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Could Narcolepsy Explain Your Daytime Sleepiness?

By |April 24th, 2017|Health, Sleep Disorders|

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 [...]

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Does Your Child Have Sleep Apnea?

By |March 14th, 2017|Health, Sleep Disorders|

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 [...]

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Is Restless Leg Syndrome Keeping You Up at Night?

By |March 7th, 2017|Health, Insomnia, Sleep Disorders|

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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How to Recognize and Treat Insomnia

By |December 8th, 2016|Health, Insomnia, Sleep Disorders|

Sometimes you just can’t fall asleep. That is completely normal! Whether it's due to stress in your life, an unfamiliar hotel room, or a noisy neighbor keeping you up, there are few things more frustrating than lying in bed, wide awake, at the end of a long day. For some people the issue is much [...]

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How to Avoid Drowsy Driving

By |November 8th, 2016|Health|

How to Avoid Drowsy Driving National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week - November 6 - 13 Drivers are having a harder time keeping their eyes open while on the road with tragic consequences. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety the amount of drowsy drivers involved in fatal crashes has been on the rise. In [...]

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What Your Snoring Could Mean

By |October 14th, 2016|Health|

Are you having problems with your own snoring or that of your bed partner? Issues with snoring can range from simply being a nuisance by disrupting sleep to indicating a serious health problem. What is Snoring Snoring is the hoarse or harsh sound generated during sleep by vibration of loose tissue in the upper airway [...]

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Jacksonville Sleep Center Recommends Sleep Routines for Students Going Back to School

By |August 22nd, 2016|Health|

In you live in the Jacksonville area your little ones are back in school! Children and young adults throughout the Duval County, Clay County, St. Johns County, and Nassau County have all returned back to the public or private schools. This time of year means that it is time to get back on the school [...]

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How to Beat the Heat to Sleep

By |July 5th, 2016|Health|

Summer is definitely here. Temperatures are rising every day and staying higher at night. In previous blogs, we have noted that people tend to sleep better in cooler environments or with lower core body temperatures. In our last blog titled, “Avoiding the Summer-time Sleep-time Blues for Children,” we mentioned that using room-darkening shades and fans [...]

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Avoiding the Summer-time Sleep-time Blues for Children

By |June 10th, 2016|Health|

Summer means fun! Summer time is a freeing time for adults and children. Because the days are longer, the temperatures are hotter, and there are so many things to do that sometimes getting the appropriate number of resting hours escapes us all. For children, however, this could make for summer-time, sleepy-time blues. Children who aren’t [...]

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Exercise is Good for Sleep

By |May 16th, 2016|Health|

OK, who hasn’t heard that exercise is good for your health? But, did you know that exercise increases your chances of good shut-eye by 50%? According to a research article titled, Effects of Exercise on Sleep, the author notes that compared to all other daytime activities not one is more associated with better sleep than [...]

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