Sleep Disorders

Understanding Narcolepsy

Understanding Narcolepsy

Understanding Narcolepsy A Sleep Disorder with Adverse Everyday EffectsNarcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder that is characterized by daytime drowsiness and sudden onsets of sleep. Individuals who have narcolepsy often find that it is difficult to stay awake for any...

The Complete Insomnia Guide

The Complete Insomnia Guide

The Complete Insomnia Guide Information About One of the Most Common Sleep Disorders Most people experience insomnia and have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at some point in their life. It is estimated that around 30% of the population has insomnia, making...

Sleep Talking

Sleep Talking

Sleep talking, often times accompanying sleepwalking and other sleep disorders, is known as somniloquy. Most sleep talkers are completely unaware that they are speaking in their sleep until informed by a bed partner or housemate. Sleep talking can be classified as...

Teeth Grinding and Sleep

Teeth Grinding and Sleep

Bruxism or teeth grinding affects 85 to 90 percent of people during their sleep. 1 Only about 5 percent of those are chronic teeth grinders. Most infants and children grind their teeth when they first come in during teething and when adult teeth come in. 2 Most people...

Sleep and Depression: An Endless Cycle

Sleep and Depression: An Endless Cycle

A common symptom of many sleep disorders is depression. Those with depression report having difficulty sleeping. This correlation represents that both sleep and depression affect and are affected by each other. It is not certain whether one disorder is more dominant;...

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome is a disorder resulting in discomfort, aching or strange sensations in the legs. Read more here!

How Do You Treat Sleep Apnea?

How Do You Treat Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is the involuntary obstruction of the airway causing difficulty breathing. Learn all about sleep apena in our latest blog!

Jet Lag

Jet lag is a phenomenon that occurs when traveling east and west through time zone changes. 1 The effect causes individuals to lose sleep because of change in time schedule and sleep patterns. Jet lag only occurs when traveling east and west because when traveling...

Fighting Fibromyalgia

Fighting Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disorder associated with joint and body pain and tenderness as well as nonrestorative sleep. 1 Fibromyalgia is not technically a sleep disorder, but is characterized by affected individuals’ extreme difficulty with insomnia and problems waking up....

Sleep Paralysis

Sleep Paralysis

Have you ever woken up unable to speak or move? If so, you are most likely part of the 40 percent of people who have sleep paralysis. 1 Sleep paralysis is a sleep disorder that causes the body’s ability to move and speak to be paralyzed while falling asleep or while...

How To Tell If You’re An Insomniac

How To Tell If You’re An Insomniac

Insomnia is one of the most common sleep difficulties reported in the United States today, as it’s currently estimated that up to 30% of Americans have been diagnosed with some form of the disorder,1 which is characterized by a problem falling and/orstaying asleep....

Why Do People Sleepwalk?

Why Do People Sleepwalk?

Watching a person sleepwalk must be one of the most eerie events you could ever experience.  Until I witnessed it myself, I thought sleepwalking was just something that happened on Saturday morning cartoons.  My perception of the phenomenon was changed forever when I...