What is Sleep Paralysis?

By |February 10th, 2018|

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 […]

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What Is Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder?

By |January 10th, 2018|

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 […]

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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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Creating the Best Sleep Environment

By |October 16th, 2017|

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 […]

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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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Exercise Can Help with People Insomnia

By |July 14th, 2017|

Looking for something you can do to help yourself fall asleep at night? Research has shown that fitting in approximately 20 minutes of aerobic activity a day can greatly improve your quality of sleep.
Regular exercise can improve your quality of sleep.
One study found that individuals who got 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity per week—the […]

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5 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

By |June 14th, 2017|

Tossing and turning all night? Sometimes, getting enough sleep is easier said than done. Stress from work, relationship issues, illness and change in routine are just some of the things that can interfere with the quality of your sleep. Fortunately, there are some easy things you can do that will help you get a good […]

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Should You Have a Sleep Study?

By |May 1st, 2017|

If you’re suffering from a sleep disorder, your doctor may suggest that you undergo a sleep study, or polysomnography. A sleep study is a test used to diagnose sleep disorders by recording your breathing, brain waves, heart rate, oxygen levels, snoring, sleeping position, and muscle activity while asleep. The test may also be recommended if […]

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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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