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El asma, conocida médicamente como hiperreactividad bronquial, es una condición crónica de los pulmones que afecta a cerca de 20 millones de estadounidenses. Los síntomas del asma ocurren cuando se inflama y se comprime la vía aérea haciendo difícil el respirar. De acuerdo al Instituto Nacional de Alergias y Enfermedades Infecciosas de los...

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How much sleep do we really need? Each of us has a specific sleep requirement. Some people need nine hours every night in order to feel their best while others feel great with just seven...

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The climate in your bedroom plays an important role in helping you sleeping more soundly. You may already know that your body temperature naturally drops while you are sleeping, making a cooler climate more snooze-inducing than a warm one. But temperature isn’t...

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When you understand how the body’s circadian systems work, it’s easy to see how keeping an irregular schedule will affect this internal timekeeper.

Here are some tips to help your child ease into his or her school-time sleep schedule and to maintain healthy sleep habits throughout the year:

  • About two weeks before school starts, work with your child to return to a school appropriate...
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Some facts about shift-work disorder and its effects.

Washington, D.C. (November 4, 2016) —The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) recent fielding of the Sleep Health Index®(SHI) reports staggering drowsy driving statistics, revealing a clear need for significant...

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If you have trouble falling asleep, relaxation techniques can help you quiet your mind and calm your body. Try one of these simple exercises when you’re in bed.

Breathing exercise

Close your eyes and notice your breathing. Turn all your attention to your natural breathing pattern and feel the air enter and leave your nose or...

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If you're looking to avoid the cold or the flu this fall, make time for sleep!

Sleep deprivation has an adverse effect on immune function, and chronic sleep loss can increase an individual's vulnerability to infectious diseases.

Past Sleep in America polls conducted by the National Sleep Foundation indicate that children...

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If your doctor suggests you undergo a sleep study, or polysomnography, you may be wondering what is involved in this test and what to expect. Sleep studies help doctors diagnose sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder,...

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Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep. The "apnea" in sleep apnea refers to a breathing pause that lasts at least ten seconds. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat fail to keep the airway open, despite efforts to breathe. Another form of...

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified adolescents and young adults (ages 12 to 25 years) as a population at high risk for problem sleepiness based on "evidence that the prevalence of problem sleepiness is high and increasing with particularly serious...
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Every living creature needs to sleep. It is the primary activity of the brain during early development. Circadian rhythms, or the sleep-wake cycle, are regulated by light and dark and these rhythms take time to...

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It may seem strange to consult a dentist about sleep trouble, but oral appliances (dental devices) aren’t just used to protect or straighten the teeth—they are also prescribed for a variety of sleep issues. Read on to find out whether using one might help you get rid of your sleep problem and improve your zzz's.

What they are:...

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Surgical removal of adenoids and tonsils, or adenotonsillectomy (AT), has been shown to help children with sleep...

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Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are a lot of fun. These social media Web sites make it easy for us keep up with the latest trends and catch up with friends and family.
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One of the most difficult aspects of Non 24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24) is trying to maintain employment and some semblance of a normal social life. Here are some strategies that can help you do both.

Non-24 and Your Social Life

  • Explain Non-24 to your family and friends so that they understand how it may...

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Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep. The "apnea" in sleep apnea refers to a breathing pause that lasts at least ten seconds. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat fail to keep the airway open, despite efforts to breathe. Another form of...

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It may seem like an easy form of entertainment and distraction, but tots and tech don’t mix well. For starters, research shows that heavy use of touchscreen devices is associated with weight gain and cognitive delays in little ones. What’s more, it can also negatively impact a child’s sleep: Those who spend a lot of time in front of a...

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If you believe that you are suffering from shift work disorder, it’s important that you schedule a visit with your primary care physician or a sleep specialist. He or she will review your health history and ask you questions about your sleep patterns and symptoms.

If you’ve ever gotten behind the wheel while feeling drowsy, you’re not alone. Sixty percent of adults in the U.S. have done it and around one-third of people have actually fallen asleep at the wheel. Though driving while exhausted may seem relatively harmless, it has serious consequences. You could get into a car accident and possibly harm...

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Napping can help you feel alert and help make up for lost sleep. It’s important to nap strategically (when to nap and how long to nap) because not doing so can actually compound your sleep troubles. Follow these tips for beneficial naps: 

  1. Nap before your...
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Excessive sleepiness not only affects your physical health, it has a big impact on your mental health as well. When you don't get the 7-9 hours of quality sleep you need, it can heavily influence your outlook on life, energy level, motivation, and emotions...

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There are many common myths about sleep. We hear them frequently, and may even experience them far too often. Sometimes they can be characterized as "old wives tales," but there are other times the incorrect information can be serious and even dangerous. The National Sleep Foundation has compiled this list of common myths about sleep, and the...

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