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Sleep Dunwoody Blog

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 5:04 pm

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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

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 3:40 pm

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 5:09 pm

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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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Patient Story: Paul’s Oral Appliance Keeps Him Well-Rested & His Wife Happy

August 28, 2018

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Paul’s snoring led him to seek treatment. When diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, he was given a CPAP, but found that it made him claustrophobic. Hoping for an answer, Paul then turned to Dr. Rodgers and Sleep Better Georgia for a sleep appliance. The first night he received his appliance, his wife said she thought he was dead, he was sleeping so well!

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Distracted Driving Laws Still Have a Way to Go

August 7, 2018

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So far, 47 states have passed laws that ban texting while driving, and many have taken this concept a step further, explicitly banning drivers from using handheld devices. Georgia is the latest state to follow suit. The “Hands-Free Georgia Act,” which went into effect on July 1, comes with many nuances, but in general motorists will be prohibited from holding a cell phone or other electronic device while behind the wheel.

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The Consequences of Sleep Deprivation at Work

July 30, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 8:48 pm

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In a world where everyone is always trying to get ahead at work, you feel like you’re falling behind. You consistently feel tired, and your focus never fails to wander right when you need it the most. It’s affecting your ability to perform on the job and even your interactions with your coworkers. What is happening?

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Patient Story: Lynn’s Struggle to Find the Right Sleep Apnea Treatment

July 24, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 8:33 pm

Lynn consistently felt tired and unable to be present, both at work and in her personal life. As a seventh and eighth grade science teacher, having enough energy to get through the day with her class was becoming more and more difficult — but it was her snoring, which was affecting her husband’s rest at night, that ultimately led her to seek answers.

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