There may be a scientific reason why some people are night owls: delayed sleep phase syndrome. It’s a sleep disorder in which your body’s clock tells you to fall asleep a few hours later than most people hit the sack. The problem is that this delayed bedtime makes it difficult … Read More
It’s a tradition when it comes to any New Year’s Resolution: Ideas center on self-improvement—and often in the area of health. And why not? For some, buying a new car or traveling to an exotic locale might come first. But without our health, those fancy material possessions and adventurous trips … Read More
What does insomnia mean? You might picture someone tossing and turning in bed, trying to get comfortable and relaxed enough to fall asleep. Or maybe you see a vision of yourself just lying awake in bed, feeling tired, but not enough to drift off to sleep. But what is Read More
Are you among those who count sheep until the wee hours of the morning, trying unsuccessfully to drift off to sleep? You’re not alone. Insomnia affects about 30 percent of the general population and almost half of adults over age 60. Fortunately, there are a number … Read More
If you have periodic limb movement disorder, your legs and arms may move around from a few times to close to 1,000 times while you’re asleep. These movement episodes can be as brief as a fraction of a second or last as long as five seconds. And they frequently recur … Read More
Insomnia means you have a problem falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. Regardless of your sleeping issues, finding insomnia cures that work for you is vital.
Poor sleep not only can cause irritability and make it difficult to concentrate, but it can contribute to more serious problems, increasing your odds … Read More
The term "night terrors" just sounds frightening, especially because children are the ones who experience them. But exactly what are night terrors and how do they differ from nightmares?
All children have nightmares now and then, causing them to wake up crying or afraid. Usually, they can be soothed back to … Read More
As someone who has battled with a chronic pain condition for years, I have personally experienced the intimate relationship between sleep and pain. I know that when I sleep regularly and well, my pain seems to decrease. When I have to wake up early, go to bed late, or have … Read More