Learn About Sleep

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    Drowsy Driving vs. Drunk Driving vs. High Driving

    It’s well known that there’s a correlation between sleeping patterns and marijuana usage. Research shows that there are some strains that work better at inducing sleepiness or lowering pain and stress symptoms. This alone makes marijuana an appealing alternative or last resort when nothing else works.  Those who are turning towards marijuana to cure insomnia, … Read More »

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    How Does Sleep Affect Exercise Recovery?

    We’ve covered the benefits of exercise for improving the quality of your sleep and how to balance sleep and exercise (click here). In this post we’ll cover the importance of sleep for athletes at all levels, including recent scientific studies that look at the benefits of sleep for recovery after exercise.

  • How Will Telemedicine Change How Sleep Disorders are Treated?

    Telemedicine was a hot topic at this year’s Sleep conference, a joint meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society, in Denver, Colorado. Telemedicine has been embraced by primary care physicians in rural areas who struggle to arrange for specialist consultations for their patients who have limited access due to the cost … Read More »

  • New Study Sees Link Between Sleep Duration and Diabetes in Men

    In a new study released in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, researchers found that sleep duration is associated with insulin sensitivity and beta cell function (glucose tolerance) in healthy men. While the researchers state the that evidence is circumstantial and that this study did not show cause and effect, recent studies have shown similar decreases. More … Read More »

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    Sleeping Outside and Camping with CPAP

    For me, camping is all about sleeping outside- both the challenges and the rewards. It has taken our family years of trial and error to find exactly the right sleeping arrangements (10 person tent for the 5 of us, queen-sized self-inflating air mattress, flannel sheets, heavy down comforter and kids on their own cots). Camping is … Read More »

  • Driving Drowsy vs. Driving Drunk: the Fatal Mistake Most People Make

    We all know that drinking and driving is dangerous and illegal… but did you know that driving sleepy is just as dangerous as driving drunk?  Not only do car accidents pose a serious threat for people with chronic sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, but anyone who gets behind a wheel with less than optimal rest … Read More »

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    10 of the Most Important Things You Need to Know About Sleep

    The National Sleep Foundation is celebrating its annual Sleep Awareness Week © March 6th through March 13th, to raise awareness of the health benefits of sleep and its importance to safety and productivity. We’ve compiled a list of ten of the most important things you should know about sleep. Learn more and spread awareness about sleep … Read More »