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The Unexpected Problems With Sleeping Pills

The Unexpected Problems with Sleeping Pills

People don’t just take sleeping pills for insomnia, but also during stressful times and while traveling. The side effects of sleep aids may not be considered by some, since many are easily available as over-the-counter drugs, or through a prescription. Prescribed sleeping pills are often benzodiazepines, and may include sedative medications, while most over-the-counter sleeping […]

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Residents of Nursing Homes May Have Sleep Problems Solved

Improving Nursing Home Residents’ Sleep

A new study aims to bring better sleep to nursing home residents with Telecare. By employing bed occupancy sensors, floor sensors or enuresis sensors, Telecare allows for older peoples’ sleep to be monitored. It is traditionally used by older people in their own homes, but it could be greatly beneficial for nursing homes as well. Staffing levels, […]

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The History of Narcolepsy

The History of Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a chronic brain disorder that involves poor control of sleep-wake cycles. People with narcolepsy experience periods of extreme daytime sleepiness and sudden, irresistible bouts of sleep that can strike at any time.  These “sleep attacks” usually last a few seconds to several minutes. Often time people fall asleep in the middle of conversations, eating, […]

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Halloween Could Mean More Caffeine Consumption, Possible Sleep Problems

Halloween Could Mean More Caffeine Consumption, Possible Sleep Problems

As Halloween approaches, many people will indulgence themselves in the sugar high and crash of candy. Chocolate is a choice that some can’t’ resist, not realizing it contains caffeine—something can significant cause sleep disruptions. Caffeine is very common stimulant. It is the most commonly used mood-altering drug in the world. In addition to coffee, many […]

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