Sleep Disorders

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 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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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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5 Signs You May Have a Sleep Disorder

By |June 1st, 2017|

It’s not unusual to have trouble sleeping now and then. Most everyone has experienced a restless night due to stress, illness, jetlag or other factors that may disrupt your regular sleep routine. But when you’re having difficulty sleeping too often, it may be time to consult your doctor. A sleep study may be suggested to […]

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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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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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The 4 Stages of Sleep and REM Disorder

By |January 19th, 2017|

It might seem like you completely shut down when you go to sleep each night, but there’s actually a whole process that your body and brain go through while you get your zzz’s. As you’re sleeping, you normally pass through the four stages of sleep.

Stage 1: In this stage, you are in light sleep and […]

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Losing Sleep Over Allergies?

By |January 18th, 2017|

If the sneezing, congestion and itchy eyes due to allergies weren’t enough to deal with, you may also find that you’re not sleeping very soundly. Studies have shown that people who have allergic rhinitis due to hay fever and other allergies are much more likely to suffer from sleep disorders than those without allergies.

Pet dander, […]

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