Archives for February 2012

5 Quick Tips on How to Improve Sleep Quality

Ever wonder why some people wake up feeling like a million dollars and some people wake up feeling like they never slept at all? It’s all about sleep quality. When we refer to sleep quality, we refer to how much our body and brain has benefited from our night’s sleep. Before the last half century, […]

What Contributes to Chronic Sleep Paralysis and What You Can Do

Muscle paralysis is a normal part of sleep, but we are usually unconscious when it occurs. When someone wakes up during this part of the sleep cycle, it is impossible to move. It may even be difficult for some people to breathe during these episodes. Occasional episodes pose no danger, but someone with chronic sleep […]

Looking for Sleep Paralysis Cures? Answer 10 Questions First

The sleep cycle consists of five separate stages of sleep that all produce different types of brain activity. During the rapid eye movement (REM) stage of sleep, there is a loss of skeletal muscle tone that renders you unable to move. Most people sleep right through this lack of mobility, but as many as four […]

What’s Involved in Sleep Apnea Surgery?

People with uncontrolled sleep apnea are at risk for death every time they fall asleep. Since sleep apnea causes brief pauses in breathing, it also increases the risk for serious medical complications. Some people use continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines to control their sleep apnea, but CPAP masks can irritate the skin and cause […]

7 Tips for Dealing with a Sleep Paralysis Seizure Disorder

Sleep paralysis is a condition that causes a person to wake up during the REM stage of sleep, when the skeletal muscles are naturally paralyzed. This is a scary experience for people who have never experienced a sleep paralysis episode, but it can also disrupt a person’s sleep patterns and cause daytime fatigue. Seizure is […]

Insomnia Quiz: Are You Making the Right Sleep Choices?

Do you have insomnia? If you’ve taken an insomnia symptoms questionnaire and found out you probably have insomnia, you may want to schedule a meeting with your doctor. You can work with a doctor to find out if you have any physical conditions that are causing the insomnia. But either way, you probably know that […]

Sleep Apnea Pillows: Your Ultimate Guide

Sleep apnea sufferers know how important comfort is for a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, CPAP masks can irritate the skin and make it difficult to sleep through the night. Sleep position also plays a role in nighttime breathing, so people with sleep apnea need to find a comfortable position that does not make their symptoms […]

Chronic Insomnia: Is there a Cure?

Most of us have a bad night or two once in a while where we just can’t sleep. It’s frustrating, but usually the insomnia goes away without treatment. Others, however, have days and weeks of sleepless nights in a row. This is called chronic insomnia. It can be debilitating for the person suffering with it, […]

How to Get Rid of Dark Under Eye Circles

Dark circles under the eyes can make people look older than they actually are and there are many options available to help banish dark circles. From low cost cosmetics to high-end creams and dermatological options, they all claim to camouflage or even banish dark circles. However, before resorting to cosmetic solutions, individuals should look at […]

Excessive Sweating While Sleeping: What’s Going On?

If you’ve ever woken up drenched in sweat to the point where a change of pajamas is required, you’ve probably experienced an episode of night sweating. If this happens to you often, you may be quite frustrated, as waking up covered in sweat is not only unpleasant, it’s quite an interruption to otherwise peaceful sleep. […]