Most people have at least occasionally had trouble falling or staying asleep. But for some people, insomnia can be ongoing and affect all areas of their life including their physical health, emotional well-being and relationships.Discover more... about Insomnia
What Is Narcolepsy?
Finding yourself falling asleep unexpectedly? You are not alone…
Types Of Narcolepsy
Broadly there are two types of Narcolepsy and in 2017 these were more clearly defined based on the outcomes of research completed over the last five years.
Causes Of Narcolepsy
Regrettably the question “How do you get narcolepsy?” remains a mystery although several current lines of research are demonstrating a greater potential to understand the causes, as well as point towards a cure.
Symptoms & Effects
The onset of Narcolepsy can be frustratingly slow to appear, and one of the challenges in dealing with this disorder is that it is not until all the symptoms are present that a clear diagnosis can be determined.
Because of its slow appearance many sufferers develop ways and means to work around the symptoms and it becomes workable, if somewhat eccentric at times.
We all know how great a good night’s sleep makes your feel, and how flat we feel if we don’t; for Sleep Apnea sufferers every day can feel like that. They are happy to be alive, but tiredness can be a full time feeling.Discover more... about Sleep Apnea
Narcolepsy is one of the major Sleep Disorders or Hypersomnia and in its simplest form is best described as an uncontrollable excessive sleeping tendency, particularly during what may be considered “normal” daylight hours.Discover more... about Narcolepsy
Sleep deprivation is defined as not obtaining adequate total sleep. When someone is in a chronic sleep-restricted state they’ll notice excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, clumsiness, and weight gain or weight loss.Discover more... about Sleep Deprivation
Night terrors are a condition in which the subject reacts to a foreboding sense of fear or terror by screaming, thrashing around or crying, whilst still in a sleep like state during outbursts and cannot be awoken without some difficulty.Discover more... about Night Terrors
Your circadian rhythm can get out of sync for a variety of reasons. For example, the demands of a job, newborn baby or travel can disrupt your body clock. When your internal rhythm is off, it can certainly have an impact on your sleep.Discover more... about Circadian Rhythm Disorders
Snoring is the sound of turbulence and soft tissue vibration in the back of the throat. Despite popular myth, the sound of snoring generally does not come from the nose. Actually, sound of snoring occurs in the back of the throat and airways.Discover more... about Snoring
Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body that promotes sleep. Like all supplements and medications, there are indications, contraindications, dose recommendations, effects and side-effects that users should know about.Discover more... about Melatonin For Sleep
Sleep Disorders represent some of the most challenging medical conditions and effect 1 in 3 people at some stage of their lives. Discover more about the eight key sleep disorders, as well as others, their diagnosis and latest treatments.Discover more... about More Sleep Disorders
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Sleep Disorders represent some of the most challenging medical conditions and effect 1 in 3 people at some stage of their lives.
Anti Snoring Mouthpieces Reviews
It is said “Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” And whilst we can all smile at this quote, the reality is that snoring can be debilitating at best, and at worst it can impact on almost every facet of your life – family, relationships, work and play. Snoring mouthpieces may well be the answer.Discover more... about Anti Snoring Mouthpieces & Mouth Guards Reviews
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