How many times have you gone to bed only to find out you just can’t fall asleep? Or, let’s say, how many times have you woken up in the middle of the night for no apparent reason? Sleep problems – even disorders – appear to be in the rise in our modern world, for a variety of reasons.

For instance, health conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). This condition is characterized by irregular breathing, often an inability to breathe at all for short periods of time. Because of this, people with OSAS tend to wake up several times in the same night, and therefore lose much needed sleep. The causes of this illness range from brain injury and physical abnormalities to loss of muscle tone due to substance abuse or a sedentary lifestyle. OSAS has also been linked to obesity. [   Read Complete Post  …   ]

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