What causes low energy in men?

On October 18, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By , , With No Comments

Many lifestyle and medical factors can cause low energy. Some of these are unique to men or are more common in men than women. Many men feel tired and overwhelmed each day, especially with the busy lives that many people lead. Lifestyle factors can cause low energy levels, such as…

What causes a nosebleed at night?

On July 2, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

While a nosebleed can be bothersome, especially if it happens at night, the cause is not usually dangerous. Nosebleeds are common, and most people have had at least one. The medical term for a nosebleed is epistaxis, and dry air is typically responsible for epistaxis at night. When there is…

Five common causes of early morning headache

On November 25, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Early morning headache is an everyday reality for many people upon awakening. There are several different types of headache, each associated with its own risk factors and causes. Examples include migraine headaches, tension-type headaches (TTH), and medication-overuse headaches (MOH). According to the World Health Organization, headaches are the third highest…

Hypopnea: Symptoms, causes, and treatments

On September 25, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome is a disease in which the airway is blocked to differing degrees, during sleep. Apnea, which is an obstruction of the airway when a person is asleep, or hypopnea, which is a partial blockage, are both features of the syndrome, which is more easily referred…

Itchy skin at night: Causes, conditions, and relief

On September 24, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Itchy skin at night, or nocturnal pruritus, is a common condition typically caused by natural bodily processes, conditions that irritate the skin, or medications. Several home remedies, as well as over-the-counter and prescription medications, can help reduce symptoms. In rare cases, however, increased skin irritation at night can…

What causes sleepiness when sickness strikes

On January 23, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

It’s well known that humans and other animals are fatigued and sleepy when sick, but it’s a microscopic roundworm that’s providing an explanation of how that occurs, according to a study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. A study published in eLife…

Sundowner's Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

On December 14, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

A person with sundowner’s syndrome experiences increased episodes of confusion, agitation, and activity as the day progresses to night. There may be agitation and personality changes that are dramatically unlike the person’s normal behavior. This can be frightening for the individual and their caregiver. …

Respiratory Acidosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

On September 27, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Respiratory acidosis develops when air exhaled out of the lungs does not adequately exchange the carbon dioxide formed in the body for the inhaled oxygen in air. There are many conditions or situations that may lead to this. One of the conditions that can reduce the…

Sleepwalking: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

On March 28, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Sleepwalking (somnambulism) is a type of parasomnia, an abnormal disruptive behavior that occurs during sleep. Most commonly seen in children ages 3-8 years old, sleepwalking is hereditary and typically resolves spontaneously during adolescence. Sleepwalkers may jump out of bed, walk around or even act out different activities,…

Cataplexy: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

On March 15, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Cataplexy is a sudden, brief loss of voluntary muscle tone triggered by strong emotions such as laughter. The condition is most commonly associated with narcolepsy, a sleep disorder affecting less than 1% of the general population. Cataplexy occurs during waking hours. Attacks can…