Sleep Related Disorders

Sleep Apnea (Obstructive, Central, Complex) Information

What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing ceases and restarts repeatedly during sleep. Apnea is where breathing stops temporarily. Sometimes in sleep apnea the air inflow is severely decreased but does not stop altogether and this is known as sleep hypopnea. There are three types of sleep apnea >> Read More ...

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

We all sometimes feel sleepy during the day especially in the late afternoon as we wind up a tiring day at work. Even intense boredom can cause sleepiness as does long hours of studying. These episodes of daytime sleepiness are not common and not abnormal. It happens every now and then and is usually a result of the >> Read More ...

Sleep Headaches (Waking Up with Head Pain) Causes and Remedies

As with most symptoms, head pain or headaches are prone to changes that may be related to different times of the day. It is not always the time fthat is a factor as much as the activities that occur during or just before these periods when a headache may worsen. One of the commonly reported modalities in this regard is a >> Read More ...

Sleeping Pills (Tablets) Types, Addiction Risk, Side Effects

Sleeping pills are widely used for the treatment of sleep-related disorders. However, it is not the first approach recommended for treating sleeping problems by many medical authorities. Non-pharmacological intervention, including cognitive behavioral therapy, patient education about sleep hygiene and relaxation >> Read More ...

Sleep Deprivation Effects and Symptoms

Sleep deprivation is a relatively common problem yet many people are not familiar with it. Most of us think of interrogation techniques and other serious medical problems where a person has not slept for days when we hear the term sleep deprivation. But missing even one night’s sleep can have a host of effects on the >> Read More ...
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