Health

Why Do I Sleep Through the Alarm?

By |February 21st, 2018|

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 […]

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What is Shift Work Disorder?

By |January 31st, 2018|

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 […]

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7 Sleep Myths Busted

By |December 1st, 2017|

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 […]

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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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Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

By |September 8th, 2017|

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. […]

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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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