Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder which affects the quality of your sleep. It is characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs and strong urges to move the legs. While this can occur during the day, the symptoms tend to be worse later in the evening and overnight….
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder where sudden bursts of electrical activity in the brain will cause seizures. It has long been appreciated that the quality of sleep can impact seizures, with sleep disorders such as insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea common among people diagnosed with epilepsy….
Chronic pain can prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep, but pain can also make getting to sleep more difficult.
However, there are ways to get both pain relief and good sleep. There seems to be a link between pain and sleep which travels both ways, where those who are better able to sleep can experience lower levels of discomfort….
Many people have sleep anxiety — apprehension about not falling asleep or not being able to stay asleep.
Anxiety can result in a lack of sleep, and lack of sleep leads to sleep anxiety. Those with a sleep disorder such as insomnia or sleep apnea can be at increased risk of anxiety at night — as they will tend to worry about their condition and whether they will be able to get a good night’s sleep…
Poor sleep and excessive daytime fatigue are the main consequences of sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea. The resulting sleep deprivation can increase your risk for serious health issues — including heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, stroke and type 2 diabetes. …
Snoring can place a strain on even the best of relationships. When a partner snores, it can make it difficult to sleep, with increasingly disrupted sleep resulting in daytime fatigue. People can become desperate for a good night’s sleep, to the extent they end up sleeping in separate rooms….
The summer holidays are always a time when you can be a little more forgiving in enforcing your children’s bedtime routines. It is a time for the family to spend time together and have some fun. During the holidays, children will often get up later and go to bed later, without any set routine….
Having the occasional nightmare is quite common, particularly for children under the age of 10 years. While the reason we dream is still subject to research, there is no hiding from the fact that nightmares can be very unsettling. A nightmare can follow an unpleasant theme such as being chased, falling or a sense of being trapped….