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Have we fallen off the track?

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that; “as an always-on economy, we’re tired like never before”.  Since a 2010 Air India flight, sleepy pilots have been at the center of several accidents.  Not only are sleepy pilots a cause for … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Dr. Elizabeth Lynch and the Sleep Institute of New England.

We are proud to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Lynch and the Sleep Institute have been selected for Sleep Review’s Best Sleep Doctors and Facilities for 2012.  This program recognizes the best sleep doctors and facilities that redefine best practices and … Continue reading

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Dr. Lynch recommends these seven steps to better sleep brought to you by the Mayo Clinic.

* Stick to a sleep schedule.  Try to go to bed and get up at the same time every night, including weekends.  If you are unable to fall asleep within 20 minutes, get up and do something relaxing.  Worrying about … Continue reading

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Is There a Link Between Untreated Sleep Apnea and Cancer?

It is recognized that untreated sleep apnea increases the risk for heart attack, stroke and diabetes.  A new study finds that untreated sleep apnea can make a person five times more likely to die from cancer.  In the reported study, … Continue reading

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Want to Reduce Stress and Sleep Better?

Assess what is causing your stress:  Once you identify your stressors, you can try to take steps to reduce them.  Are you suffering from pain?  Are you overworked? Are finances bothering you? Figure out what is causing your increased stress … Continue reading

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Lack of Sleep is Hurting Your Health

Sleep is important because it helps regulate your blood pressure and hormones, like insulin.  Sleep deprivation disrupts these processes.  While asleep, your body is physically and mentally preparing for the next day, repairing damaged tissues and adjusting hormones. People who … Continue reading

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Want to Control Your Allergies and Get Some Sleep?

Spring time is the season when people suffer most from allergies.  Flowers and trees are budding, grass is being cut, the weather is warmer and allergies kick into high gear.  To control common allergies, you can make a few changes … Continue reading

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Sleep and Depression

Sleep should be considered as important as healthy nutrition, physical activity and smoking cessation.  “Sleep Disordered Breathing”- gasping, snorting, and short pauses in breathing – has been linked with depression.  Men and women in a National Health and Nutrition Examination … Continue reading

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How many hours of sleep do you typically get each night?

A new study suggests that getting six to eight hours of sleep everyday may result in a lower risk of cardiovascular disease over the long term. Deprivation is not the only sleep pattern that can affect your health. People who … Continue reading

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Sleep Deprived People Consume More Calories

Twenty-eight percent of adults report they get fewer hours of sleep per night.  Some people believe that if they are up late, working hard, they in turn burn more calories.  Not the case as a Mayo Clinic study found of … Continue reading

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