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I was diagnosed with Fybromyalgia 5 years ago and slowly over the years my sleep has become less and less to the point of having no sleep to maybe an hour
I've had insomnia since I was 20 years old. I could never manage to fall asleep before 4 or 5 a.m. My alarm would go off at 7:00 and I would get ready
When I was perhaps 10, I visited my friend Polly, who was a few years older than me, and spent the night. We used to live next door but I had moved to
My husband and I have been married for almost two years. For his whole life, people have told him that he talks in his sleep, to the point where they have
For the first, I was having a special morning with my ten-year-old child who was about to take off for a camping expedition with her schoolmates. I was
Driving on the highway in the spring of 2009 I inexplicably 'passed out' behind the wheel. I vaguely recall the sound of a car horn and the sound of rough
I have had RBD for a few years but I thought everyone had these episodes so I never payed attention to it. It wasn't until after I started sleeping at
I cannot begin to tell you how upset it makes me that every single article I read on sleep apnea always put all the emphasis on snoring with sleep apnea.
This happened about three years ago. I was asleep in bed when apparently my father had gone outside to a neighbour's house for a reason that I don't remember
This account is only roughly chronological given symptoms appearing, treatments, new approaches, plus changes in doctors, the advent of the internet, and
Hi, I'm a 17 year old female and I think I'm having this too... I feel sleepy during the day and I get a lot of headaches too. Sometimes I can't even
Picture this: it's 6:45 AM. The sun is just rising over a green, flat-roofed bungalow in Puerto Rico. The neighbor's chickens are clucking happily while
I have been having jaw problems for years now. It all started with a dentist who put in a filling but did not file it down properly, and suddenly I started
Last night I had multiple sleep terrors. It was almost unbearable. The state I am in when I realize I am having one is almost terrifying, like a small
My son just turned 12 years old. Approximately 3 months ago he started having terrible episodes at night after having already been asleep for a little
Welcome! This site is continuously being created by students of Dr. William C. Dement's Sleep And Dreams course at Stanford University.
We made this site as a call to action for people all over the world to live healthier, happier, safer, and more productive lives by learning about their own sleep. We have faith that reading the information provided on this site will motivate you to be smart about your sleep deprivation and strategic about your alertness in order to live life to your fullest, most energetic potential.
In fact, we challenge you to do so! What do you say, are you up for the challenge?
Dr. Dement's pioneering textbook has been the core text for Sleep and Dreams since 1980, but it has just recently been made available to the wider public for the first time.
In it you'll find a more detailed account of the most important things you need to know about sleep, alertness, dreams, and sleep disorders. Studies, statistics, plus plenty of Dr. Dement's classic anecdotes painting the history of sleep medicine.
A revolution in personal sleep tracking, the Zeo is a wireless headband that transmits your brainwaves in realtime to a dock (pictured here) or your smartphone. The result? You can wake up and see exactly what stages of sleep you were in during the night! Unprecedented personalized sleep knowledge.
Ever woken up paralyzed? A surprising number of us have, believe it or not. But few know the actual causes of this phenomenon, and fewer still how to exert control over it. Dream researcher and sleep paralysis expert Ryan Hurd shares breakthrough insights into how to do just that.
The information found on this page and throughout this site is intended for general information purposes only. While it may prove useful and empowering, it is NOT intended as a substitute for the expertise and judgments of healthcare practitioners.
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