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Sleep Walking? Is It Real and How does it Happen?

By |December 1st, 2021|Sleep Disorders|

The term ‘sleep walking’ is a term that is often used figuratively and casually to describe someone feeling a lack of energy or sleep. Surprisingly, sleepwalking is a very real condition that has consequences. Can you be too tired to sleep? Does sleepwalking occur when you are sleepwalking? Do you have restless sleep during the [...]

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How Common Are Sleeping Disorders?

By |October 14th, 2021|Sleep Disorders|

Sleep disorders and having trouble sleeping are common among many adults. Currently, there are between 50 million to 70 million people that are reporting to have some type of sleep disorder symptoms. Having an undiagnosed sleep disorder can be very dangerous and life-threatening to some. Listed below are some sleep disorders that are most common: [...]

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How Nicotine Impacts Sleep

By |August 20th, 2021|Sleep Disorders|

Sleep disorders, like sleep apnea and insomnia, are becoming more and more prevalent as time goes on for various reasons. One of the biggest reasons, some professionals theorize, it is because of nicotine usage. If you or someone you know is addicted to or consumes nicotine regularly, the odds of them having some sort of [...]

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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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