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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...

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...