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Avoiding Asthma Triggers

Avoiding Asthma Triggers 2013 From the American Lung Association: Asthma triggers are different for everyone.  It’s important to learn what you or your child’s asthma triggers are in the home, work or classroom and learn to avoid them. Asthma triggers … Continue reading

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Safety Risks of Sleep Deprivation and Sleep Disorders For Drivers

Safety Risks of Sleep Deprivation and Sleep Disorders For Drivers Sleepiness is the inability to stay awake when it is expected. Fatigue is a perceived lack of physical or mental energy.  Sleepiness and fatigue both reduce alertness, increasing the potential … Continue reading

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Drowsy Driving

Drowsy Driving   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study about drowsy driving. One in twenty four adults admit to nodding off while driving.  Health officials believe that this number is actually higher as some people … Continue reading

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Pregnancy and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Pregnancy and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes “Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a common sleep-related breathing disorder, is characterized by recurrent collapse or blockage of the pharynx during sleep that causes intermittent cessation of airflow and a hallmark … Continue reading

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Oral Appliances as a Treatment Option for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Oral Appliances as a Treatment Option for Obstructive Sleep Apnea  A recent article in Respiratory Care and Sleep Medicine highlighted how oral appliances are an effective treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). While CPAP (continuous airway pressure) is the … Continue reading

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Fall Back into Better Sleep Habits

The recent time change offers the opportunity to adjust sleep patterns.  Neurologist Dr. Hrayr P.Attarian, states, “As people reset their clocks, they should take this opportunity to reset their sleep habits in order to avoid possible health consequences.   Sleep deprivation … Continue reading

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Insomnia and the Performance of U.S. Workers

A national survey found that difficulty sleeping and the resulting sleepiness, fatigue, reduced psychomotor performance, impaired memory, accidents, excessive absenteeism, and more, result in $63.2 billion in annual losses to U.S. industry.  Some of these costs could be reduced with … Continue reading

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High Rates of Sleep Apnea in Women

In a recent study, women with hypertension and/or obesity were more likely to experience sleep apnea.  Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which there are frequent pauses in breathing during sleep.  The University of Sweden aimed to investigate the … Continue reading

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Reasons to get better sleep.

1.       You’ll look better.  Sleep is a cheap and effective beauty treatment.  It helps to keep your skin healthy.  2.       You’ll eat less.  Lack of sleep is connected with increased hunger and weight gain.  When a person is sleep deprived, … Continue reading

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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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