What Sleeping in Separate Beds Can Mean for Your Relationship

From playing bed sheet tug-of-war with your partner to trying to drown out his or her loud snoring, resorting to sleeping on the couch doesn’t seem like a bad idea. But before you consider sleeping apart from your bed partner, you should try some of these sleep solutions.

How Much Sleep Should You Be Getting?

Earlier this year, the National Sleep Foundation conducted a world-class study closely examining the recommended number of hours of sleep across individual age groups. Here are the results.

A lack of sleep can be painful

If you’re suffering from pain on a regular basis, sleep disorders, such as excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), sleep apnea, insomnia or narcolepsy, might be to blame.

Sleep to the Beat of Your Circadian Rhythm

Are you a “morning person” or a “night owl?” The answer to this question is often influenced by “dipping” and “rising” tendencies in your circadian rhythm. 

Sleep Disordered Breathing Associated with Sickle Cell

If you have sickle cell disease, there are many health risks you are likely aware of relating to your condition. While it is highly common for people with sickle cell disease to experience fatigue and feeling tired, experiencing this may also be a sign of having a sleep disorder. In a recent study released in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 44 percent of adults that have sickle cell disease that have trouble sleeping actually have a sleep disorder or condition.

Is Your Bad Night’s Sleep Causing Dementia?

Sleep is increasingly found to be more important for the brain and body’s functioning. Another recent discovery concerning sleep apnea and its effect on a person was found by researchers in the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System. It was found that men with sleep issues and disorders, such as sleep apnea, may be more likely to develop problems that are linked to dementia. This was especially prevalent in older men.

Sleep Apnea May Harm Your Fitness Regime

Staying in shape this summer might be more difficult than ever if you are suffering from an undiagnosed sleep disorder. A new study revealed that people suffering from sleep apnea may suffer from a decreased exercise capacity. This is attributed to the fact that a person with sleep apnea is unable to burn the high levels of oxygen needed during difficult exercise.

Drowsy Driving is Unsafe

Did you know that drowsy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving? According to the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep in America poll, 60% of Americans have driven while feeling sleepy and 37% admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel.