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Sleep Articles

Helpful articles to improve your sleep and get a better nights rest.


IMPROVE DRY-MONTH SLEEPING PATTERNS WITH A HUMIDIFIER

This time of year, it’s common to wake up with a dry mouth or scratchy throat. Additionally, we can suffer from dry skin, and enough static to start a small campfire, should the energy be correctly harnessed. After months of a continual dry/static-y environment, the body begins to show a serious lack of moisture. We might be thirsty, coughing more than usual, or soaking in as much lotion as we have time to apply...(Read More)

7 COMMON SLEEP APNEA SYMPTOMS

Every day, thousands of Americans wake up tired and unrested. Some might have had trouble hitting the hay or had a stressful next day that kept them up – fretting about the following day’s events. A large majority, however, were kept awake for a different reason: they have undiagnosed sleep apnea...(Read More)

PROBLEMS SLEEPING? TRY THESE EASY (AND NATURAL) CURES

Getting the proper amount of sleep each night can be an important aspect to your day. Without feeling rested it’s hard to stay on task, remain in a good mood, and fulfill each of your duties for the day. In short, not sleeping well throughout the night can affect your entire day. And considering all that takes place while sleeping, it’s no wonder as to why; a resting brain gets recharged for future use, relaxes the body and all its muscles, and allows the body to continue to function properly. ..(Read More)POP CULTURE’S WORST SLEEPERS OF ALL TIME

Though entertainment is rarely seen as the most realistic of portrayals, TV shows and movies alike have long since been public favorites. We tune into these shows, get to know the characters within them, and we become personally invested in their lives. Sure we know it’s “just a program,” but it’s also a way to relax and to entertain ourselves away from the day’s functions. ..(Read More)

WHAT 2013 TAUGHT US ABOUT SLEEP (PART 2)

A few weeks ago, we shared the first half of this article – expressing how medical breakthroughs, research, and ongoing studies taught us sleep. Facts and theories alike that continued to flourish during the past calendar year. And now, it’s time to expand on that knowledge; believe it or not, there was even more that the year had to teach us about positive and healthy sleeping habits. From routines to “resetting” one’s sleeping abilities, here’s what else 2013 had to share about getting better rest...(Read More)

WHAT’S THE “RIGHT” AMOUNT OF SLEEP

Have you ever stopped to wonder how much sleep is “enough?” We often feel we’ve gotten too little, or even too much, but there are very few nights we wake up feeling that perfect level of rested – while still energetic and perky in the morning. Instead we wake up tired, longing to turn back the alarm an extra hour...(Read More)

CAN YOU HYPNOTIZE YOUR WAY TO BETTER SLEEP?

When most think of hypnosis, they think of a stage magician with a pocket watch and a spinning wheel. The magician asks for a volunteer, uses the black and white board to hypnotize that person, and then gets them to do something out of the ordinary, such as fall asleep at the snap of a finger... (Read More)

7 HALLOWEEN COSTUMES THAT INCORPORATE YOUR CPAP MASK

Who says CPAP machines have to be something to hide away at night? This Halloween, don’t discriminate from the machines that provides so many restful evenings, instead, celebrate them with an interpretive costume! To help get your creative juices flowing, we’ve come up with a list of seven CPAP-worthy... (Read More)

WHAT CAUSES ACID REFLUX? AND HOW CAN YOU TREAT IT?

On the scale of a good night’s rest to fire-breathing dragons, acid reflux can often feel like the latter. It’s painful, causes a bad taste, and can be hard to prevent; those who suffer from this ongoing ailment know just how uncomfortable it can be. Sure a spicy meal may be delicious going down... (Read More)

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF HEIRLOOM BLANKETS

Winter is just around the corner, and it’s that time again when colder items start making their way into everyday use. (While shorts and tank tops are packed away until spring.) The cooler weather also means a change in bedding, such as flannel sheets or additional blankets to help keep you warm at night.... (Read More)

What's The Lifespan Of A Pillow

Pillows – one of man’s favorite inventions – is one of the best reasons to go to sleep each night. They are comfortable, provide plenty of neck and spinal support, which in turn reduces pain throughout the day, and offer a reminder of home. Whether made from foam, feathers, or some other unknown stuffing..... (Read More)

Kick-start your cpap therapy with a cpap pillow

When it comes to CPAP treatment, there are a number of styles or options that can be taken on. From the type of facemask to time of day in which it’s used, CPAP equipment comes in many forms. Because there are so many causes for symptoms, there are just as many ways to treat them. Though CPAP is a recurring player, that’s not to say each of its tools are poured from the same mold..... (Read More)

FORGET WHAT YOU EAT, FIX HEARTBURN WITH SLEEPING HABITS

Heartburn – one of man’s most annoying ailments – usually comes when we least expect it. Despite eating a mild dinner, completely chewing our food, and taking all the proper precautions, sometimes heartburn still sneaks up. It’s one of those pains that doesn’t keep a set pattern and is out to get its victims no matter the time of day.... (Read More)

TIPS FOR INCREASING CIRCULATION DURING SLEEP

How many times have you woken up with that annoying tingling feeling? The one that lets you know just how long you’ve been sleeping on your arm, ear, or hand –depriving it from necessary functions. No matter the level of sleep at the time, once the tingling starts in,... (Read More)

Mattresses: How Old is Too Old?

Anyone who saw the movie Animal House knew what horrors could come from a college mattress. There were parties thrown, motorcycles ridden in the house, and guitars smashed up on a regular basis. Sheets counted as clothing, and hygiene wasn’t exactly top priority. And then these ... (Read More)

COOLING PAJAMAS ARE IDEAL FOR HOT SLEEPERS

During the summer, it can be especially hard to keep cool during the night. Even though the outdoor temperatures drop, houses still retain heat and humidity from the warmest portions of the day. (...Read More)

Why Do People Snore?

Anyone can snore; in fact studies have shown that 45 percent of men and 30 percent of women snore on a daily basis. While a person is sleeping the tissues of the nose and throat vibrates, (...Read More)

Truckers and Sleep Apnea: Quick Facts

What do commercial truck drivers and sleep apnea disorder have in common? Unfortunately, a lot. This may seem to be a rather odd combination but the increasing amount of trucking deaths and accidents each year is absolutely alarming. Mainly because the majority are un-reported and, more or less, unregulated. (...Read More)

Good Sleep Habits

Have you ever thought about your sleeping “habits?” Do you drink a glass of water before bedtime? Do you fall asleep to the sound of the TV in the background? What exactly constitutes a “good” sleeping habit ? The body certainly has a way of letting us know when it’s had quite “enough” or even “not enough”; (...Read More)

Sleep Apnea Evaluation

If you suspect that you have sleep apnea and need to see a doctor about your symptoms, we suggest that you first check your insurance policy before making any appointments. You may be required to get a referral to a sleep specialist from your primary care physician and/or you may be required to go to a certain testing facility. In some cases, your primary care physician orders the tests and receives the results for you. (...Read More)

5 Health Reasons to Treat OSA

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, (OSA) is a breathing disorder that, when left untreated, can have a devastating impact on your overall well-being. By definition, OSA is a breathing disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. (...Read More)

Get the Most from CPAP Therapy

If you've been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, chances are you use a CPAP or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine while sleeping at night. It is estimated that 4 million people in the United States use CPAP therapy today, and an additional 35 million Sleep Apnea cases remain undiagnosed. (...Read More)

Changing Sleep-related Habits for Better Respiratory Health

Respiratory patients can often play an important role in alleviating their symptoms through a few simple steps. Encouraging patients to make worthwhile changes in small steps is an effective way to achieve overall success. (...Read More)

Sleep Apnea / CPAP Mask Sleep Aid Information

The Greek word “apnea” literally means “without breath.” Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing stops for 10 seconds or longer during sleep. It can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on how many times in an hour a person’s breathing stops (apnea) or becomes very slow (hypopnea). (...Read More)

Mattress Wear & Support Solutions

As our mattresses age, the core support begins to degrade, causing sagging and reduced comfort. This is a significant cause of back pain and general discomfort during sleep. (...Read More)

Sleepless Nights

As human beings, one of our most basic needs is getting a good nights sleep. In fact, it is a well-established fact that the need for sleep can overpower the need to eat. Yet a recent study points out that many adults get less than six hours of shut-eye per night, where most need about eight hours to properly restore and rejuvenate for the next day. (...Read More)

The Connection Between Fibromyalgia and Sleep

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome distinguished by widespread musculoskeletal pain in the muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. While not considered to be a true form of arthritis, it is a type of rheumatism of the soft tissues and muscles. It is a fairly common condition, affecting about 5 million people in the United States, although the cause of Fibromyalgia remains a mystery. (...Read More)

The Power Of Naps

What do Albert Einstein, JFK, Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton have in common? They all believed in napping, and, as it turns out, the all had the right idea. (...Read More)

Sleep Surfaces Affect Your Quality Of Rest

As human beings, one of our most basic needs is sleep. In fact, the effects of sleep deprivation can be devastating to us both physically and mentally. It has been shown that a lack of sleep can lead to a compromised immune system, leaving us more vulnerable to sickness and disease. (...Read More)

Bedtime Battles

Most couples spend more time in bed together than anywhere else. But with the average person moving 40-60 times during the night, blissful sleep is merely a dream. Restless sleep, snoring, sleep disorders and differing nighttime habits can all add up to trouble between the sheets. (...Read More)