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Is Snoring Really Harmless?

By some estimates 80 million Americans snore. That is about one out of every 4 men, women and children. Snoring is a sign that you no longer have an open, unobstructed airway and your breathing is becoming harder. When you breathe in, air is funneled to a narrow portion of your airway.
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By |September 19th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is Snoring Really Harmless?

Children Who Sleep Less Are More Likely to Be Overweight

Based on a recent study done over 3 decades, young children who do not get enough sleep are at increased risk of becoming overweight (BMJ, May 26).

Children and babies need 8 hours per day in sleep. Decreasing the sleep time by as little as one hour creates a Sleep Deficit that accumulates and eventually
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By |September 3rd, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Children Who Sleep Less Are More Likely to Be Overweight

What Is Sleep Debt?

Sleep Debt is the ratio of wakefulness as compared to your quality sleep time, specifically when your wakeful periods encroach upon the time when you should be sleeping. According to some researchers this debt accumulates (grows) and is not satisfied with one good night's sleep. As your sleep debt accumulates, you begin to
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By |August 19th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Is Sleep Debt?

Risk Factors Related to Poor Sleep

Risk Factors are what the medical community calls "co-morbities." Below are conditions (risk factors/co-morbites) that are found along with Sleep Apnea. Studies are ongoing to determine which came first but we do know that Sleep Apnea increases the risk of various co-morbidities.

Sleep apnea sufferers are more likely to also suffer from:

depression
obesity
heart disease of all types
decreased
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By |August 6th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Risk Factors Related to Poor Sleep

How Much Sleep Do I Need?

There is an important physiological concept called "Bio-individuallity". That means you are different! You always knew that but it really is true. Your environment "talks" to your genes, making you different from your parents and siblings.

Bio-individuallity means you could need as little as two hours or as much as 12 hours of
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By |July 30th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Much Sleep Do I Need?
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