Science of Sleep

Insomnia - Definition, Types, Symptoms and Diagnosis

Insomnia – Definition, Types, Symptoms and Diagnosis

In easy words, insomnia is typically defined as the inability to sleep. The word insomnia itself comes from the Latin word “in somus” which means no sleep. Insomnia or inability to sleep is mainly specified by difficulty in initiating sleep, frequent awakenings, and difficulty in returning to sleep. From a condition, it becomes a disorder …

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White Noise - Definitions, Types and Impact on Sleep

White Noise – Definitions, Types and Impact on Sleep

Insomnia or difficulty in sleeping is one of the most prevalent problems, causing distress or impairment of normal functioning of the human body and mind. Insomnia can present itself as a sole disorder or can co-occur with other health issues.1 Approximately 10-30% of the population is affected every year with sleeping difficulties.2 Several behavioral and …

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Narcolepsy - Definition, Causes, Types and Symptoms

Narcolepsy – Definition, Causes, Types and Symptoms

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep problem in which the brain is not able to control the sleep-wake cycle. It makes you feel extremely tired, and in severe cases, uncontrollable sudden attacks of sleep during the daytime. The sudden attacks of sleep occur at inappropriate times, like working, talking to someone, driving, having a meal or …

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Sleepwalking - A Complete Research-based Guide 2020

Sleepwalking – A Complete Research-based Guide 2020

Every human being spends almost one-third of life sleeping. Despite being such an important component of life, there is still a lot of enigmas about the relation between the brain, the process of sleeping, and the disorders related to sleep.1 Poor or insufficient sleep can be associated with several dysfunctions in body systems such as …

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Sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea Demystified – All you need to know

A range of conditions described by abnormal breathing during sleep is grouped in sleep-disordered breathing. In most cases, it is associated with narrowing or obstruction of the upper respiratory airway and is usually presented either as abnormal respiratory patterns (episodic occurrence of apneas and hypoapneas) or insufficient ventilation of the airway during sleep. The Greek …

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Eating just before bed - Risks, Benefits and Considerations

Eating just before bed – Risks, Benefits and Considerations

Sleep is a state of physical and mental inactivity, making the person become relatively slow and unaware of the surroundings. It is a homeostatic process maintaining the balance between active and periodic physiological mechanisms in the body essential for physical,  mental and general well being. The quantity and quality of sleep is affected by several …

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Sleeping Naked

According to a study which polled 1,015 people belonging to three different generations, it was revealed that more than half of the people polled sleep naked.  The percentage for the women participants in the study stood at 56% while that of men was at 60%.  If analyzed in terms of generations, it gave even more …

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