Category Archives: Sleep Disorders

Why do I Wake Up Feeling Tired?

Waking up in the morning feeling no more refreshed than you did when you went to bed is not a good way to start the day. Unsurprisingly there are a lot of reasons why this might happen and we’re going … Continue reading

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Is Restless Legs Syndrome Affecting Your Sleep?

If you get that creepy, twitchy feeling in your legs at night, you may have restless legs syndrome (RLS). It makes you want to get up or jump up and down to relieve the feeling and can disturb sleep, as … Continue reading

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Understand the Sleep Walker – Sleepwalking 101

Sleepwalking is most common in children aged between 4-8 years and they gradually grow out of the problem.  It sometimes happens in adults too, so if you’re the parent or partner of a sleepwalker, then this article is for you. … Continue reading

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How to keep a sleep journal.

It may seem an odd thing to say, but managing sleep (especially when you don’t get enough of it) is a bit like managing your money or your weight.  Making a budget or a plan starts with working out how … Continue reading

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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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