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Questions and Answers About Sleep

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decreased REM

can anyone offer me hope?

Added by sharon on November 13, 2008 at 9:26pm — No Comments

National Sleep Foundation and The Big Sleep Show

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce its acquisition of The Big Sleep Show, the first-ever consumer health event solely devoted to sleep and alertness, which debuted last year in Chicago. In collaboration with NBC television and its popular, regional health event, the Healthy Lifestyle Expo, NSF will launch "The National Sleep Foundation’s Big Sleep Show" at Chicago’s Navy Pier on Saturday-Sunday, March 21-22, 2009.



Supported by NBC–Chicago's (WMAQ-5) on-air… Continue

Added by sleepfoundation on October 31, 2008 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Books in Bulk Programs for sleep professionals

Do you have a clinic program for insomnia patients? Do you spend time describing the same sleep hygeine or cognitive behavioral therapies over and over to patients with sleep disorders?



Would you like to reduce the clinic time you currently devote to educating patients about these issues?



Dr. Krakow's books have been successfully used by sleep professionals, psychiatrists, primary care doctors and others as invaluable clinic time-savers. They are also easy reads for… Continue

Added by Dr. Barry Krakow on October 23, 2008 at 12:57pm — No Comments

changing nightmares into dreams

Okay, I bought the book and CDs on Turning Nightmares Into Dreams and am stuck on section 16; changing nightmares into dreams.



The instructions say change the nightmare anyway you wish, change a little, change a lot so you have a new dream.



The traumatic event that led to the nightmares was the death of a close friend. How do I change the "reality" of his death? My perception is that I would have to "pretend" he didn't die and paint a happy ending to the unfortunate series… Continue

Added by Noel on October 16, 2008 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Night Terrors

I am the mom of a 15 year old son who suffers from night terrors since he was an infant. We never slept. He would be running screaming through the house easily 4 times a night. He would fight me, leave the house, jump on me in the middle of the night. It was horrible to watch what he would go through. Some nights I would have to tackle him so he didn't hurt himself, other times I could talk him into going back to bed without incident. When he went into grade 8 all of a sudden they stopped. We… Continue

Added by Tara on October 9, 2008 at 3:55pm — 2 Comments

National Sleep Foundation News and Alerts

What would you like to see in your upcoming news and alerts? Tell us – we’d love to hear. It should take only three minutes to answer these six questions that will help us better serve you.

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You can read our alerts at http://www.sleepfoundation.org/nsfalert

Thanks!

The National Sleep Foundation

Added by sleepfoundation on October 7, 2008 at 4:25pm — 2 Comments

NSF Alert

Don't forget. If you missed Tuesday's NSF Alert, you can find daily updates at http://www.sleepfoundation.org/nsf alert.



In this week's alert:



NSF's Back to School Primer

With school back in session, is your teenager getting the right amount of sleep?…



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Added by sleepfoundation on September 3, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Pillow Talk Is so cool!

I know this sounds weird but being on pillow talk is pretty amazing! i love that theres plenty of people who are experiancing what i am and that i can get answers like THAT! go pillow talk.

Added by Delaney Jansen on August 28, 2008 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Need a support group in my area

Does anyone know of any support groups or around the Peoria, IL area? Sure could use one right about now....Jaidin

Added by Jaidin on August 21, 2008 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Sleep Deprivation Does Not Make You A Better Or Harder Worker

When is the myth that an individual who pulls all nighters or is constantly staying late at the office is a harder worker or more dedicated student going to stop? Getting a good night's sleep makes you more productive so you can get your work done more efficiently - so you don't have to stay up all night to finish it!



We all know people who wear their sleep deprivation like a badge of honor. They talk about how many hours and how hard they work, how much caffeine they consume, their… Continue

Added by SpeedSleep on July 17, 2008 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Better Sleep = Enhanced Creative Abilities

How many times have you heard someone say “my best ideas occur in my sleep” or “I always come up with solutions to my problems after I sleep on them”? Clearly, there is a powerful connection between a good night’s sleep and creative abilities - and using sleep aids may actually suppress this kind of creativity by preventing the kind of deep natural sleep that is required for vivid dreams, as well as complete physical and mental rejuvenation.



Our… Continue

Added by SpeedSleep on July 3, 2008 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Does any one know of a sleep center that prescribes Xyrem in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, or Santa Monica?

I have a form of fibromylagia, called Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. I have had disordered sleep for at least the last 10 years. I am taking many "gray market" prescription drugs, and no doctor will prescribe all these drugs at these high levels. However, if I don't take them, I can't function at all and have no energy during the day. Therefore, I would like to try Xyrem for my sleep problems. I also have trouble with alertness during the day. Coffee helps, but maybe I should be on a drug… Continue

Added by Barbara A Smith on July 2, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

15 Health Benefits of Regular Sleep

Everyone knows that they function better when they’ve gotten a good night’s sleep the day before; moreover, regular high quality sleep can have an incredible positive effect on your overall health. On the other hand, individuals who experience sleep disorders are more likely to suffer from various health issues because of their sleep problems. Here are fifteen reasons to make proper sleep a priority in your life:



1. Reduced Stress

2. Weight Control

3. Alertness &… Continue

Added by SpeedSleep on June 30, 2008 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Snoring - A Consequence of Lack of Sleep

Snoring is mainly caused due to lack of sleep. Snoring can be precisely defined as a condition in which sound comes due to the turbulent airflow. Snoring is a sound caused due to vibrations, which enforces the air particles to produce sound waves. It is mainly the result of lack of sleep. Not only snoring, but there are many other problems that arise due to lack of sleep. It includes Insomnia, lack of interest in social gatherings, rude behavior and health ups and downs.



Snoring can… Continue

Added by Michael Prince on June 29, 2008 at 3:10am — No Comments

Dazed and Confused

Gosh man, as if it's not bad enough that for whatever reason Narcolepsy and Sleep Apnea has entered my life, my family makes me feel like it's not real and my medication is not helpful. The support group is so far away, and with the gas prices, it's impossible for me to go to the meetings. These illness's has caused such memory loss, I often feel like my family is conspiring to make me feel crazy. Telling me things that I've said or done, that in my own morals would not have done. My doctor… Continue

Added by Brenda Pace on June 28, 2008 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

A Healthy Sleep Environment

Did you know that just having a healthy sleep environment can dramatically increase your chances of getting a good night’s sleep? So what do I mean by this? Take a look at my list below and see if you are missing some of these key things in your sleep routine.



Establish a regular bedtime. Wake up at the same time each day, including weekends, even if you haven’t slept well.

Avoid daytime napping. Limit your consumption of caffeine (coffee, tea, caffeinated sodas), and don’t have… Continue

Added by Michael Prince on June 16, 2008 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Insomnia Contest: Maybe I can get something out of losing sleep

I'm a problematic sleeper. I read all kinds of blogs and Web sites related to "curing insomnia" and whatnot. Truth is, I've never had much luck with the suggestions or advice I've read about. I've tried everything in the book (besides seeing a sleep specialist) to fix my insomnia issues. Maybe I'm just cursed.



Anyway, since most of you are, or know people who are in the same boat as me, I thought I'd share info. about a sleep contest I just found online. If you win the contest you… Continue

Added by Emily on June 4, 2008 at 11:15am — 2 Comments

The New NSF Alert

Check out the all-new NSF Alert for information on how Sleepiness, Shift Work Increase the Risk of Crashes, as well as tips on how to beat the heat and sleep well.

Added by sleepfoundation on June 4, 2008 at 9:45am — No Comments

Introduction to Sleeptreatment.com

I wanted to take a moment to introduce SleepTreatment.com Sleep Treatment supplies the knowledge and tools to solve your sleep problems. With Sleep Dynamic Therapy, our pioneering mind-body treatment, you gain a quality of sleep never before dreamed possible.

Added by Dr. Barry Krakow on June 2, 2008 at 12:03pm — No Comments

College Student Sleep Patterns Could Be Detrimental

According to a new study published in the Journal of American College Health, many college students in the U.S. have sleep problems that may impact daily performance, including driving and academics. The study was based on survey data from 313 college students. The results showed that 33 percent of students took longer than 30 minutes to fall asleep, 43 percent woke more than once nightly and 33 percent reported being tired during the day. The authors found no differences between freshmen,… Continue

Added by sleepfoundation on May 21, 2008 at 4:16pm — No Comments


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