Sleep bruxism, or grinding one’s teeth at night, is a condition that can result in disrupted sleep and teeth damage. The condition can be associated with factors such as daytime stress, anxiety, caffeine intake and sleep apnea.
If your partner has sleep bruxism, you can sleep with earplugs to avoid being awakened by the sounds of the grinding. But what if you are the one suffering from sleep bruxism? Here are three tips for coping:
Traveling for work or pleasure can be fun and interesting, but traveling to a new time zone can result in jet lag. This condition occurs when your circadian rhythms are slow to adjust to the new time zone and remain on their original biological schedule for several days. This results in your body telling you it is time to sleep, when it's actually the middle of the afternoon, or it makes you want to stay awake when it is late at night.
Here are some tips for minimizing the occurrence of jet lag:
The National Sleep Foundation's 2006 Sleep in America poll found that America's adolescents (6th-12th grade) are not getting the sleep they need, and this lack of sleep gets worse as they progress through their teen years. According to our study -
Researchers from Boston's Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital may have found that 'sleep spindles' are the secret ingredient to an uninterrupted night's sleep. Their research has been published in today's issue of Current Biology.
The new school year is around the corner, and if your kids are like most, they're probably used to staying up and sleeping in later than they would during the school year. In fact, if school were to start tomorrow, they'd probably have a tough time going to bed and waking up in time for it.
Researchers have found that 19.5% of U.S. adults are suffering from moderate to severe excessive daytime sleepiness; a cause for public health and safety concerns. "The number of individuals sleepy or drowsy during situations where they should be alert is disturbing," said principal investigator Dr. Maurice Ohayon, professor of psychiatry at Stanford University and director of the Stanford Sleep Epidemiology Research Center in Palo Alto, California.
Many of the world's greatest athletes eat, sleep, breathe, and live for their sport. But did you know that in addition to physical conditioning and conscious eating, sleep plays a major role in athletic performance and competitive results?
A new study found that obstructive sleep apnea is linked to an increased risk of heart failure and coronary heart disease in middle-aged and older men. "Men with severe obstructive sleep apnea were 58 percent more likely to develop new congestive heart failure over eight years of follow up compared to men without sleep apnea," says Daniel Gottlieb, study author and associate professor at Boston University's School of Medicine. Researchers monitored 1,927 men and 2,495 women over 40 years of age.
If you are one of over 40 million Americans suffering from insomnia, there may be some help for you in the form of cherry juice. A pilot study conducted by a team of University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester and VA Center of Canandaigua researchers found that cherry juice blend could have modest but beneficial effects on sleep in older adults with insomnia.
Is there a perfect time to take a nap? It depends. Your personal situation will determine the best time for you to take a nap. There are three types of naps you can take; planned, emergency and habitual napping. Planned napping (also called preparatory napping) involves taking a nap to delay getting tired early or to help stay alert later than you normally would. Emergency napping occurs when you suddenly feel tired or fatigued and need to rest before completing a task which requires alertness.