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Top 10 Sleep Myths

Top 10 Sleep Myths

Myth 1: Sleep is a time when your body and brain shut down for rest and relaxation. No evidence shows that any major organ (including the brain) or regulatory system in the body shuts down during sleep. Some physiological processes actually become more active while you sleep. For example, secretion of certain hormones is boosted,


Insomnia is the most common sleep complaint. It occurs when you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep even though you had the opportunity to get a full night of sleep. The causes, symptoms and severity of insomnia vary from person to person. Insomnia may include: Difficulty falling asleep Difficulty staying asleep throughout the night

5 F.A.Q.s about Sleep Telemedicine

by Joseph Krainin MD 1.  What exactly is sleep telemedicine? Any health care that takes place between a patient and a clinician who are not in the same physical location could be considered telemedicine.  In a sense, many sleep doctors have been practicing telemedicine for a long time by reading sleep studies remotely through virtual

10 Ways to End Those Bedtime Battles

by Whitney Roban PhD Bedtime battles are a common sleep issue that many parents face with their children on a daily basis.  Instead of ending the day in a calming and relaxing manner, many families struggle with bedtime protesting that could potentially last for hours before a child finally falls asleep.  Fortunately, there are many

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

  by Rachael Herman  Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea.  It is characterized by frequent starts and stops in breathing while asleep.  This type of apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat relax and block the airway.  These muscles help to support oral and pharyngeal structures

Higher Risk of Complications in Heart Failure Patients with Central Sleep Apnea

by Rachael Herman Patients with central sleep apnea (CSA) and chronic heart failure (CHF) have a higher risk of being hospitalized and higher mortality rates than people with both obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and CSA.  This is true whether or not they get adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) therapy.  These results were determined in a French prospective