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

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

Tips for sleeping well this winter

Winter’s colder temperatures and longer nights may seem like a great opportunity to get more sleep. However, for some people, these seasonal changes can interfere with the ability to get a good night’s rest. How winter affects your sleep It’s natural for our sleep habits to change as seasons change, sleep experts say. In fact, … 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