Most of these will be over-the-counter remedies (i.e. “sleeping pills”) from either name brand companies or generic variants, yet the results should remain the same: assistance in lulling yourself to sleep when your mind and/or body just won’t let you.
Category: Sleep Disorders
As many as a third of American male adults – according to research culled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – aren’t getting enough sleep on a regular basis…and that’s an alarming statistic when you break it down. There are a myriad of possible factors at play here with regard to why someone could be struggling to sleep peacefully, the more common reasons having to do with mental health issues or poor “sleep hygiene.”
Before you know it, it’ll be back-to-school time, and for those of you with children who may be heading back to the classroom this fall, you know how difficult, challenging and downright strange – in some places – the whole education subject has become over the past year. From accusations of indoctrination methodologies to the battle over masks, nothing is as easy as it once was in the world of parenting…and being a student.
From sundresses and strappy sandals to bikinis and cocktails poolside, summer enables us to shed the clothing layers of winter and is a much-awaited season filled with long sunny days, outdoor gatherings – well, prior to COVID concerns, that is – and warm temperatures. But for many, the season also signals a period for insomnia.
As men age, the years between 40 and 60 bring about sleep issues, with many feeling tired upon waking and reporting a lack of vitality and energy throughout the day. This condition is typically caused by sleep apnea and other sleep-related disorders, and in this blog we’re going to provide some compelling reasons why a good night’s sleep may be the best gift for the special dad in your life this Father’s Day.
Fatigue is defined by the medical profession as a feeling of weariness, tiredness or lack of energy that does not disappear after rest. People may feel fatigued in body or mind – i.e. physical or psychological fatigue – but most of the time, fatigue can be traced to one or more of your habits or routines.
While snoring can make for a tough night’s sleep for you and your bed mate, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sign of a bigger problem that should be looked into. This condition raises your risk for other health issues like high blood pressure and diabetes, and can even make you more dangerous when you get behind the wheel of a car, so to say sleep apnea can be harmful is something of an understatement
Feeling sluggish in the middle of winter? You’re not alone. The subject of more slumber on colder, shorter days isn’t exactly a new one, but let’s face it: Most of us don’t want to get out of bed when the alarm rings in the morning and it’s still pitch dark and cold outside. Factors such as temperature and the amount of light we receive during the day in the winter season may plan an important role, and we’re going to look at that in this post, along with factors such as seasonal affective disorders SAD and winter hypersomnia.
Contrary to popular belief, such sleep disturbances are common during the perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause stages, with statistics we’ve looked at suggesting some 28 to 63-percent of women experience sleep disruptions during this condition.
Simple lifestyle changes can make a world of difference to the quality of sleep you experience, and if you are suffering from insomnia, there are many steps you can take to change both behaviors and lifestyle to help you get to sleep.
In this post, we’re going to share some tips from our Kansas City Sleep Specialist, Dr. Abid Bhat, that will have you sleeping well at home in no time.