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  • people
  • In the eastern U.S. & Canada in the 19th Century people would say that the Old Hag came last night and sat on their chest during their sleep. (meta-religion.com)
  • The people behind the project are Stokholm and associate professor, Dr Nicola Pavese in collaboration with medical doctors from the department of neurology and the Sleep Clinic, Aarhus University Hospital and medical doctors from the University Hospital Clinic de Barcelona . (medicalbrief.co.za)
  • This urge to sleep can be very strong and people have been known to fall asleep during conversations, meals, driving a car and even when surrounded by dangerous machinery or dangerous envilroment. (thetole.com)
  • cognitive
  • We have recently discussed the finding that sleep disordered breathing is associated with increased risk of developing mild cognitive impairment and dementia. (drsamgirgis.com)
  • Methods: In this prospective, case-control, PET study, patients with IRBD and no clinical evidence of parkinsonism and cognitive impairment were recruited from tertiary sleep centres in Spain (Barcelona) and Denmark (Aarhus). (medicalbrief.co.za)
  • night
  • During sleep, the intervals between the breaths (apnoeic spells) or the reduction of the depth of breathing (hypopnoea) lead to a decrease of the oxygen in the blood and will cause the afflicted person to wake up many times during the night. (thetole.com)
  • insomnia
  • Anxiety is an emotion that actually wakes us up," Dr. Steve Orma, author of Stop Worrying and Go to Sleep: How to Put Insomnia to Bed for Good , told The Huffington Post. (tuck.com)
  • Insomnia disorder (primary insomnia), chronic difficulty in falling asleep and/or maintaining sleep when no other cause is found for these symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Clinicians assess the sleep hygiene of people who present with insomnia and other conditions, such as depression, and offer recommendations based on the assessment. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2016
  • Sleep Cycle is the debut solo album by Animal Collective member Deakin (Josh Dibb), released on Bandcamp on April 6, 2016. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wakefulness
  • It persists during the transition of sleep to wakefulness, where an individual will experience feelings of drowsiness, disorientation and a decline in motor dexterity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Avoiding nicotine, caffeine (including coffee, energy drinks, soft drinks, tea, chocolate, and some pain relievers), and other stimulants in the hours before bedtime is recommended by most sleep hygiene specialists, as these substances activate neurobiological systems that maintain wakefulness. (wikipedia.org)
  • nocturnal
  • Sexual behaviors that result from sexsomnia are not to be mistaken with normal nocturnal sexual behaviors, which do not occur during NREM sleep. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sexual behaviors that are viewed as normal during sleep and are accompanied by extensive research and documentation include nocturnal emissions , nocturnal erections , and sleep orgasms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Smoking tobacco products before bed is also thought to reduce one's quality of resting by decreasing the time spent in deep sleep, leading to sleep fragmentation and nocturnal restlessness. (wikipedia.org)
  • sleepiness
  • Impact of sleep disturbances is increasingly focused in the society with regard to traffic safety where accidents can be related to reduce mental concentration due to sleepiness . (global-summit.com)
  • A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue , daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and weight loss or weight gain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alcohol near bedtime is frequently discouraged by clinicians, because, although alcohol can induce sleepiness initially, the arousal caused by metabolizing alcohol can disrupt and significantly fragment sleep. (wikipedia.org)
  • airway
  • It causes your airway to collapse or become blocked during sleep. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Sleep, its effect on the upper airway, and how this can lead to apnoeic events is described, as are the wider consequences of recurrent apnoeas on the cardiovascular system and normal daytime function. (springer.com)
  • periods
  • Sleep occurs in repeating periods, in which the body alternates between two distinct modes known as non-REM and REM sleep. (wikipedia.org)
  • Furthermore, self-awakening from a short nap was shown to relieve disorientation of sleep inertia as opposed to a forced awakening but these results may warrant more research into the nature of arousal after sleep periods. (wikipedia.org)
  • asleep
  • We spend about one-third of our lives asleep, and sleep is essential to better health. (nytimes.com)
  • Sexsomnia , also known as sleep sex , is a distinct form of parasomnia , or an abnormal activity that occurs while an individual is asleep. (wikipedia.org)
  • Awakening can mean the end of sleep, or simply a moment to survey the environment and readjust body position before falling back asleep. (wikipedia.org)
  • The onset of slow-wave sleep occurs approximately 30 minutes after falling asleep, therefore a nap should be limited to under 30 to prevent waking during slow-wave sleep and enhancing sleep inertia. (wikipedia.org)
  • people who exercise experience better quality of sleep than those who do not, but exercising too late in the day can be activating and delay falling asleep. (wikipedia.org)
  • researchers
  • Researchers found that those who didn't sleep well exhibited more signs of skin aging including fine lines, uneven pigmentation and reduced skin elasticity. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • The researchers also found that those who enjoyed quality sleep were more quick to recover from stressors to the skin such as sun and environmental toxins. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • And, in another piece of bad news for those who don't sleep well, researchers found that poor quality sleepers were much more likely to be overweight. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • According to UC Berkeley researchers, lack of sleep plays a role in ramping up brain regions that trigger excessive worry. (tuck.com)
  • Researchers at University of California Berkeley's Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory found that when deprived of sleep, the brain reverts back to more primitive patterns of activity. (tuck.com)
  • Researchers have only begun to examine the genetics involved in sleep. (medicinenet.com)
  • It was first described in 1953 when sleep researchers noticed a unique pattern of brain waves (signals recorded on an electroencephalogram (EEG), a type of test that measures the electrical impulses within the brain). (medicinenet.com)
  • Researchers interpreted this result as indicating that the brain of the average sleep-deprived subject had to work harder than that of the average non-sleep-deprived subject to accomplish a given task. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sleep researchers also use simplified electrocardiography (EKG) for cardiac activity and actigraphy for motor movements. (wikipedia.org)
  • humans
  • Scientists still do not have a definitive explanation for why humans have a need for sleep . (medicinenet.com)
  • It is also clear that sleep is essential, not only for humans but for almost all animals. (medicinenet.com)
  • Like most creatures on Earth, humans come equipped with a circadian clock, a roughly 24-hour internal timer that keeps our sleep patterns in sync with our planet - at least until genetics, age and our personal habits get in the way. (nytimes.com)
  • During slow-wave sleep, humans secrete bursts of growth hormone. (wikipedia.org)
  • habits
  • While these numbers are useful guidelines, they really don't tell you anything about your individual sleep needs, which are largely determined by genetics - and strongly influenced by your habits. (nytimes.com)
  • A new study analyzed the sleep habits of 1,000 people and discovered a correlative link between the amount of z's gained and weight lost. (yahoo.com)
  • Any change in your usual sleeping habits can cause a sleep problem. (cancer.org)
  • Reasons for changes in usual sleeping habits include pain , anxiety , worry, depression (see the related sections), night sweats , or the side effects of treatment or medicines. (cancer.org)
  • adults
  • Most experts recommend that adults get between seven and eight hours of sleep per night. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Young T, Patta M, Dempsey J, Skatrud J, Weber S, Badr S. The occurrence of sleep-disordered breathing among middle-aged adults. (springer.com)
  • Overnight pulse oximetry for sleep-disordered breathing in adults: a review. (springer.com)
  • For adults, getting less than 7-8 hours of sleep is associated with a number of physical and mental health deficits, and therefore a top sleep hygiene recommendation is allowing enough time for sleep. (wikipedia.org)
  • naps
  • Negative effects of napping on sleep and performance have been found to depend on duration and timing, with shorter midday naps being the least disruptive. (wikipedia.org)
  • habitual
  • The authors point to an earlier study which showed that experimental rather than habitual restriction of sleep resulted in impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). (wikipedia.org)
  • band's
  • citation needed] During the band's career Stony Sleep toured Britain extensively, and played a handful of gigs in Europe and the USA. (wikipedia.org)
  • hygiene
  • It offers solutions to the sleep deprived anxiety sufferers, from treatment options, through online forums, tips regarding healthy sleep hygiene and banishing anxious thoughts, to medical associations that can help. (tuck.com)
  • It goes without saying that proper sleep hygiene was already in place for me, but when there's another person in bed with you, sometimes you need more help. (yahoo.com)
  • Sleep hygiene is the recommended behavioral and environmental practice that is intended to promote better quality sleep. (wikipedia.org)
  • Practice of sleep hygiene and knowledge of sleep hygiene practices can be assessed with measures such as the Sleep Hygiene Index, Sleep Hygiene Awareness and Practice Scale, or the Sleep Hygiene Self-Test. (wikipedia.org)
  • For younger individuals, sleep hygiene can be assessed by the Adolescent Sleep Hygiene Scale or the Children's Sleep Hygiene Scale. (wikipedia.org)
  • Similarly, good sleep hygiene involves minimizing time spent thinking about worries or anything emotionally upsetting shortly before bedtime. (wikipedia.org)
  • disruptive
  • A number of foods and substances have been found to disturb sleep, due to stimulant effects or disruptive digestive demands. (wikipedia.org)
  • less
  • Feeling rested has been proved to combat anxiety and feeling less anxious leads to sounder sleep. (tuck.com)
  • Sleeping less than seven hours is associated with a range of health problems including obesity, heart disease, depression and impaired immune function. (nytimes.com)
  • Especially during non-REM sleep, the brain uses significantly less energy during sleep than it does in waking. (wikipedia.org)
  • hours
  • Sleep is influenced by the circadian rhythms (regular body changes in mental and physical characteristics that occur in the course of about 24 hours). (medicinenet.com)
  • 2. Determine the total number of hours you sleep. (nytimes.com)
  • Being tired isn't always about not getting eight hours of sleep. (yahoo.com)
  • In 2005, a study of over 1400 participants showed that participants who habitually slept few hours were more likely to have associations with type 2 diabetes . (wikipedia.org)
  • Avoid caffeine for at least 6 to 8 hours before bedtime - longer if it affects your sleep. (cancer.org)
  • patterns
  • Even if you think you're getting enough sleep, you may be surprised once you see your sleep patterns in black and white. (nytimes.com)
  • Some of the new activity trackers will monitor your sleep patterns for you, but you can also do it easily yourself. (nytimes.com)