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Space Travel Might Increase TMJ Risk

Even before scientists invented ways to launch humans into space, people have called space the next great frontier. In recent years, technology has brought us closer to breaking free of the Earth and exploring other planets. Although technology is on its way, space travel takes a toll on the human body. Physical and mental stress
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By |June 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Space Travel Might Increase TMJ Risk

What Came First, the Heart Burn or the Apnea?

Heartburn is a condition that many people think of as more of an annoyance than a cause for alarm. Commercials advertising antacids may give the impression that heartburn is a condition brought about primarily by eating the wrong foods. Just like the flu or chickenpox, frequent heartburn is not often spoken of as a serious
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By |March 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Came First, the Heart Burn or the Apnea?

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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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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