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Initially this website was aimed at using snore guard to stop snoring for good. Over the months, from readers feedback it seems that what works for one doesn’t necessarily work for others. Some people might find the solution in a special anti-snoring pillow or a treatment of sleep apnea. Some folks say that snore strips works for them. (which I never believed would work. Ironically, it worked for a lot of people, at least according to the feedback I received on this website) There’s a lot of anti snoring device that keeps the airway open or holds the tongue so it doesn’t fall back into your throat. Some are available through dentist only and some are available off the shelf.

Some peeps uses simple things like jaw supporter and their partner declares happily that he/she don’t snore any more. There’s even those who swear by sleeping positions!
Don’t get me wrong.

I still believe that using stop snoring mouth piece is one of the most effective ways to combat snoring without resulting in a surgery. Which is expensive and unnecessary in most cases. However, since there’s a lot of demand for more information on various snoring technique or snoring device, I’ve decided to include a few in this website. This way you can get a more balanced picture on the types of treatment that are available outside of the snoring guard universe. Which is pretty small.

First of all, the reason why snore guard doesn’t work for some people is because of the complexity in snoring problem. (If it was simple then it wouldn’t be so hard to cure wouldn’t it?) One of the reason is being overweight, which i won’t cover much in this website. Simply because there’s a lot of lose weight information out there already. Plus its way out of scope for this website. (If you need to know, I know a thing or two about weight loss but that’s for another website i’m creating.)

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The reasons for snoring are vast and varied. There’s jaw problem, tongue blocking the way, sinus issues, and sleep apnea just to name a few. Obviously, snore guard cannot ever hope to solve all of this! Its just a simple plastic device. (Even custom ones is not a magic device) it corrects the jaw problem mostly and prevents the tongue from blocking your airways.
OK, let’s get to the main point here. What topic will I be covering and a summary of each of them.

OK, first thing is my favorite stop snoring device of all. The snore guard. (I could call it mandibular repositioner if I want to get all fancy and smart aleck with you ) Basically its an anti-snoring device that open up the airway. It looks like a mouth guard but its a little bit more than that. It basically hold the lower jaw forward and thus keep your tongue forward at the same time. The best snore guard are custom made and you can get that through dentists only most of the time. (If you have overbite or underbite you pretty much have no choice in this matter because normal mouthpiece device won’t do it for you) If custom made snoring guard is too expensive, then you can get those over the shelf mouthpiece device. The best selling ones allow you to somewhat mold it by biting your lower teeth and upper teeth on the mold. (It has easy step by step instructions on how to do this) For mouth breathing folks, those nice little snoring devices has holes near the back so don’t worry.

I will most likely be covering anti snoring pillow as most readers have gained some positive benefits from using it. What are these? Like the name suggests, these anti snoring pillows are special pillow designed to help you stop snoring. They do it by aligning your posture so your airways is not blocked.

The second thing I would like to discuss is ways to keep your sinus clear. One of the reason people snore is because they’re breathing through their mouth. This leads to snoring, dry mouth and cracked lips. Not too conductive for the morning kiss. Anyway, according to this logic. Solve the sinus blockage problem and you solve your snoring problem right? i wish this is as easy as it sounds. Sinus blockage problem is a chronic problem a lot of people face (not just snorers) and there’s no cure in sight. There’s treatment but it is often ineffective and expensive. this is where is the snoring nose strip comes into picture.

They claim to be able to solve the sinus blockage problem. You shall see how effective it is in a minute.Anyway, i don’t limit my focus on only sinus blockage serum or nasal strips marketed for snorers. I venture out and beyond to search for a solution for blocked sinus and weird solutions is the result. How weird? I don’t know about you but pouring salt water through my sinus using a tea pot like pot and having the salt water comes out from another sinus is pretty weird for me!

Another snoring aid worth noting is the snoring chin strap. Much like the sinus blockage theory of snoring. This device closes your mouth to “forces” you to breath through your nose. Its pretty uncomfortable for some to have something strapped on their chin to keep their jaw locked down so its not really something that I recommend. however, I promised more articles so there it is. The good thing about snoring chin strap is that it can be worn around your head so it stays there firmly unlike snore guard. (A lot of people just spit it out at night) Anyway. if you have sinus blockage problem in the first place then this obviously is not gonna work too well for you unless you live to be deprived of oxygen. If that’s the case, then i would suggest that you go to the sinus de congestion section of this website here.

Another thing that I would like to talk about is the sleep apnea problem. Not surprisingly, most people who came looking for a snore guard are actually experiencing sleep apnea too. This is normal for snorers because its a related problem basically. You might not know it but your health might be suffering right now because of sleep apnea. What is sleep apnea and what’s the difference between snoring and sleep apnea you ask? Basically it is the cessation of the breathing process when you sleep at night. Because of various reasons like nasal congestion for example. (Sounds similar to snoring doesn’t it?) So yes, I will be talking about sleep apnea cessation aid devices like CPAP and snore guards capable of treating sleep apnea effectively. Sleep apnea appliances are normally clunky and expensive so I’ll try to cover some cheaper anti sleep apnea aid as well.

And finally, I will have some articles about sleep disorder in general and how they might be the snoring solution. (as unrelated as they may seem, a chin strap might help you sleep better tonight) If you want to stop snoring now its imperative that you learn as much as you can about not only how to stop snoring but sleeping disorder as well.

The good thing about all of the devices above is that they’re not a mandibular advancement device, (which is what snore guard is) this means you don’t need to advance your lower jaw forward. Which is very uncomfortable for a lot of people.

I will also have some kind of star rating on the website so feel free to vote for the product and write a review if you’ve used it before. Please be aware that I do not approve reviews/comments that has a link back to their site. These are normally “fake” or spam reviews. I would like to keep things clean and unbiased as much as possible here.

OK, i think this is enough addition to the website. I have a day job after all. I hope you enjoyed your stay here and do post on the comments section below to give me more ideas on ways to stop snoring. Tell me what have worked for you best, what sleeping position you think contribute to your snoring problem and etc. I read them all. Unless you’re a spammer which i discard faster than you can blink. This website is all about finding the smarter solution against snoring so feel free to contribute and share. Try to be more helpful by adding in more details, like what is the device made from? Is it made from soft plastic or soft silicone? Is it a custom-made device? How loud is your snoring before (loud obnoxious snoring perhaps? haha) Like I said earlier, there is not one size fits all device out there. You need to try every oral appliances, anti snore device, and maybe even sleep aid.

P.S. I don’t think I will be discussing other snoring remedies like using herbs, clearing your throat and etc because its pretty out of scope for this website. But you can contribute on this blog about those treatments, Remember to put in as much detail as possible including side effects (if there’s any) Oh, you can also put funny comments like your snoring habit and even talk about your snoring problems in general.


Snoring​ ​Cures​ ​Reviews

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Having analyzed the possible causes of snoring, you can talk about the existing methods of treatment. Here we provide common snoring​ ​cures​ ​reviews.

The most common cause of snoring is the weakening of the muscles of the soft palate and

tongue. On the surgical method will tell a little later. First, we must wean ourselves to sleep on

their backs, when the cause of snoring is sink language. By your own will, naturally, to retrain

your body will not work. This is usually advised to proceed as follows: for the night putting on

pajamas with embroidered on the back of a ball for tennis. Wait until your body is reconstructed,

will have about a month. Comfort during sleep, of course, would suffer. Still, if you consider it

important to cure snoring alone, without drugs and surgery, it is one of the best solutions.

But, unfortunately, sleep on your side does not always produce a positive effect. The result may

be such as to get rid of snoring does not succeed, but only diminish its power. Then, in addition

to the above technique you can use a set of exercises to strengthen the muscles of the tongue

of the soft palate and tongue.

First, the movement language. First, try to stick his tongue forward, as it does when you show

your doctor a sore throat. The more you make the effort the better – you should feel how tense

the muscles at the base of tongue. Repeat this exercise 30 times. Then, in contrast, so many

times try to make the language of movement back toward the throat.


Secondly, you can work the jaw. After about 30 movements of the lower jaw forward and back,

you also will promote the strengthening of weak muscles. Then take in the teeth of any object

and hold the force for 5 minutes.

Do not expect quick results from these exercises. But if you repeat every day, morning and

evening, will definitely improve the visible. When the way you cure snoring, but in future you

should only do these exercises periodically to maintain the necessary muscle tone.

To cure snoring were also invented devices, which are placed inside the mouth. Some of them

are somewhat similar to a pacifier for children. The effect of this method of treatment of snoring is based on the idea that language is constantly trying to touch a foreign object located in the mouth, and thus be in tension.

The second device like a protective box with the boxers. But unlike her insertion of snoring is

produced for each person so that the lower jaw was constantly thrust forward. This is necessary

in order to increase the size of the respiratory tract. However, such an insertion is quite

expensive to manufacture (up to three hundred dollars).

Important note about the intraoral appliances. They are best used to treat snoring only when it

manifests itself in mild form, without any complications. And if you have any problems with

breathing through your nose, then their use is inefficient and generally undesirable.

If you snore because of difficulty breathing through the nose there are several solutions. If your

doctor determines that breathing difficulties arise from the curvature of the nasal septum, in

most cases will be sufficient to correct this shortcoming. If the problem lies in the narrowness of the nasal passages, then one effective solution is to use extenders nose in the form of special

springy stickers on the wings. In order to facilitate breathing through the nose, and thus cure

snoring, it is sufficient to maximally-apart wings of the nose glued to a label.


To temporarily relief snoring can be used and special tablets. Their reception is very good, so as

not to disturb the other during the night, for example, when you go to the hospital to hospital.

But these pills are contraindicated for pregnant. Effects of pills is usually noticeably after the first

dose, but the main result of the treatment of snoring is only a few days. Therefore possible to

start taking pills from snoring preferably in advance. But doctors do not recommend ever using

such a method of treatment of snoring, recommending acceptance of such tablets in a period of

not more than a month. After a necessary pause for the same period.

What kind of treatment in each individual case must be decided by a doctor on the results of

polysomnography, which allows you to determine the effect of snoring on the body.

And then,

on this basis, the decision whether to surgery on the soft palate. Without going into the course

of the operation, we can say that it leads to a reduction in the size of the soft palate, thus

eliminating its sagging under palsy.

In this case, it is almost painless and takes about 15

minutes. But do not rely solely on the operation. Unfortunately, the surgery helps to stop snoring is not in all cases, even repeated her conduct does not solve the problem. Conversely, some patients are possible complications after surgery.


Possible causes of snoring can be several, so it is important to correctly set up to advance the

use of any method of treatment of snoring. For example, for people suffering from obesity than

as yet, and snoring may be enough to lose a few pounds. And then the problem of snoring

eliminate itself. For these questions, we recommend that you seek professional help.


As you can see, there are many snoring cures. But for whatever reason it occurs and how it is a

problem for the individual can understand, in consultation with the specialist.Because snoring

may be more serious problems such as lack of oxygen, and even stop breathing during sleep

(obstructive sleep apnea).

And this should be a problem not only for the person snoring, but for

anyone that prevents snoring. The person who snores, can not tell about your problem, since he had it might not feel, therefore, need the assistance of close friends.


Nevertheless, we hope that many snoring not becomes a symptom of some more serious health problems. And get rid of it would be without the intervention of a doctor.


Sleep Apnea Pillow

Sleep Apnea Pillow

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Sleep Apnea Pillow May Help You Control Sleep Apnea Problems:
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that may usurp the peace of mind of the patient. You have three types in this illness, central, obstructive and mixed. There are many treatments for sleep apnea; experts suggest a few changes in the lifestyle but patients can also opt for undergoing a surgery, or go for noninvasive treatments such as the sleep apnea pillow.

Sleep Apnea Pillow

It is for helping snorers that a sleep apnea pillow is made. Snoring is a major indicator of sleep apnea. When you use this pillow, your neck is supported so that you are prevented from sleeping on your back. It is a known fact that sleeping on your back increases snoring and worsens sleep apnea. Sleep apnea pillows will also do the job of cradling the head and elongating the neck. The tongue which blocks the airway is prevented from doing so by these pillows. If you wish to sleep on the sides, the pressure on your shoulders and arms is also reduced to a great extent.

Sleep apnea can be severe. This snoring condition can be fatal if it is not treated early. Due to serious sleep apnea, the patient may even stop breathing for short periods during sleep. People who suffer from serious sleep apnea do not get REM (Rapid eye movement) sleep. This can be a critical stage. Only in REM sleep, you get dreams and your eyes move rapidly beneath the eyelids. During such dreaming, heart rate may increase, and heavy and erratic breathing may also occur.

As of now, no remedy has been invented for curing sleep apnea. But if it is not controlled early, the patient may suffer from serious problems like heart disease or stroke.

You have many manufacturers who make pillows for sleep apnea, and they advertise that their pillow for sleep apnea is the best for giving you the d esired results. You should go through the sleep apnea pillow review on the Internet and find out if the claims made by the manufacturers are true.

You also have wedge pillow sleep apnea. This is not a traditional pillow; it is a wedge shaped object that is designed to offer you a good sleep in the upright position.

What’s more, cervical pillow sleep apnea is a special pillow that is specially designed to relieve your neck pain.

You also have sleep apnea nasal pillows. The major advantage with them is that users can also read or watch television with the masks.

The most popular sleep apnea pillow is Sona sleep apnea pillow. This product is approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an over-the counter treatment for sleep apnea, but the problem is that not everybody can use it.

One last thing to know is that highly obese people may not easily get cured of sleep apnea problem. But before purchasing any sleep apnea pillow, it would be better to consult your physician. He will definitely recommend you the best treatment.


Epidemiology of Sleep Age, Gender, and Ethnicity

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How shall we know sleep? Since the broad adoption of polysomnography (PSG), this question is not asked often enough, and is too often answered with buoyant self-assuredness.

The scientific journey of Werner Heisenberg (Cassidy, 1992) provides some perspective on how to answer this question. Like Pavlov before him, Heisenberg was a Nobel laureate, but were that his main accomplishment, he would be lost in the oblivion of history. Pavlov achieved fame not by winning the Nobel prize for his studies of the digestive processes of dogs, but as an afterthought of that research: deriving principles of conditioning that explained the behavior of dogs and others (Windholz, 1997). Heisenberg was a German physicist, and his prize was for contributions to the theory of quantum mechanics. As part of that research program, he was frustrated in his attempts to study atomic particles because the light needed to illuminate the subject altered the path of the electrons. Thus was born Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle: Theact of measurement alters what one wishes to measure, rendering specific knowledge indeterminate.

Sleep scientists in the main are probably not very sympathetic to Heisenberg’s complaint. How much error could light particles have introduced to the study of electrons compared to our routine procedures? Our standard protocol is to remove individuals from their accustomedsurroundings, mount a dozen or more sets of electrodes with glue, tape, straps, clips, and the like from head to foot, and then put them to rest in an uncomfortable hospital bed. It is well established that the sleep labo-ratory setting alters sleep, as shown by disturbed sleep the first night in the laboratory (i.e., first night effect; Kales & Kales, 1984) and laboratory-home recording comparisons (Edinger et al., 1997; Stepnowsky, Moore, & Dimsdale, 2003). With the ease and confidence of a stand-up comic, the sleep technician instructs the individual to sleep naturally. Heisenberg didn’t know how good he had it.We could prove that PSG alters sleep by comparing it to a known accurate measure of sleep, but PSG is the gold standard against which other methods of sleep assessment are judged. Considering commonplace alternatives to PSG, the worthiness of actigraphy, inferring sleep from limb inactivity, or self-report (SR) sleep is evaluated by how closely they match PSG data. Of course, the matches are never perfect and assignment of fault is in part determined by convention (i.e., because PSG is objective, it is always best) and in part by philosophy of science (e.g., greater faith is assigned SR sleep in the unperturbed natural environment because it maximizes ecological validity).Perhaps we shall never know sleep, only representations of it blurred by intrusive and/or fuzzy measures. Certainly for the present, no method of measuring sleep spares the subject of our interest. The best we could aspire to is to choose a method whose profile of strengths and shortcomings seems to closely fit the circumstances and goals of a particular clinical or research evaluation. In these endeavors, we should be humbled by the implications of Heisenberg’s admonition that at all times, the relationship between sleep data and sleep is uncertain.


This epidemiological study relied on self-report (SR) data because we wanted to collect information on a large sample and using PSG or, to a lesser extent, actigraphy would have increased the survey cost enormously, would have placed a greater inconvenience burden on participants, causing greater difficulty in recruiting the desired sample, and would have dramatically extended the length of an already lengthy study due to the limited availability of assessment instrumentation.SR data have the advantages of:

Being an inexpensive, convenient source of data.
Not altering the normal sleep setting.
Not altering normal sleep routines.
Being the best available measure of subjective sleep perception.



Adolescent Sleep Patterns Biological, Social, and Psychological Influences MARY A. CARSKADON Brown Medical School

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sleepiness-alertness and its nocturnal determinants. In addition, and of great importance to the topic of this book, she directed a longitudinal study of a cohort of children as they went through the great transition of adolescence.

At the beginning of this remarkable decade of research, the gold standard of assessing daytime sleepiness, the multiple sleep latency test (MSLT), was developed and applied. Using this test each summer on the longitudinal cohort, it was established that sleep need does not change or may even increase during the great transition. The MSLT also allowed an assessment of the effect of sleep restriction on daytime alertness; for the first time, it was clear that the impact of lost sleep accumulates from day to day. This accumulation is often referred to as the “sleep debt. Finally, the great disparity between MSLT measures of sleep need in adolescents versus questionnaire data on actual sleep obtained at home during the school year allows us to conclude that many, if not most, adolescents must be severely, chronically sleep deprived. The data basesare very small, but students falling asleep in class are a familiar sight to middle school and, particularly, high school teachers. This situation is further complicated by the biological tendency for phase delay of circadian rhythms and the markedly increased prevalence of students holding extracurricular jobs, usually in the evening, to earn money.

During much of 1990 and 1991, Dr. Carskadon and I served on the National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research, which carried out a congressionally mandated study of the role of sleep deprivation and sleep disorders in American society. One of the areas that we examinedwas whether the facts about sleep that we have known for more than two decades have actually been integrated into the educational system and the health care system. Unfortunately, crucial education about sleep need and biological rhythms and sleep disorders likely to occur in adolescence was completely absent. It is my very strong opinion that all human beings become victims of the lack of awareness about sleep during the great transition and, to some extent, for the rest of their lives. Although data on sleep disorders in latency-age children are limited, the studies conducted by Dr. Carskadon, particularly for children in middle- and upper-class environments, suggest that sleep needs are generally fulfilled at this age with a resulting optimal daytime alertness and performance.

In terms of developing a society in which healthy sleep is a priority, the optimal target may be the developing adolescent. Crucial material about sleep, sleep deprivation, biological rhythms, and sleep disorders




Sleep Deprivation and Snoring

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Here, in Best Anti Snoring Devices, we discuss all available and effective devices that help you stop snoring and get better night sleeping.SLEEP DEPRIVATIONWe offer free Anti snoring chin strap reviews, best anti snoring mouthpiece reviews, anti snore nose and ear pieces in addition to snoring remedies and Zyppah Reviews.

This book talks about sleep deprivation and its management, so keep reading and tell us your thoughts in the comment section below.

The second half of the past century was a time of remarkable scientific expansion and knowledge explosion. Biology and health fields were the beneficiaries of many genuine observations and discoveries and, as a result, the health of individuals and the public as a whole improved markedly. The area of sleep and sleep disorders illustrates the advances in knowledge that occurred.

Related article: Sleep Deprivation Could Shave Years Off Your Life

Sleep is a topic that has long been addressed by writers-but much more frequently by poets than by researchers. As an example, in the beginning of the nineteenth century, Samuel Taylor Coleridge gave us this verse:

Oh, Sleep! It is a gentle thing,
Beloved from pole to pole

Unquestionably, during the last few decades the study of sleep and its biology in health and disease has moved to the forefront of research, and it has revealed a wealth of observations. At the same time, it has attracted the interest of many investigators with expertise in diverse basic disciplines and clinical areas.

The association of sleep disorders with other clinical fields such as cardiology, neurology, mood and attention disorders, and pneumology is well recognized. Sleep deprivation is a medical issue, but also a social one. As a consequence, we have seen a number of societal and regulatory changes to ensure that appropriate sleep time is available.

This series of monographs, Lung Biology in Health and Disease, includes a number of volumes on sleep, the first one having been published in 1984. Seven of these volumes have been exclusively about one or another aspect of sleep, and others, on different subjects, included components related to sleep. However, lack of sleep did not achieve stardom in this series until Dr. Clete Kushida from the world-famous Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Center accepted the invitation to edit this volume on Sleep Deprivation: Basic Science, Physiology, and Behavior.

This volume and its companion on Sleep Deprivation: Clinical Issues, Pharmacology, and Sleep Loss Effects are true landmarks in the area of sleep biology and medicine. Dr. Kushida enrolled contributors who have pioneered exploration of the field, and I am grateful to them all for the opportunity to introduce this volume to the readership.



Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis, Management and Treatment

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History of sleep medicine

Sleep and dreams have been popular throughout time for writers, researchers and physicians alike. However, most of our modern knowledge of sleep medicine was achieved only in the last four decades. There have been several breakthrough discoveries that paved the way to the scientific investigation of sleep (Table 1).

snoring is the most common cause of sleep apnea and anti snoring devices is so popular around the world.

Sleep Disorders

To date, the understanding of why we sleep and the precise sleep control mechanisms of the brain are far from being completely elucidated. Previously, it was believed that sleep is a time of quiescence and 

tranquillity, a time when the body and mind relax to recuperate from the day’s activity, a time when relatively little happens. These assumptions are partially incorrect because sleep is, in fact, an active process. At the start of the nineteenth century, the major sleep theory was that of the hypnotoxins. This theory posited that when we are awake there is an accumulation of poisonous hypnotoxin which drives sleepiness. Hypnotoxins were thought to be detoxified only during sleep. The discovery that serum from sleep-deprived dogs injected into alert dogs caused them to fall asleep (Legendre and Pieron) provided strong support for this theory.

Currently, several mediators, such as adenosine, interleukins, tumournecrosing factor, prostaglandins, lipopolysaccharides and δ-producing proteins, have been proposed to mediate the homoeostatic drive for sleep. Sleep, however, is not regulated by just homoeostatic principles. The discovery by Kleitman that, even with on-going sleep deprivation, one can be less sleepy the following morning suggested that additional factors control the drive for sleep. Indeed, the current agreement among sleep researchers is that sleep is regulated by two factors: the duration of wakefulness (homoeostatic drive to sleep) and the time of day (circadian drive to sleep). The absolute drive to sleep at any point in time is therefore the combination of these two drives.

The discovery of the electroencephalogram in 1928 by Berger provided a quantum leap for sleep research. Applying the new methods to measure EEG activity in sleeping people, or animals, revealed that the transition from wakefulness to sleep is accompanied by specific and well-characterized changes in brain wave activity (Table 2 and Figure 1). Electrocephalography (EEG) has allowed widespread investigations of brain mechanisms controlling sleep and wakefulness by several investgators, including Frederick Bremer, Moruzzi and Magoun, Michele Jouvet and others. There is still an on-going effort for further understanding of the brain circuitry participating in sleep regulation.

different stages: stage 1 (light sleep), stage 2 (consolidated sleep), and stages 3 and 4 (deep, or slow wave sleep). Division of sleep into these stages relies on three physiological variables: EEG, electromyography (EMG) and electro-oculography (EOG) as demonstrated in Table 2 and Figure 1.

The different EEG patterns that are characteristic of non-REM sleep stages are shown in Figure 1. Stage 1 is characterized by relatively low-amplitude θ activity intermixed with episodes of a activity. In stage 2 there are K-complexes (marked with an arrow) and sleep spindles (marked by underlining), whereas stages 3 and 4 are dominated by increasing amounts of slow-wave high-amplitude (δ) activity.

During normal sleep, these stages tend to occur in succession, forming a unique ‘sleep architecture’ (see Chapter 2). Generally, from wakefulness an individual falls into stage 1 sleep, followed by stages 2, 3 and 4 and REM sleep. This succession of sleep stages, culminating in REM sleep, forms a ‘sleep cycle’. The length and content of sleep cycles change throughout the night as well as with age. The relative percentage of deep sleep is highest in the first sleep cycle and decreases as the night progresses, whereas the relative length of REM sleep episodes increases throughout the course of the night. When totalling the various sleep stages through the night in normal young adults, stage 1 occupies up to 5% of the night, stage 2, 50%, and REM sleep and slow wave sleep (SWS) 20-25% each. These relative percentages change with age, as does the cycle length. In infants the normal cycle of sleep lasts about an hour, whereas in adults it lasts about 1.5 hours. Table 3 demonstrates the percentages of different sleep stages and sleep length at different ages.

Brief body movements, which may be accompanied by arousals, mark transitions to and from REM sleep. These four to eight brief awakenings, which are too short to be registered in the memory, are not considered abnormal or sleep disruption. This point is important to keep in mind when dealing with complaints about sleep. It is the difficulty in falling back to sleep, once brief awakening has occurred, rather than the awakenings themselves that may need to be treated. In some sleep disturbances, however, there is a large increase in the number of brief arousals from sleep, which indeed needs medical attention.

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