why do i fall asleep when i sit down to watch TV?
Sleep Problems

Why Do I Keep Falling Asleep When I Sit Down or Watch TV?

Do you find it difficult to stay awake or nod off right after lunch – even after a full night of sleep? Scientists refer to this as Excessive Daytime Sleepiness. It’s surprisingly common among people who dedicate 8 to 9 hours to their sleep routine. So, this isn’t just about being tired. Some people feel uncontrollably sleepy at odd hours while watching, TV, reading a book or while at work. Sometimes excessive daytime sleepiness and […]

Can you burn fat by sleeping?

Does Sleeping Late Make You Gain Weight?

According to a recent study, people who sleep late are more likely to be overweight than people who go to bed before 11 pm. This is probably because ‘late sleepers’ are more likely to graze on high-calorie snacks throughout the evening. However, the issue runs deeper than this. ‘Late sleepers’ are also more likely to wake up throughout the night, so they get less restorative sleep. As a result, their hormones, metabolism, and mood suffer […]

why do i keep falling asleep when i sit down?

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 […]

Healing your relationship after a huge row

What to Do If You Can’t Sleep After a Fight with Your Partner

Late-night fights with your partner are sometimes inevitable. In today’s fast-paced world, most of us are fatigued, sleep-deprived and irritable at the end of each weekday. Therefore, the tiniest comment can turn into a full-scale argument. Avoiding going to sleep angry or sleeping on an argument is easier said than done. A study published in the Journal Nature Communications found that when you sleep apart after a fight, your brain stores away negative experiences so […]

can bruxism be cured?

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 […]

Why do bloody noses happen at night?

How to Prevent Nosebleeds While Sleeping at Night

Nosebleeds (epistaxis) are quite common and usually harmless, they’re still not pleasant. For some people, they don’t always happen during the day. People prone to nosebleeds can often find that they occur at night, while asleep. Waking up with dried blood in the nose every morning is an indicator that this might be the case for you. Nosebleeds at night can be difficult to manage. Firstly, you may find that they wake you from your […]