5-HTP for insomnia

There has been an increasing interest in the natural supplement 5-Hydroxytryptophan, more commonly known as 5-HTP. 5-HTP is actually a by-product of the amino acid L-tryptophan, which is well-known for causing a feeling of sleepiness or drowsiness. 5-HTP can now be derived from a plant native to Africa called the Griffonia simplicifolia. 5-HTP has become Read More…

What Is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that affects millions of people around the world. Most of us in our lives will suffer from insomnia to some degree, yet few people seek professional help. Insomnia is a complex and wide ranging condition that is yet to be fully understood by science or the medical profession. Short term Read More…

How to Stop Snoring

How to stop snoring is a question that is frequently asked by victims who suffer from this snoring disorder. This is because it is usually irritating and can make an individual to be discriminated. To begin with, snoring is a condition whereby air is not in a position to move freely through the mouth and Read More…

All About Sleep Apnea Machines

Sleep apnea CPAP devices are considered some of the most efficient in the treatment of breathing deficiencies associated with sleep: besides apnea, respiratory failure and chronic pulmonary diseases patients also benefit from the extended use of such machines. Sleep apnea is usually triggered by the failure of the superior respiratory tract part to open enough Read More…

Pros and Cons of Different Mattresses

In order to stop fighting your mattress for sleep, find the mattress that’s right for you based on your sleeping position, health concerns and overall comfort. If you are like me then you fall asleep instantly, on your stomach, with one hand under your pillow, and one leg straight. You toss and turn, steal the Read More…

The Strange World of Dreams

The Strange World of Dreams What are dreams? What do they mean? What is their purpose? Simply put, a dream is an experience of mental activity—images, sounds, ideas, emotions, and other sensations—when one is asleep. The dream is not constrained by facts, reality, or even physics, and its details are beyond the volitional control of Read More…

The Future of Sleep

The future of sleep research holds great promise. We will most likely see some truly significant discoveries in the genomics and molecular biology of sleep in the near future. These discoveries will help us resolve questions about the function and evolution of sleep. Knowing the cellular/molecular processes that are involved in sleep will definitely give Read More…