Author: Julia Rodriguez

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    Pot: An Alternative Treatment for Sleep Apnea?

    Sleep apnea affects approximately 20 million Americans—nearly one out of every 16 people—and estimates show that sleep disorders affect over 40 million people in the United States alone. Sufferers are unable to achieve restful sleep, no matter how long they spend in bed. As a result, people with sleep apnea suffer from many negative health … Read More »

  • Does Pre-Bed Video Gaming Ruin Your Sleep?

    Video gaming is something of a national pastime among teenagers in the United States. One survey found that nearly 75% of teenage boys participate in some form of gaming^1.  With so many of our  kids playing video games as a principle form of recreation, and so many of the video games being highly action-oriented and … Read More »

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    Veterans with PTSD are at Higher Risk for Sleep Disorders

    PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) manifests itself in many ways. The symptoms of PTSD aren’t limited to distressing memories and emotional trauma. In fact, a large body of research has shown that veterans suffering from PTSD are at increased risk for a host of sleep disorders.  The complex relationship between anxiety, breathing problems, hyperarousal, and intrusive … Read More »

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    How Long Does a Sleep Study Last?

    Sleep studies are performed to rule out or diagnose sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and narcolepsy. A sleep study can take place in a sleep center or in a patient’s home (learn about the difference between in-center and in-home testing here). If you have just scheduled or are planning to schedule your first sleep study, … Read More »