sleep aids

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

posted on September 1, 2006 - 3:07pm
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.

Where has your get-up-and-go gone?

posted on January 1, 2005 - 4:23pm
In its broadest sense, fatigue is defined as a lack of energy, a subjective feeling of being tired. Fatigue also occurs when muscles decline in force — in other words, they poop out with overuse. Most people complain of fatigue at one time or another, says Julie C. Haviland, a physician at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio.
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.