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Why Is Sleeping in the Summer Is Different Than in the Winter

By |July 22nd, 2020|Sleep Facts|

Have you ever noticed how your sleeping patterns tend to be different during the summer months versus the winter? You might be wondering how these differences affect your overall circadian rhythm and how you can ensure that you get enough sleep during both times of the year. Your sleep in the winter and summer are [...]

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What is Restless Sleep?

By |March 24th, 2020|Sleep Facts|

You were tossing and turning all night and, now that your alarm is going off, you feel like you just got into bed. You’re left to rely on your lifeline, coffee, yet again. As you’re sipping (or chugging) your way through your morning, you check your fitness tracker only to have it tell you that [...]

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Sleep All the Time? Here’s Why

By |February 26th, 2020|Sleep Facts|

Did you know excessive daytime sleepiness affects about 20% of the population? Daytime sleepiness is one of the most common sleep symptoms patients report they experience. When you feel sleepy all the time, it can start to affect your daily routine and can be harmful to you and others. Vehicle and work-related incidents are more [...]

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Can You Be Too Tired to Sleep?

By |February 12th, 2020|Sleep Facts|

We can all tell the signs of an overtired child—hyperactivity, fussiness, clumsiness, mood swings, and more. As soon as we see these signs, we know it’s time for bed. What about as we become adults? Do we experience signs our body is overtired? Absolutely, and all too often we avoid recognizing the issue. The countless [...]

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What to Do When You Can’t Sleep

By |January 22nd, 2020|Sleep Facts|

You’re lying in bed in a dark room, tossing and turning for what feels like forever. You finally decide to roll over and check the time only to see the bright little light show you it’s 3:47 am. Frustrated that you have maybe 2 hours of sleep left before it’s time to start your day, [...]

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Why Can’t I Sleep? Common Causes of Sleeples Nights

By |January 8th, 2020|Sleep Facts|

Tossing and turning, hot flashes, discomfort, wide awake, the list of why you can’t sleep goes on and on. But what’s the root of these sleepless nights? Falling asleep can seem like an obstacle, and getting a restful night’s sleep can seem impossible. Let’s address some of the common causes of sleepless nights, so you [...]

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Can Sleep Apnea Go Away?

By |November 20th, 2019|Sleep Facts|

Suffering from the effects of sleep apnea is very difficult for most patients. The cyclical disruptions to sleep can have detrimental physiological and emotional effects, drastically impacting your quality of life. The quest for treatment or cures can seem unending. One of the most common questions patients ask us is, “does sleep apnea go away?” [...]

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What Happens When You Sleep Too Much?

By |November 4th, 2019|Sleep Facts|

The adage that too much of anything can be bad holds true for sleep. While we often treat and encounter patients suffering from excessive sleeplessness, on the other end of the continuum are individuals dealing with excessive sleeping. We’re commonly asked, “Why am I sleeping so much?” or, “How many hours of sleep is too [...]

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What Is Sleep Latency?

By |July 24th, 2019|Sleep Facts|

Sleep latency refers to the amount of time it takes you to fall asleep after the lights have been turned off. Ideally, this transition from full wakefulness to sleep should occur relatively fast, without too much time spent trying to fall asleep. Sleep Latency and Sleep Efficiency There is a direct relationship between sleep latency [...]

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Why Is REM Sleep So Important?

By |May 8th, 2019|Sleep Facts|

What Is REM Sleep? Did you know that your body goes through multiple cycles of sleep every night as you rest? Many individuals have heard of sleep cycles, but to understand more about the importance of REM sleep, we should first gain more understanding. REM stands for Rapid Eye Movement, after the way the eyes [...]

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