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Why Do I Sleep Through the Alarm?

We all know that awful feeling of waking up and realizing you’ve slept through your alarm. For most people, it’s something that may happen once in a blue moon. It could be due to staying up too late watching TV or taking medication for an illness. But when it starts to occur more frequently, it’s […]

By |February 21st, 2018|Health, Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on Why Do I Sleep Through the Alarm?

What is Sleep Paralysis?

What is Sleep Paralysis?
Sleep paralysis can be a terrifying experience. This form of parasomnia causes the temporary inability to move or speak while falling asleep or waking up. The person essentially loses the ability to move his or her muscles during an episode. Dr. Nassar, a sleep specialist in Jacksonville, can help determine if you’re […]

By |February 10th, 2018|Insomnia, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Studies|Comments Off on What is Sleep Paralysis?

What is Shift Work Disorder?

Shift work sleep disorder is a condition that often affects people who work non-traditional hours. Fields such as healthcare, law enforcement, hospitality and retail all involve shift work schedules. Jacksonville sleep specialist Dr. Nassar explains more about this increasingly common sleep disorder.
Shift Work Disorder
Shift work disorder is a disorder of the circadian rhythm that can […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Health, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Studies|Comments Off on What is Shift Work Disorder?

What Is Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder?

Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPS) is a disorder of the circadian rhythm. With this chronic sleep disorder a person’s internal body clock is delayed in regard to the natural fall sleep at night/wake in the morning cycle. If you think you may have DSPS, contact a sleep doctor in Jacksonville who can help you find […]

By |January 10th, 2018|Insomnia, Sleep Disorders, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Is Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder?

Narcolepsy Fact vs Fiction

Narcolepsy is a largely misunderstood condition, even though it is one of the most common causes of daytime sleepiness. It’s often misrepresented in films and TV shows, and there are plenty of myths circulating the internet. That’s why it’s important to know the facts when it comes to narcolepsy and narcolepsy treatment.
What is Narcolepsy?
Narcolepsy is […]

By |December 19th, 2017|Sleep Disorders, Sleep Studies|Comments Off on Narcolepsy Fact vs Fiction

7 Sleep Myths Busted

When it comes to following certain sleep myths, ignorance does not equal bedtime bliss. Many of the common sleep myths out there won’t do anything to help your sleep struggles. In fact, they may even hinder you from finding a solution to treatable sleep disorders like insomnia. Here, we debunk 7 common sleep myths that […]

By |December 1st, 2017|Health, Insomnia, Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on 7 Sleep Myths Busted

What’s Really Making You Sleepy on Thanksgiving?

Nodding off on the sofa after Thanksgiving dinner is as much of a tradition as eating pumpkin pie. For generations, turkey was blamed for that drowsy post-feast stupor so many of us experience. People inaccurately believed that the poultry’s tryptophan was the culprit. If your afternoon drowsiness is a more frequent occurrence, you may need […]

By |November 20th, 2017|Health, Sleep Studies|Comments Off on What’s Really Making You Sleepy on Thanksgiving?

Creating the Best Sleep Environment

Your bedroom should be a peaceful place that promotes a restful night of sleep. But if you suffer from insomnia, it might not feel like such a sanctuary. Take the time to create the perfect sleep environment, and you’ll be on your way to sleeping more soundly. Here are some simple, inexpensive tips to get […]

By |October 16th, 2017|Insomnia, Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on Creating the Best Sleep Environment

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

Getting enough sleep is vital to a child’s growth and development. Childhood sleep disorders and getting too little sleep can lead to issues such as behavioral problems, health issues and learning difficulties. That’s why it’s so important to make sure children get enough sleep each night.

That may be easier said than done for many families. […]

By |September 8th, 2017|Health, Insomnia, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Studies|Comments Off on Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

Why Do We Need Sleep?

Everyone sleeps, but we don’t usually give much thought as to why we need sleep. The reason we are programmed to require such long periods of sleep remains a bit of a mystery to scientists. However, there is a large amount of evidence that demonstrates how important a sufficient amount of sleep is. Inadequate sleep […]

By |August 14th, 2017|Health, Insomnia|Comments Off on Why Do We Need Sleep?