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

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

It can be hard to think of an inability to fall asleep as a sleep disorder, but that’s exactly what it is. In fact, insomnia is the most common of the sleep disorders according to the American Psychiatric Association. You would be hard pressed to find an adult who hasn’t experienced insomnia at some point

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is more common than some realize. In fact, many people who have this medical condition don’t even know it. There are a few different kinds of sleep apnea. But obstructive sleep apnea (or OSA) is the most common. Read on to find out more about obstructive sleep apnea, including what causes it,

snoring anatomy of the human airway

Snoring is the harsh buzzing sound some of us make when we’re asleep. So, what causes that sound? You snore because your breathing is obstructed in some way, usually because relaxed tissue is blocking your airway. As you breathe in, the air flowing past these tissues causes them to vibrate. And that vibration is what

partner snoring

Do you snore loudly just about every night? Is it bothering everyone in the house? If so,  don’t ignore it any longer. Here’s why.. There was a snoring study done at the Henry Ford Hospital, and what they found is alarming. They found that snoring is a bigger risk factor for stroke and heart attack

The Snore Whisperer

The Snore Whisperer