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Daytime Sleepiness

The Pros And Cons Of A Quick Nap

Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty As a sleep specialist with an emphasis on treating insomnia, I'm constantly advising my patients to...

WATCH: The Key To A Perfect Nap

Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living

When you can't keep your eyes open for one more second do you reach for a coffee... or a pillow? Dr. Michael Breus, clinical psychologist and a diplom...

A Risk Factor For Sleep Apnea?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The latest study comes an important step closer to establishing a causal link between the two conditions, by examining specifically the direction of the relationship between the two.

Challenging Conventional Wisdom About Sleepwalking

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

New research has produced what may be a clearer picture of sleepwalking, its possible mechanisms, and its risk factors. The analysis also challenges some common beliefs about the sleep disorder -- beliefs that, if outdated, could interfere with diagnosis and treatment.

Vitamin D Deficiency And Daytime Sleepiness: Skin Pigmentation Is A Complicated Factor

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We've seen evidence that vitamin D deficiency is associated with sleep problems, particularly with daytime sleepiness. A new study examined the link between daytime sleepiness and vitamin D, and also considered one of the major risk factors of vitamin D deficiency: skin pigmentation.

The Real Reason For Your Midday Slump?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.18.2012 | Black Voices

Scientists have been postulating for years as to why our energy levels often take a dip during the middle of the day. And while some blame our bio...

Is Daytime Sleepiness The Root Of Learning And Behavior Problems In Children?

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 07.27.2012 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

A recent study suggests that many cases of ADHD in children may have been misdiagnosed, and that behavior such as moodiness and hyperactivity might in fact be due to obstructive sleep apnea or other sleep disorder.

How Daytime Sleepiness Could Be Hurting Kids' Ability To Focus

Amanda L. Chan | Posted 05.04.2012 | Healthy Living

If your child is having trouble focusing while doing schoolwork, you might need to take a look at his or her sleep habits, a new study suggests. Ne...

Is Intermezzo the Answer to Middle-of-the-Night Insomnia?

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

By encouraging clock watching and drug use during the middle of the night, Intermezzo may provoke people to wake in the night in order to take a pill.