Monthly Archives: April 2016

Myths About Sleep

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Is sleep a matter of lying down, closing one’s eyes and the entering into a state wherein normal bodily functions are suspended?  This definition was assumed in the course of man’s history but we now know that sleep is a complex, active process of internal recuperation, restoration and reconsolidation which are all essential for our health and well-being. However, there are still some sleep myths that are observed by some.

What are these myths? Below are some of the wrong concepts about sleep.

The brain is inactive during sleep as it naturally shuts down. False! The brain is quite active during sleep as it sorts and process all information acquired during the day.… Read More...

Excessive Sleepiness

sleepSleeping is not about the mind and body shutting down. Sleep is an active period wherein various important restorations, processing and strengthening of the body and its vital organs happen. The human body is naturally programmed for a sufficient period of sleep for best health and wellbeing.

Studies indicate that one of the primary roles of sleep is to aid in solidifying and consolidation memories. Through the day, the human brains take in and process huge amount of information. These information, experiences and facts need to be processed and stored and this process is done while one sleeps. While one sleeps pieces of information are transferred from short-term to long-term memory. … Read More...

How to Take Care of Your CPAP Equipment

CPAP therapy is the best treatment for people with obstructive sleep apnoea.  In Australia alone, there are millions of people suffering from a form of sleep apnoea. With this large number, one can just imagine the demand for CPAP machine.

CPAP machine provides the required continuous positive airway pressure therapy to help a patient diagnosed with OSA to keep his airway open. There are other machines that give extra pulsating pressure when one breathes, as a means for assisting breathing. Whatever the type of CPAP machine one uses, there are some things one can do to keep the machine in good working condition.… Read More...

Relationship between Sleep and Dementia

A restful night’s sleep is a problem for people with dementia and their caregiver.  Dementia may be indicated by change of memory or memory loss, trouble in communicating and diminished cognitive and social capabilities, difficulty in recognizing familiar faces, confusion, and mobility.

What is Dementia?

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Dementia is a medical issue but its general terms revolve on the changes a person goes through as it relates to his daily living.  If we understand what a person with dementia experiences, we will be better equipped to adjust and modify the social and physical environment to be safe and stress-free.

Studies indicate that close to 50% of people with dementia have abnormal sleep patterns.… Read More...