Sleep Disorders

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 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 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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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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Narcolepsy Fact vs Fiction

By |December 19th, 2017|

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 […]

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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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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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