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Sleep Disorders

Sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed

Six months ago, 11-year-old Henry Leung began to exhibit some strange sleeping behaviour. He would suddenly sit upright, and his mother would have to wake him up and tell him to lie down again.

Monday, 13 May, 2013, 10:00am

Ask the doctors

Q: As a businessman I travel a lot, and jet lag is often a problem for me. What is the best treatment for this?

A: Travelling overseas and spending hours in airport lounges and on planes is tiring for most people.

11 Sep 2012 - 9:32am

Breathing disorder linked to behaviour

Children who struggle with homework and are easily distracted from their tasks may not just be trying to be difficult; they could be suffering from a sleep-related breathing disorder, a paediatrician says.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Overcoming insomnia

It can improve your mood, fend off illness and help you perform better at work. Is it a magical potion? No, it's an old-fashioned, healthy night's sleep that many of us take for granted. Nevertheless, for the millions worldwide who suffer from chronic insomnia, sleep apnea and other sleep disorders, the daily pursuit of a healthy nightly shut-eye can become a frustrating, elusive dream.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

When slumbers never cease

In June 2009, Alanna Wong went to sleep and didn't wake up until February of last year.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Razack under fire for conflict of interest

Legco's committee on members' interests will initiate steps to admonish Abraham Razack for failing to declare he was a non-executive director of the MTR Corp during discussions on the high-speed railway to Guangdong.

More mainlanders chasing a place at HKU

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

The indelicate sound of slumber

Sleep woes can really mess up your life, but it becomes an even bigger headache when it starts affecting your partner.

Daniel Cheung's (not his real name) heavy snoring was getting from bad to worse, and his wife was complaining. The 48-year-old also noticed that he was feeling increasingly tired upon waking, regardless of how much sleep he got.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Wake-up call

Some people plug their ears; others migrate to the sofa. Snoring even drove one Hong Kong physiotherapist to consider leasing a second flat so she could escape her partner's nocturnal trumpeting. But before they went their separate ways at night, the pair consulted Buteyko breathing teacher Jac Vidgen.

21 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Sleep well

Just about everyone snores at some point in their lives - even dogs can snore. But chronic snoring is no laughing matter because it can affect the quantity and quality of your sleep. Not getting enough sleep can lead to tiredness during the daytime, as well as irritability, lack of productivity and increased health problems.

Defining snoring

7 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Get more zzzz tonight

This week Alison Lee, 17

Alison asks: What causes sleep disorders?

Wynnie says: The New York University Child Study Centre estimates that 30 to 40 per cent of children and teenagers have problems staying asleep at night or staying awake during the day. A lack of sleep can affect your ability to listen, learn, concentrate and solve problems.

9 Nov 2008 - 12:00am