Parkinsons Disease and Sleep

By |2021-05-26T12:57:15+00:00February 8, 2010|Disorders & Problems|

The Parkinson’s Disease Society estimates that around one in 500 people have Parkinson’s disease with 10,000 diagnosed in the UK each year. Although symptoms generally appear after the age of 50, one in 20 of those diagnosed each year are under 40 with men slightly more likely to develop the [...]

Multiple Schlerosis and Sleep

By |2021-05-26T12:57:15+00:00February 3, 2010|Disorders & Problems|

Multiple Sclerosis affects thousands of people and usually begins in early to middle adulthood, affecting more women than men. An autoimmunine disease, where the immune system mistakenly attacks normal tissues in the body, it affects the myelin which covers the nerves responsible for transmitting messages between the brain and other [...]

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation

By |2021-05-26T12:57:18+00:00February 2, 2007|Disorders & Problems|

Sleep deprivation has been used in wars and terrorism as a form of torture to force victims to disclose information. Sleep is a stronger basic need than food and water. Simply, the human body cannot do without sleep. Many people believe they have little or no sleep during the night. [...]

Mental Health and Sleep

By |2021-05-26T12:57:19+00:00January 31, 2007|Disorders & Problems|

We have come a long way from the institutional care that many still associate with mental illness. In the last twenty years treatment and support has been transferred into the community and drug and psychotherapy have been transformed. Current estimates claim that 1 in 4 people experience mental health problems [...]

Bedwetting and How to Break the Habit

By |2021-05-26T12:57:19+00:00January 26, 2007|Disorders & Problems|

Bedwetting is upsetting for children and parents. It is very common and often runs in families. Adults may be embarrassed by any memories of bedwetting or might not even remember their own experiences. Children rarely discuss the problem with other children so may feel that they are unusual and feel [...]

New Parents Sleeping Problems

By |2021-05-26T12:57:19+00:00January 26, 2007|Disorders & Problems|

Many parents accept that sleep will be a thing of the past when they have a baby. Sleepless night’s early risings and adjusting to baby's needs means that many people ignore their own sleep needs. Sleep is important for physical and mental health. Even short term sleep loss can affect [...]

International Travel and Jet Lag

By |2021-05-26T12:57:21+00:00January 4, 2007|Disorders & Problems|

The increase in long distance travel means that more people are experiencing the condition known as Jet Lag. Jet Lag is caused by flying across time zones in a short space of time. This causes the body's 'internal clock' to fall out of sync with the present location. It may [...]

Effect of Shift Work on Sleep

By |2021-05-26T12:57:21+00:00January 4, 2007|Disorders & Problems|

Shift Work is defined as work that is outside the normal 9 -5 working day and involves a change in sleeping pattern. This usually means working through the night and sleeping during the day. This may be a permanent arrangement or might be a short term situation. Researchers are increasingly [...]

Defining and Tackling Insomnia

By |2021-05-26T12:57:21+00:00December 18, 2006|Disorders & Problems|

Insomnia is a common problem. Most people suffer from an occasional sleepless night. There are also a number of other problems which can affect the length and quality of your sleep. An accurate diagnosis will mean giving some time and thought to the problem. This is often difficult as you [...]

Why do we Have Nightmares?

By |2021-05-26T12:57:21+00:00December 18, 2006|Disorders & Problems|

Many people experience nightmares at some time during their life. They can cause anxiety and confusion as the disturbing images and events are often remembered when awake. Nightmares happen during REM sleep. This is when sleep is lighter and accompanied by eye movement. They usually occur during the last half [...]

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