Answers to Your Sleep-Related Questions
Sleep is so important to our health and well being. Thus, it stands to reason that finding helpful answers to our questions about various sleep-related issues is essential. In this post we've provided you with links to various online articles that relate to sleep and health. We found these articles enlightening and hope you will too.
Sleep Apnea: Sleep apnea (AP-ne-ah) is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. This article from the National Institutes of Health provides a very thorough overview and also information on clinical trials.
Sleepwalking: Almost everyone has a story about a sleepwalking incident. What can cause sleepwalking? What can be done to manage it? This article from PubMed Health can answer some of your questions on the subject.
Insomnia: According to this article from the World Sleep Foundation, insomnia is not by itself a disease but it is an occasional problem for over 70 million Americans. Poor sleep habits rather than poor health often the cause. However, insomnia is a key symptom of depression so action should be taken if it persists.
Dreams and Nightmares: Common features of sleep, dreams and nightmares are a constant source of intrigue for dreamers and scientists - and can also cause less restful sleep This article from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine helps to explain why we dream and what can cause a nightmare.
Restless Leg Syndrome: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a condition in which your legs feel extremely uncomfortable, typically in the evenings while you're sitting or lying down.This condition can also impact sleep quality. This article from the Mayo Clinic provides background on what causes RLS and ongoing studies.
Sleep and Pregnancy: According to the National Sleep Foundation's 1998 Women and Sleep poll, 78% of women report more disturbed sleep during pregnancy than at other times. Read this article to learn more about getting better rest during pregnancy. (On a related topic, read about how our popular Camille Pillow is a great for nursing moms and babies).
There are many issues that can impact the quality of our sleep. The following organizations provide credible information about specific topics related to getting a better night's rest and sleeping problems.