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Posted September 18, 2023 by Ketan Deoras, M.D.
Are you an early bird or night owl? A person’s sleep schedule preference is closely tied to their circadian rhythms, the natural physical process that follows a similar cycle every 24 hours. But, either sleep-wake cycle can promote a healthy lifestyle, right? Not so fast.
Several studies have associated later sleep times with many health issues. That’s because people who stay up late tend to accumulate sleep debt if they’re forced to wake early.…
Posted March 22, 2022 by Dr. Ketan Deoras
Posted August 30, 2021 by Ketan Deoras, M.D. and Gary Huang, M.D.
It’s estimated about 30 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association. That number, however, continues to rise due to the country’s growing obesity epidemic.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition that causes your breathing to stop during sleep — sometimes up to several hundred times a night. When you stop breathing, your blood oxygen levels can drop abruptly during the night, which may cause the brain to…
Posted April 30, 2021 by Dr. James Bavis
Dr. James Bavis discusses parasomnias-- a group of sleep disorders that involve unwanted events or experiences that occur while you are falling asleep, sleeping or waking up.
Posted April 19, 2021
In today’s fast-paced world, sleep often takes a back seat. But, what many of us may not realize is good sleep is one of the pillars of good health, along with eating right and exercising regularly.
Sleep requirements vary by age, genetics and other factors, but the average adult should get between seven to nine hours of sleep every night for peak health benefits, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
Find out 8 facts you may not know about the benefits of good…
Posted February 22, 2021
Posted November 23, 2020 by Lisa Perri BS, RRT, RPSGT, RST
Does your partner snore — loudly? Do they snort throughout the night? If so, it could be more than an innocent annoyance. It could be a condition called obstructive sleep apnea. Loud, excessive snoring coupled with other symptoms, such as obesity and hypertension, could be a sign it’s something more.
Sleep apnea is a condition that causes your breathing to stop during sleep — sometimes up to several hundred times a night. When you stop breathing, your blood…
Posted February 17, 2020
Getting better sleep doesn’t just improve your morning mood; surprisingly, it boosts your health, too. In fact, good sleep is one of the pillars of good health, along with eating right and exercising regularly. It’s true you can’t achieve optimal health without catching your Zzz’s each and every night.
Sure, most of us have a bout of insomnia from time to time. The bigger concern is chronic sleep loss.
Sleep requirements vary, but the average adult…