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Lack Of Sleep Affecting Academic Ability – Is Technology To Blame?

Have you ever found yourself awake in bed much later than you planned because you just can’t bring yourself to turn off your phone, tablet or TV? Even as an adult it can be difficult to resist the temptation of the latest game, TV episode or social media. So imagine how much harder it is for children to control themselves? Researchers...

12 Reasons Why You Might Be Tired All The Time

Do you find yourself constantly hitting your snooze button? Is every day a constant battle with feelings of chronic tiredness? If this sounds familiar, then something’s clearly not quite right. It’s not always a simple lack of sleep that leads to this level of exhaustion though; there are many possible reasons why you might feel so...

Catathrenia – Are You Making Strange Noises While Sleeping?

Just when you thought you were dropping off to sleep, your partner irritably shakes you awake. A conversation along these lines takes place: ‘You’re making those weird noises again!’ ‘What noises?’ ‘You know, with that horrible groaning sound that goes on for ages. I can’t sleep with you doing...

Hypnic Jerks – How To Avoid Waking With A Jolt

If you’re unsure if you’ve ever experienced a hypnic jerk, ask yourself this question: Have you ever woken up with a sudden jolt just as you’ve started falling asleep? Or maybe it felt like you were falling? It could be that it felt like you were having a huge muscle spasm. You may have even felt a small shock sensation or a...

Exploding Head Syndrome – Harmless But Disturbing

Are you sometimes woken by¬†an unusually loud or frightening noise, but when you check your house or ask someone else, there’s no evidence that the noise really happened? If so, it could be that you’ve experienced exploding head syndrome. This is a relatively uncommon sleep disorder which belongs in the parasomnia category. It was...

Sleep Paralysis Stories – The Scariest Sleep Disorder Of All

Sleep paralysis stories typically involve unusual and often extremely frightening or disturbing experiences. Perhaps you have one or two of these tales to tell of your own. If not, I’ll first share one of mine to give you an understanding of what it can be like. Then we’ll take a closer look at whether sleep paralysis demons really...

Insomnia During Chemotherapy – Is Dexamethasone To Blame?

In 2011 I underwent 2 months of intensive chemotherapy for cancer treatment. As is the way with chemotherapy I experienced a range of side effects, one of which was severe insomnia. There are many different side effects that can arise during and after chemotherapy, and due to cancer treatment generally of course.

How A Healthy Diet Can Help You Sleep

When you do your weekly food shop, do you think about how your choices might affect your sleep? Most people choose food based on likes, availability, health and cost. But if you have trouble sleeping, you might benefit from examining your eating habits a little closer. With a few tweaks here and there, you might find you can improve your sleep, as...