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What Is a Pediatric Sleep Study?

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December 19, 2018

Pediatric sleep studies are used to diagnose sleep disorders in children, including narcolepsy, insomnia, and sleep apnea. Although the method of performing the study is similar to an adult overnight sleep study, children need special attention and care from sleep medicine specialists use...Read More

Recognizing the Risk of Drowsy Driving

December 12, 2018

If you have a sleep disorder, then you know how much the fatigue can interfere with your everyday life. One area you might be overlooking, however, is just how dangerous it can be to get behind the wheel when you’re tired.   This video examines the impact of lack of sleep on driving....Read More

Answering FAQs About Cataplexy

December 5, 2018

Cataplexy is a frustrating complication of narcolepsy. It affects about 60 to 70 percent of people who have the sleep disorder, and it can interfere dramatically with school, work, and daily life. If you or someone you love has cataplexy, you are likely to have many questions about t...Read More

What Are Some Common Causes of Snoring?

November 30, 2018

If you snore, you might think that it is only disrupting your partner’s sleep. However, in addition to being an annoyance to your partner, snoring could also be indicative of serious health issues for you. Not every case of snoring is tied to a health problem, but it is important to kno...Read More

FAQs About Behavioral Sleep Medicine

November 29, 2018

If a sleep disorder is affecting your health, the good news is that there are multiple things you can do to improve your ability to get the rest you need. In addition to treatments such as CPAP therapy and dental sleep medicine, behavioral sleep medicine can help you get more rest without...Read More

Is There a Cure for Sleep Apnea?

November 22, 2018

Sleep apnea can lead to serious daytime drowsiness, but its complications can stretch far further than fatigue. Sleep apnea sufferers have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, depression, car accidents, and wide range of other complications. As such, many people who are diagnosed wit...Read More

Preparing for Your Maintenance of Wakefulness Test

November 16, 2018

Maintenance of wakefulness tests are performed to see how well you can stay awake while being inactive. These tests are often performed when someone is diagnosed with a sleep disorder, to see if they are able to stay awake during daytime hours to ensure that they can safely perform activi...Read More

When Should You Call Your Doctor About Your Insomnia Symptoms?

November 9, 2018

Sleepless nights happen now and then for most people. In many instances, a person who struggles to sleep one night feels tired the next day and goes to bed early, dropping off as soon as his or her head hits the pillow. For other people, sleepless nights persist for many nights a row, lea...Read More

How Does Sleep Apnea Affect Your Body?

November 8, 2018

Sleep apnea is an extremely common—and dangerous—sleep disorder. When you suffer from sleep apnea, you may be surprised at the far-reaching consequences it can have for your overall health. Watch this video to learn more about the impact of sleep apnea on your body. In addition to extreme fa...Read More

What Happens if You Don’t Sleep?

November 2, 2018

A lack of sleep may be emotionally distressing, but did you know that it could also cause serious physical health problems as well? For these reasons, it is essential to seek the help of a sleep medicine specialist if you are experiencing insomnia or symptoms of another sleep disorder.&nb...Read More