Hypersomnia Excessive daytime sleepiness, most common during adolescence due to rapid physical changes during puberty, increases the need for sleep. This can also be the result of one or a combination of sleep apnea, depression, insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep drunkenness, periodic limb movements, drug abuse, or other problems. Insomnia Difficulty gettingContinue Reading

Anything that disrupts our normal sleep affects our sleep-wake cycle. This can lead to an imbalance in sleep Homeostasis and Circadian Cycles. For many people, poor sleep constitutes a serious medical problem. Doctors describe and treat nearly one hundred different sleep disorders. Each year more than 40 million Americans sufferContinue Reading

Although it’s common to think of sleep as a time of “shutting down,” it is actually an active physiological process. While our metabolism generally slows down during sleep, all major organs and regulating systems continue to function normally.  REM and Non-REM Sleep can be categorized into two distinct types: RapidContinue Reading

Unfortunately sleep is often given a low priority in modern life, taking a back seat to our busy schedules and lifestyles. Yet sleep is as essential to good health as diet and exercise, and as necessary for survival as food and water. Complex Activity Sleep is a complex activity thatContinue Reading