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Can't Sleep - Insomnia

7 Reasons Why You Can’t Stay Asleep

Sleep difficulties are a common problem for millions of adults. Even if you can get to sleep, you might have trouble staying asleep. Does this sound familiar? You drift off to dreamland, but find ...
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Sleep Disturbances in Adolescents Who Abuse Drugs and Alcohol

Adolescent sleep disturbances and habits may be a related to drug and alcohol abuse, according to a new study led by scientists out of the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine Departments of Psychiatry ...
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Why Do I Need a CPAP Machine?

If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), there is a good chance your doctor wants you to wear a CPAP machine. Anybody that has one knows they can be a bit challenging ...
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Short Sleepers and Daytime Dysfunction

A new study out of the University of Utah published in Brain and Behavior has noted that there are neural connection patterns in the brains of short sleepers that suggest some of them may ...
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Gender and Sleep

Gender and Sleep

The Biological Sleep Clock Differs in Men and Women A new study published in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), September issue, has found that women are more likely to ...
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Sleep and Antidepressants

Major depressive disorder is most often treated with antidepressants, but the transition to using them is not always a smooth one. The average time it takes a patient to respond to medication therapy is ...
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Increased Driving Risk in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A simulation study presented on 09/07/2016 at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress reported that patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) may pose potential driving risks. The study was done out of ...
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Trouble Sleeping? Listen to What Your Body is Telling You

When you feel stressed, you probably notice one or more of these sensations- tight muscles, a pounding head, racing heart, upset stomach, uncomfortably sweaty palms. When you are calm, perhaps you notice that your ...
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Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Affected by Sleep

New research out of the University of Manchester and published in the journal, BMJ Open, has identified the link between suicidal ideation (thoughts and behaviors) and sleep problems. The study was conducted by scientists ...
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Sleep Apnea Awareness Week
Narcolepsy Awareness Week
Restless Legs (RLS) Awareness Week
Insomnia Awareness Week
Sleep Disorder Awareness Week
Sleepy Driving Awareness Day
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