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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...

Why You Can’t Sleep On The First Night In A New Place

Do you find it even more difficult than normal to sleep on the first night in a different bedroom? And even if you can sleep, do you feel groggy or tired the next day? I personally find this an issue every time I sleep somewhere different. It can be very frustrating, especially if I have something important to do the next day.

Possible Health Problems Due To Restless Legs Syndrome

Do your legs shake or twitch uncontrollably at night or even during the daytime? Perhaps you get a sensation of burning or a creepy feeling in your legs? And do these annoying movements or feelings keep you awake or wake you up at night? If this sounds familiar then you may be suffering from restless legs syndrome. In our main article on restless...