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How Sleep Affects Athletic Performance

By |June 16th, 2021|Sleep Disorders|

We all know how important sleep is, especially if you’re an athlete. Having a full-night of rest can help you perform your best the next day. On the contrary, a lack of sleep will cause you to be tired, cranky, or stressed out. Not getting enough sleep won’t only affect your mood, but can also [...]

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What Is a Microsleep?

By |January 27th, 2021|Sleep Disorders|

The line between being awake or asleep can sometimes get blurry, especially when you start zoning out in the middle of repetitive activity. This fleeting experience can sometimes segue into an autopilot mode, one where your eyes are wide open even though your brain is shut down. This is called microsleep, and it’s far more [...]

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Parasomnias: What Are They and How Do They Happen?

By |December 28th, 2020|Sleep Disorders|

Parasomnia is a general term or a category of disorders that cause a person to display irregular behavior while sleeping. While most of these are benign, some of these disorders can cause the patient to fall into dangerous situations. These can also cause psychological distress. Why Do People Have Sleep Disorders? Several triggers are associated [...]

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How to Keep Restless Leg Syndrome from Disrupting Your Sleep

By |December 9th, 2020|Sleep Disorders|

Restless leg syndrome sufferers go through a lot. As any sleep study doctor in Jacksonville, FL can attest, one of the most bothersome aspects of RLS is that it robs you of a good night’s sleep, leaving you exhausted and unable to live life to the fullest. Also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease, it is a [...]

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5 Lifestyle Changes That Can Help You Cope with Narcolepsy

By |December 2nd, 2020|Sleep Disorders|

Narcolepsy is a sleeping disorder that affects one in every 2,000 people. Unfortunately, only 25% of people who have narcolepsy are diagnosed and are receiving treatment. But what is narcolepsy? When you have narcolepsy, you experience excessive sleepiness, sleep paralysis, and even hallucinations and cataplexy episodes, which is loss of muscle control. With narcolepsy, the [...]

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Shift Work Disorder 101: Diagnosis And Treatment

By |November 11th, 2020|Sleep Disorders|

If you’ve ever experienced working during unusual hours—staying up late for graveyard shifts, or finishing tasks due in a different time zone—then you may have heard about shift work sleep disorder (SWSD). It’s a condition that equates to unnecessary drowsiness or lack of sleep due to your unfortunate work setup. Having an unusual working schedule [...]

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All About Sleep Paralysis: Why Does It Happen and How Can I Prevent It?

By |October 28th, 2020|Sleep Disorders|

Have you ever experienced waking up in the middle of the night, but you couldn’t move? It’s as if your brain’s already awake, but your body won’t cooperate—this is one of the scariest feelings some people experience. This is called sleep paralysis, and many people all over the world experience it at some point in [...]

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3 Lesser-Known Sleep Disorders You May Not Know About

By |October 21st, 2020|Sleep Disorders|

If you toss and turn for most of the night due to trouble falling or staying asleep, then it's possible you may have a sleep disorder. It’s an umbrella term that refers to different forms of sleep disruption—including ubiquitous conditions such as sleep apnea, and other lesser-known conditions such as sleep terrors. Understanding the type [...]

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Restless Legs Syndrome: What Are the Best Treatments?

By |August 12th, 2020|Sleep Disorders|

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a medical condition that involves the involuntary movement of your legs, often leading to discomfort. It can be exceptionally bothersome when dealing with it at night, as you sit down or lie down, preparing to get some sleep. Also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, this condition can be quite bothersome, disrupting [...]

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Sleep Apnea vs Insomnia—What’s Really Keeping You Up at Night?

By |June 9th, 2020|Sleep Disorders|

Many people dream of going to bed after a tiring day and drifting off to sleep, but the unfortunate reality is that most experience anything but sweet dreams. Quality sleep is essential to your health as it offers the time where your body and mind can rest and replenish its energy. By getting less than [...]

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