I have sleep apnea, so I use a full-mouth mask when sleeping. I also have bad allergies, and I have found that for the last week or so, I'm waking up in the middle of the night, sneezing a bunch of times, and immediately get a stuffed nose that I can't clear, so I sleep the rest of the night without my mask. Any tips to combat this (meds don't help), either to keep me asleep, or help me once I wake up?
What is the most comfortable car/SUV to rent to sleep in? [more inside]
Tales from the middle seat: I'm booked on a red-eye flight leaving Monday night. No problem, I'll just sleep on the plane. I've done it before and it's not so bad. Except. I booked my plane ticket a week ago, and I don't have a window seat. Help me figure out how to get some sleep without a window to lean on... [more inside]
I just found out that when your child reaches 35 inches, they're supposed to transition out of a crib -- and that's my son's height. I think he could probably climb/fall out of his crib at this point. But what if he's not ready for a toddler bed? [more inside]
Do astronauts suffer from hypnic jerks? That sensation of falling as you're drifting off to sleep that causes your body to thrash to catch you, but you're already safe in bed. I would think that since astronauts have been constantly falling that their brain would be desensitized to it. Does anyone have some definitive answers?
Normally, waking up is a struggle for me, involving many uses of the snooze button. I was in Europe for almost two weeks in late May, and while I was there, I found that I was waking up rather early every morning, before my alarm clock, and felt incredibly refreshed and ready to go. [more inside]
My partner, who usually nurses our son to sleep, is leaving town for a week. How can I use this opportunity to work on my son's sleep habits? [more inside]
How can I diagnose or treat exhaustion without seeing a doctor? [more inside]
I sometimes sweat profusely while I sleep and I'm wondering if there is any way to make this stop. If I make it too cold, I can't fall asleep, and if I fall asleep, I wake up drenched in sweat to the point I have to change the sheets. How do I cope with this? [more inside]
How do I photograph my sleeping children, in a dark room, without waking them up? [more inside]
What sort of meditation would be appropriate to aid in attaining a deep sleep? Something to do in bed immediately before you doze off?
Give me your best tactics for avoiding
sleep and slack after a long workday. [more inside]
What kind of sleep training book or technique do I need? [more inside]
Barky dogs next door keeping me up at night: is there anything I can do? [more inside]
Please help me make sex boring. [more inside]
How have you convinced your cat to let you sleep? (The cat who howls in the night). [more inside]
How can I get my toddler to go to sleep on his own after spoiling him like I have? [more inside]
How do I best prepare my body to work 3rd shift/midnight shift? Is there anything good to do in the weeks before I begin, and to maintain when I start the work? Any good vitamins, etc. that could be taken? Something healthy to help with staying awake? Some personal info inside... [more inside]
How bad is sleeping with the light on? I have checked google! - more inside. [more inside]
Every night I dream my newborn baby is in bed with me and is in danger of being crushed or suffocated in the blankets. How do I stop these awful dreams? [more inside]
I'm looking for a (1) warm, (2) breathable, and if possible (3) heavy-as-in-weight blanket. What kind of blanket do I want, and do you have specific recommendations? [more inside]
Will memory foam padding on a flat IKEA mattress would give me a better sleep and will folding it up every day ruin the padding? [more inside]
Toddler nightmares: what helped you calm the shrieking beast? [more inside]
My four-year-old woke crying in the middle of the night from a bad dream last week. This has never happened before. All he will say is that it was "very scary." Since then, he insists on all the lights being on in his room all night. [more inside]
I think I have delayed sleep phase disorder.
Recently I found an online questionnaire that asked questions about your natural preferred wake and sleep times, along with the times necessary to fit into your actual life schedule. It would then calculate what time you should expose yourself to very bright light, and for what periods of time in order to shift your wake and sleep patterns. I cannot find it now that I really need to change my schedule. Anyone have any idea where I could find this site again?
Why do I keep waking up in the middle of the night? [more inside]
How would one visualize 3 parametars on the same graph?
I have to visualize my sleeping schedule (time + day) + alternations of my body temperature during the day on the same graph. How could it be done?
What are your favorite films, stories, poems, or passages about sleep? [more inside]
Wanted: a compact guest bed that sleeps two in a child's room, inflatable beds need not apply. [more inside]
I am tired. I am always
tired. I have always been tired. And it seems like nothing can change this fact. I'm asking y'all at this point because I'm out of ideas on what to do from here. [more inside]
How do I feel better while sleeping less? [more inside]
First-time parents looking for resources to get 4-month infant to sleep on his back. We've already consulted our pediatrician and family, and searched online... would appreciate any more help! [more inside]
Question about getting a 4-month-old to nap and sleep better at night. [more inside]
I think i might have narcolepsy... Are there any drawbacks to getting checked and diagnosed? [more inside]
BookFilter: Book which I'm pretty sure was about sleep and wakefulness at different times of the day; what's the name? [more inside]
Why am I sweating so much when I'm asleep and dreaming? [more inside]
In a sleepy haze, and I don't know what to do about it. [more inside]
Please recommend your favorite white noise machine! [more inside]
Weird thing that happened last night as I was going to sleep. [more inside]
Have any of you with night owl tendencies successfully made the transition into becoming morning larks? How do you deal with the social aspect of that transition? Do you get up at 6 on the weekdays but stay up till 3 on the weekends? Or do you sort of have to give that up?
How do I keep my sleep mask
from slipping off my face while I sleep? [more inside]
Help me find an account of a retired nurse who required very little sleep. The first night in a sleep lab, she couldn't fall asleep at all. The next night, she slept some absurdly short time (I seem to recall seventeen minutes). She appeared alert and performed well on both days and claimed that she habitually slept very little her entire life. I think I read her story in a pop-science publication five to fifteen years ago.
Why is my Windows 7 laptop crashing when I close the lid? [more inside]
Child gagged and seemed to stop breathing while sleeping. Has this happened to your child? [more inside]
Pre-eminent Narcolepsy specialist or clinic on the East Coast or Tri-State Area- who/what/where and have you had any direct experience. [more inside]
How to rest (in the afternoon, after work) without napping? [more inside]
3 month old baby sleeps well during the night, but not during the day, which is stressing out his parents big time. As his dad, I'm here to ask for help to solve the problem. Specific details inside. [more inside]
I'm going in for a sleep study this week (both the "overnight" and the "daytime napping
" parts) and I have a few practical questions. [more inside]
How can I keep my iPod display from lighting up with notifications? [more inside]
I am looking for useful tips or tricks to get myself to fall asleep. I figured going to the hive mind would be best for this. [more inside]