Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

Do you have trouble falling asleep at a time society at large would consider “normal”? Do you stay up till past midnight before you even consider giving the old shuteye a chance? If so, you may have delayed sleep phase disorder, a condition which is as annoying as it is incurable. While most of the… Continue reading Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

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Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a sleep-related condition defined as a long-lasting neurological issue, which leads to the inability of the sufferer to properly regulate his/her sleep/wake cycle. The most common symptom of narcolepsy is excessive daytime sleepiness, which may strike at any time through the day and which may last from a few seconds to a few… Continue reading Narcolepsy

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Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Restless Legs Syndrome may have a “cute” name and – at first glance – it may have nothing to do with sleep, but it is indeed one of the most persistent and irritating sleep disorders, on account of the symptoms it generates. Is there anything you can do to alleviate these symptoms? Can Restless Leg… Continue reading Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea – unlike some of the sleep disorders I’ve covered here – is a very serious condition, one that may indeed result in the death of the sufferer. What exactly causes sleep apnea though, how can it be treated, and ultimately: how can you get rid of it? What qualifies as sleep apnea? Sleep… Continue reading Sleep Apnea

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Sleepwalking

Sleepwalking (also known as somnambulism, noctambulism and night wandering) is a sleep disorder which prompts the sufferer sit up or to walk around and to perform various complex actions while asleep. Is sleepwalking dangerous? What sort of potential dangers does it entail and how can you “cure” it? Let us try to address these questions… Continue reading Sleepwalking

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Snoring

Snoring is a condition affecting many people out there, and for the most part, it is indeed benign. It can give way to more serious sleep problems down the line though, and as such, it can be considered an early warning that not everything is right in dream-land. Let us take a closer look at… Continue reading Snoring

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Dream and Sleep Yoga

Lucid dreaming may seem like a nifty little mind-trick to some, but the truth is that it is so much more than that. Lucidity is in fact one of the core tenets of Tibetan Buddhism and the Yoga of Dream and Sleep, as it is considered the only path to true enlightenment in day-to-day life, and… Continue reading Dream and Sleep Yoga

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Night Terror (Sleep Terror)

Also members of the unpleasant menagerie of bad dreams and sleeping disorders, Night Terrors are known to be most frequent in children aged 3-13. Some adults suffer from Night Terrors too. Why do these disorders happen? What can one do to stop them? Can we prevent them? These are some of the issues I’ll address… Continue reading Night Terror (Sleep Terror)

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Mucuna pruriens (Sleep, Dreaming & Ayahuasca)

Mucuna pruriens (cowhage; velvet bean) is a tropical plant used by Ayurvedic healers and Native Americans for hundreds or thousands of years for various medicinal purposes. The seeds are also used to make jewelry, necklaces, pendants, charms, and amulets to, for example, ward off illness, headaches, and the evil eye. And its roasted beans have… Continue reading Mucuna pruriens (Sleep, Dreaming & Ayahuasca)

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