Monthly Archives: January 2016

Take Me Darkness.

By Tara A, I knew there had been something different about me for as long as I could remember. Weird looks from teacher, peers, and even my family, affirmed this concern. I was just as confused as they were though. … Continue reading

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The Norm

By Tarryn O, It’s 4 a.m. and I can’t sleep. This is a norm for me; laying down at 10 p.m. and letting my mind wander for hours before I can actually fall into a light slumber. Usually when it’s … Continue reading

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With My Eyes Closed.

By Tasnim A, “Just close your eyes and go to sleep”. If only it were that simple. 300, 299, 288, …, 2, 1, and 0. I already made it to the end? Let me start from 500 this time. 500, … Continue reading

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A Life of Sleep Disorders

By Tayana K, Mayo Clinic defines sleeping disorders as “changes in sleeping patterns or habits that can negatively affect”. I personally have dealt with sleeping disorders ever since I was a child. The first disorder I dealt with was somnambulism. … Continue reading

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When it takes over

By Tesia K, The exhaustion is overwhelming. How can I be this tired, when I slept 8 hours last night? I just don’t feel healthy. These are some of the common things that people say to themselves and others when … Continue reading

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Controlling This Condition

By Sydney R, A night full of family fun and quality time spent together is the night when I noticed there was a real issue with sleeping. On a Friday night, my mother, father, and I came together to watch … Continue reading

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Initial Assessment

By Heather T, Sleep apnea is an absence of breathing for 10 seconds or longer.  Hypopnea is decreased airflow 4-50% for at least 10 seconds. This disorder is broken down into three different forms: 1.) Obstructive, 2.) Central and 3.) … Continue reading

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As The Legend Goes

By Tierra H, Legend says, when you can’t sleep at night, it’s because you’re awake in someone else’s dream. But what if that is not the case; most of us are depriving ourselves of sleep because we refuse to put … Continue reading

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