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  1. How to Clean a Mattress Topper

    How do you clean a mattress topper without damaging it? This guide shows the easiest methods for effective cleaning, using common household items.

  2. Fibromyalgia and Sleep

    Cataplexy is a sudden loss of muscle control. Our guide explores this condition and offers tips for coping with cataplexy.

  3. Children and Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing is interrupted during sleep. These pauses in breathing affect sleep quality and can lead to daytime sleepiness and behavior issues in children.

  4. How Weight Affects Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea is a relatively common disorder in which people experience disrupted breathing while they are sleeping.

  5. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Sleep

    This guide provides information on the bidirectional relationship between multiple sclerosis, along with advice for getting better sleep with MS.

  6. How To Make Your Room Dark

    Sleeping in the dark is critical for getting a good night’s sleep. Explore tips for making your bedroom as dark as possible.

  7. What You Should Know About Sleep Paralysis

    While we usually think of being asleep or awake as clearly defined and distinct, conditions like sleep paralysis challenge these fixed boundaries. Sleep paralysis is a temporary inability to move that occurs right after falling asleep or waking up. Individuals remain aware during episodes, which frequently involve troubling hallucinations and a sensation of suffocation. These […]

  8. Bruxism: Teeth Grinding at Night

    Clenching and grinding your teeth is a common involuntary reaction to anger, fear, or stress. In some people, this reaction plays out repeatedly through the day, even if they aren’t responding to an immediate stressor. This involuntary teeth grinding is known as bruxism. Bruxism can happen while awake or asleep, but people are much less […]

  9. Hypersomnia

    Excessive sleepiness, also called hypersomnolence, is a common experience for one-third of Americans that are chronically sleep-deprived. According to a National Sleep Foundation Sleep in America poll, 43% of people report that daytime sleepiness interferes with their activities at least a few days a month. One in five report experiencing daytime sleepiness at least a […]

  10. Sleepwalking: What is Somnambulism?

    Our medical review team has recently evaluated this page to ensure accuracy. We will continue to monitor and revise this article as new literature is published on sleepwalking. In normal conversation, the term sleepwalking may be used casually and figuratively as a way of describing a lack of energy or focus. But for a number […]