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How Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Stroke

June 22, 2018

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couple smiling at homeMany people know the effects of sleep apnea are significant, including chronic exhaustion and irritability. But are you aware of the toll this condition can take on overall health — like by increasing your risk of stroke? Keep reading to learn more about the connection between sleep apnea and stroke, and when it’s time to seek treatment from a sleep specialist.

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The Mystifying Connection Between Headaches & Sleep

May 30, 2018

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Millions of Americans deal with headaches every day, and for some, they always seem to occur in the morning right after they wake up or when they are feeling particularly tired. Studies have shown that headaches and sleep have an interdependent relationship, as headaches are two to eight times more common in those with sleep disorders.

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Women’s Relationship with Sleep

April 26, 2018

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Does each sex experience sleep differently? Are women and men uniquely affected by rest? The answer is a resounding “yes.” Today, we take a look at the role of sleep in women and how it is uniquely different than that of their male counterparts.

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Your Phone is Hurting Your Sleep: Try Reading Instead

April 23, 2018

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The number of people experiencing issues falling and staying asleep is on the rise, and researchers believe this is largely due to the fact that many are exposed to blue light emitted by phones and TV screens immediately before bed. According to experts, blue light delays melatonin release (the hormone that regulates sleep and wakefulness), with sleep suffering as a result. Research proves that those who make checking technology before bed a regular habit experience a more difficult time falling and staying asleep.

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The Drowsy Driving Epidemic

March 30, 2018

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Most people know that driving while sleep-deprived isn’t a good idea, although they may admit to doing it at some time or another. The risks associated with drowsy driving may not even be something that crosses your mind, but it’s important to know that operating any kind of vehicle while drowsy is not only risky — it can be fatal.

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Is Your Furry Friend Giving You a Bad Night’s Sleep?

March 27, 2018

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pets and sleep

As many pets owners can attest to, our pets have a way of burrowing their way into our hearts and becoming a treasured part of our daily lives. A 2015 Harris poll revealed that 95% of pet owners consider their pet to be a full-fledged member of the family (which is more than what some people can say about their relatives!).

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Poor Sleep Linked to Consuming More Calories

February 23, 2018

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As you’re likely already aware, obesity is, quite literally, a growing epidemic in the United States. You’ve heard it all before: more sedentary lifestyles, oversized food proportions and lack of access to healthy foods contribute to a nation-wide public health problem.

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Do Genetics Affect How You Sleep?

February 19, 2018

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Our genes have a tremendous influence on many aspects of our lives, affecting everything from the color of our hair to our personalities. But have you ever thought about the fact that genes can play a role in your sleep, too?

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Foods that Help You Fall & Stay Asleep

January 31, 2018

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As we approach the end of the first month of the new year, many of us are still thinking about (and, if we’re lucky, practicing) our New Year’s resolutions. Getting healthier is always a top goal for many when a new year rolls around. For you, this may mean eating healthier and working out more consistently (both good things!). But did you know that when combined, healthy diet and exercise habits can improve your sleep, too?

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Wellness Showdown: Sleep vs. Your Morning Workout

January 25, 2018

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It’s January, and you, like many, have committed to being healthier in 2018. Your alarm goes off in the morning, you’re tired, and immediately there is a battle inside your head. Should you stay in bed and catch up on sleep, or push your way through your morning workout? The last thing you want to do is skip out on workouts already!

This is a conundrum faced by many people every day. When time is limited, which wellness activity should take priority: sleep or exercise?

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