What to know about sleeping with earplugs

On June 9, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Earplugs are generally safe to use while sleeping. However, it is possible that frequent use can lead to some minor problems in the long run, such as earwax buildup. Sometimes, noise from the environment can disrupt sleep. For example, having a bedroom that faces a busy street can affect sleep…

What to know about deep sleep

On June 3, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Slow wave sleep, also called deep sleep, is an important stage in the sleep cycle that enables proper brain function and memory. While most adults are aware that they should aim for between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night, the science of sleep is quite complex. The two…

What to know about ZzzQuil

On May 18, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

ZzzQuil is an over-the-counter nighttime sleep aid. The active ingredient in ZzzQuil is diphenhydramine, which is also the active ingredient in the allergy medication Benadryl. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that people commonly use to treat allergic reactions, itchiness, and hives. The most common side effect of diphenhydramine is drowsiness. ZzzQuil…

Melatonin for sleep: What to know

On May 16, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Melatonin is a natural hormone that the brain releases in response to changes in light. It helps regulate the body’s internal clock, signaling that it is time to go to sleep. Melatonin supplements may help with a wide range of sleep issues, including insomnia, shift work sleep disorder, and sleep…

What to know about panic attacks at night

On February 23, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

A panic attack is a sudden, intense onset of distress or fear. These feelings heighten for around 10 minutes until starting to fade. Panic attacks can occur at any time of the day or night. People may experience a panic attack without warning. Others may have frequent, unexpected attacks. Those…

Everything you need to know about wet dreams

On March 29, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

While wet dreams are typically associated with adolescent boys, they are a common experience for both sexes from puberty through adulthood. The medical term for a wet dream is nocturnal emission. In this article, we look at the facts about wet dreams and debunk some of the myths surrounding this…

All you should know about sunken eyes

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

Sunken eyes are usually the result of aging or health issues that are of less concern still. Treatment options can include both medicinal and home remedies that use natural ingredients. The skin under the eyes is delicate, which is why it sometimes appears sunken and has darker coloring than elsewhere…

All you need to know about jaw popping

On November 2, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Jaw popping refers to a clicking sound from the jaw, which can be accompanied by sensations of pain. Sometimes jaw popping can arise from overextending the jaw, such as by opening the mouth too wide when yawning or eating. At other times, it results from problems in the functioning of…

Pickwickian syndrome: All you need to know

On August 18, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Pickwickian syndrome is when breathing in sleep is disordered. Pickwickian syndrome is a condition that arises from disordered breathing during sleep. Breathing too slowly or taking breaths that are too shallow means the lungs are unable to take in enough oxygen and expel enough carbon dioxide in a process known…

Cheyne-Stokes respiration: What you need to know

On May 6, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Cheyne-Stokes respiration, also known as periodic respiration, is an abnormal pattern of breathing. It consists of cycles of breathing, which become increasingly deeper, followed by periods where respiration becomes gradually shallower. There may then be a period of apnea, where breathing briefly ceases, before the cycle begins again. On…