In people with muscle diseases, testing for sleep-breathing problems is tricky, but worth it

posted on March 1, 2008 - 3:29pm
Do you suffer from sleep disturbances — snoring, choking or gasping, or restless tossing and turning? Do you wake up in a sweat in the middle of the night, or arise in the morning feeling fatigued, or with headaches, sore throat or dry mouth? Do you experience memory and concentration problems, or find you’re excessively sleepy during the day, falling asleep when you normally shouldn’t, such as...
posted on March 1, 2008 - 10:00am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 2
Letters to Quest: Warnings about BiPAP ** Cushion inventor was a hero ** Praise for nutrition article ** Tip about foot swelling

Sleep aids can help people with neuromuscular diseases and their caregivers get a good night's sleep

posted on September 1, 2006 - 3:07pm
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 5
When turning over in bed becomes difficult for a person with muscle weakness, usually two people suffer sleep deprivation — the “turnee” and the “turner,” or person who wakes up several times a night and helps with repositioning.
posted on May 1, 2003 - 9:57am
"To sleep? perchance to dream! Ay, there's the rub." — William Shakespeare Hamlet, III:1 (1601) It's entirely possible that Shakespeare wrote these words while fighting a bout of insomnia. But even if they were written during the day it's obvious that, more than 400 years ago, the Bard understood the importance of getting a good night's sleep.