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Better sleep can lead to better sex

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Acupressure ups sleep quality in nursing home residents

(HealthDay)—For nursing home (NH) residents, acupressure on specific acupoints is associated with improved sleep quality and well-being, according to a study published online Feb. 2 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics ...

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A sleep disorder, or somnipathy, is a medical disorder of the sleep patterns of a person or animal. Some sleep disorders are serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental and emotional functioning. Polysomnography is a test commonly ordered for some sleep disorders.

Disruptions in sleep can be caused by a variety of issues, from teeth grinding (bruxism) to night terrors. When a person suffers from difficulty in sleeping with no obvious cause, it is referred to as insomnia. In addition, sleep disorders may also cause sufferers to sleep excessively, a condition known as hypersomnia. Management of sleep disturbances that are secondary to mental, medical, or substance abuse disorders should focus on the underlying conditions.

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