Improving Sleep When You’ve Got Chronic Pain

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….

Do You Have Sleep Anxiety?

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…

The Effects of Music on Sleep

Sleep difficulties can affect our overall physical and mental health. Disorders such as insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea are common, while stress is also a big factor why people may struggle to get a good night’s sleep. …

How Mouth Exercises Can Help Reduce Snoring

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….

Top 5 Things to Know About Your Child’s Sleep

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….

Nightmares and Sleep Apnea

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….

Could You Have Sleep Apnea?

Feel tired or headachy when you wake up in the morning? You may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a medical condition that needs attention. The FDA has published an article about OSA, to help educate people about this disorder — which can threaten your overall health. …

How Often Should I Get a Sleep Test?

CPAP is the leading treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. For many years, once diagnosed with this sleep disorder, a titration was performed to determine the optimal pressure setting for your CPAP device. This titration was based on your sleep test results. …

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