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Symptoms of sleep bruxism include:

  • Worn down teeth
  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Sore gums, teeth, jaw, and face

The severity of...

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It’s important for your health to get treated if you are suffering from shift work disorder. If you’re wondering whether you have shift work disorder, take a look through the following statements about your symptoms and sleep patterns.

When it comes to how much sleep our troops are getting, the situation is a bit of a nightmare: More than 40 percent of active duty military members report sleeping five hours or fewer per night. Early wake-up calls, shifts that can easily last longer than 24 hours, and nighttime disturbances when deployed are some of the reasons that troops are...

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Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep. The "apnea" in sleep apnea refers to a breathing pause that lasts at least ten seconds. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat fail to keep the airway open, despite efforts to breathe. Another form of...

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When you talk to a doctor about sleep symptoms that may be caused by your shift schedule, these are some of the things your doctor may ask you about.   

When holiday stress and anxiety mount during the holidays, it can be hard to fall or stay asleep. But good-quality shuteye can calm frazzled nerves. Besides, if left unchecked, holiday anxiety and insomnia can create a negative feedback loop,...

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When you get behind the wheel of a car without proper sleep, you...

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The 2006 Sleep in America™ poll finds that American 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. Most parents are unaware that their kids aren't sleeping enough, but they can play a key role in helping them get a good night's sleep. 

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Have you ever wondered why some foods make you feel sleepy while others give you a lift? Do you sometimes find yourself dozing off after a big meal or reaching for a sugary snack when you’re tired? In addition to giving us nourishment, the things we eat and drink can pick us up or slow us down. Knowing how food and beverages affect the body can...

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If insomnia is at the root of your sleepless nights, it may be worth trying meditation. The deep relaxation technique has been shown to increase sleep time, improve sleep quality, and make it easier to fall (and stay) asleep.These are some key facts about the...

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Getting a good night's sleep during the hot summer nights will require some preparation for a lot of people.

Did you know that in most cases, if you are sleeping and the temperatures rise above 75 degrees Fahrenheit or fall below 54 degrees it...

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The 2014 Sleep Health Index™   is the inaugural edition of a population-level poll to...

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Do you ever look at the person driving the car next to yours or the person sitting on the subway next to you and wonder "what kind of sleeper is he/she?" Probably not. But what if you could determine even more about a person by knowing just a little about his/her sleep habits. The commonalities are based on sleep habits and more than 40 other...

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If you have trouble falling asleep, relaxation techniques can help you quiet your mind and calm your body. Try one of these simple exercises when you’re in bed.

Breathing exercise

Close your eyes and notice your breathing. Turn all your attention to your natural breathing pattern and feel the air enter and leave your nose or...

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Dr. Buysse

Dr. Buysse

My wife has been diagnosed with depression, and she also suffers from insomnia. Is there a connection...

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Snoring is a common part sleep for many people, and as annoying as it may be to those who hear it there is nothing harmful about it on its own. In certain cases, though, snoring can indicate the presence Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a potentially...

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