About Holli Ronquillo

I'm a freelance writer, mom, wife, and sleep connoisseur (not necessarily in that order). When I'm not sleeping or chasing a toddler around, I'm usually writing or reading.

Struggling with Sleep Paralysis? Learn How to Treat It

Sleep paralysis can be a completely terrifying experience for anyone who experiences it. An article in The New York Times even suggests that people who experience alien abductions are actually probably describing a sleep paralysis episode. That shows just how scary and “alien” it feels. If you deal with sleep paralysis, no doubt you can […]

Xanax and Sleep Paralysis: How Do They Affect Each Other?

If you currently take Xanax and are also experiencing sleep paralysis, you are probably wondering – is it the xanax causing the sleep paralysis? While the answer may not be as clear-cut as you may like, read on for some real information about what to do if you take Xanax and are also dealing with […]

Excessive Sleep and Depression: What’s the Connection and What Can You Do?

Do you struggle with depression issues and excessive sleeping? Me too. I am pretty open about the fact that I have depression. I was diagnosed over ten years ago, but what I didn’t realize until very recently is that I actually have atypical depression, which causes excessive sleepiness. The majority of those dealing with depression […]

How to Use a Sleep Diary to Get a Better Night’s Rest

Do you wake up just as tired and groggy as when you fell asleep the night before? If you’re like many people, you don’t get a good night’s sleep, but you really don’t know what the problem is. That’s where a sleep diary can help. Sleep diaries allow you to track your habits so you […]

How to Stop Bed Wetting in Older Children

Many children go through a period of bedwetting when they are young. It is normal for a child to wet the bed up to around age five or six. It can be frustrating for a parent to deal with the wet sheets and clothing, and it can be very frustrating and embarrassing for the child […]

Adult Bed Wetting: There’s Nothing to Be Embarrassed About

Most people think of bedwetting as a childhood problem, but there are quite a few adults suffering from the same problem. Some estimate that 26 million Americans are dealing with adult bed wetting. The good news is, if you are one of those bed wetting adults, you are certainly not alone. And there are many […]

Find Narcolepsy Support Groups Near You

Narcolepsy is a rare, chronic sleeping disorder that causes sleep attacks during the day. The disorder can disrupt a person’s schedule, cause embarrassment, and can at times be a threat to a person’s safety. There is no cure for narcolepsy, but there are many ways of coping with the disorder. One important way to cope […]

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 […]

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, […]

Menopause and Insomnia: What You Can Do

It can start with hot flashes. And you’re more irritable lately. Then you find that you don’t sleep well at night anymore. Sound familiar? Many women have trouble with insomnia when they begin the process of menopause. It can be frustrating to deal with a lack of sleep at this already emotional and stressful time. […]