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What To Do When Your Child Is Too Scared To Sleep

Nightmares are very common for young children. Nightmares are especially common for preschoolers because they have greater imaginations and understand bad things can happen. Nightmares are normal and there’s no reason to worry if your child has them.

Sleep Apnea and Dream Recall

Ever had a nightmare or a dream worth remembering but just can't? Chances are you could be suffering with sleep apnea.

The Science of Nightmares

An article in a recent issue of the New Yorker looks at nightmares and the idea of treating them like you would treat a sleep disorder. Nightmares are dreams with vivid and disturbing content. They are common in children during REM sleep, and they usually involve an immediate awakening and good recall of the dream content.

NOVA Special Looks at Dreams

What are dreams and why do we have them? The mystery of why we dream is a topic that has puzzled humans since the beginning of recorded history. A recent NOVA special on PBS interviewed researchers who are conducting various neurological and psychological experiments to investigate the reason behind dreaming. While these experiments can reveal crucial information about what occurs during sleep, there is still a lot we don't know.

OSA More Prevalent in Patients with Severe Asthma

Researchers have found obstructive sleep apnea to be more common in patients with severe asthma compared with patients with moderate asthma, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Is Better Performance Just a Dream Away?

According to a recent article in the New York Times, researchers from the University of California, San Diego, found a correlation between naps containing a significant amount of rapid eye movement (REM) and performance levels. The study placed volunteers under certain sleep conditions and recorded their results on word-association tests in the morning and evening.

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