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12 Tips for a Better Night’s Rest

Avoid alcohol and caffeine 4 to 6 hours before sleep.Make your bedroom quiet, dark, and cool.Develop your nightly sleep routine that doesn’t include stressful thoughts or strenuous physical activities.Listen to your body and sleep when you’re tired. Don’t stress out...

Six Concerns on getting a Sleep Study

MISCONCEPTION WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE 1. I won’t sleep anyway so they won’t learn anything.  The accuracy of a sleep study doesn’t depend on a “good” night’s sleep. The study needs a sample of your sleep, not the entire night. 2. I won’t wear one of those uncomfortable...

How Serious is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly STOPS AND STARTS.You might SNORT, CHOKE or GASP.THIS PATTERN CAN REPEAT ITSELF 5-30 TIMES OR MORE EACH HOUR, all night, impairing your ability to reach the deep, restful phases of...

Common Signs of a Sleep Disorder

Look over this list of common signs of a sleep disorder, and talk to your primary care provider if you have any of them on three or more nights a week: It takes you more than 30 minutes to fall asleep at night. You awaken frequently in the night and then have trouble...

Sweet Dreams: Is the quality of your sleep impacting your health?

In the era since the invention of artificial light, our average hours of sleep have dropped from nine hours to seven-and-a-half. When flickering light was made by candle or whale oil, most people experienced “first” and “second” sleep. Going to bed at or near dark,...