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  • 10 Ways to Sleep Better When You Work the Night Shift

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Most individuals traditionally work in the daytime, and sleep at night. But, many people work all night long, or third-shift. They're forced to sleep during the day when the sun is shining — and this proves difficult for many, since it's unnatural for the body. Certain professionals call for third-shift work, such as: Firefighters Doctors Nurses Police officers Factory workers Paramedics Office cleaning staff Hotels Staff at 24-hour pharmacy and grocery stores When you're working...

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  • Veterans and Sleep

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Veterans sacrifice much in service to their country. They give up time with friends and family, in support of their country. They also work long...

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  • Jet Lag Disorder

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Whether traveling for the holidays, business, or simply a week-long getaway, jet lag can happen to the best of us when traveling across time zones....

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  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

    Posted by Amber Merton

    REM sleep behavior disorder is a type of disorder that causes unpleasant dreams and abnormal behavior while sleeping. It is particularly related to REM sleep,...

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  • Is Low Vitamin D Responsible for Your Restless Legs at Night?

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Vitamin D is touted as one of the most important vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, and for many reasons. A new study has found that lack...

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  • Drowsy Driving Prevention Awareness Week

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Oh, snap! We had the following important article about Drowsy Driving Prevention Awareness Week pre-written and ready to post two weeks ago, but got so...

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  • The Link Between Insomnia and GERD

    Posted by Amber Merton

    A recent study has uncovered a significant relationship between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and sleep disturbances. According to the study, the relationship may be bidirectional...

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  • LED Lights and Sleep

    Posted by Amber Merton

    It doesn’t take much to throw your circadian rhythm (your body’s internal sleep clock) completely off balance. Unfortunately, once you’ve done that, it can take...

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  • Sleep Disorders and Their Treatments on the Rise

    Posted by Patrick Gunther

    The number of sleep disorder diagnoses worldwide is discouraging enough in its own right. However, the really alarming information is the rise in number of...

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  • Snoring: Causes and Cures

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Medical Disclaimer: No claims are made for cures of any type within the following blog post. Check with your physician before following any regimen for...

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  • Epworth Sleepiness Scale

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Originated by Dr. Murray Johns out of Epworth Hospital in Australia, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale is designed to measure a person’s daytime sleepiness. What is...

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  • Is ADHD a Sleeping Disorder in Disguise?

    Posted by Amber Merton

    A recent editorial published in the New York Times from Vatsal G. Thakkar, professor of psychiatry at N.Y.U. School of Medicine, discusses his beliefs that...

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  • Hypersomnia

    Posted by Amber Merton

      Excessive sleepiness, particularly excessive daytime sleepiness, is the hallmark sign of hypersomnia. Hypersomnia can also be characterized by prolonged sleep at night. Up to...

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  • How to Sleep Better with Spring Allergies

    Posted by Amber Merton

      For many people, spring is a welcome sight after a cold and dreary winter. For allergy sufferers though, the sight of blooming flowers, budding...

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  • What is a Sleep Lab?

    Posted by Amber Merton

    For people who have trouble sleeping, snore loudly, are overly tired, or have chronic fatigue, often the first step to a diagnosis is an overnight...

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  • Sleep Hygiene

    Posted by Patrick Gunther

      You probably know that it’s advised to practice good hygiene to keep yourself healthy, and to help prevent the spread of diseases. But did...

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  • How Does Alcohol Affect Sleep?

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Excessive alcohol use can wreak havoc on your sleeping patterns for a number of reasons. While some people may believe that alcohol aids in being...

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  • Fibromyalgia and Sleep

    Posted by Amber Merton

      An estimated 10 million people suffer from fibromyalgia here in the U.S., and up to six percent of the population worldwide have this condition,...

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  • Sleep Deprivation

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Getting the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night may seem like a long lost memory, let alone a luxury. But not getting...

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  • How to Stay Asleep

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Anyone who has suffered from insomnia, particularly how to stay asleep at night, has spent a lot of time wondering about this very thing. Sleep...

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  • Bright Light Therapy

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Bright light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is a helpful way to treat the winter blues, otherwise known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), as well...

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  • Causes of Night Sweats

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Ask any physician what is a common complaint they receive from women aged 40 and older, and you’ll likely hear the answer night sweats. In...

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  • Sleep Disorders and Their Effects

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Sleep is essential for people from all social and economic groups. Every living creature needs sleep in order to function. Unfortunately, many disorders and conditions...

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  • Snoring Solutions

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Medical Disclaimer: No claims are made for cures of any type within the following blog post. Check with your physician before following any regimen for...

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  • Sleep Paralysis

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Sleep paralysis sounds like something only seen in a horror flick. You awake from a sound sleep, only to feel like you can’t move. You...

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  • Cures for Insomnia

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Medical Disclaimer: No claims are made for cures of any type within the following blog post. Check with your physician before following any regimen for...

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  • Sleep Addiction

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Sleep is one of the things in life that most people feel they can never have too much of. Part of the reason you feel...

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  • Sleepless in Seattle: How to Sleep When You’re Lovesick

    Posted by Amber Merton

    While there are all manners of cartoons and feature films (like the Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan hit Sleepless in Seattle) dedicated to the chaos...

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  • Sleeping with Socks On

    Posted by Amber Merton

    One of the most important things you need in order to properly function and have good physical and mental health, is an adequate amount of...

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  • Sleep and Aging

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Just as our hair will likely turn grey and wrinkles will probably adorn our faces, as we age many of us can expect to encounter...

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  • Best Mattress for Insomnia

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Insomnia can be a real dream killer, and it’s a problem that plagues far more people than you realize. According to the National Institute of...

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  • Too Excited to Sleep

    Posted by Amber Merton

    When was the last time you were too excited to sleep? Was it over an important job interview? How about an upcoming vacation? This priceless...

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  • Eating Before Bed

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Who doesn’t love a great midnight snack? The problem is, those midnight snacks might not be showing your body the love it really needs to...

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  • Sleep Diary

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Everyone needs a good night’s sleep each and every night. Unfortunately, for a large segment of the population that is a rare commodity. While there...

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  • Too Tired to Sleep

    Posted by Amber Merton

    Sleep, aside from food and water, is one of the most important things the body needs in order to repair itself, recover from injuries, and...

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