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Sleep Deprivation Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

What’s the longest time you’ve ever gone without sleep? 24 hours? Several days? Do you remember how it affected your mood, appetite or mental ability? As a lifelong insomniac, on more than one occasion I’ve found myself feeling the unpleasant effects of sleep deprivation. The worst being at the age of 22, when for no real reason...

Sleep Apnea – Do You Stop Breathing While Sleeping?

Before looking more closely at what sleep apnea is, here are a few key questions to ask yourself: Have you or your partner noticed that you sometimes stop breathing while sleeping? Do you sometimes wake up in the night feeling breathless, perhaps choking or gasping for air? Are you a loud snorer, sometimes with long pauses between snores? Do you...

7 Tips For A Successful Sleep Study

This guest post was written by Nick, a reader who has had 2 sleep studies done to assess his sleep. I’d like to thank him for sharing his experiences here. If you have trouble with snoring, sleep apnea, or some other malady that keeps you from enjoying a restful night, your doctor might recommend a sleep study, which means having technicians...

What Happens During A Sleep Study?

Have you been having difficulty sleeping for more than just a few nights? Do you feel your poor sleep is affecting your health, leaving you tired during the day and less alert when doing important tasks? Perhaps you’re doing unusual things in your sleep, such as stopping breathing or gasping for breath, acting out your dreams in a dangerous...

How To Stop Insomnia During Menopause

(This article was contributed by a reader. I’d like to say thank her for the thorough research and helpful article) Let’s talk about something half the population are going to suffer through and how it affects sleep – The (peri)menopause. The brackets are important because the perimenopause is when sleep disturbances first start for...

Are Periodic Sleep Patterns Better Than One Solid Sleep?

Do you feel like the usual “8 solid hours” approach to sleeping just isn’t working for you? Are you waking up frequently in the night? Feeling tired earlier in the day than most people? If so, perhaps you’ve considered alternative methods, like trying to get the same amount of daily sleep time though multiple periods of napping? This...

The World’s Sleep Patterns Revealed By Smartphones

Would you be surprised if I told you that both your nationality and where you currently live could be having an effect on how much sleep you’re getting? In 2016, a pioneering study by researchers at the University of Michigan found that location, age, culture and customs could be having a big impact on your sleep. The fascinating research...

How A Sleep Blogger Stopped Insomnia

When I tell people I run a website that helps people with sleep problems, the same three questions often come up in conversation: What can I do about X sleep problem I have? How do you make money? Do you suffer from insomnia yourself? Over the years I’ve thought a lot about the third question, and my answer has changed as time goes by. 4...