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Sleep aids: Understand over-the-counter options

Trouble sleeping? Over-the-counter sleep aids might help temporarily — but lifestyle changes are usually the best approach for chronic insomnia. You’ve followed the usual tips for getting enough sleep — sleeping on a regular schedule, avoiding caffeine and daytime naps, exercising regularly, and managing stress. Still, it’s been weeks and a good night’s sleep remains…
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Health Officials Urge Action Against Apnea

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The nation’s sleep experts agree: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – a potentially life-threatening disease involving episodes of complete or partial airway obstruction during sleep – is dangerously on the rise. The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration launched this year by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
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Monday Sleep Myth: Insomnia Catch-Up

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This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re true. Myth or Truth: Insomniacs can’t usually catch up on sleep with an afternoon nap, even if they try. TRUTH While each person is different, for those with the type…
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Insomnia treatment: Cognitive behavioral therapy instead of sleeping pills

Insomnia is a serious disorder, and effective treatment can be crucial to getting the sleep you need. Explore safe, effective, nondrug insomnia treatments. Insomnia is a common problem characterized by trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or getting restful sleep, despite the opportunity for adequate sleep. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, often called CBT-I, is an…
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Sleep Better While Traveling

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We’re quickly approaching the time of year when people travel a lot, whether it’s for work or to see family and friends.  Whether it’s due to jet lag, a noisy hotel room, or simply not sleeping well away from home, traveling can take a toll on your sleep.  Thankfully, Entrepreneur magazine, written for people who…
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CPAP machines: Tips for avoiding 10 common problems

  • Posted: September 25, 2014 
  • Filed under: Mayo Clinic

CPAP is an important treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, but it’s not without its frustrations. Learn how to avoid uncomfortable masks and other common CPAP problems. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. It includes a small machine that supplies a constant and steady air pressure, a hose,…
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Ask SleepBetter: How Long Are My Dreams?

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Have you wondered about something related to sleep, but just can’t find the answer? Lots of people do, and that’s why we created Ask SleepBetter. You can ask your own question on the SleepBetter Facebook Page, or by using our Ask SleepBetter contact form. We will try to answer as many questions as possible, but…
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Can Smartphone Apps Help You Sleep Better?

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Recently, a Washington Post blogger did a review of several apps that claim to help you track your sleep and even learn to sleep better.  While the author gave a lot of information about three particular apps (you can read the article here if you’re interested) she came to the conclusion that she is “happier…
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Monday Sleep Myth: Male and Female Drowsy Drivers

  • Posted: September 22, 2014 
  • Filed under: Sleep Myths
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This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re true. Myth or Truth: Women are more likely than men to drive drowsy and nearly twice as likely than men to fall asleep behind the wheel. MYTH As usual, if…
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Ask SleepBetter: When To Swap My Mattress?

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Have you wondered about something related to sleep, but just can’t find the answer? Lots of people do, and that’s why we created Ask SleepBetter. You can ask your own question on the SleepBetter Facebook Page, or by using our Ask SleepBetter contact form. We will try to answer as many questions as possible, but…
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