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Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Originated by Dr. Murray Johns out of Epworth Hospital in Australia, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale is designed to measure a person’s daytime sleepiness.

The Most Comfortable Sofa Bed Mattress

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There’s one word that doesn’t come typically or immediately to mind when discussing sofa beds: comfort. In fact, mattresses on traditional sofa beds are notoriously uncomfortable. However, times are changing and consumers face options they haven’t always had in the past for sofa sleeper mattresses and replacement sofa mattresses. If you’re interested in providing guests with a more comfortable night’s sleep, then you might want to consider a sofa mattress replacement for your sleeper sofa soon.

These are a few things you’ll want to consider when making your purchase.

How to Stay Cool During Sleep

As summer begins beating down with the full force of longer days and the sun’s most powerful rays, thoughts of staying cool while sleeping are weighing heavily on many sleep-deprived minds. The simple solution is to seek out ways to cool off despite the heat outside. These are a few great tips that will have you sleeping soundly despite the rising temperatures outside.

Is ADHD a Sleeping Disorder in Disguise?

 

A recent editorial published in the New York Times from Vatsal G. Thakkar, professor of psychiatry at N.Y.U. School of Medicine, discusses his beliefs that many cases of diagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, are in reality sleep disorders in camouflage.

Mattresses and Sleep Positions

Did you know that your sleeping position greatly impacts the type of mattress that will provide the best support? Many people understand the direct link between their sleep positions and the quality of sleep they get. But few understand the impact various mattresses can have on that relationship as well.

These are just a few of the reasons it’s important to keep your sleeping position in mind while shopping for a mattress.

Hypersomnia

Excessive sleepiness, particularly excessive daytime sleepiness, is the hallmark sign of hypersomnia. Hypersomnia can also be characterized by prolonged sleep at night. Up to 40 percent of people experience symptoms of hypersomnia at one time or the other, reports WebMd. Some people inflicted with this sleep disorder have trouble functioning at work and school and interacting with family, friends, and in other social situations.