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  1. How To Dress Your Child for Sleep

    As your child grows, you may wonder what is appropriate sleepwear for babies, toddlers, and school-aged children. It can be tricky to find pajamas that tick all the boxes for comfort, safety, and convenience. This article highlights how to choose the best sleepwear for babies and children so your little ones can sleep soundly. How […]

  2. Medications for Cataplexy

    The severity of cataplexy symptoms varies. Some people with narcolepsy never experience an episode of cataplexy, while others have multiple episodes per day. Where you fall in that spectrum, as well as other health considerations, will determine whether your doctor suggests a medication for cataplexy. Some of these medications also have the added benefit of helping […]

  3. Insomnia and Women

    Sleep problems can affect anyone, but women are more likely to experience insomnia than men. Poor sleep can provoke daytime sleepiness and contribute to a range of conditions that affect physical and mental health. No single factor explains the disparity of insomnia between men and women; instead, multiple different elements combine to create heightened sleep […]

  4. Diagnosing Insomnia

    Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects 10-30% of adults. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s International Classification of Sleep Disorders, 3rd edition, insomnia is defined as the “persistent difficulty with sleep initiation, duration, consolidation or quality.” People develop insomnia symptoms despite adequate time allotted for sleep and the opportunity to sleep in […]

  5. How To Stay Awake on the Road

    Drowsy driving is a major safety hazard in the U.S. In 2017 alone, the National High Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates roughly 91,000 vehicle accidents – and nearly 800 fatalities – were attributed to crashes involving drowsy driving. For many drivers who cause these accidents, lack of sleep is a major factor. While getting enough […]

  6. How To Stay Awake During the Night Shift

    Roughly 16% of wage and salary employees in the U.S. work a non-daytime schedule, including 6% who work evenings and 4% who work nights. Adapting to these shifts can be difficult at first because they go against natural circadian rhythms that guide your sleep cycle. As a result, evening and night employees often feel more […]

  7. Tips for Sleeping During the Day

    Many people follow schedules that require them to work at night and sleep during the day. While some adjust to this routine rather quickly, others experience trouble falling asleep in the daylight hours due to a mismatch between their body’s circadian rhythm and natural light cycles. Roughly 18.5% of night shift workers meet the diagnostic […]

  8. Mattress Sizes and Dimensions

    Comparing mattress sizes starts with looking at their dimensions in regards to length and width. Keep in mind that height/thickness varies depending on the manufacturer and model, so there is no universal thickness for each mattress size. Width and length measurements are standardized for each size and are listed in the table below. Mattress Size […]

  9. The Bedroom Environment

    A relaxing environment is essential for a good night’s rest. Studies have shown people simply sleep better when their bedroom is optimized for light and noise levels, temperature, and comfort. And since sleep quality and duration are directly tied to other aspects of human health, a bedroom environment that promotes sleep can also improve how […]

  10. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

    Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also called Willis Ekbom disease causes uncomfortable feelings in the legs, such as itching, prickling, pulling, or crawling. These sensations create an overwhelming urge to move the legs. People with RLS may walk, stretch, or shake their legs to achieve relief. Symptoms tend to be worse when inactive, including when relaxing […]