good sleep

Do you snore? Or maybe it’s someone in your household, like your partner, who’s the snorer. In either case, you’re a member of a very large club. According to the National Sleep Foundation, at least 90 million Americans are affected by snoring. And 37 million of those people are affected by snoring on a regular

divorce

So what are the most common reasons married couples get divorced? There was a time when the most likely answers to that question were financial problems, infidelity, or one partner’s drinking problem. And those things are still to blame for the dissolution of some marriages. However, some of the reasons given for divorce now days

What Causes Snoring?

snoring man

When some people sleep, the tissues in their airways relax. As they breathe, the air vibrates these tissues. The result is snoring. Many people snore some of the time. It can  happen when you’ve got a cold or sinus infection, if you’re sleeping on your back, or even if you’ve had a bit of alcohol.

couple in pajamas

You’ve probably invested more than you realize in your quest to get a good night of sleep. A decent mattress and box spring can cost upward of a thousand dollars. Then there are sheet sets, blankets, comforters, sleeping masks, and the perfect pillow. You adjust the lighting in your room, and the temperature too. That’s

woman trying to sleep

A few years ago, the CDC set out to answer this very question. The answer is that the average person takes about 22 minutes to fall asleep. You can take quite a bit longer than that and still  have normal sleep patterns, or fall asleep much faster. Still, the rate at which you fall asleep

If you asked a room full of people how much sleep they get on average, the answers will vary widely. Not only that, but there will also be varying opinions on whether or not each person is getting the sleep they need. On the surface, sleep is a simple concept. We all do it. We

What is a Good Amount of Sleep

We’ve all experienced the effects of too little sleep. You’re irritable, drowsy, and it’s difficult to concentrate. You may try to fight this with caffeine or exercise, but eventually sleepiness takes its toll. At the other end of the spectrum, you can get too much sleep. Have you ever laid down for a quick nap,

Night terrors. The phrase in and of itself sounds frightening. But that’s nothing compared to the intense fear a person actually having night terror episode can feel. Night terrors can affect people of all ages, from small children to full grown adults. This sleep disorder also affects people of both genders. Yet most don’t know

Sleeping with a Snorer

The image of someone wide awake in the middle of the night as their partner snores away is the stuff of sitcoms. In real life, it’s not so funny. In addition to being problematic for the sufferer, sleeping with a snorer can really impact your quality of life! It can lead to sleep deprivation which

Narcolepsy is a medical condition many don’t know much about. In fact, the most some people know about this sleep disorder comes from sitcoms and screwball comedies. But for those who suffer from narcolepsy, it’s no laughing matter. And while this condition isn’t necessarily common, it’s also not as rare as you might think. What

The Snore Whisperer

The Snore Whisperer