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Sleep Dunwoody Blog

Sleep: The Real Secret to Effective Post-Workout Recovery

January 29, 2019

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sleep and workout recovery

It’s a brand new year, which means countless people are hitting the gym and working out more regularly as part of their resolutions. Any fitness expert will tell you that recovering properly between each session is important to gain as much as possible from your workout and not feel worn down or become injured, but have you ever wondered what exactly it means to “recover properly”? With all of the supplements, shakes and ointments out there that claim to decrease soreness and make you 100% prepared for your next workout session, it can be daunting to really understand what your body needs. As it turns out, there may be a much simpler and far more effective solution that will propel your fitness goals: sleep.

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Your Diet & Getting the Most Out of Sleep Apnea Treatment

January 17, 2019

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diet and sleep

For whatever reason, it’s been a really long week. In order to make it to the end of Friday afternoon, you down two cups of coffee in the morning. Once you’ve made it through the day, you celebrate with some greasy comfort food and one or two beers with friends — and find it really hard to fall and stay asleep that night, waking up on Saturday morning feeling not as fresh as you thought you might. What happened?

The truth is, there is a lot that goes into getting quality sleep. We often think it’s as simple as going to bed at a decent time or not drinking a Red Bull the hour before hitting the hay, but consistently achieving a good night’s rest has a lot of variables — a key one being nutrition.

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Why Your Top New Year’s Resolution Should Be Better Sleep

January 3, 2019

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What was your 2019 New Year’s resolution? Was it centered around your health, or maybe your work or relationships? What about getting better sleep? It may not be the most popular or obvious resolution, but it’s the one that can make the most difference in terms of positively affecting multiple areas of your life.

Below, we talk about all the physical, mental and emotional benefits that sleep has to offer. You might be surprised at how much a little extra shut eye can improve your day-to-day life.

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The Link Between Sleep Deprivation & Anxiety – Can Sleep Apnea Treatment Help?

December 31, 2018

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In June of this year, Barnes & Noble reported that book sales related to anxiety had gone up 26% when compared to the previous year. Whether nationwide anxiety is actually increasing or whether we’re just more aware of it, it’s definitely a prevalent issue. Who hasn’t felt anxious from time to time? But for some, anxiety is an always-present condition, and, as it turns out, anxiety and sleep are closely related. Recently, a group of scientists shared their findings on the relationship between the two, which may prove helpful for those curious about how to improve both anxiety and sleep deprivation.

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Why 7-8 Hours of Sleep (No More and No Less) Is Ideal

November 19, 2018

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Sleep plays a vital role in mental and physical health. Most of us know that getting too little sleep is bad — after a night of poor rest, we feel how sleep deprivation affects our mood and performance the next day. And there is plenty of research out there to back this up, with the general consensus being that the optimal amount of sleep is 7-8 hours. The preliminary results from the world’s largest sleep study fall in line with previous research results, but with a surprising twist: that sleeping more than 7-8 hours is just as harmful as sleeping less than that time. How are those who get less than or more than 7-8 hours of sleep affected?

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Is It Possible to Prevent Sleep Apnea?

October 31, 2018

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It’s estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of cases being undiagnosed. While there are plenty of options available for sleep apnea treatment in Atlanta, is there a way to avoid developing a sleep disorder in the first place? In today’s blog, we touch on some of the underlying causes of the condition and discuss a few ways to possibly prevent the disorder from developing.

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Do Sleep Apps Really Work, and Can They Treat Sleep Apnea?

October 16, 2018

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sleep apnea

Multiple apps have recently surfaced that claim they can solve all of your sleep troubles. Whether it’s by helping you relax so you can fall asleep faster or by tracking your sleep patterns to wake you up during light sleep and reduce grogginess (some apps even record and claim to reduce snoring symptoms) the amount of do-it-yourself solutions for sleep are seemingly endless. Do these apps provide any real value — or should they be disregarded completely?

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What Steps Should I Take to Treat Sleep Apnea?

September 27, 2018

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Your alarm goes off in the morning, and immediately the first thought that enters your head is how tired you feel. You went to bed at a decent hour and fell asleep relatively quickly, but the fact remains that you are constantly tired no matter how much you sleep. This has been going on for longer than you can remember, and it’s really starting to affect your quality of life.

This kind of chronic exhaustion often points to a very common disorder called sleep apnea, which affects about 20 million Americans every night.

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Can Just One Drink Ruin Your Sleep?

September 15, 2018

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You probably enjoy the occasional glass of wine with dinner or cocktail with friends, but did you know that even light alcohol consumption can negatively impact your sleep? Does this mean you should avoid alcohol altogether? Today, we dive deeper into the connection between alcohol and sleep to discover if a harmonious relationship between the two is possible.

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The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation in Teenagers

August 31, 2018

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sleep deprivation in teenagers

Does your day start with a battle every morning to get your teen out of bed? Are they apt to sleep nine, ten, or even twelve hours on the weekend? Are they constantly complaining about how tired they are?

The trope of the sleepy teen is usually played for laughs on TV and in movies, but it can be quite worrisome when it’s your child who seems to be constantly exhausted. When it comes to chronic sleep deprivation in teenagers, is there anything that can be done?

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