Category Archives: Sleep Disorders

Dangers of Smoking in Bed

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While we all know the dangers that smoking cigarettes and tobacco in general can do to our bodies, there are many other dangers that smoking poses for those who continue to smoke despite the warnings. One of the most dangerous places to smoke cigarettes is in your very own bed. While some of the danger in it may seem obvious, there are some dangers of smoking in bed that you might not even think about. It’s important to know the risks that smoking can increase and what you can do in the future to decrease these risks and live a healthier and safer life.

The Most Common Sleep Disorders

While we’ve all seen too many TV specials on strange sleep disorders that seem completely and totally outrageous, have you ever wondered what the most common sleep disorders among adults are these days? The answer to this question may surprise you, since you were probably unaware that some of the issues are considered disorders.

How to Get Your Best Night of Sleep When You’re Stressed

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We’ve all been there before: you have a big day ahead of you tomorrow and you’ve been up most of the night stressing about it. When you finally crash into your all natural mattress, your nerves are shot and you’re past exhaustion but for some reason when you try closing your eyes, you can’t fall asleep. I’m not sure about you but when I can’t sleep and have a big day ahead of me, I get even more stressed about the fact that I’m not sleeping. There are some ways to stifle stress when you’re trying to fall asleep at night, let’s go over the best ways on how to get your best night of sleep when you’re stressed.

Rambunctious Roommate? Learn How to Sleep Despite Them!

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It’s late August and that means summer’s winding down and college is gearing up. For most of you or your college-aged kids, this is the time for fun, learning and a totally new and independent experience. One factor that can turn this seemingly positive time in a person’s life into a negative one is dealing with a noisy or obnoxious roommate. While living with a nuisance can be hard enough, what we’re going to talk about today is sleeping while they are causing a ruckus in your room. The first key to sleeping well in a dorm room is a comfortable, all natural mattress, but the second key is figuring out how to live with a loud roommate.

Sleeping with a New Ear Piercing: Dealing with the Pain

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We’ve all been there before: you went to the mall in search of the perfect heels and somehow came home with a pair of new studs in your ears. While it may have been an impulse decision, you probably didn’t think about how uncomfortable it would be to sleep with a new ear piercing. A cartilage piercing on the tip of your ear can be especially uncomfortable to sleep on. While a new piercing can be fun and exciting, the pain can take away from the fashion of it all. Let’s go over some do’s and dont’s when it comes to dealing with a painful piercing while sleeping.

Bump the Grind: How to Stop Grinding Your Teeth While Asleep

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Bruxism, better known as teeth grinding is a very common occurrence among adults while sleeping. According to WebMD, more than 85% of adults grind their teeth at night while asleep. Of course the level of severity varies on a case by case basis. Let’s find out how you can tell if you’re grinding your teeth while sleeping, what’s the risk  of grinding and what you can do about it for nights to come.

How to Prevent Mosquito Bites While Sleeping

We’ve all been there before…you wake up after what you think is a sound night of sleep only to find dozens of tiny bites all over your body. You’ve gone to bed with the dreaded mosquito again. No matter how hard you try, it seems like trying to prevent the invasion is impossible. Let’s go over some ways to prevent mosquitoes from going to bed with you.

The Truth About Sleep Apnea

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Does your significant other snore louder and more violently than they used to? Has it come to the point where you actually wake them up because you’re frightened they’re having trouble breathing while sleeping? Chances are, they may have sleep apnea. This commonly used phrase has been thrown around a lot lately but few actually know its true meaning. Let’s figure out what sleep apnea means and how to know the signs of it.

Nap/Tuck – Want to Lose Weight? Sleep it Off!

Losing weight is as easy as 1, 2, Zzzz.

As summer 2012 is rapidly fleeting, it’s time to look towards fall. For some that means a new school year or maybe a new job. Whatever it means for you, you’re going to want to look good doing it. What a lot of people don’t know is that losing weight starts with a good night’s sleep. In a study quoted by WebMD.com, researchers found that people who get less than six hours of sleep a night weigh more than people who sleep longer. Let’s look into the effects sleep can have on a person’s metabolism.

Stopping Sleepwalkers in Their Tracks…

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There are so many sleep ailments out there, that some tend to get overlooked. One such ailment that is often put into a comical category is sleepwalking. While the very idea of sleepwalking does present a humorous element, serious sleepwalking is no laughing matter. According to Aasmnet, sleepwalking occurs in 17% of adults and 4% of all children. Those are high percentages but there are ways to prevent sleepwalking in its tracks.