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05. 09. 2019

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Teen Obesity & OSA

We already know that OSA causes (and is related to) other serious health issues, no matter what your age is.  The following article focuses on teens diagnosed with OSA who are also battling obesity.  Studies have shown that 60% of obese children have OSA.  The author mentions the “chicken or egg” story, because many times…

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01. 17. 2019

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Postpartum Sleep Deprivation

According to research published in January 2018 in the Journal of Affective Disorders, another factor warranting further examination is sleep loss, which has been shown to precede manic episodes in a range of studies.  Sleep changes the body’s physiological state.  Serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine are all involved in sleep.  Stage 1 is more of a…

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12. 17. 2018

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Autism and Headaches

  The level of stress and/or anxiety that a child is experiencing depends on a variety of causalities including their diagnosis. Naturally, the more severe the autism is, the higher the level of daily stress will be. Headaches are one of the common symptoms of stress, and more people complain of headaches than any other…

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11. 19. 2018

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Sleep Deprivation vs Alcohol Effects

Most patients today aren’t getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep per night.  Ultimately, the circadian process regulating the body’s internal processes and levels of alertness becomes affected. This leads to cognitive lapses, which make it difficult to process and react to decisions of daily life.  The brain is slowed down, and therefore it takes…

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10. 16. 2018

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Economic Cost of Sleep Deprivation

Between 1975 and 2006, there was a 22% increase in people getting less than six hours of sleep per night, which ultimately impairs our decision-making abilities.  This could be due to multiple factors – long shift hours, commute times, job demands, etc.  Whatever the reason, insufficient sleep has been linked to several of the leading…

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