Floor Sleeping?  Really?0

We have all been there. Restless nights tossing and turning until the clock reads 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. and before you know it, the alarm is going off for another day to begin.

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As We Age, What Is “Normal” Sleep? Researchers Publish Meta-Analysis as a Reference0

Researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada, have characterized the structure of normal sleep. The findings of the study “Normal Polysomnography Parameters in Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” have been published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. “Many of us believe that as we age, we lose sleep,” says Mark Boulos, MD, […]

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New Evidence Supports Screening Neurology Patients for Sleep Disorders0

Cleveland Clinic researchers study links between seizure frequency and insomnia severity. By Lisa Spear People with epilepsy are more likely than the general population to have insomnia and sleep apnea. The daytime sleepiness associated with both of these conditions could potentially aggravate the neurological condition, leading to more seizures throughout the day and night, diminishing […]

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Insomnia Has Been Genetically Identified And How To Sleep During Your Menstrual Cycle0

This week was filled with interesting research that I think can be very valuable for all of us. There were three sleep studies that I think you will enjoy and get great benefit from reading. Sleeping pill use has been associated with an increase in blood pressure. Insomnia has now been genetically identified Sleep and […]

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What is Restless Leg Syndrome? Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments0

  Do you have trouble sleeping at night because of strange or unpleasant sensations in your legs? Would you describe these sensations as creeping, pulling, itching, burning, throbbing, or any other uncomfortable feeling? Do your symptoms occur only when relaxing or trying to rest? Do these sensations cause an uncontrollable or overwhelming urge to move […]

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Do You Practice Good Sleep Habits? Take This Sleep Quiz and Find Out0

We all know that getting good sleep at night has a direct impact on how we feel during the day. If you sleep poorly even one night, you will probably feel sluggish and tired the next day. And if you continually get poor sleep it can lead to serious health problems down the road. However, […]

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Foods That Can Help You Beat Jet Lag0

Research shows a close connection between circadian rhythms, daylight, and food—it’s one reason shift workers tend to have weight problems, reports Reader’s Digest. So it makes sense that what you eat, as well as when, can make a difference in the kind and severity of symptoms you experience when jumping time zones. There is actually a […]

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Not Getting Enough Sleep? Your Time Zone Could be to Blame0

It turns out that living on the wrong side of a time zone’s boundary can have negative consequences on a person’s health and wallet, according to new research. The culprit? More natural light in the evening hours. To understand the study, co-authored by Osea Giuntella of the University of Pittsburgh and Fabrizio Mazzonna of the […]

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Use NOSTRILS to Sleep Better Today0

A consequence of being a sleep doctor is that I constantly get bombarded with questions about sleep by complete strangers at parties, gatherings, and especially on airplanes. It seems that almost everyone I meet has or knows someone that can’t sleep. They’ve tried all the typical methods and hacks recommend by friends or found online, […]

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Budgeting for Sleep Apnea0

What is this going to cost? If not asked out loud you definitely know people are thinking it in their head. With so many expenditures and costs in a monthly budget, medical conditions can arise out of nowhere.

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