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How to Talk to Your Partner About The Health Risks of Sleep Apnea

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Is your partner’s loud snoring keeping you awake at night? Do their frequent pauses in breathing and gasping for air when they start again making you afraid for their health? If so, it may be time to talk to your…

Seven Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders afflicting approximately 20 million adults in the U.S. with an estimated 80% of cases going undiagnosed. Many people may be unaware that a sleep disorder is the underlying cause of…

Sleeping Pills Up Risk of Cardiovascular Events in Heart Failure Patients

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Sleeping Pills Up Risk of Cardiovascular Events in Heart Failure Patients Published on May 27, 2014 Sleeping pills increase the risk of cardiovascular events in heart failure patients by eightfold, according to research from Japan. The study was presented this month…

Shift Work and Lark / Night Owl Tendencies

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Even though most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep in a 24-hour day, exactly when our bodies naturally tend to fall asleep and wake up each day can vary. Scientists believe that people have inherent differences in when they sleep…

How Shift Work Affects the Circadian System

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When you understand how the body’s circadian systems work, it’s easy to see how keeping an irregular schedule will affect this internal timekeeper. Shift work creates a misalignment between your internal clock and the outside world. When this happens, your body’s timekeeper sends…

Shift Work Disorder or Insomnia?

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People with shift work disorder can have trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep for as long as their bodies require. They often wake up after just a few hours, or at least before sleeping a full seven to nine hours in a…

Living & Coping With Shift Work Disorder

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Shift work disorder can affect your health, as well as your performance and safety on the job. Physical Health  Shift work has been linked to certain chronic diseases and illnesses. Long-term night shift work is associated with an increased risk…

Do You Suffer From Shift Work Sleep Disorder? Symptoms Revealed

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Shift Work Disorder is a chronic condition that is directly related to your work schedule. Night shifts, rotating shifts, or even an early morning shift can cause the disorder. With the disorder, you have a hard time sleeping when sleep…

Top Universities Criticize Society for Neglecting Sleep

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A recent report in news health documents sentiments from top university researchers who criticize “people and governments” for being “supremely arrogant” in ignoring the importance of sleep. The researchers from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities told BBC’s Day…

Nationwide “Sleep campaign” launched as part of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project

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AASM Launches Sleep Well, Be Well Campaign Makes Healthy Sleep a Priority A nationwide “Sleep Well, Be Well” campaign is being launched this week as part of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration between the American Academy of Sleep…

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