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10 Gift Ideas For Better Sleep

If you know someone who has trouble sleeping, how great would it be to give them something that might help them sleep better? As someone who’s suffered from insomnia for many years, I know how nice it is when something comes along that makes a difference, however small. So I’ve compiled this list of gifts which I think most...

The Best Wake-Up Lights For Gentle Mornings

Do you find every morning is a standoff with your snooze button, and that a loud alarm doesn’t exactly wake you feeling good about the dawning of a new day? Do you have to muster all your willpower to leave the cozy confines of your comfortable bed and face the outside world? If this sounds familiar, a wake-up light could literally...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Insomnia & Your Online Options

The promise of falling asleep faster, reducing the time you’re awake during the night, and getting more sleep overall would appeal to anyone who suffers from insomnia. And if you can achieve this without taking sleeping pills, it’s an even more tantalizing idea. Numerous research studies have shown that a non-drug treatment, called...

How Short Sleepers Survive On Less Sleep

In our increasingly hectic and digitally connected world, many people regularly sleep for less than 6 hours per night. Personally, I prefer to sleep for at least 7 hours, but for various reasons sometimes have to make do with a measly 5 or 6. Despite it being increasingly common to skip sleep though, only a relatively small number of people...

10 Amazing Sleep Deprivation Experiments

Sleep deprivation is a fascinating topic, spawning a wide range of research and experimentation over the years. Many of the experiments were rigorously scientific; there have also been some notably controversial and cruel tests done though, both by scientists and the military. Then there are the handful of brave individuals who willingly...

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation – What Happens If You Don’t Sleep?

Not getting enough sleep is a common problem for many people in today’s busy world, but few are aware of the associated risks, some of which are potentially very serious. With enough lost sleep, you’re likely to start exhibiting signs of sleep deprivation. Individual experiences will depend on many factors, like the severity of...

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...