Archives for November 2011

What You’re Risking When You Pull All-Nighters Before Exams

“Pulling an all-nighter” is a common occurrence for college students, especially those who struggle to balance study time with class time, socializing and extracurricular activities. Many students believe that staying up all night to study for a test or work on a paper will have good results. Unfortunately, scientific research shows that all-nighters do not […]

What You Should Know About the CPAP Sleep Apnea Machine

Sleep apnea doesn’t just effect your quality of sleep and cause you to snore a bit more than usual; it can also be quite dangerous to your health if left untreated. For moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea—the most common type—CPAP machines (or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure devices) are usually considered the most effective treatment. […]

How to Diagnose Sleep Apnea in Children

Just about any parent will affirm that almost every child has sleeping issues at one time or another. Whether it’s waking multiple times in the night, sleeping with parents, or wetting the bed, most of us parents have to deal with a lack of sleep because of our children at least some of the time. […]

What Causes Sleep Walking?

Chances are you know the symptoms of sleep walking. Even those of us who’ve never experienced this unique sleep disorder have heard stories about friends or family members getting up in the middle of the night and opening their refrigerators or walking out their front door—without ever waking up! However, those dealing with sleep walking […]

Sleep Apnea in Children: What You Need to Know

Many people have heard of the sleep disordered breathing condition called sleep apnea. We know to be aware that heavy snoring or fatigue after a full night’s sleep could be sleep apnea in an adult. But were you aware that children can also have a similar condition? Sleep apnea in children is very similar to […]

What is Hypersomnia? Types, Causes, and Symptoms

If you’re constantly yawning and even falling asleep during work or school, it may be more than a little fatigue. Hypersomnia, the medical term for excessive sleepiness, makes it difficult to stay awake during the day. People with this condition may also have low energy or difficulty thinking and making decisions. Learn the definition of […]

What Causes Insomnia and What are the Symptoms?

Have you ever wondered what causes sleep insomnia? Before you can find out the causes, it’s important to understand what insomnia is and how it affects the body. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that causes someone to have trouble falling asleep or difficulty staying asleep through the night. Short-term insomnia only lasts a few weeks, […]

What is Sleep Walking: Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment

Have you heard about somnambulism? This is the medical term for walking during sleep, which is most commonly called sleep walking. Despite how sleep walking and talking are portrayed in the movies, this condition is only rarely caused by emotional or psychological problems. It is also not as rare as you might think. Antonio Zadra, […]

Learn How to Stop Snoring at Night

Snoring that leads to poor sleep quality effects 45% of adults, at least occasionally. If you’re one of the 45% who is constantly waking up (or waking your spouse up!) with loud snores, you’re probably wondering how to stop snoring at night. Because there are many causes of snoring, there is no one method for […]

Sleep Deprivation Can Turn You Into a Zombie

Sleep deprivation can effect more than just your own life, it can effect the lives of everyone around you too! The good folks at Online Schools put together a beautiful infographic that illustrates the symptoms of sleep deprivation and discusses some of the things you can do to cure it. After you read this cool […]