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Protecting Sleep in the Hospital, for Both Patients and Doctors

his research found that a lack of sleep can worsen pain perception.Recently, a study in Nature found that sleep disruption is directly linked to atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque in blood vessels. As such, it doesn’t just increase the propensity for a heart attack or stroke, but in patients admitted for a condition related to…

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Three Ways Your Sleep Habits May Cause Weight Gain

Although diet and exercise programs usually dominate the weight loss headlines, research suggests that your sleep habits may be just as important. The latest piece of research showing a link between sleep habits and weight gain appeared in the June 10, 2019 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. This paper found that exposure to artificial lighting…

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Three Ways Your Sleep Habits May Cause Weight Gain

Although diet and exercise programs usually dominate the weight loss headlines, research suggests that your sleep habits may be just as important. The latest piece of research showing a link between sleep habits and weight gain appeared in the June 10, 2019 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. This paper found that exposure to artificial lighting…

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Why Hacking Your CPAP Is Not A Good Idea

Source: Deposit Photos I recently read an article that was both enlightening as well as concerning and I wanted to talk about it here on my blog. It was surrounding an Australian hacker, who has taught people how to change their own CPAP pressure as they see fit. I want to start this by saying…

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Sleep Apnea Can Have Deadly Consequences

May 27, 2019Although the woman in her 50s had been effectively treated for depression, she remained plagued by symptoms that often accompany it: fatigue, sleepiness and lethargy, even though she thought she was getting enough sleep.With depression no longer causing her persistent symptoms, her psychiatrist advised her to consult a sleep specialist.Sure enough, a night…