SLEEP DISORDERS

What you should do if you have been waking up with a headache

Morning Headache: Why You’re Waking up with Headaches We all go to bed at night with intentions of waking up feeling rested, refreshed, and ready for the day. But for many people, waking up with a headache interferes with that. Headaches are not uncommon and neither is waking up with them. [...]

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What risk factors increase snoring?

What risk factors increase snoring?   What is snoring? Snoring is the sound of turbulence and soft tissue vibration in the back of the throat. The sound of snoring generally does not come from the nose. Rather, snoring sound occurs in the back of the airway. The parts involved include the [...]

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Types Of Sleep Apnea

Types Of Sleep Apnea There are two primary types of Sleep Apnea. Each mostly occur in isolation but in approximately one in six cases, patients can have a combination of both forms in a wide variety of proportions.   Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Obstructive sleep apnea is the most commonplace diagnosis [...]

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Types Of Narcolepsy

Definition: What Is Narcolepsy Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder associated with profound excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep paralysis, cataplexy and sleep hallucinations.  This uncontrollable sleepiness is more than just being a little tired, it feels as though you are tired ALL the time and not only is it difficult to stay awake, [...]

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Treatments for Insomnia

Treatments for Insomnia The treatment may depend on the cause. For example, treating an underlying medical condition may also cure it. Also, if a certain medication is to blame, switching to a different drug may help. In other cases, over the counter or prescription medication may help treat it, especially in [...]

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Symptoms of Circadian Rhythm Disorders

Symptoms of Circadian Rhythm Disorders Symptoms of circadian rhythm disorders may vary in severity. Some people only experience problems, such as jet lag when traveling. In other cases, the disorder may be chronic and affect daily living. Circadian rhythm disorders often cause decreased quality of sleep, which can lead to sleep [...]

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Sleep and Sleep Disorder Statistics

Sleep and Sleep Disorder Statistics Below is a compilation of interesting statistics that relate to sleep and sleep disorders. Sleep Disorder Statistics: 50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder. 0% report snoring. 9% reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month. 7% reported nodding [...]

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Sleep Deprivation: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

Sleep Deprivation: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments Sleep Deprivation describes the cumulative effect of a person not having sufficient sleep. Insufficient sleep adversely effects the body, brain, mood and cognitive function. All aspects of health can be impacted by sleep deprivation. Definition: What Is Sleep Deprivation Sleep deprivation is defined as not obtaining [...]

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is a disorder of interrupted breathing during sleep. It usually occurs in association with fat buildup or loss of muscle tone with aging. These changes allow the windpipe to collapse during breathing when muscles relax during sleep. This problem, called obstructive sleep apnea, is usually associated with [...]

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Sleep Apnea Treatment Options & Cures

Sleep Apnea Treatment Options & Cures Because of the two prevalent types of Sleep Apnea, treating Sleep Apnea is not as straightforward as you would wish. In essence everyone wants a Sleep Apnea cure, but in reality the prospect of a cure is minor and related to very specific instances. For [...]

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