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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Obesity and Weight Loss

More than 30% of Americans are obese, that is with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30. Studies suggest that as we become more sedentary and our caloric intake increases, obesity will reach epidemic proportions in the future. At the same time, we are also sleeping less, and slee....

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Daytime Sleep and Fatigue

Have you ever gotten out of bed after staying up late and felt like you functioned at 50 percent? Even when we don’t consume alcohol, a late night can make our physical and mental processes feel as if we did. That’s because burning the midnight oil disrupts our normal sleep patt....

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Sleep and Women

The Unique Biology of Women and Sleep Everybody craves a good night sleep. Sleep is necessary for everybody to feel rested and energetic throughout the day. It is known that there is a significant difference between men and women, in relation to their sleep. It is very common for wo....

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea

What is Sleep Apnea? Obstructive Sleep Apnea The airway from the nose down into the lungs is a sensitive mechanism. When awake, the muscles in the airway keep it open and allow us to breathe normally. When we sleep, and especially in dream sleep (REM), the muscles relax. Obstructive....

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Sleep for Children

Sleep Disorders in Children Children suffering from untreated sleep disorders may be hyperactive, inattentive, and chronically sleepy. Changes in behavior often result in academic underachievement and social difficulties. Sleep disordered breathing affects up to 11% of school-aged c....

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