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Overnight Sleep Study

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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What is Overnight Sleep Study? Polysomnography (PSG), also known as a sleep study, is a multi-parametrictest used in the study of sleep and as a diagnostic tool in sleep medicine. The test result is called a polysomnogram, also abbreviated PSG. The name is derived from Greek and Latin roots: the Greek ‘poly’ for multi-channel (many), […]

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Tips on Fighting Insomnia

Friday, July 10, 2009

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Can I fight Insomnia? Insomnia, which is sleepless hours or nights, is the most destructive disorders most of us facing ones or many times. When insomnia hits you on a regular basis, you will have to deal with the following possibilities: You do not get asleep right when you get to bed Instead, you lay […]

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Sleep Paralysis Disorder

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Definition of Sleep paralysis Sleep Paralysis is a horrifying form of paralysis that happens when a person suddenly finds him/her self being unable to move for a short period of time, a few minutes or so, mostly when falling asleep or awakening. Sleep Paralysis is still grey area among sleep researches, however, several symptoms of […]

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Insomnia Part II

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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Patterns of insomnia Insomnia pattern is commonly associated with the science of etiology. Insomnia starts with a difficulty falling asleep at the beginning of the night. It is usually associated with anxiety disorders.   Middle-of-the-Night Insomnia This type of insomnia can be described by the difficulty of coming back to sleep after being awaken in the […]

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Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep

Friday, May 8, 2009


Dreaming During REM Sleep It is a norm for all of us to have dreams for as long as 2 hours or more each night. Still now the science community doesn’t know much about how or why we dream. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, who made significant impact on the field of psychology and […]

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Introduction to Sleep Part I

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Sleep and wakefulness are controlled by different  signals in the brain, called neurotransmitters. Other components, such as foods and medicines change the ratio between those signals. This ratio makes the difference when we feel alert or drowsy, as well as how good our sleep is.  Certain parts of the brain parts of the brain are stimulated […]

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