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What is Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)?

By |November 27th, 2023|About Sleep|

Sleep disorders involve issues with the quality and amount of sleep a person gets. Not getting the type of sleep needed can affect day to day life and lead to additional medical problems.  Some familiar sleep disorders that you may have heard of before include insomnia, sleep apnea, and narcolepsy. Even though these are common [...]

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Grinding Teeth In Sleep: Causes and Solutions

By |June 30th, 2023|About Sleep|

Have you ever woken up with a sore jaw or noticed that your teeth feel sensitive? If so, you may be grinding your teeth during sleep, a condition known as sleep bruxism. Grinding teeth during sleep is a relatively common problem that affects people of all ages. In this blog post, we will explore the [...]

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Symptoms of Sleep Inertia

By |June 15th, 2023|About Sleep|

Have you ever woken up feeling groggy, disoriented, and struggling to shake off the fog in your mind? If so, you might have experienced a phenomenon known as sleep inertia. Sleep inertia refers to the transitional state between sleep and wakefulness when an individual feels drowsy and experiences cognitive and physical impairments. In this blog [...]

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What Causes Narcolepsy?

By |June 1st, 2023|About Sleep|

Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that affects the sleep-wake cycle. People with narcolepsy experience excessive daytime sleepiness and can fall asleep unexpectedly, even during activities such as driving or working. Narcolepsy is a chronic condition that affects about 1 in every 2,000 people, with onset typically occurring between the ages of 10 and 30. While [...]

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Sleep and Shift Work

By |April 17th, 2023|About Sleep|

Shift work is a necessary reality for many people, especially those in fields such as healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing. In fact, the US Bureau of Labor estimates that 16% of wage and salary employees work shift work. This highlights how prevalent shift work is in the general population, and it can be a practical solution [...]

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How Much Sleep Does a Teenager Need?

By |February 21st, 2023|About Sleep|

How much sleep does a teenager need? If you’ve had the pleasure of raising, or living with, a teenager, you may have observed that they tend to have a seemingly love-hate relationship with sleep. Waking a teenager up for school in the morning is often a multi-tiered process involving the combined efforts of bright lights, [...]

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How Much Does A Sleep Study Cost?

By |January 17th, 2023|About Sleep|

Everyone knows what it is like to try and get through the day after a night of poor sleep. In America, we are notorious for trying to cram as much as possible into our waking hours, leading to a nation that suffers from chronic sleep deprivation. After all, there is a reason that America runs [...]

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What Causes Sleep Paralysis?

By |January 9th, 2023|About Sleep|

You wake in the early hours of the morning. You try to check the time, but you find yourself incapable of moving a muscle. Laying motionless, your eyes dart around the room and spot a menacing, dark figure, difficult to make out against the backdrop of your unlit walls. Completely immobilized, panic begins to fill [...]

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How Does Exercise Affect Your Sleep?

By |November 15th, 2022|About Sleep|

Does exercise affect sleep? The short answer is yes, it most certainly does. Researchers around the world have been working for years to pinpoint the direct cause of this correlation, but the concrete explanation continues to be elusive. However, it has been frequently observed and fundamentally proven that moderate aerobic exercise will increase the amount [...]

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What Causes Sleep Inertia

By |October 26th, 2022|About Sleep|

Have you ever woken up in the morning feeling like you didn’t get any sleep at all? The overwhelming feelings of grogginess, heavy eyelids, and unyielding frustration that hit you as soon as you awake from the disappointing experience you thought was sleep? If you have, then you’ve experienced what professionals refer to as sleep [...]

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