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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea. It is characterized by frequent starts and stops in breathing while asleep. This type of apnea occurs when the muscles in the back ...
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Emotional Disorders linked to Sleep Deficiency in Children

The most common responses to how lack of sleep affects emotions are fogginess, irritability, and grumpiness. There are hundreds of jokes that are rooted in how sleep deprivation can turn a nice kid into ...
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Veterans Continue to Suffer with Sleep Disorders

New research has indicated a six-fold increase in the prevalence of a sleep disorder in U.S. veterans over an 11-year period. Researchers noted that the highest increases in sleep disorder diagnoses were happening in ...
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Earlier Bedtimes in Children may Reduce Obesity Risk

New research has determined that preschool aged children who regularly go to bed by 8 p.m. are less likely to become obese in teenage years than children with later bedtimes. According to the study ...
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Mirroring Neurotechnology to Help Athletes with Concussion

After using HIRREM® neurotechnology, Brain State Technologies has reported that young athletes who suffered from symptoms of concussion are showing a number of long-term improvements. After three months of therapy, the small group of ...
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Psychological Disorders Related to Sexual Behavior in Sleep

New research out of Edinburgh has found that sexual behavior in sleep (SBS) may be linked to underlying psychological and psychiatric conditions that are rooted all the way back to childhood. The findings were ...
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4 Ways to Teach Your Mind to Sleep

There can be a large mental component that prevents people from sleeping well. This may manifest as a racing mind that prevents you from falling asleep at night. It might mean you wake up ...
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Night Terrors? Sleep Walking? Don’t Lose Sleep When Your Child Has These Common Sleep Complaints!

What are parasomnias? Parasomnias are common sleep disruptions that can occur when a child is falling asleep or waking up. Parasomnias occur at the transition of deep sleep and consciousness where a child’s brain ...
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Acupressure Helps with Fatigue and Sleep Quality of Cancer Survivors

Women who have been treated for breast cancer often complain of lack of sleep and persistent fatigue, but a new study has found that acupressure helps to reduce that constant feeling of tiredness. Breast ...
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