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Can Hypnosis Help You Sleep?

Learn the surprising ways that hypnosis can help you sleep better and wake up refreshed. Hypnosis may conjure up images of people being made to quack like a duck onstage, but the reality is that it’s typically much more boring—and sleep-inducing. That’s right, hypnosis may be a helpful tool for some people who are battling a variety of sleep disorders like insomnia or sleepwalking. For people with insomnia, hypnosis may help to allow both the body and mind to relax and let go of the anxiety that not falling asleep can create. A sleepwalker, on the other hand, could learn through hypnotic suggestion to wake up when his feet hit the floor. Hypnosis may…

What Happens During a Sleep Study

Learn what to expect during a sleep analysis at a lab. If your doctor has referred you to a lab to take a sleep test, chances are you’re a chronic snorer, you have symptoms of sleep apnea (for instance, you temporarily stop breathing during the night), or you feel sleepy during the day even after a full night in bed. Before you go, find out what you should know ahead of time. Q: What is a Sleep Study? A: It’s a test that measures how well you sleep and determines whether you have any sleep problems, as well as how severe any sleep problems are. Since people aren’t typically aware of their breathing, movements, and…

Home Sleep Study Kits: Do They Work?

Get the inside scoop on the pros and cons of trying a home sleep test. If it regularly takes you more than 30 minutes to doze off, or you wake up a lot during the night, or you feel exhausted during the day despite clocking seven to nine hours in bed, then you may have a sleep disorder. Sleep tests can help your doctor pinpoint whether you have a sleep issue by uncovering breathing problems such as sleep apnea—a condition that’s linked to an increased risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, obesity, and diabetes. Your doctor may want you to take part in a sleep study to try to uncover an underlying…