During the course of the year, most of us will come down with a head cold. Being ill with a head cold and the runny nose and nasal congestion makes it hard to get a good night’s sleep. A more severe illness such as flu amplifies the difficulties….
During the holiday season, many of us will give in to the temptation to overindulge. Food plays a large role in family gatherings, and we often lay out more food than normal. Therefore, it is no surprise if we find ourselves overeating during the holidays, with the discomfort this can sometimes bring….
Supply chain challenges have affected every industry — including CPAP/sleep apnea companies. This video describes the problems one major supplier, ResMed, is facing. The recall of Philips CPAP devices has further complicated the situation, as this has created huge demand for CPAP products….
Moving the clock back one hour in the fall — and forward one hour in the spring — affects your body’s internal clock. The disruption can leave you feeling irritable and groggy and can even be dangerous. More heart attacks and car accidents occur when there’s a time change, research shows.
Everyone has a different approach in making the adjustment. Some can adjust in a few days, but others take longer. These tips will help you deal with the time change:…
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…