Narcolepsy – From Symptoms to Causes

A chronic sleep disorder characterized by daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks and onset of sleep is known as narcolepsy.  The condition can be serious and cause disruption in one’s daily routine, as well as provide problems with safety and the security of the affected individual.  P
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Effects and Treatment of Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders

Circadian rhythm sleep disorders are all associated with the disruption of the timing of when a person sleeps and is awake.  Every human being has a master circadian clock within a control center in the brain known as the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). It is this internal clock that r
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An Overview of Shift Work and Jet Lag Sleep Disorders

Jet lag and shift work sleep disorders can be the result of a disrupted synchronization between the internal clock and the external light and dark factor or cycle, which is brought on by traveling across time zones or by working a non-traditional schedule.  While optimizing sleep envi
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Overview of Snoring in Children from a Phoenix Sleep Lab

Snoring in Children The majority of children snore on occasion, with approximately ten percent of children snoring every night. Snoring is caused when the child’s airway is blocked causing a vibration in the tissue located in the back of the throat. The noise level is affected by the
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An Overview of Common Sleep Problems in Women

Sleep is a basic human need and lays the groundwork for a productive day ahead.  Although most people require seven to nine hours of sleep each night to function well the next day, the National Sleep Foundation Women and Sleep Poll found that the average woman aged 30-60 sleeps only s
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An Overview of Sleep Apnea and Treatment with CPAP

CPAP and Sleep Apnea CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure and is a treatment device that is used for patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea.  The device is a mask-type machine that fills the air passages with a continuous air stream that works to keep air passage
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Adult Insomnia – Common Causes and Types

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that is characterized by a difficulty in falling asleep or remaining asleep, even when a person feels tired.  People who suffer from insomnia exhibit one or more of the following symptoms: Feeling tired upon waking up in the morning Waking up too ea
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Treatment Options For Daytime Sleepiness in Phoenix

Daytime Sleepiness Treatment Options We all experience those days when we’re excessively tired and feel sleepy. But for some people, excessive daytime sleepiness is so bad that it interferes with work, family life and leisure. When daytime sleepiness begins to affect daily life it bec
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