Health

What’s Really Making You Sleepy on Thanksgiving?

By |November 20th, 2017|

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 […]

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Why Do We Need Sleep?

By |August 14th, 2017|

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 […]

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How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

By |August 2nd, 2017|

Looking at the quality and quantity of our sleep can tell us a great deal about our health and well-being. We all know that getting enough sleep is important, but how much is considered enough? While there are basic guidelines to follow, it should be noted that the amount of sleep required varies from person […]

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5 Ways to Set A Healthy Summer Sleep Schedule For Your Child

By |July 1st, 2017|

We all love summer with its long days, warm weather and memorable vacations. Many families enjoy the more carefree days and not having to stick to a strict routine. One of the drawbacks, though, is that children’s sleep schedules are often disrupted. Jacksonville Sleep Center, a sleep specialist in Jacksonville, suggests the following tips to […]

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Is Nighttime Eating Costing You Valuable Sleep?

By |June 23rd, 2017|

Most people are guilty of occasionally raiding the kitchen in search of late-night snacks or sweets. But when that trip to the pantry starts to become a habit, it may be a sign of a bigger problem such as sleep apnea or another sleep disorder.

Science increasingly supports the link between diet and sleep. One study […]

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Could Narcolepsy Explain Your Daytime Sleepiness?

By |April 24th, 2017|

Are you experiencing excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep paralysis, hallucinations or loss of muscle control? These are all characteristics of narcolepsy – a chronic neurological disorder that affects one’s control of sleep and wakefulness. People who suffer from this disorder may have sudden, uncontrollable episodes of falling asleep in the daytime.

The unpredictable bouts of sleep that […]

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Does Your Child Have Sleep Apnea?

By |March 14th, 2017|

Is your child snoring? Tossing and turning? Have you noticed long pauses in his or her breathing at night? Your child may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleeping disorder where breathing is interrupted repeatedly throughout the night.

While this disorder is more common in adults, pediatric sleep apnea affects anywhere […]

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Is Restless Leg Syndrome Keeping You Up at Night?

By |March 7th, 2017|

Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep? You could be suffering from Restless Leg Syndrome. Also known as RLS, Restless leg syndrome is a neurological condition that causes an irresistible impulse to move one’s legs. It affects about ten percent of adults and two percent of children in the United States. In rare cases […]

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How to Recognize and Treat Insomnia

By |December 8th, 2016|

Sometimes you just can’t fall asleep. That is completely normal! Whether it’s due to stress in your life, an unfamiliar hotel room, or a noisy neighbor keeping you up, there are few things more frustrating than lying in bed, wide awake, at the end of a long day. For some people the issue is much […]

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How to Avoid Drowsy Driving

By |November 8th, 2016|

How to Avoid Drowsy Driving
National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week – November 6 – 13
Drivers are having a harder time keeping their eyes open while on the road with tragic consequences. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety the amount of drowsy drivers involved in fatal crashes has been on the rise. In an effort […]

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