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by lisaartis
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: snoring
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: snoring

Thanks to you both for your messages. Most people snore at some point - in fact around 30% of people aged 30 and above are snorers. Snoring is often caused by being unwell (ie cold) or from drinking alcohol. It is one of the most common partner disturbances when it comes to sleep and what starts off...
by lisaartis
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Restless Legs Syndrome
Replies: 1
Views: 785

Re: Restless Legs Syndrome

I don't specifically know of any research around a psychological component with RLS but it may be possible that you're overthinking the matter. I would recommend you liaise with your specialist and inform them that you feel your symptoms are returning. There are other medications you can take. I'm s...
by lisaartis
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Sleep paralysis
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Re: Sleep paralysis

Sleep paralysis is a parasomnia when the body is unable to move (or speak) for a very short period of time – often a few seconds – but there is a feeling of consciousness. It occurs in REM sleep (when dreams occur) and it’s not harmful but can be very frightening. Many people have sleep paralysis on...
by lisaartis
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Droping off to sleep
Replies: 1
Views: 795

Re: Droping off to sleep

Sorry to hear that, it's very frustrating when you can't fall asleep or stay asleep. I can see that you're obviously practicing some good sleep hygiene. You don't say what hot drink you have before bed, if it's caffeine then swap to a caffeine free alternative. There are also a couple of other thing...
by lisaartis
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Alcohol & Sleep
Topic: Alcohol and REM
Replies: 1
Views: 1675

Re: Alcohol and REM

Thanks for your question. Sleep patterns are altered during the first part of the night after drinking alcohol. The immediate and short-term impact of alcohol is to reduce the time it takes to fall asleep and you end spending more time in deep, slow-wave sleep. However alcohol reduces rapid eye move...
by lisaartis
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Alcohol & Sleep
Topic: Anxiety and alcohol
Replies: 1
Views: 1241

Re: Anxiety and alcohol

As I suffer with terrible anxiety I use alcohol to help calm me down to sleep. Without it I cannot get off but I admit my actual sleep is poor and broken after a few hours? But I cannot do this alone? Hi castleberg Thanks for your question. I am sorry to hear you are suffering with anxiety. Is this ...
by lisaartis
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Alcohol & Sleep
Topic: Sleep problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1102

Re: Sleep problem

Hi lacemaker Thanks for posting this. When people don't sleep well, they tend to gravitate towards alcohol as a sleep aid because it does initially relax you and help you fall asleep. However, it does interrupt your sleep later on in the night causing lots of brief awakenings (which you won’t rememb...
by lisaartis
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Alcohol & Sleep
Topic: How to fall asleep without alcohol
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Re: How to fall asleep without alcohol

I sometimes have a glass of alcohol before going to bed but wake up with a headache. Why is this? Hi amaradnas, thanks for your question too. The reason you wake with a headache is because alcohol causes dehydration. It encourages too much water to be flushed out of your body which will dehydrate y...
by lisaartis
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Alcohol & Sleep
Topic: How to fall asleep without alcohol
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Re: How to fall asleep without alcohol

Hi tretre013, and thanks for your question. Alcohol is a commonly used sleep aid with many believing that alcohol helps them to fall asleep and sleep better throughout the night. Too much alcohol, especially late at night, can play havoc with sleep patterns – losing valuable sleep and disrupting vit...
by lisaartis
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Children & Sleep
Topic: My 9 year old daughter talking in her sleep
Replies: 1
Views: 861

Re: My 9 year old daughter talking in her sleep

Hi Shakhera Sleep talking is classed as a Parasomnia as it is abnormal behaviour that happens during sleep. However it is not something to worry about - nor should you be concerned over what she says! It does tend to occur more in children and men and most children do grow out of the habit. I know y...
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