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What is Shift Work Disorder?

By |January 31st, 2018|Health, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Studies|

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 [...]

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What Is Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder?

By |January 10th, 2018|Insomnia, Sleep Disorders, Uncategorized|

Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPS) is a disorder of the circadian rhythm. With this chronic sleep disorder a person’s internal body clock is delayed in regard to the natural fall sleep at night/wake in the morning cycle. If you think you may have DSPS, contact a sleep doctor in Jacksonville who can help you find [...]

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Narcolepsy Fact vs Fiction

By |December 19th, 2017|Sleep Disorders, Sleep Studies|

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? [...]

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7 Sleep Myths Busted

By |December 1st, 2017|Health, Insomnia, Sleep Disorders|

When it comes to following certain sleep myths, ignorance does not equal bedtime bliss. Many of the common sleep myths out there won’t do anything to help your sleep struggles. In fact, they may even hinder you from finding a solution to treatable sleep disorders like insomnia. Here, we debunk 7 common sleep myths that [...]

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Creating the Best Sleep Environment

By |October 16th, 2017|Insomnia, Sleep Disorders|

Your bedroom should be a peaceful place that promotes a restful night of sleep. But if you suffer from insomnia, it might not feel like such a sanctuary. Take the time to create the perfect sleep environment, and you’ll be on your way to sleeping more soundly. Here are some simple, inexpensive tips to get [...]

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Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

By |September 8th, 2017|Health, Insomnia, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Studies|

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 [...]

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Is Nighttime Eating Costing You Valuable Sleep?

By |June 23rd, 2017|Health, Sleep Disorders|

Most people are guilty of occasionally raiding the kitchen in search of late-night snacks or sweets. But when that trip to the pantry starts to become a habit, it may be a sign of a bigger problem such as sleep apnea or another sleep disorder. Science increasingly supports the link between diet and sleep. One [...]

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5 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

By |June 14th, 2017|Insomnia, Sleep Disorders|

Tossing and turning all night? Sometimes, getting enough sleep is easier said than done. Stress from work, relationship issues, illness and change in routine are just some of the things that can interfere with the quality of your sleep. Fortunately, there are some easy things you can do that will help you get a good [...]

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5 Signs You May Have a Sleep Disorder

By |June 1st, 2017|Sleep Disorders, Sleep Studies|

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|Insomnia, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Studies|

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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