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Fibromyalgia
Cancer and Sleep Apnea
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Sleep Apnea May Raise Your Cancer Risk

Several recent studies have demonstrated an increased risk of premature death in those with sleep apnea, implicating several different possible

Snoozing
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Is the snooze button bad for you?

(Originally published at upwave.com) -- Beep, beep, beep. Nothing pushes my buttons quite like that irritating sound coming from my bedside

Sleep App
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Sleep Apps 101

Thanks in part to the internet, we have become more aware of the many benefits of a good night’s sleep.

Metabolic Health
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Sleep and Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that significantly raise the risk of developing diabetes mellitus,

Sleep and Gastrointenstinal Disorders
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Sleep and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The relationship between sleep and GI function is well known. We know that in shift workers the disruption of sleep

Athletics and Sleep
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Better Sleep = Better Golf

Are you having trouble with your golf game? Would you like to lower those scores and start winning those bets

Traumatic Brain Injury
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Sleep and Traumatic Brain Injury

Every year about 1.7 million Americans sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). 80 to 90 percent of these are considered

Restless Legs Syndrome
Sleep and Stroke
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Sleepless in Stroke-ville

Several recent studies have shown a relationship between lack of sleep and the occurrence of stroke. In most of these

Sleep and Hypertension
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Sleep and High Blood Pressure

There are two studies published this year in the journal Sleep Medicine that demonstrate the link between sleep and hypertension.

Sleep and Men
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Sexual Dysfunction in Men

You just have to turn on the TV to know that there is an epidemic of male sexual dysfunction in

Parasomnias
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Things That Go Bump in the Night

We all know that sleepwalking and other sleep-related behaviors are common in children. However, what is not commonly appreciated is

Sleep and Down Syndrome
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Sleep and Down Syndrome

October was National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The topic is so important that I thought I would write about it

Sleep and Multiple Sclerosis
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Sleep and MS, Part 2

REM Behavior Disorder is another sleep disorder seen more frequently in MS. In this disorder, the individual has the paradoxical

Sleep Learning
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Learning While Asleep

Recently I was asked by a friend’s son if it were possible to learn while asleep. He had read about

Naps
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What About Naps?

When I was growing up, naps were looked upon negatively.  In fact, many thought that naps were a sign of

Sleep
Mental Illness and Sleep
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Sleep and Mental Illness

We have thought for a number of years that chronic insomnia, as defined by an inability to fall asleep, stay

Sleep and Children & Teens
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Sleepy-Head Teens

As a sleep specialist, this is the most common reason that adolescents are referred to me. Parents complain that they

Sleep and Neurological Disorders
PTSD and Sleep Apnea

The PTSD and Sleep Apnea Connection

Several recent studies have shown a very high incidence of sleep apnea in anxiety disorders.  These include disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress

Sleep and Diabetes
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The Link Between Sleep and Diabetes

Diabetes and sleep are closely related, and the relationship between them is a two way street. In other words, diabetes

Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea
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Home Sleep Testing

Home Sleep Testing is a novel, new way to diagnose Sleep Apnea. It is best used as a screening

Sleep and Weight Issues
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Obesity and Sleep

I was glad to see that obesity is now being called a disease. It should bring much needed attention to