Mysteries of Sleep
Scientists are peering more deeply into the sleeping brain than ever before, discovering just how powerful sleep can be, playing a role in everything from memory retention and emotional regulation to removing waste from our brains.
Feb 27th, 2020
A Patient's Guide to Sleep Disorders
Sleep disorders fall into these seven groups: Insomnia; Sleep Related Breathing Disorders (apnea); Insomnia; Narcolepsy; Circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders; Parasomnias; Restless Legs Syndrome.
Feb 6th, 2020
Your Bedroom Is Too Hot What is the ideal temperature for sleep?
It’s a classic situation among couples: One person says the bedroom is too cold. The other says it’s too hot. There is a bitter battle for control of the thermostat. Sleep experts unanimously suggest keeping your bedroom cooler than standard daytime temps.
Dec 30th, 2019
More LOLs, Fewer Zzzs: Teens May Be Losing Sleep Over Social Media
Perhaps unsurprisingly, a study found a link between high social media usage and poor sleep patterns. Specifically, teens who report heavier social media use go to sleep later. And, late bedtimes are linked with poorer academic and mental health outcomes.
Oct 24th, 2019
Being a pessimist or an optimist may affect your sleep.
"Optimists are more likely to engage in active problem-focused coping and to interpret stressful events in more positive ways, reducing worry and ruminative thoughts when they're falling asleep and throughout their sleep cycle."
Sep 19th, 2019
Insomnia Can Kill You
Chronic insomnia is linked to an increased risk of developing hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, heart attack, depression, anxiety and premature death. It may also be a risk factor for dementia, especially Alzheimer’s disease.
Jul 1st, 2019
Study: After Watching Disturbing Video, CPAP Usage Soars
More than half of those prescribed a CPAP mask don’t use it, but when one sleep expert at National Jewish Health showed patients videos of themselves struggling to take in air while sleeping, he found that their usage rate increased significantly.
Apr 9th, 2019
A Guide To Sleep Apnea
Every night, millions of Americans go to bed and drift into an evening of sleep that is anything but peaceful. They snore and gasp for air throughout the night. Here’s what you need to know about sleep apnea detection, diagnosis and treatment.
Feb 27th, 2019
Ask the Expert: Should I Take Away My Teen’s Cell Phone at Night?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that from 6-12 grade, children should get between 8.5-9.5 hours of sleep each night. Unfortunately, research shows that most teenagers are sleep-deprived. The bottom line: electronics and sleep do not mix.
Feb 22nd, 2019
Sleep Health MD Staff Training Meeting
On February 21, over thirty of Sleep Health MD's team attended a cross-departmental staff meeting at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Capitola. Members of the clinical and administrative groups met to learn and brainstorm. Team work makes the dream work!
Feb 22nd, 2019
Sleep apnea may stop you from forming life memories
New research suggests that obstructive sleep apnea may impair a person's ability to form meaningful memories about their personal life. Such dysfunction may, in turn, be a sign of depression, caution the researchers.
Feb 6th, 2019
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