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Manejando cuando estés cansado- Cual es el problema?

La mayor parte de la gente sabe del peligro de manejar intoxicado, pero muchos no saben que manejar cansado también perjudica en la habilidad de tomar las decisiones adecuadas, en el desempeño y tiempo para reaccionar, de la misma forma como lo hacen las drogas y el alcohol. Estudios...

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Do you find yourself struggling to feel rested? Do you have mood and memory problems? Those issues might be caused by obstructive sleep apnea, a disorder that occurs when you struggle to breathe freely throughout the night and can lead to fragmented sleep. Sleep...

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Jodi Mindell, Expert on Sleep and Children Issues

Do you know how much sleep we really need? What about how much sleep your...

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term used for lung disorders such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and in some cases chronic asthma. People with COPD may have difficulty breathing, chronic cough, fatigue, and...

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If you or your child has been diagnosed with ADHD, it is important to follow your treatment regimen as directed. There are also a number of self-directed therapies that help you to cope with ADHD, including:

  • Create stable routines around the home
  • Avoid difficult situations such as having to wait for long periods
  • ...
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What treatment and care options are available for Non-24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder?

If you're looking to avoid the cold or the flu this fall, make time for sleep!

Sleep deprivation has an adverse effect on immune function, and chronic sleep loss can increase an individual's vulnerability to infectious diseases.

Past Sleep in America polls conducted by the National Sleep Foundation indicate that children...

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)—a disorder where blocked airways during sleep lead to disrupted breathing and excessive snoring—affects about 3 to 7 percent of the U.S. population, with older adults more likely to be at risk. A number of factors raise the chance of having sleep...

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Take the time to design a sleep-friendly bedroom environment so that you can wake up each morning feeling refreshed.

The National Sleep Foundation has compiled six easy-to-accomplish and cost-free tips to help ensure that your bedroom environment is ideal for sleep. For more information on using your senses to design the perfect bedroom...

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El sueño es esencial para la salud y el desarrollo del niño. El sueño promueve el sentirse alerta, tener buena memoria y comportarse mejor. Los niños que duermen lo suficiente funcionan mejor y son menos propensos a problemas de comportamiento e irritabilidad. Por eso es...

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Sleep disturbance negatively impacts the memory consolidation and enhancement that usually occurs with a good night's sleep, according to a study published Mar. 28 in the open access journal PLoS ONE.

It is becoming widely accepted that sleep is crucial for cementing long-term memory, so in this new study, the researchers went a step...

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People don’t sleep as well during their first night in a new place and are more likely to wake up feeling tired and cranky the next morning, compared with when they sleep at home in their own beds. In fact, this phenomenon has a name: It's been dubbed the “...

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National Sleep Foundation Bedroom Poll

A comfortable bedroom is key to getting a good night's sleep, according to the results of the National Sleep Foundation's Bedroom Poll. This is the only...

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Rosalind Cartwright. PhD
Rosalind Cartwright, PhD

Why is it hard to sleep after losing a loved one?

Loss...

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Sleepiness can make you less effective at work. But unfortunately, it can also make you very unsafe. Sleepiness clouds your thinking and causes you to make more errors, react slower, and use poorer judgment than you do when you're alert. One of the most dangerous aspects of sleepiness is that people often misjudge their own state of mind and...

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El insomnio es el problema de sueño más común entre los adultos en este país. En las encuestas más recientes de la NSF, más del 50% de los estadounidenses dice haber experimentado síntomas de insomnio por lo menos un par de veces a la semana. En épocas de estrés, pérdida o cambio, el insomnio puede afectar nuestro sueño aún más.

El...

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Cases of sleep apnea are highly prevalent among National Football League retirees, in particular linemen, according to data presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session.

Researchers looked at 167 retired NFL players and found that 60 percent of linemen experienced an average of 18.1 episodes of...

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Yoga isn’t just beneficial for improving core strength, flexibility, and stress levels; it can also help you sleep better—especially if you suffer from insomnia. When people who have insomnia perform yoga on a daily basis, they sleep for longer, fall asleep faster, and...

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Insomnia - National Sleep Foundation

For more information about Insomnia, visit ...

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National Sleep Foundation
Email: nsfmedia@sleepfoundation.org

WASHINGTON, DC, (February 2, 2015)--The...

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Here are some things you can do to promote sleep:

  • Exercise in the afternoon
  • Avoid stimulants such as caffeine for at least 3 or 4 hours before bed
  • Try to go to bed at the same time every night and wake at the same time each morning
  • Use the bed only for sleep or sexual activity
  • Avoid...
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Even though most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep in a 24-hour day, exactly when our bodies naturally tend to fall asleep and wake up each day can vary. Scientists believe that people have inherent differences in when they sleep and wake best. This natural pattern is a chronotype. Whether you’re a night owl (an evening...

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Sleepiness is one of the most commonly reported side effects of medications and drugs, and it's an important one to note and discuss with your doctor. Excessive sleepiness can be caused by the sedating effects of nonprescription and prescription medications, and it can also stem from...

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Do you ever look at the people driving the car next to yours and wonder "what kind of sleeper is she?" Or scan a movie theater before the lights dim and ask yourself "what time did that man go to bed last night"? Probably not. What if by knowing just a little about the...

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