We’ve all been there. You are wide awake at 3 a.m., your mind racing with a rising sense of panic about the difficult day ahead if you don’t fall back to sleep. What you’re experiencing is a type of insomnia, says sleep disorders specialist Harneet Walia, MD, DABSM, of Cleveland Clinic’s Sleep Disorders Center. Many underlying health … Read More
Sleep disorders can wreak havoc on your job, family, social life and waist line, and make driving unsafe. Take the quiz below, based on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, to find out whether you’re suffering from a sleep disorder or are just exhausted. We’ll tell you what your score means and share eight tips for better … Read More
Cleveland Clinic certified yoga therapist Judi Bar demonstrates a few simple exercises to: Soften your spine muscles Steady your breathing Do these exercises before bed to help ease any tension you are feeling. Get the quiet mind and relaxed body that are so essential for the good night’s sleep you need.
From sleep apnea to insomnia, the sleep disorders that keep adults up at night and dragging during the day can have the same effect on children and teens. As pediatric sleep expert Jyoti Krishna, MD, notes, these sleep disorders can affect your children’s health — and yours, since you care for them. Dr. Krishna offers … Read More
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If you’re looking for one more reason to start an exercise routine, try this: Exercise will help you sleep. The National Sleep Foundation 2013 Sleep in America Poll explores the relationship between physical activity and the quality of sleep. In a survey of 1,000 people representing a cross-section of the country, people who reported exercising … Read More
You toss. You turn. You stare at the clock and count down the minutes as morning creeps up. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders, says Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, director of Cleveland Clinic’s Sleep Disorders Center. There is hope, though — and it starts with … Read More
People tend to bring their stress to bed — exactly the place it doesn’t belong. That’s not a practice that leads to a good night’s sleep, says sleep expert Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO. Most people with insomnia caused by stress have trouble falling asleep; some have trouble staying asleep or find their sleep unrefreshing. Dr. Foldvary-Schaefer … Read More