Sleep Information Center Archive
Although the beneficial effects of drinking coffee include increased mental alertness, stamina, muscle recovery, and wakefulness, unwanted effects can include restlessness, palpitations, hypertension, insomnia, tremors, and increased urine output.
Teaching patients to practice good sleep hygiene can help them get the correct amount of sleep.
A study showed that sleep coregulation can occur in close, romantic relationships.
Whether to prescribe psychotropic medications in children with anxiety and sleep disorders is a common ethical dilemma faced by primary care providers.
Although an average of 8 hours is recommended, people may need to sleep more or less than that.
Patients who may be impaired by their medications or sleep disorders have a higher risk of fatal motor vehicle accidents.
A form of parasomnia, sleep sex has only been a recognized disorder since 2003.
Not every noise made during sleep qualifies as a sleep talking. Learn about other sleep disorders that manifest vocally.
Remember to ask about caffeine and alcohol use when patients present with sleep complaints.