Category Archives: Sleep and Our Health

Night-Time Teeth Grinding. What is it and What can be Done About it?

Why do I grind my teeth in my sleep? Grinding, gnashing or clenching your teeth when you sleep is called sleep bruxism.  You may not be aware that you do it, so symptoms are: Worn down, flattened or chipped teeth … Continue reading

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Night Terrors – What are They?

Night terrors, also called sleep terrors, are a parasomnia.  Parasomnia is a sleep problem whereby you have unwanted events happening while you sleep. What happens during a night terror? People who experience night terrors will often sit upright in bed … Continue reading

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Narcolepsy and Cataplexy – What Are They?

Narcolepsy is a condition that makes a person excessively sleepy during the day.  It’s a neurological problem that doesn’t have a cure and it disrupts a person’s normal sleep pattern. Cataplexy is a sudden loss of muscle control and tone … Continue reading

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What is REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder?

What is a parasomnia? A parasomnia is a sleep problem whereby you have unwanted events happening while you sleep.  REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder (RBD) is a parasomnia. What is REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder? This involves acting out vivid dreams as … Continue reading

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Circadian Rhythm Disorders – Dealing with Jet Lag and Shift Working.

Jetlag and shift working that makes you wakeful when you should be sleeping and sleepy when you need to be awake are called circadian rhythm disorders.  There is a mismatch with the circadian rhythms and the body’s internal clock. Circadian … Continue reading

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FAQs About Sleep and Sleep Disorders.

Sleep, like breathing, isn’t something we think much about until it goes wrong.  You will have realised that this site is dedicated to helping you get back to the restful and restorative sleep you’re used to.  In this article we’re … Continue reading

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7 Causes of Night Sweats.

We often think of night sweating in association with the menopause.  It’s an uncomfortable symptom that can wake you (and potentially your bed partner) during the night and diminish the quality of sleep you get. However remember that if your … Continue reading

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Are You Tired All the Time?

What’s making you tired all the time? Medically, tiredness is a tough one because there are so many potential causes.  Anything from not sleeping well, through stress, not drinking enough fluid, over exercise, under exercise, depression, thyroid disease and pregnancy, … Continue reading

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All About Bed Bugs.

What is a bed bug? The ‘common bed bug’ is a small oval, wingless insect, about 5mm long.  Young bed bugs are small pale beige colour and the mature bed bug is a reddish-brown. They feed once every 10 days … Continue reading

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How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs and How to Prevent Them.

How to prevent bud bugs. Bedbugs live in mattresses, bed linen, clothes, the folds and seams of soft furnishings, even in the joints of our furniture and electrical plug sockets.  So, to prevent bed bugs coming into your home: Check … Continue reading

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