Parasomnias are undesirable physical or experiential events that occur during sleep as movements, emotions, perceptions, and dreams.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that the new pharmacologic guidelines be used in conjunction with other AASM guidelines for insomnia.
Some well-known sleep disorders are associated with headaches, including sleep apnea and parasomnias.
The USPSTF found that there is uncertainty about the accuracy of screening tools for obstructive sleep apnea in adults.
Read these tips that could help patients improve their sleep hygiene.
Socioeconomically disadvantaged children have a higher rate of sleep difficulties than children from high-income households.
Dreaming may allow us to learn and process emotional issues while we sleep.
Lack of sleep may be one reason for the increase in diabetes in the United States.
Melatonin has few side effects and could be a good alternative for those suffering from insomnia.
If used appropriately, caffeine can help medical personnel stay alert throughout the day.
Patients who experience nocturia, or frequent urination during the night, may have increased mortality rates.
Sleep deprivation can cause hallucinations, decreased cognitive function, and anxiety.
The USPSTF gave existing evidence an "I" recommendation.
Hyperarousal is linked to an increased likelihood of a patient using prescription sleep aids.
When patients don't get enough sleep, lipid levels in their blood may make it more difficult for them resist overeating.
Teens who have insufficient sleep are more likely to engage in risky behavior, including drunk driving.
Patients who are sedentary, obese, or smokers have an increased risk of developing restless leg syndrome.
Young adults with sleep problems have increased risks of developing chronic pain and experiencing worsening in pain severity.
Understanding the link between vitamin D deficiency and obstructive sleep apnea can be challenging.
Although people who sleepwalk may injure themselves, they often do not feel pain until they are awake.
A new study found that dietary intake of fiber, saturated fats, and carbohydrates can influence sleep quality.
The Mallampati score is a simple, quick test that can be a good predictor of obstructive sleep apnea.
A growing number of adults in the United States are not getting the recommended 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night.
Look for symptoms like headaches, daytime sleepiness, and forgetfulness when diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea.
Insomnia can be treated via nonprescription medications and modalities.
In sleep studies, a partner's report of the patient's symptoms can be invaluable, but what if they're lying?
For patients who are gaining weight seemingly without cause, consider sleep-related eating disorders for a diagnosis.
Getting more than 7 hours of sleep each night may reduce the risk of contracting the rhinovirus.
If a patient is experiencing fatigue, consider exercise and weight loss to help decrease their symptoms.
Daytime sleepiness and long naps may be associated with significantly increased risks of developing type 2 diabetes.