Discussing alcohol use with patients is important as alcohol consumption before bedtime is shown to negatively affect patient sleeping patterns.
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.
Poor control of asthma and obstructive sleep apnea can feed off one another, according to Michelle Zeidler, MD, pulmonologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the UCLA Sleep Fellowship Program.
Therapeutics to cool the brain may someday be a safer alternative to hypnotics.
In patients with paradoxical insomnia, also called sleep state misperception, there is a significant discrepancy between objective sleep quality and subjective perception of sleep.
Parasomnias usually occur in healthy children, but the differential can include neurologic, psychiatric, and mental disorders, so careful observation and a good history and physical are important.
Recent evidence has shown that binge watching television could lead to poor sleep.
We are still not sure why we dream, but many patients are still curious about their significance.
Obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing are associated with amyloid deposition.
A traumatic brain injury can change physical, cognitive, and emotional functioning, which can include changes in the patient's sleeping patterns.
Individuals with catathrenia experience a moaning, groaning, or high-pitched squeak during sleep.
Patients who experience sleep paralysis may find themselves unable to move or speak and may have difficulty taking a deep breath.
Many patients experience ongoing issues with nightmares or night terrors.
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.