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A waking nightmare: The enigma of sleep paralysis

A waking nightmare: The enigma of sleep paralysis

You wake up in the middle of the night, convinced that an evil figure is lying in wait. You attempt to move, but your body just will not budge. You try to scream, but nothing comes out. The monster draws closer. It may sound like a horror movie scene, but this is the real deal […]

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What happens if you sleep with your eyes open?

What happens if you sleep with your eyes open?

People who sleep with their eyes open may wake up feeling their eyes are dry and grainy. Some may think this habit is odd, but it is quite common. A person who sleeps with their eyes open regularly could end up with severe eye problems, however. The medical term for sleeping with the eyes open […]

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Coping with an Adderall crash

Coping with an Adderall crash

Adderall is a prescription medication that doctors use to improve concentration in people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Adderall is a stimulant so that when it wears off, a person can feel the opposite effects to those it creates. This is because there is an imbalance of chemicals left in their brain. This can make […]

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Being a ‘night owl’ could kill you, study finds

Being a ‘night owl’ could kill you, study finds

I wake up at 5.15 a.m. each day to get to work on time, so going to bed at a reasonable hour is a must for me. According to new research, it’s also beneficial to my health; scientists found that “night owls” have a higher risk of early death. Researchers find that being a night […]

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Just one night of bad sleep increases Alzheimer’s protein

Just one night of bad sleep increases Alzheimer’s protein

If you think that a bad night’s sleep is harmless, think again. New research suggests that a single night of sleep deprivation can increase levels of a protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers reveal that just one night of sleep deprivation can increase levels of beta-amyloid protein. Scientists from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse […]

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Insomnia: Why your brain may sleep without even knowing it

Insomnia: Why your brain may sleep without even knowing it

People with insomnia will often tell you that they haven’t slept a wink, even after you’ve just heard them snore. Recent research validates their experience and explains why this phenomenon occurs. The findings were published in the journal Sleep. People with insomnia may sometimes feel that they’re awake — even if they’re really sleeping. I’ve […]

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Why do I always feel sick?

Why do I always feel sick?

Everyone feels sick sometimes, but in some circumstances, a person can feel sick all or most of the time. This feeling can refer to nausea, catching colds often, or being run-down. A person might feel sick continuously for a few days, weeks, or months due to a lack of sleep, stress, anxiety, or a poor […]

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When is the best time to drink water?

When is the best time to drink water?

Hydration is essential for health, but what are the benefits and drawbacks of drinking water before going to bed? The human body needs water to perform normal bodily functions. It is therefore vital for a person to drink water every day. However, there is some debate about whether people should drink water before going to […]

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These genes could make us prone to insomnia

These genes could make us prone to insomnia

Do you have problems sleeping but you don’t know why? A new study may provide some answers. Researchers have discovered specific genes that could make us more susceptible to insomnia. Researchers have identified genes associated with insomnia. What is more, the researchers — led by Murray Stein, of the University of California, San Diego — […]

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What is a home remedy for snoring?

What is a home remedy for snoring?

Snoring is caused by air vibrating in the upper respiratory tract. There are many recommended snoring remedies, but which are the most effective? According to the National Sleep Foundation 90 million American adults snore sometimes, and 37 million people snore on a regular basis. The causes of snoring are usually not serious. However, it may […]