What is obstructive sleep apnea? Many people have heard the term but are unsure of what it really is. Here we shall clarify this issue by explaining the obstructive sleep apnea symptoms, obstructive sleep apnea causes, what its effects are, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated. However, let’s first answer the question “what is obstructive sleep apnea?” First, the … [Read more...] about Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
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How long should it take to fall asleep? Good question – and one that many people would like to know the answer to! Normally, you should be able to sleep within 10 - 15 minutes after putting the lights out. However, many find it takes them longer than that to fall asleep and wonder why. There is a term given to the time it takes you to fall asleep once you have finished … [Read more...] about How Long Should It Take to Fall Asleep: Tips on How to Get to Sleep Quicker
Many people like air beds (which are often referred to as air mattresses) but should you be sleeping on an air bed every night? Most people have slept on an air bed at some time, such as when camping or when staying overnight at a friend’s house. Others, however, have chosen this type of mattress as their regular bed. There are some questions to be answered regarding … [Read more...] about Should You Be Sleeping on an Air Bed Every Night?
It may seem comfortable to you, but is sleeping on your stomach bad for you? Perhaps, and here is why sleeping on your stomach is a bad idea. The vast majority of people give no thought to the position they sleep in. Perhaps they should! If you sleep for the average of 7-8 hours each day or night! that is the length of time that your body weight is distributed over the … [Read more...] about Why Sleeping On Your Stomach Is a Bad Idea
Sleeping on a mattress on the floor is fundamentally the modern version of lying down on a straw palliasse on the ground. At one time, this was how most people slept until raised beds were invented. Apart from any other benefit, raising a bed above floor level helped people to avoid being invaded by rats, mice, snakes and creep-crawlies. It still does! Apart from that, … [Read more...] about Is Sleeping on A Mattress on The Floor Bad For You?
There are several health benefits of sleeping on a waterbed mattress. First, let's have a brief look at the history of the waterbed. It all started in 1833 when Scottish physician Dr. Neil Arnott devised a 'Hydrostatic Bed' to help prevent bed sores in people confined to bed for long periods. This bed took the form of a bath of warm water covered with canvas that was … [Read more...] about The Health Benefits of Sleeping on a Waterbed Mattress
Sleep comfort begins as soon as you enter your bedroom at bedtime. Many people believe it begins with the bed, but that is not the case. Sleep comfort begins with the ambiance of the bedroom. Its temperature and humidity have an effect on your comfort, as do any sounds or noise. Your bedroom should be a place free of noise where you can feel comfortable and free from the … [Read more...] about Sleep Comfort – Factors and Tips to Achieve Optimal Sleep