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Does Exercise Before Bed Create Or Cure Insomnia?

There are lots of myths surrounding what’s good or bad for you in relation to getting a better night’s sleep. One long-held view is that strenuous exercising before bed will keep you awake. Recent research, however, has cast doubt on this view – at least for the vast majority of people. Researchers have in fact shown that any...

Hypnagogic Hallucinations: Things That Go Bump In The Night

Have you ever switched off the bedside light, only to suddenly see strange shapes, animals or figures in the darkness? Perhaps you’ve heard voices or sounds which can’t possibly be real? If so, it could be that you’ve experienced what’s known as a sleep hallucination, also sometimes referred to as hypnagogic...

Definition, Symptoms And Causes Of Insomnia

Insomnia is by far the most common sleep problem. In any annual survey over 35% of Americans will report they had it in the last 12 months. People regularly declare themselves as ‘insomniacs’ without ever asking for a doctor’s opinion. The reality is though that many people will experience insomnia in one form or another at some...

What Is White Noise & What’s All The Fuss About?

What is white noise? How is it created? Can it really help you sleep, and why do babies find it relaxing? This article will look into all of these questions and more to help you understand the origins and uses for this seemingly annoying sound.

The Best Sources Of White Noise

If you’re kept awake at night by noise you can’t prevent, choosing to listen to white noise can be an effective way to mask external sources and help you relax. It’s also great if you have trouble concentrating while working or studying. So where is the best source of white noise online? You have several options when it comes to...

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...