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Sleep Paralysis Guide

Although it isn’t as prevalent as sleep apnea, sleep paralysis is a common sleep disorder people suffer from. It usually begins in the teenage period, but most sleep paralysis instances are reported by people aged 20 to 40. If you, or someone from your close family, suffer from sleep paralysis, you may be familiar with how it can disrupt your sleep. But, in case you still need some information, continue …

How Can Sleep Improve Your Intimate Relationship?

According to a recent poll about how the pandemic has influenced couples, 1 in 10 find themselves very likely to separate, 1 in 5 couples report more fighting than before, and 1 in 3 feel more annoyed with their partner when compared before the pandemic. Luckily, you can improve your intimate relationship with better sleep. Even though it may sound surprising, but sleep can have a transformative impact on relationships. …

Fall Foods for Your Sleep

When speaking of seasons, we can all agree that fall is definitely the one that impacts our sleep patterns most due to the changes in weather and daylight savings time. But, it is also the ideal season for boosting your energy levels and resetting sleep patterns. How to achieve that? – It is as simple as consuming some fall foods that will help you fight seasonal insomnia and improve both …

Sleep and Psychological Health in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Without a shadow of a doubt, the coronavirus pandemic has an enormous impact on our physical, mental, and emotional health. And, even though it may sound surprising, the pandemic affects sleep too. For that reason, we’ve come up with the following list of things you should know about sleep and psychological health in the coronavirus pandemic: Acute Insomnia, and Possibly Chronic Insomnia, Rates Go Up Typically, people experience short-term insomnia …

Guide: Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders

Circadian rhythms are natural changes in the body that happen roughly every 24 hours and regulate the sleep-wake cycle. These changes may include core body temperature, hormone levels, alertness, and appetite. So, if the sleep-wake cycle isn’t synchronized with the day-night cycle it means that a person is suffering from some type of circadian rhythm sleep disorder (CRSD). Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders Common CRSDs include advanced sleep phase disorder (ASPD), …

PTSD and Sleep

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that develops in some people after experiencing or witnessing shocking, traumatic, scary, or dangerous events. It is characterized by re-experiencing these events and having intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings. Sleep Disturbances and PTSD After experiencing traumatic events it is very common to suffer from some sleep issues and not being able to get a good night’s sleep. Namely, a PTSD patient has an …

ASV for Treating Complex and Central Sleep Apnea

One of the newest PAP (positive airway pressure) machines on the market is Adaptive Servo Ventilation (ASV) which is a non-invasive therapy and created especially for treating adults suffering from obstructive sleep apnea and central/complex sleep apnea. This ventilatory treatment unit can control and adjust to the patient’s issue continuously. Based on the input from the patient, the ASV adjusts the pressure which means that it doesn’t require a fixed …

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Sense of Smell

Impairment in the sense of smell, also known as olfactory dysfunction, is one of the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that people usually overlook. People with olfactory dysfunction aren’t able to identify or differentiate between odors. This link between obstructive sleep apnea and the sense of smell is noticeable once OSA patients undergo CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy and experience an improvement in their sense of smell. Obstructive …

Should I Use a CPAP Device for Mild Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common sleep conditions people suffer from characterized by breathing interruptions while sleeping caused by a blockage of the upper airway. In general, 20% of the world population has this disorder, especially obese people or those who suffer from heart or metabolic conditions. If left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea may lead to poor cardiac and metabolic health, insomnia, daytime sleepiness, depression, and …

Is There Even Such Thing as a Sleep Doctor?

In an ideal world, people have a long face-to-face appointment with their primary care doctor at least once a year to discuss overall health and issues. They may share they have breathing problems, high blood pressure, pain in the neck, excess weight, etc. But, do they tell their doctor if they experience sleeping issues? – Probably not. So, who should they talk to? Is there such a thing as a …