A person experiencing exploding head syndrome hears sudden, loud noises in one ear, both ears, or within their head, as they drop off to sleep.
Studies have found a lack of sleep over time can increase the risk of developing some conditions or make existing ones worse. Here are some examples.
People who wake up suddenly from a deep sleep to find themselves acting inappropriately in a state of confusion may have a sleep disorder called idiopathic hypersomnia - also known as sleep drunkenness or primary hypersomnia.
If you find it difficult to fall asleep once you're snuggled up in bed, you might find that changing your daytime habits could improve your chances of a good night's sleep. Here you'll find some suggestions to help you sleep at night.
Many people have experienced waking up in the middle of the night and then not being able to get back to sleep, especially during times of stress. If you are struggling to fall back asleep, you can try these suggestions.
There are a number of things you can do to boost your energy levels. Here are our top 10 suggestions.
Do you itch to move your legs at night or work? Try these 24 tips for lifestyle relief from restless legs syndrome.
Why do we yawn? It may not be about tiredness. Learn more.
Besides menopause, what are other common causes of night sweats? Find out now.
BootsWebMD's article on what happens while we sleep. What your body was up to while you were sleeping might make you blush.
Sleep with bipolar disorder can be difficult. BootsWebMD discusses ways to get more rest when you have this condition.
If sleep problems are affecting you or someone close to you, we can help you get more advice and support. This list offers a guide to sleep disorder charities, organisations and resources online.
Information on the symptoms of sleep apnoea, such as laboured breathing that occasionally pauses for a long time, accompanied by gasping and snorting.
If you have symptoms that suggest you may have sleep apnoea, you should seek medical advice.
Jet lag is tiredness and body clock confusion caused by plane journeys across time zones.
Sleep apnoea is a relatively common but serious sleep disorder in which a person repeatedly stops breathing for periods of time while they are asleep.
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome is the most common form of apnoea. Here is some information to help you understand how obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome can affect your life and what can be done about it.
Around 1 in 3 people in the UK experience insomnia – trouble getting off to sleep and staying asleep long enough during the night to wake up ready to face the day ahead. Get tips on beating insomnia.
Make it easier to get a good night's sleep every night with these simple steps.
Snoring can leave you tired and grumpy in the morning. Consider these five steps for sound sleep.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder where the sufferer finds it difficult to fall and/or stay asleep. Learn more about insomnia, one of the most common sleep disorders.
Progressive muscle relaxation, PMR or deep muscle relaxation, is a technique to help relieve stress, anxiety, insomnia and some types of long-term pain.
A sleep study may be recommended for sleep problems affecting breathing, such as obstructive sleep apnoea.
A person who is relaxed is more likely to get a good night's sleep. Some people with sleep problems try meditation for their insomnia.
While it is important to get enough sleep, it is possible to get too much sleep, which can affect your health. Oversleeping has been linked to diabetes, heart disease and early death.
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