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Sleep Disorders

Becoming A Hosehead: Sleeping My Way To Better Health

Jane Marquardt | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Marquardt

CPAP machines are in the news this month after the New England Journal of Medicine released a study casting doubt on their effectiveness in preventing...

Three Trends In Alzheimer's Research Provide Reason For Hope

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 08.05.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

New treatments for Alzheimer's are on the horizon and the pipeline of drugs in development is more diverse than it's ever been.

Doctors Are Prescribing A 'Date Rape Drug' For This Medical Condition

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 07.27.2016 | Science

At 20 years old, Trinity Hamilton thought she was living a charmed life. It was 1996, and after practicing with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago for less...

This Kind Of Narcolepsy Is Like 'Being Awake Inside A Corpse'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living

For some people, sleep can actually attack. As many as 200,000 people in the U.S. are thought to have are thought to have some form of narcolepsy, a c...

Managing Insomnia And PLMD As A College Student

Eryn Cooper | Posted 06.13.2016 | College
Eryn Cooper

"These conditions have undoubtedly made college difficult for me," Laura said, detailing how the sleepless side effects of her disorders have an impact on her. "The day after not sleeping I'm in a complete fog, and have extreme difficulty focusing on class."

Dear People With Narcolepsy, You Are Awesome!

Jessica Larson | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessica Larson

So to everyone who has narcolepsy and still wakes up every day: YOU ARE AMAZING. You win. And don't ever believe otherwise. Stand up for yourself. This is your life, and you can do incredible things! You just have to realize that. Don't be afraid to tell your story.

Healthy Sleep Habits Not Only Benefit Children Now -- They Help Them Become Better Leaders As Adults

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 05.07.2016 | Parents
Ingrid Prueher

Getting enough sleep becomes a responsibility -- not merely a choice -- and parents should instill the importance of sleep in children at a very young age. Adults need to set an example for their children by unplugging from electronics at least an hour before bedtime, and keeping regular sleep schedules that nourish their minds and bodies.

Concussions Can Hurt Your Sleep Far Longer Than Experts Thought

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living

Doctors have long known that sleep trouble is common in the first few months after a concussion or other traumatic brain injury. But a study published...

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness -- Why Do You Feel Sleepy in the Afternoon

Shawn Clark | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Shawn Clark

Daytime sleepiness is a known condition that is experienced by the global population.

Side Effects of Inconsistent Sleep

Nadia Khalil | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Nadia Khalil

Establishing a better sleeping routine is key. No matter how fit you are, how healthy your diet is, how well you manage your stress, if you are not engaging in a steady sleep regimen the effects are very detrimental to your health.

A Natural Guide to Overcoming Sleep Issues | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living

If you're struggling with sleep issues and traditional advice hasn't made a difference, you might consider visiting a naturopathic doctor or other complementary health care practitioner for natural sleep remedies.

Brain Study May Shed Light On How We Fall Asleep And Wake Up

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.19.2016 | Science

When we fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning, our brain switches between opposite modes of consciousness -- but scientists know surprisingl...

Up at 4 am and Needing a Boost!

Lenny Sanicola | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Lenny Sanicola

This morning I needed to drive my son and his friend to the airport for an early morning flight to Chicago. We needed to leave the house by 4 am so, ...

How Your Food Can Help You Sleep

Christine Hansen | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Christine Hansen

The key to having your body in an optimal state for sleep is to eat the right kinds of food and work with your blood sugar levels throughout the day. It's not difficult to implement once you understand how this process works to favor sleep.

This Chronic Condition Doubles Your Risk Of Workplace Injury

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living

A chronic sleep disorder might be to blame for a significant number of workplace injuries. Estimates suggest up to a quarter of adults between ages 3...

5 Things You Need To Know About Narcolepsy

Jessica Larson | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessica Larson

Why are people with narcolepsy constantly subjected to the ridiculous statement, "I wish I could sleep that much?" Not like that, you don't. Narcolepsy is by no means fun or funny.

Millions Of Hispanics At Risk For This Serious Sleep Problem

Camilo Ruiz, DO | Posted 03.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Camilo Ruiz, DO

Did you know that up to 14 percent of Hispanic men and 6 percent of Hispanic women could have obstructive sleep apnea, according to the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos?

Got AFib? You May Have OSA

Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM

AFib and OSA alone and together are serious health issues, but with proper treatment and consistent adherence to your program of care, you can feel great and live a healthy life.

This Is What Life With Sexsomnia Is Like (And Why It Can Be Dangerous)

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.26.2016 | Healthy Living

You've heard of sleepwalking, night terrors and possibly even people who have sleep-related eating disorders, but you may have never heard of sexsomni...

These 5 Illustrated Gifs Capture The Reality Of Sleep Struggles

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living

Sleep disorders are common, but they can also be incredibly different and difficult to describe. Enter artist Petra Švajger and illustrator Maja Polj...

This Is What Insomnia Feels Like

Sarah Malley | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Malley

Most nights I wake up some time between 2:00 and 4:00 and stay up for a few excruciating hours, the kind where you can feel every minute pass. It's been this way for almost two years.

How Can I Power Down My Wired Mind?

Van Winkle's | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

It happens to everyone. In the midst of drifting off, you’re startled by a worrisome thought. Soon enough, the thought turns into mounting anxiety, ...

Sleeping With Your Spouse, The Enemy

Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan

Have you seen that hilarious episode of Friends where Chandler and Monica bicker about how they sleep together, and whether they spoon or not? Recentl...

15 Struggles Only People With Insomnia Will Understand

YourTango | Posted 12.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Tossing and turning is good for a salad, but not so much for a human being at 4 a.m. I guess the silver lining is cost-free, drug-free hallucinations from time to time, but they're rarely the kind of delusion you want to partake in.

Should You Be Worried if You Sleepwalk or Sleep Talk?

Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., C.BSM | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., C.BSM

I was a sleepwalker as a child. When I was 8 or 9 years old, my parents would tell me stories of the funny and bizarre things I did -- and I had n...