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Infographic – Trouble Sleeping

Are you having trouble sleeping?  An estimated 50 to 70 million people have a sleep or wakefulness disorder.  We’ve created the following infographic to help quickly highlight the most common self-reported difficulties associated with lack of sleep, the negative impact that it is having on our society, and three things that you can do right now to get […]

List of Common Testing Methods for Sleeping Disorders

Before sharing our list of common testing methods for sleeping disorders, ask yourself if you (or someone you know) might be struggling with any of these common sleeping disorders? Narcolepsy Obstructive sleep apnea Rapid eye movement (REM) Circadian rhythm sleeping disorders Insomnia Restless legs syndrome If the answer to that question is yes, there are […]

How to Find a Sleep Facility Close to Where You Live

Have you recently been prescribed a sleep study to determine if you have sleep apnea, and now you need to find a facility close to home?  If the answer to that question is yes, there is a convenient online national database provided by SleepEducation.org that you may want to check out. This free tool allows […]

Test Your Sleep IQ – Take the Interactive Sleep Quiz

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH) is one of many organizations that provides patient education and information on sleep related issues and illnesses.  One of their most popular tools is the interactive Sleep Quiz. Consisting of ten questions, the quiz allows you to answer true of false to the following ten statements? Sleep […]

The Role that a Sleep Diary Can Play in Diagnosing Sleep Apnea

One of the most common approaches that doctors take when diagnosing sleep apnea is based on the following: medical and family histories a physical exam sleep study results The journey often begins with your primary care doctor evaluating your symptoms first. He or she will then decide whether you need to see a sleep specialist, someone who can diagnose […]

The Big Difference Between CPAP and RFA in the Fight Against Sleep Apnea

Doctors have been recommending CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines for over 25 years now.  They’ve become almost ubiquitous in the battle against sleeping disorders, especially for those with sleep apnea or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). But as many people now know, there is a new procedure called RFA (Radio Frequency Ablation) which has many people […]

Recommendations on Sleep Requirements for Children and Teens

In a project funded by the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project (a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, AASM and SRS), the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has released its recommendations for the amount of sleep needed to promote optimal health in children and teenagers to avoid the health risks of […]

Music Therapy Can Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep

A study in the International Journal of Nursing Studies found that people who listened to soothing music for 45 minutes before their bedtime spent more time in restorative REM sleep. In evaluating the efficacy of music therapy for acute and chronic sleep disorders in adults (such as obstructive sleep apnea), a meta analysis was undertaken that […]

Sleeping Disorders – By the Numbers

Counting sheep isn’t the only math that matters when it comes to understanding the impact of sleeping disorders in America today.  If you think that you or a loved one may suffer from a sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, REM sleep behavior disorder, narcolepsy, or chronic circadian disruptions, know that you […]

What is the Impact of Diet on Sleeping?

What is the impact of diet on sleeping? Changing eating habits can be conducive to better rest. Many people have a light breakfast, medium-size lunch, and heavy dinner. However, it could be good to reverse that order. Eat more in the morning when you need energy, and lighter at night. While an empty stomach might […]