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Entries by Dr. Michael J. Breus from 03/2012

Sleep Vacations, Away and at Home

| Posted 03.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Getting enough sleep on a regular basis is a key part of living a healthful life. So whether you're hitting up a five-star sleep hotel or giving yourself a sleep weekend at home, keep in mind that the ultimate goal is to bring more sleep into your daily life.

Aging, Eyes and Our Circadian Clock: What's the Connection?

| Posted 03.09.2012 | Healthy Living

Circadian rhythms -- our own internal biological "clock" -- govern our sleep-wake cycle and several other daily rhythms of the body. It's a complicated and finely-tuned system of hormonal and bio-chemical reactions that helps us live in rhythm with the 24-hour day.

Time Change and Springing Forward -- Are You Ready?

| Posted 03.09.2012 | Healthy Living

Be aware of your bedtime routine as the clock springs forward -- otherwise you might fall back asleep at the wrong time.

Silent Stroke and Sleep Apnea

| Posted 03.16.2012 | Healthy Living

The news that sleep apnea is a risk factor for stroke isn't new. We've known for some time that sleep apnea is associated with elevated risk of stroke. But this new research shows just how common sleep apnea is among stroke sufferers.

How Much Sleep for Teens?

| Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living

It's a mantra from physicians, sleep experts and other health professionals we've come to expect: Teenagers are short on sleep.

Air Traffic Controllers Asleep on the Job... Still

| Posted 03.28.2012 | Healthy Living

Shift workers of all types face challenges to getting enough sleep while managing long hours, overnight shifts, and changing schedules that fluctuate between day and night.

Sleepless on Wall Street

| Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living

Wall Street jobs are coveted and highly competitive; they're also notoriously demanding. It's not a stretch to imagine the long hours, intense pressure and grueling pace of Wall Street work could take its toll on sleep and overall health.