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November 2016

How Much Sleep Do I Need, Doc?

How Much Sleep Do I Need, Doc? This is the question I get asked most commonly. My answer is simple: whatever it takes for you to feel alert, energetic all-day long, every day. For your spouse, it can be 7 hours, for you it can be 7.5 hours.  In a Consensus Statement published in June 2015 […]

Share Driving, Save a Death.

Share Driving, Save a Death. Sharing driving responsibility is difficult. Sometimes, we don’t want to pull over and get out of the car to change the driver, but the studies have shown that accidents increase after two hours of continuous driving. Please get into the habit of saying, “Can you drive please?” You may not […]

Drive Alert This Weekend and Beyond

Drive Alert This Weekend and Beyond Here, are a few tips to help you and your loved ones stay safe on the road this weekend and beyond. 1. Get a good night’s sleep every night, certainly prior to the long trip. 2. Avoid driving between mid-night and 7 am as our brain is sleepiest during […]

Fall in Love Again (with Your CPAP) – 5 Tips From Your Sleep Doc

Fall in Love Again (with Your CPAP) – 5 Tips From Your Sleep Doc Most patients love their CPAP, but a few really hate it. They do not like the fact that they have to strap themselves to this cumbersome gadget every night. They do not perceive the benefits of CPAP use. They hate the […]