Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Straterra and can it cause sleep problems?
Straterra is a medication for ADHD. Straterra has been shown to cause people to have trouble sleeping.

Where can I find information on Narcolepsy?
You can find information about Narcolepsy and other Sleep Disorders on the left page of this website.

What causes Insomnia?
Insomnia is caused by many factors. Insomnia could be caused by a medical condition or by stress. You can get more information about Insomnia on the left side of the website.

Why do some people bite their tongues while they sleep?
Biting your tongue may be caused by Bruxism or teeth grinding. Another explanation could be unconsciously jerking your jaw while you sleep causing you to bite your tongue.

What is a quick way to stop Insomnia?
A quick way to stop Insomnia would be to take a sleeping pill. If the problem persists then you should call your doctor.

How can you reduce Insomnia?
Some easy ways to help reduce Insomnia are reduce stress, exercise and eating healthier.

Why do some people fall out of bed?
People may fall out of bed because they are either deeper or more active while sleeping. Some people go into the phase 3 or 4 of the REM cycle (deepest sleep) quicker than others, which can cause them to move around while they sleep. There is no way to control this, so the best solution is to put up a rail or put the mattress on the floor so that the person doesn’t hurt themselves.

How is Insomnia diagnosed?
Insomnia has to be diagnosed by a doctor in order to get a prescription. If you feel you have Chronic Insomnia then it would be best to call your doctor. If it is only acute Insomnia then there are over-the-counter drugs available. For more information on Insomnia click the link on the left side of the page.

How much sleep should a 14 – 18 year old get a night?
Teenagers should get about 9 to 10 hours of sleep a night every night.

Is too much sleep bad?
Sleeping longer than your supposed to can be bad for your health. Over sleeping is linked to depression. Adults who sleep longer than 8 hours a night are also more likely to have an earlier death. This is not to say that you should always only sleep 8 hours. Depending on your lifestyle, your body may need more sleep to recover from physical activities.