Sleep Studies

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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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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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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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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