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Telehealth for sleep evaluations

Telehealth is a hot topic. Although its recent rise is partially linked with the decline in in-person visits during the coronavirus pandemic, telehealth has in fact been heralded as the ‘next big thing’ in healthcare for more than a decade. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has announced its commitment to advancing the use…

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How Blue Light Before Bedtime Disrupts Sleep

How Blue Light Before Bedtime Disrupts Sleep If you typically spend time using electronic devices or watching television before bed, you may want to reconsider, especially if you have trouble sleeping. Heres why: Electronics emit light that can keep you awake and contribute to sleep problems. Even some types of light bulbs can interfere with…

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Is Menopause Keeping You Awake at Night?

Getting adequate sleep is so good for your health. Well-rested people tend to get sick less often, think more clearly, and feel less stressed than those who are chronically sleep-deprived. Good sleepers are also less likely to gain weight and develop heart disease and diabetes. Not getting enough sleep can make you feel crummy. Chronic…

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Cant Sleep? 7 Signs You Should Have a Professional Sleep Evaluation

Do you toss and turn at night? An estimated 50-70 million adults in the US have a sleep disorder. This means there are a lot of people awake at night with you, but you don’t need to struggle in fact, it’s unhealthy when you do. Sleep is essential to your physical and mental health. Poor…

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What Does a Home Sleep Study Entail?

If you wake up feeling sluggish and fatigued, odds are that something is disturbing your sleep. Sleep disorders are tough to pin down since they can only be properly diagnosed while you sleep, which often means you need to pack up for an overnight visit to a sleep lab. Here at Sound Sleep Health, we…

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Why sleeping difficulties can increase with age

To sleep like a baby some days it’s all many of us really want, yet it seems as we age, that good nights sleep becomes increasingly elusive. If you feel you’re not sleeping as well as you have before, you’re not imagining it. The amount of deep sleep you get starts decreasing when you’re in…

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How Much Sleep Is Too Much Sleep?

Not many of us ask ourselves this question; indeed, for many American adults and increasingly for children, sleep is like money theres never enough and we always want more. The CDC estimates that about one-third of adults don’t get sufficient sleep, and the National Sleep Foundation estimates the number of sleep-deprived kids to be about…

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What Stage of Sleep Is Most Important? NREM vs REM Sleep

Not all sleep is equal. Since the 1930s, modern medicine has known that a full nights sleep is not a single, continuous experience. Based on EEGs (electro encephalograms) of their nocturnal subjects, sleep researchers discovered distinct, measurable changes in both the body and brain, occurring regularly and predictably throughout the night. Now, nearly a century…

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Insomnia Treatment Options: Sleep Specialist and at Home Solutions

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, affecting an estimated 30-50% of Americans at some time or another. This year alone, about 1 in 10 Americans will struggle with a period of sleeplessness. If you have ever had insomnia, you know how frustrating it can be: racing thoughts when you try to fall asleep multiple…

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Cant Sleep? Common Causes and Reasons

Do you ever find yourself complaining, Im having trouble sleeping or I cant sleep? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re not even among a small but distinguished group of unfortunates. According to the American Sleep Association (ASA), a pretty massive number of adults in the U.S. are bad at getting enough shuteye. Here…

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Health Consequences of Untreated Insomnia

If you’re one of the 70 million Americans who experience insomnia from time to time, you probably are familiar with at least a few of the side effects that come from sleep deprivation. Puffy eyes, dark circles, dizziness, slow decision-making (or poor decision making), dry eyes, headaches, nausea. These are just a few of the…

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