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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...

The Genetics Of Sleep Disorders

Have you noticed how often an exciting new discovery about your genetic makeup seems to hit the news headlines? And even more exciting is the fact that researchers are constantly using their findings to make impressive medical advances. We have thousands of genes making up our DNA, some of which simply determine the color of your hair or eyes...

Sleeping Pills – Do the Benefits Outweigh The Risks?

How often have you stared into the darkness between you and the bedroom ceiling, frustrated that once again you can’t fall sleep? Do you find yourself reaching for another sleeping pill or promising yourself that you’ll get some the next day? I know from experience that this is a natural reaction to the stress of not sleeping. When...

Can Social Media Ruin Your Sleep?

Last night I thought I’d quickly check my Facebook in bed before going to sleep. Before I knew it, I’d spent half an hour seeing what my family and friends had been up to that day, signed a petition and watched a couple of very funny videos. I know I shouldn’t use my phone in bed before going to sleep, but it’s just too...

New Restless Legs Syndrome Treatment Options

Do you suffer from restless legs syndrome, and find that medication or home remedies don’t help reduce the irritating symptoms? If this is the case, there are some other interesting treatment options you might like to try. If you’d like to know more about the main treatment options and home remedies, you can read the main article...

How Much Sleep Do You Need? How To Calculate The Ideal Amount

With just 24 hours in the day, how many of them do you usually spend asleep? Do you feel that you sometimes just don’t quite get enough sleep? The reality is that the amount of sleep you need depends on several different personal factors. That said, there’s plenty of medical guidance available about the optimal amount of sleep you...

Why We Sleep And The Benefits Sleep Brings

Every night billions of people lie down, turn off the light, close their eyes and leave the day behind them. But why exactly do we do spend around a third of our lives asleep? You might be surprised to hear that the medical profession still isn’t exactly sure why we need to sleep, though there are of course many theories. From an evolution...