This time of year is full of activities with work, school and obligations with family and friends that keep us running. And, with the holidays right around the corner, it won't get less hectic anytime soon. But don't neglect to check to see if you've used all of your health insurance benefits before your plan resets for the next plan year.
It can be extremely worrisome to wake up in the middle of the night to find yourself choking and sputtering for breath. Unfortunately, this happens all too often for the more than 18 million people across the U.S. who have sleep apnea.
Parasomnias are a group of disorders that are characterized by unwanted behavior that occurs during both REM and non-REM sleep stages.
The intermittent, often painful and disruptive movement of the legs during sleep is known as restless legs syndrome (RLS), and has been linked to hypertension and cardiovascular disease in several studies.
Somnambulism, better known as sleepwalking, is a disorder most frequently found in young adolescents.
Growing children need more sleep as their bodies change and develop. However, getting enough rest can be a challenge if they experience disruptive sleep disorders such as sleepwalking, night terrors or sleep talking.
Chronic sleep deprivation can not only negatively impact your ability to perform daily tasks, but also contribute to poor motor and cognitive skills and increased risk while driving or operating machinery. Here are some ways to pay back your sleep debt.
Arianna Huffington, the woman behind one of America’s biggest news sources, The Huffington Post, is changing how we view sleep with her new book, The Sleep Revolution.
Getting the body you want is a three-step process. You have to eat right, exercise regularly, and also, sleep well. Believe it or not, sleep plays a powerful role in your daily appetite and energy level, which in turn can affect your food choices and will to exercise.
With advances in sleep medicine, there are new and improved medications to therapeutically treat various sleep disorders. Because these medications can affect sleep in different ways, it’s important to be aware of how they are used to treat disorders such as insomnia, narcolepsy and restless legs syndrome, as well as their particular risks and benefits.