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My son-Sleep talk/walk

My son remembers a large portions of his episodes. Does this mean he is not sleepwalking? He has been a sleep talker since he was little and has had a couple of episode throughtout his 18 years of sleepwalking. He insists he hasn't been sleepwalking because he recall most the events during the episodes. He can't explain why he was doing some of the things he has done during sleep. Is he not sleepwalking and do I need to pursue other diagnosis or is it possible he could be recalling the… Continue

Added by Michelle Steele on April 2, 2009 at 6:59am — No Comments

National Sleep Awareness Week

National Sleep Awareness Week is here! Take our "Monday Morning Blues" poll and learn more about sleep.

Added by sleepfoundation on March 2, 2009 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

having trouble with getting my 3 year old daughter to bed/sleep

its a ongoing battle have tryed everything i have read bout, its causing problems with my relationship, by the time i get to bed im so knacked there really aint any time for US, has anyone got any tips or anything ????????

Added by Rosanna on January 25, 2009 at 3:31am — 4 Comments

My 9 year old likes to come in our room in the middle of the night

Our 9 year old is an only child. He has been coming in our room in the middle of the night for quite some time. Our nightly routine generally goes like this: He requests one of us to stay in his room until he falls asleep. In the middle of the night he gets up (sometimes more than once) and comes into our room. He sometimes wakes one of us and asks us to go back with him into his room. Or, he will sleep on the floor in our room as we do not let him our bed. Sometimes we will hear him (along… Continue

Added by Srjwright on January 23, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

teenager with chronic insomnia

My 16y/o daughter has had insomnia for the past 1-11/2 years. We have addressed this with her doctor. We have tried melintonin and more recently prozac (neither ne worked well). She does not drink, drink caffine or use drugs. She does not have any known physical or psychological reason for this problem. My mother-in-law has suffered from insomnia all her life, beginning in her teen years. I want to help my daughter find a way to treat her insomnia. Her grades and mental state are presently… Continue

Added by cindy voith on January 13, 2009 at 12:32am — No Comments

sleep sex

i have a case of sex somnia i have sex in my sleep with my girlfreind but 2 years ago it was with the babysitter now i got a csc charge what do i do to cure this does anyone else have this problem

Added by thomas wilds on December 18, 2008 at 12:13am — 1 Comment

Startled response when awaken spontaneously


I am hoping that someone can offer advice...

I wake up VERY startled if something or somebody wakes me up suddenly or spontaneously. For example, the other day our radio alarm went off in the middle of the night (my young toddler was playing with it) and my husband and I, obviously, woke up abruptly. However his reaction was a "normal" startle response...mine, on the other hand, was VERY abrupt: warm feeling all over my body, racing heartbeat...even numbness in my… Continue

Added by iliana gn on December 17, 2008 at 7:14pm — No Comments

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.


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


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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?…


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

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