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  1. Sleeping While Pregnant: Second Trimester

    The second trimester is an exciting time in pregnancy, with morning sickness abating and the baby bump starting to show. For most women, the second trimester is also a relief in terms of sleep quality. Still, there are a number of factors to take into consideration if you want to sleep well during your second […]

  2. CPAP: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

    Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is often used to treat obstructive sleep apnea and other types of sleep-disordered breathing.

  3. How Do Animals Sleep?

    Have you ever wondered how whales can sleep without drowning, or why bats sleep upside down? All animals need sleep, but animal sleep patterns are as varied as the animal kingdom itself. How Mammals Sleep Mammals sleep to save their energy and restore mental and physical energy. The amount of sleep a mammal needs depends […]

  4. Sleep Debt and Catching up on Sleep

    Sleep is an essential part of overall health. Getting enough sleep offers a plethora of benefits, like feeling more energized during the day, improving immune function, and aiding the brain in processing and storing new information. For many people, getting enough sleep can be a challenge. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), almost […]

  5. Sleep and Social Media

    There’s no doubt that social media has transformed the world we live in. An ever-increasing number of social media services allow users to connect with people all over the globe in an instant, providing connection, news, and endless entertainment. For many users, social media is a constant presence. Whether it’s to find information, chat, or […]

  6. Exercise and Sleep

    The relationship between exercise and sleep has been extensively investigated over the years. Previous studies have noted that proper exercise can alleviate sleep-related problems and help you get an adequate amount of rest. Recent research also suggests insufficient or poor-quality sleep can lead to lower levels of physical activity the following day. For these reasons, […]

  7. Medical and Brain Conditions That Cause Excessive Sleepiness

    Uncontrollable yawning, heavy eyelids, and the powerful urge to doze off during the day are signs of excessive sleepiness. Struggling to stay awake can drag down performance at school and work, put strain on social and personal relationships, and create serious risks when driving. If you experience persistent drowsiness, it’s normal to wonder, “why am […]

  8. How Lack of Sleep Impacts Cognitive Performance and Focus

    Sleep is an important time for the brain. Levels of brain activity change in each stage of sleep — including both rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM (NREM) sleep — and evidence increasingly suggests that sleep enhances most types of cognitive function. Getting enough hours of high-quality sleep fosters attention and concentration, which are a […]

  9. The Best Foods To Help You Sleep

    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 nutrition and sleep. Whether it’s a jolt after a cup of coffee or drowsiness after Thanksgiving dinner, most people have personally experienced how food and drinks can affect […]

  10. How To Relieve Stress for Bedtime

    While stress is the body’s natural response to protecting itself, chronic stress or anxiety can have many long-term effects, including poor sleep or even sleepless nights. Stress invokes the “fight or flight” feeling. This elevates the heart rate, quickens breathing, and increases stress hormones in the body. Anxiety is stress that continues after the stressor […]

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