5 Signs that You May Have Insomnia

It’s a wonder anything gets done during the day. Nearly 30 percent of U.S. adults suffer from some form of insomnia, says the most recent statistics from the National Institutes of Health. Everyone experiences trouble falling or staying asleep at some point in their lives. Work, family and constant access to technology often  prevent people from getting … Read More

How You Can Safely Use Sleeping Pills for Insomnia

With today’s fast-paced lifestyles and overbooked days, insomnia strikes nearly everyone at some point.  It’s normal to have some nights that aren’t as restful as others, but when it happens in a string of nights, you might want to try an over-the-counter sleep aid. We asked neurologist Jessica Vensel-Rundo, MD, to share her suggestions for … Read More

5 Tips to Sleep Better — When You Worry About Not Sleeping

Have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or just feeling rested? Your own habits and behavior could be the problem. Some people lay in bed staring at the ceiling  in part due to chronic pain, depression, medications or other substances that can interfere with sleep. When you treat those conditions, often it will naturally help improve … Read More

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Use Portable Test to Diagnose Your Sleep Apnea at Home

For a person without significant health problems, home-based tests for obstructive sleep apnea are just as accurate and effective as those performed in a sleep disorder lab. This was one of the key findings of new guidelines for diagnosing sleep apnea in people with unexplained daytime sleepiness, published recently by The American College of Physicians … Read More

Before You Get a Sleep Test, Ask These 8 Questions

As many as 80 percent of people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are undiagnosed. That means they don’t get the treatment they need to improve their sleep and reduce their risk of serious diseases. Fortunately, diagnosis is becoming easier as access to in-lab sleep studies improves, says Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s … Read More