What is Sleep Apnea

What is Sleep Apnea

What exactly is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes your breathing to stop or get very shallow. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. It...
What You Need To Know About Tinnitus

What You Need To Know About Tinnitus

Ringing in the Ears A person with tinnitus often hears “ringing in the ears,” but they may also hear hissing, clicking, or whistling sounds. It can be temporary, or it can be chronic and persistent.Tinnitus is thought to affect 50 million Americans. It...

Snoring

Snoring is noisy breathing during sleep that happens when tissue vibrates in the upper airway. It is a common problem that affects most people at some time during their lives. It is often harmless, and it may be relieved through home remedies. If these do not work,...

REM Behavior Disorder

For most people, dreaming is purely a “mental” activity: dreams occur in the mind while the body is at rest. But people who suffer from REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) act out their dreams. They physically move limbs or even get up and engage in...

Narcolepsy

What is Narcolepsy? Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that is characterized by excessive sleepiness, sleep attacks, sleep paralysis, hallucinations and, for some, sudden loss of muscle control (cataplexy). It affects roughly 1 in 2,000 to 3,000 people but can go...

Restless Leg Syndrome

What’s Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Approximately one in ten adult Americans suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease. This sleep-related movement disorder is known best for its overwhelming and often unpleasant urges to move...