When sleep goes wrong, it can pose serious risks for our health and wellbeing. Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is the umbrella term for a variety of different nocturnal breathing disorders, including central sleep apnoea (CSA), obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), and Cheyne-Stokes Respiration (CSR). Here’s a quick primer on the types, the risks, and the treatment. What […]
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Identifying Your Sleep Issues
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea – OSA – is a condition that affects the health of millions of people around the world, but many of us don’t even realise we are living with it. According to the World Health Organisation, over 100 million adults suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea,(1) including one in three men and almost one in five women.(2) If you […]
Even if you know what time you ought to be slipping into bed for the night, at the end of a busy day, it can be difficult actually make it to bed on time. But consistency is important for healthy sleep.
Snoring is one of the most common forms of sleep-disrupted breathing, a group of sleep disorders characterised by difficulty with respiration during sleep. Estimates indicate that at least 90 million U.S. adults snore at some point in their lives, and nearly 40 million snore on a regular basis.
The symptoms of colds and allergies often overlap and sometimes can be hard to distinguish. Allergies and colds affect our sleep in very different ways.
Adults going through a stressful time in their lives, or who have a history of depression, may experience symptoms of insomnia which include trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, waking very early, and experiencing un-refreshing sleep. Women appear to experience insomnia more often than men, and may be at particular risk for insomnia during menopause. Some even report pre-travel or “first night in a hotel” insomnia.
Difficulty with sleep onset, the period of transition between wakefulness and sleep, is one of the most common sleep problems
A healthy sleep routine with sufficient amounts of REM sleep is essential to feeling mentally and emotionally well, and to performing at your best during your waking life.
It is actually quite common to have awakenings at night that you don’t remember, including ones that last up to a minute or more.