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Entries by Dr. Michael J. Breus from 01/2011

Snoring Could Indicate Metabolic Syndrome

| Posted 01.03.2011 | Huffington Post

Metabolic Syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that has been linked to obesity, and that can increase the risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke (it has also been labeled syndrome X.)

Sleep Research: What Was the Top Finding of 2010? Pick Your Favorite!

| Posted 01.09.2011 | Healthy Living

These are what I considered some of the top stories in sleep medicine in 2010, and I have included a practical sleep suggestion to help you use this research in your everyday life.

Baby Sleep Explained: How To Tell Whether Your Infant's Sleep Is Normal

| Posted 01.16.2011 | Healthy Living

It's the question every parent of a newborn gets. How well does he or she sleep at night? And every new parent asks the other, related question: When will my baby sleep through the night? Ever? (Never?)

Vitamin D for Sleep?

| Posted 01.22.2011 | Huffington Post

A recent case study showed that for a patient with severe sleepiness and a vitamin D deficiency, a vitamin D supplementation improved her daytime sleepiness dramatically.

Want to Look Better? Get Your Beauty Sleep

| Posted 01.24.2011 | Healthy Living

Better quantity and quality sleep is an attractive feature, in everyone. A new study showed that when given a choice, people thought individuals with more sleep looked attractive!

Sleep Apnea? The 'CPAP' Machine May Help

| Posted 01.24.2011 | Huffington Post

CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, and CPAP machines are the most effective and helpful treatment currently available for patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

PTSD Study: Sleep Deprivation May Help You Cope With Traumatic Events

| Posted 01.30.2011 | Healthy Living

Could it be that with total sleep deprivation the brain is not allowed to form a long term memory of an event?