Studly links breathing disorders to insomnia

Breathing factor forces rethink on treating insomnia.

Insomnia is a disorder in which the sufferer is unable to fall asleep, or stay asleep, as long as desired. Sometimes insomnia is a transient condition due to emotional stress, anxiety or a response to certain medications or medical conditions.

Sunday, 30 December, 2012, 3:54am

How to help someone survive

Professor Yu Cheuk-man, head of Prince of Wales Hospital's Division of Cardiology, says the first three minutes after the heart stops beating is the critical period. Most people who die of sudden death fail to get prompt medical support. "If resuscitation and electrical shock are administered to the patient in a timely manner, there's a 70 per cent survival rate.

21 Aug 2012 - 10:36am


Sean Justice's photographs (including Bikes, Shanghai [3 breaths], left) chronicling his experiences in China and efforts to encapsulate moments of existential awareness. Today-Fri, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, 50 Peel St, Central. Inquiries: 2526 0818. Ends Fri

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Works like a dream to guide listeners into the land of nod

Relax & Rest Guided Meditations US$0.99 Rating 10/10

The busy mind is every insomniac's worst enemy, but as the voiceover for this app lets you know: 'You can still be deeply rested even with the mind chattering. Don't mind it, don't try to stop it. Let it go.'

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

FYI: Is swimming right after you've eaten really that dangerous?

Concerned parents subject their children to a steady barrage of health warnings, but none are so frequently repeated - or as dire - as those concerning swimming soon after eating. It goes something like this; if you're foolish enough to take a dip within an hour of your last meal, you'll be seized with cramps that will leave you unable to move and condemned to an early, watery grave.

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Air and Breath II - Phenomenon

Jul 27 and 28, 8pm; Jul 29, 3pm, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre Theatre

'Everything begins with breathing,' says the promotional blurb for this new work by independent dance company Y Space that sets out to explore an essential source of life: air. The show itself, however, won't be so intangible, its creators say.

26 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Keep the peace

TAKE A DEEP breath and relax. For many, that's easier said than done, particularly when you live in a city where people work 10 hours a day, get minimal sleep and rarely take a decent holiday.

18 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Restore the balance

Yoga on the go

Take five-minute stretch breaks throughout the day to release the tension in your body.

Get some distance

When possible walk away from a stressful situation and return a few minutes later. The break will help improve your perspective.


29 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Clinic trio inhale gas

Three radiologists at the Li Ka Shing Specialist Clinic at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sha Tin, were given emergency treatment after inhaling gas. They had difficulty breathing but returned to work later. Firemen sent to check the incident failed to detect any gas leak.

3 Sep 2002 - 12:00am