Sleep Medicine

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night for a sound reason: Sleep is the cornerstone of health and well-being. It's as essential to survival as food and water. While you're sleeping, your body and brain don't shut down. Rather, they go into repair mode. A good night's sleep: • Gives your cells, tissues and blood vessels time to repair and heal. • Strengthens your immune system. • Fortifies alertness, decision-making, focus, learning, memory, reasoning...

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6/30/2023 12:28:00 PM Comments(0)

Don't Fall for These 3 Sleep Myths

Sleep: We all do it, but we don't always understand it. In fact, sleep can even seem a little mysterious. Maybe that's one reason why some myths persist when it comes to this vital part of our lives. Have you ever heard of these three? Myth: Snoring may be annoying, but it's not a health concern. Fact: While snoring is usually harmless, it does have a potentially serious side. It can warn of a condition called obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing temporarily stops several times a night. P...

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5/22/2017 10:34:00 AM Comments(0)

Trouble Sleeping?

Sometimes – even when we’re sleeping – we’re not getting the rest we need. This increasingly common concern is known as sleep apnea, and it occurs when breathing stops or becomes difficult during sleep. These disruptions in breathing can last seconds or even minutes, and may occur dozens of times in a single hour. These pauses in breathing prevent you from receiving the restful recharge you need to function properly. When left untreated, the condition can lead to serious ...

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2/20/2017 4:37:00 PM Comments(0)