Although sleep appears to be a passive activity, it involves an active interplay of brain circuits; an activity that scientists and sleep experts have been studying for decades. Scientists have spent years studying sleep problems and the associations between sleep and learning. For instance, studies …Read more
Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism, is considered as the main cause of most sleep-related injuries. Unfortunately, research efforts in the last 50 years has left several questions regarding sleepwalking unanswered, especially in terms of its actual causes.
One of the major misconceptions about sleepwalking is that it is a benign disorder, in which minor effects result from this condition. More recent reports have now shown that somnambulism is associated with adverse events, including placing one’s self within harm’s way and …Read more
Approximately 50 to 70 million Americans struggle with sleep problems and insomnia and one in ten have turned to prescription sleeping pills in a desperate attempt to get some shut-eye. These are some troubling statistics, especially if you consider the fact that taking sleeping pills even in small amounts is correlated with a 35 percent increased risk of cancer and a four times increased likelihood of dying early!
If that weren’t bad enough, …Read more
Sleep pertains to that nocturnal ritual that is characterized by a lack of voluntary muscle movement and consciousness, as the body recharges itself for the next busy day. Sleep problems, also known as sleep disorders, are disruptions in these evening rest periods, resulting in various physical and mental effects. One of the most common sleep problems is insomnia, which is characterized by an inability to sleep or in some cases, not being able to sleep for hours in one evening.…Read more