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How you sleep affects your health

How you sleep affects your health

As you attempt to fall asleep, do you find yourself struggling to drift off? Well, when you’re trying to sleep, you might not be thinking about the position you’re lying in. Some people sleep on their backs and others sleep on their stomachs. Then there are those who prefer the fetal position while others spread […]

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World Sleep Day is March 17

World Sleep Day is March 17

Attention! Attention! Did you know March 17th is world sleep day? Yes, it is St. Patrick’s Day, but it is also a day to pay attention to your sleeping patterns, as well as your partner’s. In between your preparation for St. Patrick’s Day, take a moment this month to consider whether you or someone you […]

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Sleep Well and Lose Weight

Sleep Well and Lose Weight

Sleep matters–it’s as simple as that. And, when we don’t get enough sleep, it can cause us to gain weight. Due to the production of excessive amounts of Ghrelin, an appetite-stimulating hormone, and insufficient amounts of Leptin, an appetite-suppressing hormone, we find ourselves gaining more weight than ever before. Let’s take a look at sleeping […]

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A Lack of Sleep Could be Making You Fat

A Lack of Sleep Could be Making You Fat

Do you have sleep apnea? If you do, it could be the reason you are gaining weight. I know it isn’t what you wanted to hear, but did you know that it is actually good to find out? Once you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, you can take the right steps toward treatment and losing […]

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3 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

3 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Sleep is great. At the end of a long day the best feeling is getting to sit back, relax and drift off into sleep. However, some people aren’t lucky enough to be able to fall asleep right away, at all or wake up still exhausted because sleep apnea gets in the way of a good […]

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Your Sleep Position Can Make All the Difference

Your Sleep Position Can Make All the Difference

What is your sleep position of choice? Are you the type of person who sleeps on their back the whole night? Or maybe you flip positions periodically through the night. Either way, your sleep position is important and can make all the difference in how rested you feel each morning. By understanding various sleep positions […]

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Sleep Apnea and Men’s Health

Sleep Apnea and Men’s Health

While June is flying by, we can continue to raise awareness for men’s health throughout the year and not just for one month.  Celebrated across the country, Men’s Health Month provides screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities. Why? To help raise awareness for men and their health conditions. With […]

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Treating Sleep Apnea Can Help Heart Failure Patients

Treating Sleep Apnea Can Help Heart Failure Patients

It appears that as time goes on and more research is completed, we find more and more connections with sleep apnea. This time around, treating sleep apnea appears to help heart failure patients. What does this mean? It means that hospital readmission rates for heart failure patients could be greatly reduced with an early diagnosis […]