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Daylight Saving Time

Introduction Annually, around 70 countries adjust their clocks one hour ahead in spring and revert an hour in the autumn/fall. This custom was first proposed by George Hudson in 1895 with the intention of allowing people to get more solar time in the summer. This was followed by similar proposals in different countries that wanted […]

Insomnia

Introduction Insomnia is a condition in which one has difficulty falling asleep and maintaining sleep throughout the night. Insomniacs do not get sufficient sleep and, therefore, do not feel refreshed during the day. They have difficulty carrying out daily activities because they are not well-rested. The body requires sufficient sleep for physical restoration. When one […]

Restless Legs Syndrome

Introduction The restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder characterized by abnormal and uncomfortable sensations in the legs. One gets an irresistible urge to move their legs constantly to rid the sensation. This condition occurs in the evening and night time when a person is sitting or lying down. It can disrupt sleep since the […]

Parasomnia

Introduction Parasomnia is a group of sleep disorders that are caused by malfunctions in the central nervous system when asleep. They occur when a person is partially awake. The common parasomnias are sleepwalking, night terrors, sleep paralysis, and sleep hallucinations. Normally, one is not usually aware of most of these events and might have little […]

Sleep deprivation

Introduction Sleep deprivation is a condition whereby one does not get sufficient sleep at night. It is common in modern society due to the increased workload and night activity. Sleep is vital because it helps the body restore itself, heal, and remove some metabolic wastes. It is an important indicator of overall health and well-being […]

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

Introduction Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) is a sleeping disorder that causes unconscious movements, primarily in the legs, when one is asleep. A person with the disorder experiences restlessness at night and their sleep quality is significantly reduced. PLMD is commonly associated with other sleep disorders, including, daytime sleepiness, insomnia, restless legs syndrome (RLS), narcolepsy, […]

Fatigue

Fatigue generally refers to the feeling of tiredness and low energy. A fatigued person lacks the motivation to carry out daily activities, feels excessively sleepy and has a persistent, unexplained exhaustion. Even when one has had sufficient sleep, they still wake up not feeling refreshed. Fatigue is often a symptom of other health conditions, especially […]

Best Travel Neck Pillows For Airplanes & Travelling

Have you ever fell asleep during a flight only to wake up to neck cramps? Bad habits, poor posture, gritting your teeth, pinched nerves, whiplash, tumors and arthritis can all be contributing factors to why you may be suffering from neck cramps. If its not a underlying health condition then there’s a simple fix, especially […]

Best Pillow for Pregnant Women

Some women during pregnancy struggle with restlessness or insomnia. After all, caring for another human being literally inside you can be physically draining. Not all pillows are made equal and you can’t just buy an ordinary pillow to help you sleep, thus, you need to look into a specialized pillow designed for pregnant women. But […]

Best Oil Diffuser For Sleep

Aromatherapy is getting a lot of buzz lately and is a rapidly expanding trend worldwide. Let’s face it scents are powerful they can trigger memories of places, people or things, and also help promote better sleep. This is considered an alternative health practice using essential oils, which through an oil diffuser are dispersed into the […]