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What Happens During Sleep Apnea?
More than 18 million people have sleep apnea, according to the National Sleep Foundation, and yet most of us still know little about the sleep disorder other than it has something to do with pauses in breathing. Yes, sleep apnea causes sufferers to temporarily stop breathing -- sometimes hundreds of times a night and possibly for longer than a full minute, accordin...
Insomnia Types: Can’t Fall Asleep, Up in Middle of the Night, Up Early
What is something that keeps you up at night? Dr Oz said that your Insomnia Type can help you find out how to get better rest at night. Sleep expert Dr Michael Breus said that there are three common Insomnia Types, each with its own potential health consequences.
Different Conditions Can Have ADHD-Like Symptoms in Children
Sleep Apnea Increases Risk for ADHD-Like Behaviors. ADD/HD problems with sleep can range from chronic difficulties falling asleep to frequent night-time awakenings to difficulty in morning awakening. Adults often report that inadequate sleep at night leads to daytime drowsiness and problems in maintaining the necessary alertness sufficient for completing daily tasks, which looks like ADHD. | mgh says: if both occur together, one exacerbates the other
Cheating Ourselves of Sleep - NY Times article: "According to sleep specialists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, among others, a number of bodily systems are negatively affected by inadequate sleep: the heart, lungs and kidneys; appetite, metabolism and weight control; immune function and disease resistance; sensitivity to pain; reaction time; mood; and brain function."