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The Most Sleep-Deprived Cities in the US Read more at:   The Most Sleep-Deprived Cities in the US
Recent years have brought explosive demand for products and resources to improve people’s health and well-being. The wellness market is one of the fastest-growing consumer industries, as more people seek out new products and services to support wellness, from fitness to nutrition to mindfulness and mental health.
What You Need To Know About Insomnia   What You Need To Know About Insomnia
If you have trouble falling asleep or sleeping through the night, you may have a common sleep disorder called insomnia. This is likely to cause you to feel groggy or tired as if your sleep was poor quality.
So, what is insomnia?
Insomnia is defined as a “persistent difficulty with sleep initiation, duration, consolidation or quality.
There are two different types of insomnia: Primary and Secondary…
Verywell Health - How to Calm a Child With Autism   Common Sleep Disorders
Sleep disorders can have a big impact on your life, and millions of people are living with them.
They can make for frustrating nights, difficult mornings, and impaired function throughout the day.
Patient education: Sleep apnea in adults (Beyond the Basics)   Patient education: Sleep apnea in adults (Beyond the Basics)
Normally during sleep, air moves in and out through the nose, throat, and lungs at a regular rhythm. In a person with sleep apnea, air movement is periodically reduced or stopped. 
Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can affect sleep quality, a person’s ability to safely perform normal daily activities, and long term health. 
This topic review focuses on the most common type of sleep apnea in adults, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Sleep Help For People With Autism Spectrum Disorder  

Sleep Help For People With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Sleep is one of those things that can make or break our bodies and plenty of it allows us all to function correctly.
However, sleeping can be a significant concern when it comes down to children and adults who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
Many studies show that most children with ASD find it difficult to fall asleep or to stay asleep at night.
The lack of sleep can heighten some behavioral characteristics such as aggression, hyperactivity, and the ability to concentrate. 
This resource is created to highlight the most common sleep issues among children and adults with ASD.

Improvements to Help You Sleep Better  

Improvements to Help You Sleep Better
Are you finding it difficult to fall asleep at night?
Insomnia is not an uncommon issue.
If you suffer with this problem, you can be left with hours of worry and boredom while trying to nod off.

Autism and Sleep  

Sleep Problems and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Sleep disorders are quite common among people with Autism spectrum disorder.
As much as 80% of them suffer from one or more sleep disorders.
Many studies have shown that a lack of sleep results in poor daytime behavior in ASD, such as day time sleepiness, depression, anxiety, lack of concentration, hyperactivity, increased distractability, irritability, and poor learning abilities.

Sleep After Trauma   How traumatic events impact sleep and well-being
Leaving mental illness untreated can lead to a rapid decline in mental health and an increase in both severity and quantity of symptoms.
Sleep disturbance is common across many mental disorders and is extremely prevalent in those who have experienced trauma.
Can Sleep Disorders Cause Mental Illness   Exploring the connection between depression and insomnia
Both sleep disorders and mental illnesses are well-understood phenomena with mechanisms that have been thoroughly mapped and set into law years ago.
There is very little stigma to discussing either openly. Right?
There’s obviously lots to talk about here.
…but first… A bit of background on sleep and mental illness
Sleep is So Important to Your Mental Health   Understand how sleep deprivation can impair your mind and body
It’s no surprise that the mind and body function best when balanced.
What might surprise you is that a critical part of maintaining this balance is allowing your body and mind to refresh during sleep.
Unfortunately, many people do not or cannot get the quantity or quality of sleep they need.
When this happens, your mind and body respond by malfunctioning.
Therefore, sleep quality has a direct correlation to physical and mental health.
A community for advancing better sleep  

A Community for Advancing Better Sleep
Learn about sleep disorders that involve abnormal movements, behaviors, emotions, perceptions, and dreams that occur anytime from when you fall asleep to when you wake up.
Learn about sleep disorders that involve getting to sleep, staying asleep or excessive sleepiness.
Suffering from a disorder not categorized as a parasomnia or dyssomnia? You’ll find it here.

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