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Tyler Britton

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Travel CPAP/BiPAP Device Right for You?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Dec 8, 2018 9:41:24 AM

What is a Travel CPAP Device?

CPAP therapy is saving countless people from the negative effects of sleep apnea all over the world. A travel CPAP device is a smaller, lighter, easier-to-carry, and more discrete CPAP machine. They:

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Topics: CPAP

Link Between Sleep Problems and ADHD

Posted by Tyler Britton on Dec 6, 2018 10:55:00 PM

Overlap Between ADHD Symptoms and Sleep Deprivation Symptoms

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms and symptoms of sleep deprivation have quite a bit of overlap. An interesting question to consider is: can sleep problems result in ADHD? The reason this question is interesting is because if the answer is yes, there may be treatments available for some people with ADHD that are non-pharmacological.

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Can Sleep Problems Impact Weight Loss?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Dec 2, 2018 9:54:43 PM

 

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Sleep Deprivation and Memory Loss

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 30, 2018 6:16:29 AM

 

If you're getting insufficient sleep, there's a good chance you're suffering from a number of symptoms making life more challenging. In addition to feeling fatigued, you may be experiencing headaches, lacking in concentration, and feeling more moody and irritable than usual. However, you might also be finding that your memory isn't as sharp as always. Many individuals may be shocked and surprised to learn that medical studies have proven that loss of sleep can lead directly to loss of memory.

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Topics: Sleep and Brain

Can Hormonal Changes Impact Sleep?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 27, 2018 8:38:56 PM

In the life of an average woman, she will experience 7 significant hormonal shifts. These shifts occur during puberty, during adult menstrual years, during pregnancy, postpartum, twice during peri-menopause, and post-menopause.

It's no surprise, then, that the National Sleep Foundation reports that women are much more likely to report sleep problems than men. Hormones may be entirely to blame for this phenomenon given that hormonal fluctuations have a direct relationship with quality of sleep.

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5 Common Causes of Insomnia

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 25, 2018 8:50:06 PM

 

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Topics: Insomnia

Signs of Sleep Trouble in Children

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 23, 2018 8:00:00 PM

How Much Sleep Should Children Have

Children need a lot more sleep than adults, period. By children, we are talking about adolescents from babies (1 year old) to teenagers (17 years old) The recommended amount of sleep for children varies with age. Here are some ranges that you will commonly see for nighttime sleep recommendations [NHS]:

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Poor Sleep and Low Testosterone

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 21, 2018 3:20:25 PM

 

If sleep is being sacrificed on a consistent basis, it's common knowledge that the individual is likely suffering from weariness and reduced alertness. Extreme fatigue may also lead to irritability, depression, headaches, loss of appetite, and the development of more serious health issues. However, many don't speculate that their lack of sleep may be resulting in lacking testosterone. In fact, new studies show that poor sleep may be directly linked to lowered levels of testosterone in men.

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Topics: Testosterone

Should I Travel With My CPAP Machine?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 18, 2018 8:38:08 PM

Should You Travel With Your CPAP Device?

Traveling is often a hassle, and your CPAP device takes up space. Additionally, people with CPAP devices may wonder if they even can travel with their CPAP device. Because of this, people with sleep apnea can be a bit...neglectful in being diligent about traveling with their CPAP device. None the less, it remains important to wear your CPAP every night.

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Topics: CPAP

Dealing With Shift Work and Sleep Problems

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 13, 2018 8:56:37 PM

Shift Work and Sleep

A shift worker is anyone whose work schedule does not follow the typical 9-5 business day. The most typical example of this are businesses that operate 24 hours per day. This is increasingly common as modern demands and competition push businesses production and customer service. Millions of Americans are working non-traditional hours (about one-fifth of the US population [1]) – are you?

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Topics: Sleep Disorders