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Blue Light

What if you were to hear that you don’t have to power down your electronic device to sleep well at night? Or that you could be up through the night and still get good sleep! The answer lies in blue light and melatonin. Melatonin Melatonin is our sleep hormone, and it is naturally made by… Read more »

Sleep and Wellness

Did you know… Sleep health is NOT commonly included in most medical school curriculum? Males between 30-60 years of age have a 25% incidence of sleep apnea? Chronic insomnia affects 30-40% of the population? Medications are not first line therapy for insomnia? Narcolepsy symptoms commonly occur a decade before diagnosis? Sleep deprivation leads to weight… Read more »

Sleep Paralysis

I was having lunch with a friend and colleague one day, and like many interactions I’ll get asked a personal question about… Sleep! She told me she had been recently having problems with Sleep Paralysis. SayWhat??? Imagine that you awaken from a peaceful slumber, then in your transition to wake, you know you are awake,… Read more »

Sleep and Workplace Safety

Why is sleep health important for Workplace Safety and Occupational Medicine? Did you know… FACT: Fatigued workers are 70% more likely to be involved in workplace accidents. FACT: Sleep-related fatigue costs business $150 billion a year in medical costs, absenteeism, workplace accidents, and lost productivity. FACT: Presenteeism (attending work while sick), accidents, poor judgment and… Read more »