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With years of sleep research, we now know that our brains are very active during sleep. Moreover, sleep affects our daily functioning and our physical and mental health in many ways that we are just beginning to understand. 
During sleep, we usually pass through different phases of sleep. These stages progress in a cycle from stage 1 to REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. The first few stages are very light stages of sleep. The last few stages of sleep are more restorative.
Some sleep disorders never allow a person to progress beyond the light phases of sleep. That is why they do not feel rested in the morning, even after a full night of sleep.
Since sleep and wakefulness are influenced by different signals in the brain, foods and medicines that change the balance of these signals affect whether we feel alert or drowsy and how well we sleep. Caffeinated drinks and some medications can cause insomnia, or an inability to sleep. Heavy smokers often sleep very lightly and have reduced amounts of REM sleep. many people who suffer from insomnia try to solve the problem with alcohol.. the so called night cap. While alcohol does help people fall into light sleep, it also robs them of the more restorative stages of sleep by keeping them in the lighter stages of sleep.
Although scientists are still trying to learn exactly why people need sleep, animal studies show that sleep is needed for survival. Sleep appears necessary for our nervous systems to work properly. Too little sleep leaves us drowsey and unable to concentrate the next day. Researchers have found that people with chronic insomnia have a higher incidence of psychiatric problems such as anxiety and depression and are more likely to get help.

Sleep Apnea
The symptoms are often overlooked and or misdiagnosed, like what happened to me. I have probably had this problem for years, but it wasn't discovered until June 2006. In the past i had gone for all kinds of tests with my heart, since 2001 when I was scared enough to finally go to a doctor for help, no one ever even suggested that I may have sleep apnea! So what are the symptoms? Snoring, daytime sleepiness, even after 7 or 8 hours of sleep, been observed to stop breathing during sleep, (yes no one ever told me this either, but I come to find out I do it many times a night).

There are over 40 million Americans each year that suffer from chronic, long term sleep disorders each year and an additional 20 million experience occasional sleeping problems. These disorders and the resulting sleep deprivation interfere with work, driving, and social activities. The hard part is getting it diagnosed, although once being sent for a sleep study, it can be corrected effectively. Sleep apnea is actually the most common sleep disorder!



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