Monthly Archives: January 2016

Do You Have Sleep Apnoea?

So you have been sleeping poorly for quite a while now and it is taking its toll not only on your physical health but mental health as well. You think you probably have a sleep disorder but you cannot be rightly sure. For this condition, you have to consult a doctor. But what if what you have is sleep apnoea? You can identify sleep apnoea syndrome by taking this quiz sourced fromSleep Apnoea – The Phantom of the Night.

Truthfully answering the questions below will help you understand if your sleepless nights are caused by sleep apnoea. You will need the help of your bed partner or roommate to answer some of the questions.… Read More...

Tips on How to Sleep Well

Unless you have been diagnosed with a sleep disorder or sleep apnoea as in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), having a restful and peaceful sleep should not be a problem. But if it, surely there is nothing more exasperating than tossing and turning in bed not only for you but for your bed partner as well. It just seems like so many things are going on in your mind. Real and imaginary night noises keep you wide awake. Are there things that you can do to make you sleep better at night? Yes there are. Called Sleep Hygiene, these tips can help you sleep better at night.… Read More...

How Sleepy Are You?

Are you less or more sleepy than the rest of the population? Here is a short test to help you measure your general level of daytime sleepiness. The rating should be on the chance that you would fall asleep or doze off during varying routine daytime events. The answers will be rated based on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). Each question is rated from 0 to 3 with 0 meaning there’s no chance of you dozing off or falling asleep doing the routine activity.

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There is a difference between feeling sleepy and feeling tired. Answer the following questions truthfully for a more accurate conclusion.… Read More...

Narcolepsy: Sleep Disorder

Narcolepsy: Sleep Disorder

NarcolepsyNarcolepsy is a type of a neurological disorder that happens when the brain cannot effectively regulate sleep-wake cycles.  This condition is often presented with cataplexy, fatigue, insomnia, sleep attacks, sleep paralysis and hallucinations. Prevalence of this condition is similar to that of Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis but with increased public awareness of narcolepsy and physician training in diagnosing and treating various sleep disorders, prevalence could rise.

What is Narcolepsy?

Normal sleep happens in cycles. As a person falls asleep, the light stage of sleep progresses into deeper stages of sleep. The light and deep sleep stages are called non-REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.… Read More...