of watching TV an hour before sleep...
7 Essential oils for better sleep
Sleep problems have been aroused in greater numbers as modernization increased. A changed lifestyle and more and more use of technology hampered the traditional ways of people's living.  However the body doesn't need modernization, the requirements of the body are...
10 Sleep Habits from Around the World
Sleep is one of the favourite things to do for most people. Good quality of sleep helps in many ways.  Have you ever wondered how sleeping habits vary from country to country?  Well, you might have always thought sleep is...
A Complete Guide to Sleep Apnea
You may have snored through nights, felt exhausted even after a healthy eight hours of sleep on a good mattress (Also read: How mattress impacts your allergies), or even wake up sluggish. If that's you, it's time to see a...
How Sleep Changes from with Aging
To understand the correlation between sleep and ageing, we need to understand what sleep is? A human body is a machine that produces, stimulates and regulates all the organ systems, along with the neurological functions to run the body smoothly....
Adjusting School Schedules for better Sleep
Sleep is considered the most essential factor to maintain overall health in humans. Sound sleep is a vital function to regulate all bodily processes thoroughly without disturbing any of the other bodily functions.  We know how incomplete sleep affects our...