Restless Leg Syndrome Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms and Treatments for Restless Leg Syndrome?

Restless legs syndrome is also known as Willis-Ekbom disease. If you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone. Although the first description of restless legs syndrome appeared in 1672, no diagnostic criteria existed until 1995. As the name suggests, the primary symptom of restless legs syndrome is a desire to move the legs. It is relatively common – around 10% of the population may experience it to some degree. However, it is still not completely […]

What Causes Headaches at Night While Sleeping?

What Causes Headaches at Night While Sleeping?

Headaches and migraines can occur at any time of the day or night. Unfortunately, nocturnal headaches often feel more intrusive than daytime headaches, because we’re unable to distract ourselves from the pain when we’re lying in bed. Headaches can be triggered by lifestyle factors, health complaints, sleep disorders, or psychiatric conditions. In this article, we’ll identify the different types of headaches and their unique causes. As we’ll explore, it’s possible to alleviate the pain associated […]

Is Sleeping with a Fan Bad for Your Health?

Is It Bad to Sleep with a Fan Blowing on You?

Many people prefer to sleep with a fan running. In the warm parts of the world, ceiling fans can be found in most houses and apartments. Those without ceiling fans often purchase a desk or floor fans to keep them cool at night. For some people, it’s hard to imagine falling asleep in the blistering heat without the relief of a fan. As for those who live in noisy areas, the calming whirr of the […]

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Why Do I Wake Up Crying for No Reason?

Waking up sad and crying can be disturbing, especially if you’re not sure why. It would be one thing if you had a particularly sad dream. That’s easy enough to understand, after all. But what if there’s no clear reason to cry? What about if you woke up feeling normal, but started crying for no real reason? It’s enough to make you worry about your health. If you just woke up and started crying, don’t […]

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What Are the Early Warning Signs of Narcolepsy?

Narcolepsy is a surprisingly common condition that’s frequently misunderstood. If you experience excess sleepiness during the day—whether or not you get enough sleep at night—you’re no doubt wondering ‘Do I have narcolepsy?’ But it’s about far more than just feeling sleepy. Narcolepsy doesn’t just involve excessive feelings of sleepiness. It’s a wide-ranging condition with many different symptoms. It also has a variety of consequences. That’s why it’s all the more important that you can get […]

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12 Medical Problems Caused by Teeth Grinding and Clenching (Bruxism)

Bruxism – derived from the Latin word brychein – means “gnashing of teeth.”  This diagnosis may be given to anyone who grinds their teeth compulsively or clenches their jaw repetitively. Although many people believe it to be a rare condition, bruxism affects around 10% of the population.  Teeth grinding can occur during the day or night, though approximately 80% of cases occur during sleep. Indeed, nocturnal bruxism is classed as a movement sleep disorder by […]