Ask the Sleep Doctor – Magnesium and Sleep

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, Is there any value to taking magnesium for sleep? I’ve had trouble falling and staying asleep for several years and friends have told me magnesium helps. Answer: Yes, there is some benefit. Several studies have shown that as we age, our magnesium levels fall. This is in part due to decreased bone mass and dietary intake. Magnesium… More →

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The Dangers of Daylight Savings Time

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Daylight savings time (DST) heralds longer days, more sun, and warmer temperatures, but did you know that it is also associated with an increased risk of fatal car accidents? Multiple research studies have found a higher rate of car accidents on the Monday following the shift to Daylight Savings Time. The same association is not found with the Autumn time… More →

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ASA Proud to Support Non-profit, Sweet Sleep

American Sleep Association is proud to support the non-profit organization, Sweet Sleep. Sweet Sleep began as a response to the need for clean, safe places to sleep for orphaned and abandoned children. What started as one need in one country has turned into more than a decade of ministry in seven countries including the United States and over 24,500 beds… More →

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Ask the Sleep Doctor – Topics: sleep apnea and A-Fib, inadequate sleep, eating fish, naps hurting sleep

Ask the Sleep Doctor

Dear Dr. Rosenberg, Is it true that sleep apnea, if untreated, can cause Atrial Fibrillation? Answer: Yes, recent studies have shown that over 50% of patients with atrial fibrillation have sleep apnea. In another study, sleep apnea was found to increase the incidence of A Fib three times the normal. Finally, a number of recent studies have demonstrated that the… More →

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ASA Proud to Support Non-profit, A Bed For Every Child

A Bed for Every Child

American Sleep Association is proud to support the non-profit organization, A Bed for Every Child. A Bed for Every Child works to distribute new twin beds to children throughout Massachusetts who do not have one of their own. The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless partners with public schools to assist students whose families are at risk of becoming homeless. In 2011,… More →

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Keeping A Sleep Diary and Why You May Need One

Sleep Diary – a tool to help you sleep better If you have problems sleeping, keeping a sleep diary may be a good place to start. A sleep diary can provide both you and your healthcare provider with insight on which factors may be interfering with getting the rest you need. Information, such as bedtime routine, sleep schedule and sleep… More →

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Sleep and Obesity; How sleep is influenced by weight and vice versa

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Sleep and Obesity; How sleep is influenced by weight and vice versa Obesity continues to be a major health problem in the United States. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, about 68 percent of adults are overweight. Of those, about 35 percent are considered obese. Several factors play a part in maintaining a healthy… More →

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Insomnia: The Mind, Body, and Emotion Connection

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Insomnia: The Mind, Body, and Emotion Connection As much as 40% of all adults in the world experience insomnia in the course of the year. In the US alone, sleep sufferers are over 70 million, 60% of which have chronic disorders. These numbers are based on various studies conducted by several experts and research institutions. A common sleep complaint, insomnia… More →

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