Archives for January 2012

What Happens When You Are Asleep?

Adrian Attard Trevisan is a doctoral researcher for the Institute for Health Research at University of Bedfordshire and Head of Research & Technology  at Sense of Nature Ltd. His background as a Medical Neurophysiologist has resulted in the creation of a system called “Brain Music System”, with over 22 peer reviewed published articles and an […]

Falling Asleep During the Day? You May Have a Problem with Excessive Sleepiness

The National Sleep Foundation says that millions of Americans struggle with the problem of excessive sleepiness. This condition causes sleepiness during the day and interferes with normal activities such as going to work and attending classes. In severe cases, it can even ruin relationships and put people at risk for losing their jobs. Understanding the […]

Under the Influence of Sleep Deprivation: How Early School Start Times Put Teen Drivers at Risk

Safe driving organizations target teens with advertising and special programs designed to spell out the dangers of drunk driving. What many people do not know is that there is another type of impairment that has nothing to do with alcohol. Driving while drowsy is the third leading cause of car crashes in the United States, […]

26 Home Remedies for Insomnia

If you’ve ever experienced insomnia, you know how stressful it can be. You desperately want to sleep, but your body or your brain will not shut off to allow you to do it. And the stress of knowing you’re missing out on sleep can make the insomnia even worse. There are several medications and prescriptions […]

Are Night Terrors in Adults Normal?

If you’ve ever had a night terror, whether as a child or an adult, you know that night terrors are quite different from your run-of-the-mill nightmare. In fact, people rarely remember any sort of “dream” accompanying a night terror. What is a Night Terror? A night terror can be defined as an intense episode of […]

Benefits and Side Effects of Using Melatonin for Sleep

The pineal gland plays a central role in regulating the sleep cycle by producing melatonin, a type of hormone. In people with normal sleep cycles, melatonin levels increase in the evening and stay high throughout the night. They decrease early in the morning, signaling the body that it is time to wake up. Melatonin production […]

What Causes Insomnia in Teenagers and Children and How to Help

Parents prepare themselves to deal with sleep issues with their new baby, but most of us don’t realize that there are all kinds of sleeping problems that older children and even teens can experience. Insomnia is one of those sleep issues that can cause significant behavior and mood problems for the child during the day. […]

5 Ways Students Can Improve Their Sleeping Habits

It’s no secret that success in school is directly tied to the amount of sleep a student is able to get on a given night. No matter whether you are receiving a traditional education or you attend an online high school, students that don’t get enough sleep have a harder time paying attention during class […]

Why You Should Start Keeping a Sleep Journal

If you’re not a regular journal keeper, the idea of recording your sleeping habits might seem a bit strange. But sleep journals can be quite beneficial in determining the cause of your sleep troubles, helping you fall asleep, and in keeping track of the changes that make a difference in your sleep quality. The type […]

Pros and Cons of Later School Start Times

Many teens dream of sleeping in each day, but it has nothing to do with laziness or lack of ambition. As children move into adolescence, their sleep cycles change. Adolescents naturally stay up later and get up later because of how their bodies release melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep. Several studies show that teens […]