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Search found 39 matches
by lisaartis
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Night Shift worker/ sleep issues
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Re: Night Shift worker/ sleep issues

Thanks for your message. It sounds like you're suffering with what is known as 'Shift Work Sleep Disorder' - a circadian rhythm sleep disorder that affects people who work non-traditional hours e.g. different shifts or work at night. As you know the main challenge of shift work is that it forces you...
by lisaartis
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: snoring
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: snoring

thanks for reply Lisa I have suggested he possibly sees dr but hes not keen !! he doesnt feel tired at all, though he does nap alot if sat down during day but works long hours, getting up at 4am (then 12 hour shifts at age 50+) so would expect him to be napping to be honest he doesnt seem to stop b...
by lisaartis
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Latest solutions for blocking out noise
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: Latest solutions for blocking out noise

Unfortunately other than ear plugs or a white noise machine, there isn't really any new technology! Rather than white noise, you could try pink noise which is slightly softer or maybe use some soothing sounds like rainfall? It may be worth exploring different ear plug options too. Other than that, i...
by lisaartis
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: How can my sleep be improved?
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: How can my sleep be improved?

Hi Dee Thanks for your message. There are lots of things you can put into practice to help improve your sleep: To ensure you experience good sleep it’s essential to follow good lifestyle habits and to eliminate the factors that are causing you disturbed sleep. For example, making sure your bedroom i...
by lisaartis
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: How can I get more deep sleep?
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Re: How can I get more deep sleep?

Thanks for your message. Firstly, I'd like to point out that your Fitbit does not accurately track your sleep. Sleep trackers aren’t necessarily bad. They can be a useful tool for looking at your general sleep patterns and can be an incentive to improve sleep habits. However it’s important to rememb...
by lisaartis
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Trouble sleeping
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Re: Trouble sleeping

Thanks for your message. Having a partner who snores can be extremely annoying especially when it impacts on your sleep. Smoking can cause snoring as it irritates the membranes in the nose and throat which can block the airways. Alcohol can also cause snoring. Loud snoring can be the first sign of t...
by lisaartis
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: Insomnia
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Re: Insomnia

Hi John I am really to hear about your struggles with sleep. Mental health issues and sleep deprivation go hand in hand and should be treated alongside each other. From what you are saying you really need to speak to a specialist - have you seen your GP about your sleep issues? I presume you are und...
by lisaartis
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep Priority
Topic: snoring
Replies: 4
Views: 504

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: 460

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: 485

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...
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