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Washington, D.C. — The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) announces the addition of the new Pediatric Model to its Sleep Disordered Breathing Anatomical Models™. The model was designed by Stephen Sheldon, DO. The 3-D product allows primary care physicians, pediatricians, and sleep specialists to easily show their patients and their parents the...

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Does it often take you more than 30 minutes to fall asleep at night? Or do you wake up frequently during the night — or too early in the morning — and have a hard time going back to sleep? When you awaken, do you feel groggy and lethargic? Do you feel drowsy during the day particularly during monotonous situations?

If you answered "yes"...

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According to a study in the Journal of Applied Physiology, co-ingestion of large amounts of caffeine with carbohydrates after an exhausting workout rapidly replenishes glycogen, the muscle's primary fuel source. The study, conducted by researchers in Australia, looked at subjects who completed a cycling workout followed by a low-carb...

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Preparing for a good night’s sleep starts at mealtime. Certain foods, such as the ones listed below, can have a calming effect on both the brain and body. And if you're not sure how to incorporate each food into a dish, take a look at these suggestions.

Lean...

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For most women, pregnancy is a time of great joy, excitement and anticipation. Unfortunately, for many it can also be a time of serious sleep disturbance, even for women who have never had problems sleeping. In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation's 1998 Women and Sleep poll, 78% of women report more disturbed sleep during...

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In some cases, light therapy can be helpful for people with insomnia. If you are working with your primary care doctor or a sleep specialist for insomnia, you can ask if this is an appropriate treatment for you. Light therapy might be indicated if you have tried other...

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the unexpected, sudden death of an infant under one year of age that remains unexplained even after an autopsy and thorough medical investigation. SIDS is the leading cause of death in children between one month and one year of age, and in most cases the infant was believed to be healthy immediately before...

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Many people find sleep aids helpful for insomnia. Your doctor may recommend that you take a sleep aid to help you fall asleep, sleep longer during the night, wake up less frequently, or improve the quality of your sleep. There are a few things to consider when you're...

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Fatigue is a constant battle for people with Non 24-Hour Sleep Wake Disorder (Non-24). But, there are some things you can do to help fight fatigue. 

Adolescents today face a widespread chronic health problem: sleep deprivation. Although society often views sleep as a luxury that ambitious or active people cannot afford, research shows that getting enough sleep is a biological necessity, as important to good health as eating well or exercising....

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Many people realize that their level of hydration can affect the way they feel and function throughout the day. A lack of fluids can make you sluggish, irritable, and off your game. But hydration also plays a critical role in how well (or not) you sleep at night. Understanding the impact of your daily fluid intake on your nighttime...

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New findings report the important role sleep plays and the brain mechanisms at work as sleep shapes memory, learning, and behavior.

One in five American adults show signs of chronic sleep deprivation, making the condition a widespread public health problem. Sleeplessness is related to health issues such as obesity, cardiovascular...

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My doctor diagnosed me with sleep apnea and has recommended that I begin CPAP treatment. What kind of adjustment process should I expect?

The adjustment process for each patient starting CPAP therapy for ...

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If you have control over your work schedule, here are factors to keep in mind to make the adjustment easier.

Night shifts

  • Try to keep the same sleep and wake times each day, even on your days off. This will help regulate your...
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Many people have lifestyles that challenge their ability to get a good night’s sleep. Maybe you are a student, shift worker, or just have a busy 

Learn how sleep works! schedule. You may have to choose between sleep and...

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Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a term used to describe hyperactivity, inattentiveness, and/or impulsivity. It is a common condition that begins in childhood and may persist into adulthood. Children with ADHD typically have trouble sitting still, staying focused, and/or controlling their behavior and emotions, which can lead...

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Helping kids get a better night’s sleep sometimes starts with managing their anxiety. Children’s stress often goes unnoticed by parents, but one-fifth of kids ages eight to 17 say that they worry a great deal.

Chronic stress may lead to a number of...

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University of Utah engineers who built wireless networks that see through walls now are aiming the technology at a new goal: noninvasively measuring the breathing of surgery patients, adults with sleep apnea and babies at risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Study authors estimates it will be five years until such a product is on...

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