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Dr. Helene A. Emsellem

Dr. Helene A. Emsellem

 

I’ve just been diagnosed with sleep apnea. Can...

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If you think you have Non 24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24)and are meeting with your doctor, it’s best to go prepared.

The National Sleep Foundation's "Sleeptionary" is an evolving list of common sleep terms and their definitions. 

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An abrupt change from “deeper” stage of non-REM (NREM) sleep to...

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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 don’t get enough sleep, you may also eat too much — and thus be more likely to become obese.

That is the findings of researchers who presented their study at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2012 Scientific Sessions.

“We tested whether lack of sleep...

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Habitual snoring is usually not a reason for parents be concerned. As many as one in 10 kids under the age of 10 snore regularly, with most of them tapering off as they get older. Sometimes though, snoring can be an indicator of a more serious condition, including...

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If you’re tossing and turning at night, you’re not alone. Women report more insomnia and sleep disturbances than men. In the 2007 Sleep In America Poll from the National Sleep Foundation, half of women reported waking up...

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It's often difficult to sleep in a well lit room or one that is noisy.

Unfortunately, patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) of most hospitals are not exempt from being subjected to light and noise as hospital staff care for them and other...

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Shift work can be challenging at any time of year. It can mean missing out on events, struggling to schedule medical appointments, and fighting your natural circadian...

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Allergic rhinitis occurs when allergens in the air are breathed by a patient that is allergic to them, irritating and inflaming the nasal passages. Allergens may include dust mites, pollen, molds, or pet dander. In people who are allergic to them, these particles trigger the release of a chemical in the body that causes nasal congestion,...

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If your child is having trouble in school, it may be time to look at your family's sleep habits. To thrive academically, kids of all ages—preschool through college—need to have energy, the ability to focus, concentrate, retain information, and be creative problem solvers. Success at school also requires kids to...

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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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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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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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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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