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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