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Sleep Forum

Monday, August 3, 2009

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Sleep Forum: The following links will take you directly to Sleep Forum of sleepallnite.com. Please register (it is secure and it is free) to communicate to other people, to ask for immediate help, or Ask the Doctor a question. Site Map: If you need to educate yourself on the subject of Sleep and Sleep Disorders, please use Search […]

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Sleep Sex

Sunday, July 19, 2009

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Sleep sex or sexsomnia is parasomnia sleep disorder that causes people to engage in sexual acts while they are asleep. Medical science has proposed that sexsomnia should be considered as a non-rapid-eye-movement sleep disorder and a part arousal parasomnia, and it has been classified as Sexual Behavior in Sleep. It is now considered to be a different […]

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Baby Sleep Secrets

Saturday, July 18, 2009

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Parents and Children If you are a parent then you know by now how difficult is to get your baby to sleep through the night. You might get dark circles around your eyes if you are a new parent. Well, the most important solution to this problem is to teach your baby how to fall […]

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Sleeping Solo

Friday, July 17, 2009

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Sleeping Solo:    Good or Bad? A number of studies conducted by Austrian scientists, revealed that men sleep better by themselves than with a partner, as a result of a negative impact on the brain functions.  According to them, there is a temporary decline in mental ability caused by sleep deprivation that has been observed in married men after a night sleep, regardless […]

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Secrets of Healthy Sleep

Thursday, July 16, 2009

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Sleep is not only a physiological process of body recuperation, but it is also the state of relaxation. It gives you the opportunity to get into the arms of Morpheus, the god of sleep, and immerse yourself into pleasant dreams. Unfortunately, to fall into the of Morpheus’s arms is not so easy. Many of us are […]

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Celebrity Gossip: Sleep Secrets

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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What You Can Learn from Them. Who’s sleeping, who’s not? By Sarah Klein, (Health magazine) and other sources Celebrities lead fabulous lives—jetting across the country on a whim, partying at late-night hot spots—so it’s no surprise that sleep may not always be a number-one priority. When prescription sleep medication was implicated in Heath Ledger’s tragic […]

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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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Sleep Diary

Monday, July 13, 2009

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TWO WEEK SLEEP DIARY INSTRUCTIONS                                     1 Write the date, day of the week, and type of day: Work, School, Day Off, or Vacation                             […]

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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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Nightmares Part I

Monday, July 6, 2009

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Nightmares are nothing but dreams, which create a powerful and very unpleasant emotional reaction from a person who is asleep. What triggers nightmares? The following events could trigger nightmares: ·         Eating before bed ·         Feeling of pain ·         Being a part of a fearful danger ·         Participating in unpleasant events ·         Fearing of something or […]

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Sleep Terror

Sunday, July 5, 2009

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A night terror, also known as a sleep terror or pavor nocturnus, is a parasomnia disorder characterized parasomnia by extreme terror and a temporary inability to regain full consciousness. The subject wakes abruptly from slow-wave sleep, with waking usually accompanied by gasping, moaning, or screaming. It is often impossible to awaken the person fully, and […]

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Sleep Talking

Saturday, July 4, 2009

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A joke about sleep talking: If you want your spouse to listen and pay strict attention to every word you say — talk in your sleep. Sleep talking and sleep walking (see other post on SleepWalking), as well as night terrors, are parts of a group of sleep disorders called parasomnias, as covered in Parasomnias […]

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Periodic Limb Movements Disorder

Monday, June 29, 2009

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Is Periodic Limb Movement Disorder similar to Restless Legs Disorder?  No it isn’t. See for youself:   Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD), is also known as Nocturnal myoclonus. It is categorized as a sleep disorder and it is displayed when a person moves his or her limbs unwillingly during sleep. They also  have some problems related to […]

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Jet Lag Remedies

Thursday, June 25, 2009

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Basically, jet lag is when your internal clock goes haywire and throws your body off balance. It’s a disruption that can affect how and when you sleep, how and when you eat, and when to be mentally alert. The scientific name of Jet Lag is Circadian Dischronism:        ·        Circadian meaning is something occurring in approximately 24 […]

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Jet Lag Syndrome

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

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What is it? Jet lag is also called desynchronosis. It is a short-term disorder that causes, insomnia, fatigue and other symptoms as a result of travel by plane across time zones. Symptoms of jet lag. Besides insomnia and fatigue a jet lag victims may experience constipation, anxiety, diarrhea, dehydration, headache, confusion, irritability, nausea, coordination problems, […]

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Sleep Paralysis Disorder

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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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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Questionnaire

Friday, June 19, 2009

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Sleep dysfunction, prior to be identified as sleep disorder, can manifest in several ways, ranging from insomnia to somnolence, and from disrupted sleep to sleep deprivation. Measuring sleep dysfunction is ongoing research; and there is a number of patient-reported outcome methods and procedures that measure various aspects of sleep dysfunction. Before going to sleep practitioner […]

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Lucid Dreaming Part III

Thursday, June 18, 2009

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Reality Testing Reality testing (or reality checking) is a common technique used applied by people to check whether or not they are dreaming. It involves several exercises to make sure that the obtained results differ from those produced by a dreaming person. If you practice these tests during awakening time, you may eventually decide to […]

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Sleep Disorder Centers

Sunday, June 14, 2009

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Find a Sleep Care Center “Desperate diseases must have desperate cures.” (English proverb) Most people with sleep disorders are undiagnosed and untreated. Of these, more than 30 million have chronic insomnia, 18 million have sleep apnea and 12 million have Restless Legs Syndrome. Fewer than one in five Americans with sleep apnea are diagnosed, and […]

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Sleep Quiz

Saturday, June 6, 2009

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Now it is the time to test your knowledge about sleep and sleep disorders, though it is not final test, so please do not be discouraged with your results:       Instructions: First answer the question and then click on either “True” or “False” button to see the answer. Calculate your accuracy by dividing all correctly […]

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Narcolepsy

Friday, June 5, 2009

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Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder, also known as dyssomnia. It is characterized by overpowering daytime drowsiness, and sudden attacks of . This condition is observed by excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), in which a person experiences extreme weariness. He will, probably, falls asleep during the day at most inappropriate times, such as at work or […]

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Natural Remedies

Thursday, June 4, 2009

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Herbs and Alternative Supplements. Are they natural remedies for insomnia? Choosing herbal remedies for treatment is quite popular for many people suffering insomnia. In general, some remedies, such as lemon balm or chamomile tea are harmless. Others can produce more serious side effects and interactions. Since consistent dosage of herbs and supplements are not regulated […]

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Snoring Facts

Friday, May 29, 2009

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According to the Guinness Book of Records, snores can reach 120 decibels, which is about the volume of an airplane engine. It is not amusing if you frequently lose night sleep because of your spouse’s snoring. Snoring can devastate personal relationship and health problems for the partner as well as the snorer itself. Studies conducted […]

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Truth & Myths About Sleep

Friday, May 15, 2009

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Myth #1:               Do I need 8 hours of sleep It is well known that 8 hours is an average time we need for our sleep. Some people need 7 hours or even less. Others need 9 hours, or even more. We also know that during adolescence sleep time is increase to between 8 and […]

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Immune System

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

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Sleep and Immune System Sleep and sleep-related problems play a role in a large number of human disorders. Generally speaking, human disorders, which primarily related to sleep and sleep problems, are so many that they affect almost every field of medicine. Let me give you an example: stroke, (that is a sudden blockage or rupture […]

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Circadian Rhythms

Monday, May 11, 2009

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Sleep and Circadian Rhythms Terminology Circadian – Latin for “around a day” Circadian rhythms – regular changes in mental and physical patterns occurring in the course of a day SCN, or suprachiasmatic nucleus – internal “time clock” Hypothalamus – a portion of the brain that contains a number of small nuclei of functions Retina – […]

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Introduction to Sleep Part II

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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What Does Sleep Do For Us? You can spend thousands of hours by reading books on sleep, scientific magazines, or just surfing the Internet on this subject. The final result will be the same:  every sleep researchers are still at the beginning of this exploration trying to understand exactly why people require sleep. All they […]

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Introduction to Sleep Part I

Saturday, May 2, 2009

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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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What is Sleep

Friday, May 1, 2009

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Common opinion of people prior to the first half of 20th century was an idea of sleep as a useless part of our daily lives. Modern science tells us that our brain is actually very active during sleep. In addition, the amount of sleep we have reflects on our daily functionality and our mental and […]

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