Sarah Anderson

Advanced Sleep Phase Syndrome: A Guide to Better Sleep

Perhaps you find yourself falling asleep in front of the television before you need to go to bed, and you snap awake hours before your alarm goes off. You may have a condition called advanced sleep phase syndrome, otherwise known as advanced sleep-phase type (ASPT) of circadian rhythm sleep disorder. In this article, we’ll go …

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Does Warm Milk Help You Sleep?

Maybe you’ve heard that warm milk can soothe an anxious mind and help you get better sleep— this is due to the tryptophan and melatonin present in milk. Many people around the United States have tried this technique to fall asleep faster and get better rest. However, there are other more effective methods to get …

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Sleep and Performance: How Sleep Helps with Physical and Mental Functioning

While we sleep, our brains repair themselves, store memories, and interpret events from the day. Light sleep, deep sleep or non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, and REM sleep are the major stages of sleep, with REM being the dream state. During a restful period of sleep, the adult brain cycles through three to five sleep …

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Can Babies Have Nightmares?

Dreams occur during the rapid eye movement (REM) phase of your sleep cycle. Dreaming may be part of your sleeping mind’s way of storing memories, processing information from the day, and even regulating its chemistry. Unfortunately, part of managing events from your day may include stressful or frightening situations or the feeling that you need to prepare …

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CPAP Machines: The Best Models & How They Work

Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that can lead to heart problems and oxygen and sleep deprivation. While mild sleep apnea may not require regular medical treatment, moderate or severe cases need medical oversight and treatment using a specific breathing device called a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. Sleep Apnea Treatments: CPAP Machines …

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Best Mattress for Heavy Sleepers

There is no one mattress that’s right for everyone, as people have different sleep needs, sleep styles and naturally, different bodies. And those who are heavier sleepers may feel intimidated into believing that finding a mattress that can fully support them is an arduous task. But your body type shouldn’t keep you from sleeping on …

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