Best Sleep Headphones 2019

You can’t fall asleep. And it’s not because you aren’t
tired. It’s not even because your brain is too busy to allow you to relax
enough to drift off. No, it’s because your partner is lying right next to you,
snoring away.

Of course there are plenty of other things that could
be keeping you awake at night. If you live on a busy street, it could be the
sounds of traffic passing right by your bedroom window. Or maybe you can’t fall
asleep because the neighbors in the apartment next door seem to have their
television turned up to the highest volume setting possible.

If you’re traveling on a plane or train, the noise the
other passengers are making could be keeping you from getting some shuteye.

Noise is one of the top causes of sleepless nights.
And the thing about certain sounds is that there’s often not much you can do about
them. For example, you can’t magically stop your partner from snoring. You also
can’t stop cars from driving by your house at night.

So does that mean that you just have to just accept
the fact that you’re going to be kept awake at night by loud and disruptive
noises?

Nope. That’s especially true if you use sleep
headphones.

What are Sleep
Headphones?

Sleep headphones are designed to both block out and
cover up any noises in your environment that could be keeping you from falling
asleep. And they tend to do their job in two ways.

First, sleep headphones try to block out as much noise
as possible by creating a seal or barrier in or around your ears. Secondly, the
sleep headphones play relaxing sounds or soothing music that helps cover up or
mask the disruptive noises that might be invading your room. Some sleep
headphones have the sounds or music built in. With others, you provide the
music or ambient sounds by plugging the headphones into a device, like a CD
player, an MP3 player, or a white noise generator.

Maybe you’ve heard of noise cancelling headphones. The
trouble with these is that …

(Proof) Ketogenic Diet Eliminates Snoring and Sleep Apnea

When I first started the ketogenic diet, my snoring completely stopped within the first week.

I did some research into this and found that a lot of other people also reported the same thing. Even people with severe sleep apnea on Cpap’s reported complete relief after going on the Keto diet.

The Ketogenic diet is a way of eating where one restricts carbs and sugar. Your body quickly gets rid of inflammation, excess fat around the neck and any allergies you might have.

That’s why people stop snoring when in ketosis. If your excess fat in the neck area is gone, the airway muscles does not collapse so easily at night, your airway stays open and your snoring stops.

If you have low inflammation in the body, your nasal stuffiness and allergies will be gone as well and you’re able to breath freely through the nose.

That also eliminates snoring.

Watch this video where Dr Keith explains how and why he himself stopped snoring while on the Ketogenic Diet.

Here are some comments I found all over the web from people who have stopped snoring while on the Keto Diet.

” I am in my third week of keto, and love it. I was thrilled to learn you stopped snoring after 1 week. I have been using a cpap for sleep apnea and snorning for over 10 years now, and thought the snoring and apnea was weight related.

I immediately tried sleeping last night without the cpap, using an app called SnoreLab to record any noise in my sleep. It actually records anything it recognizes as snoring, shows the results in a graph showing time and intensity of any snoring.

I slept incredibly well and the app showed on a graph that the very few instances of snoring during the night were brief and light – the lowest category. My results used to show “epic” – the highest. The benefit of the audio recording is you can hit any part of the graph and listen to the actual recording.

I could hear that there was no apnea either – that …

The Benefits of an Early Bedtime

There are plenty of reasons why you might not be able to put your baby to bed at 7:00 at night, but the most common reason I hear from parents whose little ones have a late bedtime is that they just aren’t tired by then.

Instead, they tend to be very energetic and super-adorable up until a couple of hours past that, then seem to fight sleep once they’re put into their crib.

In today’s video, I want to explain that late-night burst of energy, and tell you why it’s leading to poor sleep through the night. Once you’ve identified the issue, I think you’ll find that a 7:00 bedtime can help your baby get a better night’s sleep, and give you and your partner some much needed time alone with each other.

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Snoring Mouthpieces: Do They Actually Work?

When it comes to snoring, stop complaining. Sure, snoring sucks. After all, it’s really annoying to have a partner who snores. You just can’t get any sleep with someone who snores.

You wake up tired. Then you complain about the whole situation only to end up irritating your snoring partner. No matter how perfect your relationship seems to be, fighting is inevitable.

That’s the whole point.  Complaining won’t stop nor prevent snoring.  The most that you can get from complaining is a heated argument. If that goes on and on, well, it could put a strain on your relationship.

It doesn’t take a scientist to tell you that snoring can wreak havoc on relationships, but research certainly backs it up: In a National Sleep Foundation poll, a whopping 50 percent of people who were at risk for sleep apnea (that is, they scored high on a questionnaire about snoring and daytime drowsiness) or who had a partner at risk for sleep apnea reported that it caused problems in their relationship. And 28 percent said that their intimate or sexual relationship had been affected because they were too sleepy.

(Via: https://www.womenshealthmag.com/relationships/a19910476/help-your-partner-stop-snoring/ )

You have to do something about the snoring. Don’t expect your partner to do something about it. To start with, your partner can’t hear the annoying snoring. You’re the one who can’t sleep. You’re the one who is up all night. So it’s really up to you to do something about it.

Snoring is a treatable problem, but no matter what causes it and no matter what measures you choose to take to resolve it, the most important thing you should do is ask for your partner’s support.

(Via: https://www.marriage.com/blog/tips/stop-snoring-to-save-your-relationship/ )

Instead of complaining about it incessantly, sit down with your partner and talk about the situation. Together, you guys can work things out without having to resort to drastic solutions. You really don’t want to end up sleeping in another room, do you?

Don’t let snoring get between you and your partner. After all, there are snoring mouthpieces devices that can help your snoring partner.

Before you go …

Rugby Player Study Suggests Snoring, Sleep Apnea Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death

A study of university rugby players has shown that they are more likely to suffer sleep-disordered breathing than an average middle-aged man.

The study also showed that the athletes who experience this problem are also more likely to have low levels of oxygen in their blood and higher pulse rates during the night, suggesting that athletes with sleep-disordered breathing may be at risk of heart abnormalities.

The researchers say this study could indicate that sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is a factor in the phenomenon of seemingly healthy young athletes dying from a sudden and unexplained heart attack.

The study, published in ERJ Open Research was led by Yoshitaka Iso, a cardiologist and associate professor at Showa University Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Yokohama, Japan. “We wanted to investigate the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing in collision sport athletes, such as rugby or American-style football players, because we know that they usually have a higher BMI and larger neck circumference than athletes from other sports,” he says in a release.

“We tend to assume that young, competitive athletes will not experience conditions like SDB, which are more common in people with a higher BMI and inactive lifestyles, but more research is needed to determine what may be contributing to sudden cardiac death in athletes, and SDB is a good candidate for this as it can affect the heart’s normal functions.”

The study included 42 male rugby players aged 18-19 years. A special device was used to monitor overnight changes in the athletes’ breathing rhythm, heartbeats and heart rate, blood oxygen levels, the number of times they woke up, and how long they were awake for.

The data showed that 18 (43%) of the athletes met the criteria for SDB, which means they experienced 5 or more pauses in breathing that lasted for at least 10 seconds, over a total sleeping time of more than 3 hours.

The data also showed that athletes with SDB had higher average heart-rates and lower levels of oxygen in their blood than athletes who did not have SDB. They also experienced more periods of time when

Best Wake Up Lights of 2019

You probably know what it’s like to be woken up by a
traditional alarm clock.

At your chosen wake up time, the alarm starts it’s
loud beeping, buzzing, or ringing, startling you out of a sound sleep. You wake
up confused, not really sure of what’s going on. After a few seconds, you
realize your alarm clock is, basically, screaming at you.

Eventually, maybe after slapping the snooze button a
few times, you drag yourself out of bed. But even if you got the full eight
hours of sleep everyone says you need, you still feel groggy and cranky, and
you just want to crawl back under the covers.

Now a traditional alarm clock isn’t a bad thing. These
devices do exactly what they are designed to do. But wouldn’t it be great if
there was a more pleasant, less jarring way to wake up on time.

Fortunately, there is. You just need wake up lights.

Wake up light alarm clocks use a combination of light
and sound help you to wake up more naturally. Rather than startling you awake
with a sudden, loud, and often unpleasant sound, sunrise alarm clocks ease you
into a waking state.

About 30 minutes before a wake up light alarm clock
goes off, a light that slowly increases in brightness will help you to wake up
gradually. Often, by the time the alarm sounds, you will already be awake, and
will feel more refreshed and alert than you would with a traditional alarm
clock. But even if you aren’t fully awake yet, you’ll be close enough that the
sound of the alarm won’t be as harsh and jarring. As a result, you won’t feel
so groggy and cranky when you get out of bed. In fact, you’re more likely to
feel refreshed, energized, and eager to take on the day.

Sunrise simulating alarm clocks have become quite
popular over the years. And, below, you’ll find our picks for the top 3 wake up
lights on the market. Our selections are packed with features, and have many
satisfied customers singing their praises. We also made …

AASM Marks 6th Annual Insomnia Awareness Day

Monday, March 11, is the sixth annual Insomnia Awareness Day, organized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM), and American Alliance for Healthy Sleep (AAHS). This year’s theme is “Solutions for Sleepless Nights,” highlighting the effective treatments and trained providers available to help people who have chronic insomnia.

Insomnia involves difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or regularly waking up earlier than desired, despite allowing enough time in bed for sleep. Symptoms associated with insomnia include daytime fatigue or sleepiness; feeling dissatisfied with sleep; having trouble concentrating; feeling depressed, anxious or irritable; and having low motivation or low energy.

“Chronic insomnia can be a serious problem for some patients, impacting not just how a person sleeps at night, but also how a person feels or functions during the daytime,” says Jennifer Martin, PhD, a member of the AASM board of directors, in a release. “While anyone can have insomnia, it is more common in women, people who have other medical problems, such as chronic pain, and people who have mental health conditions such as depression.”

Insomnia is associated with an increased risk of various health problems. Research suggests that impaired sleep is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, and a recent study found that people who have insomnia are 28% more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than those without insomnia. These studies suggest that insomnia may be a potentially modifiable risk factor that could be targeted to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes.

Behavioral sleep medicine researchers and clinicians will gather Sept 12-15 at the first annual SBSM scientific meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, to discuss the high disease burden of insomnia and other sleep disorders.

Insomnia Solutions

While developing healthy sleep habits can help someone who has a mild or short-term case of insomnia, the most effective treatment for chronic insomnia is cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). The AASM Choosing Wisely statement recommends CBT-I as the treatment of choice for chronic insomnia.

As its name implies, CBT-I combines behavioral strategies, such as setting a consistent sleep schedule and getting out of

Why is my Child Fighting Sleep?

It’s a really confusing experience when your child, who you know must be tired, seems to fight tooth and nail to avoid being put to bed, and once they’re in there, they do anything and everything except actually go to sleep.

If you’re one of the many parents who’s seeing this behavior in your little one, I’ve got some good news for you. Your baby doesn’t dislike sleep. In fact, this behavior is usually a sign that they’re ready to take more control over their own approach to getting themselves to sleep, which is going to mean easier bedtime routines and longer stretches of snoozing.

It sounds a little weird, I know, but check out today’s video and I’ll explain in a lot more detail.

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If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, help is just a click away! The Sleep Sense Program has helped over 57,00 parents to get their kids sleeping 11-12 hours through the night AND taking long, restful naps during the day. If you’re ready to get started today – I’m looking forward to helping you!

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Here’s How To Stop Snoring Immediately

Do you snore? You probably do. Fact is, almost everybody does. Snoring is a very common condition and it affects almost everybody. The interesting thing about snoring is that it usually affects men.

Snoring is a common condition that can affect anyone, although it occurs more frequently in men and people who are overweight. Snoring has a tendency to worsen with age.

(Via: https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/snoring)

Suffice to say, women also snore. The older they get, the more chances that they end up snoring.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, snoring affects 90 million adults, 37 million of them on a regular basis. And while men are twice as likely as women to snore among younger folk, that gap closes after menopause, and women snore in equal numbers.

(Via:https://www.webmd.com/women/features/does-snoring-have-you-up-all-night#1)

If you think the kids are spared, think again.

Snoring in children is quite common – about 15 to 20 per cent of children snore.

(Via:https://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/fact_sheets/childhood_obstructive_sleep_apnoea_osa/)

So, there you have it. Snoring does affect people of all ages and gender. There’s really nothing wrong with snoring as long as it’s occasional and it’s not too loud to wake up the whole house.

If it’s habitual and loud enough to keep everybody up, then it’s a cause for alarm. Snoring doesn’t just lead to some serious health risks. It can also lead to some nasty fallouts with people who just can’t seem to handle the loud situation.

A poll conducted by the sleep foundation in 2005 found that sleep problems—most commonly snoring—not only have an impact on how well you sleep but can negatively affect relationships between bed partners. The snoring situation is so dire, in fact, that more and more newly constructed homes are being built with two master bedrooms, or small “snoring rooms” for the offender. That may sound extreme, but only to someone who hasn’t been serenaded in the wee hours by the maddening multiple frequencies and breathing inconsistencies that constitute snoring—unlike white noise, which is constant and far less disturbing.

(Via: https://www.webmd.com/women/features/does-snoring-have-you-up-all-night#1)

Seeing the negative impact of snoring on personal relationships, you’d want …

Sleep Advocacy & Narcolepsy Awareness in Washington DC

“One day you finally knew
what you had to do,
and began…”
Mary Oliver, The Journey

10 years ago, I ended my silence. I started writing a memoir about narcolepsy and moved to DC to begin advocating. The last decade has been a whirlwind, the lowest of lows and highest of highs, and all of that delivered me to this past week – a truly unforgettable trip back “home” to our Nation’s Capital.

Visiting FDA to Discuss People-Centered Language 

On Monday, Feb. 24, I spent the afternoon at FDA sharing about Project Sleep’s efforts to bring people-centered language recommendations to the sleep and narcolepsy research and drug development space. I really enjoyed our discussion and am so grateful for FDA’s thoughtful, caring and dedicated staff. 

Probably my biggest takeaway/reminder from this experience: culture change is a process and shifts take time. Some people (like these amazing FDA staff) are open to learning about the social science research and brainstorming ways to incorporate these findings into their work and communications! Progress, not perfection. 

I was honored to have this opportunity to help facilitate this discussion. I don’t pretend to have all the solutions but I love learning and I love sharing what I’ve learned. And what I’ve learned is: Words Matter. (Images matter too, probably even more, but I suppose that’s a topic for another day.)

On Capitol Hill to Advocate for Sleep and Sleep Disorders 

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, Project Sleep co-hosted an Advocacy Day with the Sleep Research Society. As part of our broader strategy and ongoing efforts, a small group of us took on Capitol Hill to advocate for sleep and sleep disorders research and awareness, specifically aiming to help ensure sleep-related funding at NIH, DoD and CDC.

We spent the day running from meeting to meeting (stopping for key photos, of course). We shared our personal stories and our passion for the importance of scientific advancement for people with sleep disorders, translational research, and public and professional sleep health awareness.

This is the third year of PS and SRS’s official collaboration and it’s truly been a …