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, […]

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. […]

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. […]

Assessing Your Sleep Apnea Surgery Options

If you have been struggling with the headaches, fatigue, and sleep disturbances of sleep apnea, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do besides wearing a CPAP mask. For some people, losing weight and making other lifestyle changes is enough to reduce the effects of sleep apnea. For others, surgery for sleep […]

What is Narcolepsy? An Overview of the Sleepiest Sleep Disorder

Maybe you’ve seen one of those cute YouTube videos featuring narcoleptic dogs falling asleep mid-fetch. The reality is that narcolepsy is far from cute, and can even be quite dangerous. About 1 in every 2,000 Americans is diagnosed with narcolepsy, but studies suggest that many people go undiagnosed because the symptoms can be confused with […]

Too Hot to Sleep? Find Out the Causes of Sweating at Night

Sweating at night while sleeping is one of the surest ways to disrupt your sleep cycle and find yourself groggy and tired the next morning. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to minimize the symptoms of sweating at night. If these steps do not improve your sleep quality, talk to a doctor to […]

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 […]

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. […]

No-Hassle Guide to Buying a Sleep Apnea Machine

Sleep apnea is a medical condition that causes the sufferer to experience repeated bouts of shallow breathing or interrupted breathing throughout the night. These breathing disturbances interrupt the sleep cycle and make it difficult for sleep apnea patients to get a restful night’s sleep. Continuous positive airway pressure is the most common treatment for this […]