A lack of sleep may trigger seizures in epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that is characterized by recurring seizures. The exact cause of epilepsy is not always known, but it is thought to be related to abnormal electrical activity in the brain. There is evidence to suggest that sleep can have an impact on epilepsy, and epilepsy can contribute to sleep problems. Sleep … Read more

What Side to Lay on When Your Stomach Hurts

  Anyone with stomach irritation or digestive issues knows how drastically it can disrupt your life. You spend all your time searching for the perfect position to soothe your stomach and ease the pain. That’s why knowing what side to lay on for nausea and digestive discomfort can mean the difference between waking up wincing … Read more

Why Does My Dog Sleep Against Me?

If you’re a dog mom or dad, you have probably asked yourself at some point: why does my dog sleep against me? Let us know if you relate – when you crawl into bed at night, ready to relax and get your valuable ZZZs, your four-legged child hops up into bed, blatantly ignoring all of … Read more

How to Move a Mattress

New year, new home? If you fall into this category, congratulations! Whether your move is for upsizing or downsizing, it’s a great opportunity to assess your home inventory and decide what items to take or leave. This is an easy decision for smaller items that aren’t considered “essentials”. However, larger household staples may take more … Read more

Lack of Sleep Makes You More Selfish

In our last post, we discussed findings from a UC Berkeley study that demonstrated how sleep-deprived subjects not only felt lonelier but also avoided close contact in much the same way as people with social anxiety. So, in a nutshell, insomnia can kill your social life and even trigger a disturbing “viral contagion of social … Read more

A Bad Mattress Can Kill Your Social Life

There’s no doubt that a poor night’s sleep comes with plenty of physical baggage the next day – from listless limbs to red-streaked eyes. And the side effects don’t stop there because the mental baggage is just waiting in the wings to join the show – complete with the brain fog you just can’t shake. … Read more

Sleep apnea is ‘more than a snore’

The new national “More than a Snore” campaign raises awareness of obstructive sleep apnea, a serious, but treatable, condition that causes you to stop breathing during sleep. “This campaign will raise national awareness of obstructive sleep apnea and encourage undiagnosed patients to advocate for themselves and seek treatment.” – Jennifer Martin, a licensed clinical psychologist … Read more

Sleeping with COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung condition that can make it difficult to breathe. According to one survey, about 40 percent of people with COPD report that getting a good night’s sleep can be a challenge. Sleep and COPD are connected in several ways. Breathing difficulties from COPD affect sleep People with COPD … Read more

Enter the 2023 “Unplug to Recharge” High School Video Contest

Submissions are now being accepted for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s 2023 “Unplug to Recharge” High School Video Contest. Entrants will compete for a cash prize and raise awareness about the importance of sleep for teens and the effect of technology on teen sleep. High school students can enter the contest by submitting an … Read more

Sleep disorders in children

Sleep problems are common among children. While some sleep problems may go away as a child grows and develops, other ongoing problems may be a sign of a sleep disorder. In fact, recent research suggests that childhood sleep problems may predict sleep problems in adulthood. Does my child have a sleep problem? Up to 50% … Read more