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Sleeping Pills Can Cause Fatal Accidents – FDA Warns

Sleeping Pills Can Cause Fatal Accidents – FDA Warns SLEEPING PILLS CAN CAUSE ACCIDENTS. Eszopiclone (Lunesta), zaleplon (Sonata), and zolpidem (Ambien) can cause automatic sleep behaviors leading to injuries from falls, car accidents, and accidental overdose. Talk to us (574-534-9911) and your family about preventing such accidents. “Most people have talked or walked during sleep […]

Limit Teens’ Screen Time for Better Sleep & More Alertness – A Study

Limit Teens’ Screen Time for Better Sleep & More Alertness – A Study A study published in Sep 2019 issue of the Journal Sleep showed that sleep and next day alertness improve if teens abstain from using their electronic devices after 9 pm.  Using actigraphy and daily questionnaires in a large sample of students (12 […]

Waking Up Repeatedly on #CPAP? Tips from Your Sleep Doc!

Waking Up Repeatedly on #CPAP? Tips from Your Sleep Doc! Recently, I was seeing an executive in his late 50s for a routine CPAP follow-up. He was using CPAP for 7 hours and 32 minutes every night. His sleep apnea was well-controlled with only one per hour of shallow respirations as seen in the following […]
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Apple iOS 9.3 Might Help You Sleep Better | PC Mag

Apple iOS 9.3 Might Help You Sleep Better | PC Mag There’s been a lot of talk about how our devices are disrupting sleep thanks to the blue light they emit. To combat this phenomenon, Amazon recently added “Blue Shade” to its Fire tablets, while Google added “Night Light” to the Google Play books app. […]

Poor Sleep May Shrink Your Brain – a Study

Poor Sleep May Shrink Your Brain – a Study European researchers have identified an association between poor sleep patterns like insomnia and the size of the brain. Researchers examined some 147 adults between the ages of 20 and 84 via two series of MRI scans. The first scan was taken before patients completed a questionnaire […]

Sleep for Your Waist – a Study in Journal Sleep

Sleep for Your Waist – a Study in Journal Sleep Studies have shown that the insufficient sleep leads to weight gain. Dr. Sperry and colleagues reviewed 23 studies of 56,259 adults and reported (August edition of SLEEP) that there indeed exists a significant, inverse relationship between sleep duration and waist circumference.  It is a huge problem. In the United States in 2001, […]

12 Plants for Sound Sleep!

12 Plants for Sound Sleep! From Jayne Leonard, Natural Living Ideas.  One way to ensure a better quality of sleep is to fill your home with beautiful flowers and plants. Not only do they look great and bring vitality and life to your living spaces, but they can have fantastic relaxing and purifying benefits – […]

What Does a Sleep Doc do When He Can’t Fall Asleep?

What Does a Sleep Doc do When He Can’t Fall Asleep? Well, there are times even a sleep doc can’t fall asleep! This happens most commonly prior to a big trip or sometimes after a page from the hospital or a phone call from the sleep lab. I used to get frustrated and worried about […]

Sleep 7 Hours or More to Live a Long, Healthy, & Happy Life

Sleep 7 Hours or More to Live a Long, Healthy, & Happy Life Consensus Statement (published in June 2015 issue) from American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society recommends 7 or more hours of sleep every night. Sleeping less than 7 hours per night on a regular basis is associated with adverse health […]

New Research Links Insomnia to Sleep Apnea

New Research Links Insomnia to Sleep Apnea We do not associate insomnia with obstructive sleep apnea, but a recent study by Dr. Barry Krakow (Mayo Clinic Proceedings) showed the role of OSA in causing and perpetuating insomnia. Krakow investigated 1,210 insomnia patients who were unable to fall asleep or stay asleep using sleep aids. Subsequently, […]