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Something called “pandemic dreams” is being blamed for keeping stressed-out Americans up at night during the coronavirus outbreak. These dreams are described as vivid, weird and occasionally horrifying on Twitter, where examples are being shared via #pandemicdreams.
Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane researchers have found that sleep-onset insomniacs who skip a whole night’s sleep become twice as impaired doing reaction-timed tasks than normal sleepers who pull an all-nighter.
Many in the medical marijuana community call cannabis an effective natural treatment for many sleep disorders, with little to no side effects.
An autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year.
Drew Ackerman – or “Scooter” as he calls himself on the podcast – says that on “Sleep With Me,” he plays the role of “your boring drunk friend.” Each episode opens with the “Dear Scooter” theme song, then Ackerman introduces himself (as “Scooter,” of course) and begins to talk, ceaselessly, and in the least interesting way. What does he talk about? It barely matters.
My 8-year-old son had encopresis, which caused large bowel movements that clogged the toilet. The doctor had him on MiraLAX twice a day, but the drug caused him to have an accident at school.
It’s just a myth, and a dangerous one: the widespread belief that as you age, you need less sleep. The fact is, those 50 and older need the same amount of sleep they needed when younger. The difference? Boomers and seniors will often sleep differently than they did when younger. Sleep needs vary among individuals. Some exist well on four or five hours of sleep a night. Others may need 10 hours of sleep to feel rested and alert. The requirements don’t change much with the years, but the sleep pattern does.