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Reasons You May Be Sweating At Night

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 15, 2022 9:49:00 AM


Night sweats are extremely discomforting. They make you feel gross and can interrupt your sleep. Getting good sleep is essential for memory, focus, mood regulation, and overall well being. It's hard to do this when you can feel yourself sweating and wake up feeling drenched. Some of the causes for night sweats are fixable, but others may be an underlying sign of something else that is happening. Continue reading for the reasons you may be sweating at night. 

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How Improving Sleep Hygiene Can Improve Heart Health

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 10, 2022 11:28:00 AM

It's been well-established that poor sleep can have very negative health effects. However, a recent study has expanded this knowledge by finding that multiple sleep issues at the same time can further increase risk for heart disease in middle age. Improving your sleep hygiene may be the key to improving your overall health. We are going to discuss some of the associated risks with sleep problems and some things you can do to improve your sleep hygiene. 

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Bedroom Accessories that Disrupt Children's Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 10, 2022 8:12:00 AM

When trying to figure out how to improve your child's sleep, it's important to consider all aspects of their lives, as they can all have a negative or positive impact on sleep. One aspect that we may not think about much is our child's sleeping environment. 

Their bedroom is more than just a playroom. It's the place where they are getting the most rest. If you would like to transition your child to their own room, or work on how to keep them in their own bed throughout the night, then it's important to create a bedroom environment that fosters improved sleep. This article will talk about bedroom accessories that disrupt children's sleep and what you can do instead. 

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Sleep and Bipolar Disorder

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 8, 2022 9:22:00 AM

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that can affect one's ability to control their moods. Although someone who is moody or seems to switch personalities is colloquially called "bipolar", the actual definition refers to the fluctuation between depressed moods and manic moods. Sleep plays are large role in highlighting bipolar, and bipolar disorder can truly disrupt one's sleep schedule. Continue reading to find out more about bipolar disorder and its' relationship with sleep. 

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Topics: mental health

How to Improve Sleep for Babies

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 3, 2022 7:51:00 AM

One of the hardest things about becoming a new parent is establishing your baby's sleep pattern. Some babies are great sleepers while others take a little bit longer to find a nice routine - even within the same family. While it can be frustrating, improving your baby's sleep is essential for them to get enough sleep and you. 

Babies need to sleep because that is when learning and growing happens. If they have a poor sleep schedule, then this can lead to some developmental delays that can be of concern. Also, if you're not getting enough sleep, then that can lead to higher levels of irritation, more disconnectedness from your child, and other negative consequences. 

Here are a few tips to help you get your baby to sleep through the night. 

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Topics: sleep health

Sleep Apnea vs Narcolepsy

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 1, 2022 8:56:00 AM

Excessive daytime sleepiness is a symptoms that probably a majority of adults deal with. Normally it's due to just the lack of time and ability to get the recommended number of hours of sleep. However, sometimes it's due to an underlying sleep disorder. Two common causes of excess daytime sleepiness are sleep apnea and narcolepsy.

Their symptoms and presentations may seem very similar, but it's important to know the difference between them for treatment purposes. Continue reading to find out more about the differences between sleep apnea and narcolepsy.

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Topics: meditation

Magnesium for Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jul 27, 2022 7:33:00 AM

In the search for a good night's rest, magnesium has become a supplement of interest lately. Getting good sleep can be hard for a number of reasons. So, if there is anything that can help improve rest, then people are willing to try it. 

Magnesium may offer some benefits, but the research is still very limited. Here is some more information on magnesium and if it may be right for you. 

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Topics: sleep health

Implant Surgery for OSA

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jul 25, 2022 6:26:00 PM

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)  is a sleep disorder in which breathing frequently stops while sleeping. It happens because your upper airway muscles relax and cause a blockage in the back of your throat.  This makes it very difficult for air to pass through, and leads to breathing cessation. Then, you wake up to start breathing again, interrupting your sleep. However, you are unaware that you continue waking up throughout the night to begin breathing again, and are just tired but unsure why.

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How to Prevent Hypoglycemia at Night

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jul 20, 2022 7:12:00 AM

Hypoglycemia is a metabolic condition where your blood sugar drops below 70 mg/dL. This is dangerous as your body depends on glucose for energy. Without it, it cannot properly function. Normally, throughout the night, your body has mechanisms to create more glucose from glycogen storages or fat. However, if you are diabetic, and take insulin, then you may be at a higher risk for hypoglycemia if there is an imbalance between your medication and the amount of carbohydrates you have consumed. Here is more information on how to prevent hypoglycemia at night. 

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How to Fall Asleep Faster

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jul 18, 2022 6:16:00 PM

Nothing is worse than being very tired but being unable to go to sleep. You just find yourself lying there, wide awake, knowing you need to go to sleep but unable to. This time is referred to as sleep latency. Those with longer sleep latency may have  trouble getting the adequate amount of sleep that they need. Longer sleep latency can be seen in those with insomnia, anxiety, depression, and any other disorder that can impact one's ability to get good sleep.  Continue reading to find out how to go to sleep quickly.

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Topics: sleep latency

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