Monthly Archives: December 2012

Women And Sleep

Women And Sleep

Catch Me If You Can:  How Sleep Is Eluding Women   Whoever coined the phrase, “Sleeping like a baby” was surely not a mother!  Women are busier than ever and research has shown they are far more likely to report sleep problems than men, the most common being insomnia.  There are a number of factors,… Read more »

Teens And Sleep

Teens And Sleep

  According to the National Sleep Foundation: – Biological sleep patterns shift toward later times for both sleeping and waking during adolescence — meaning it may natural to not be able to fall asleep before 11:00 pm. – Teens need about 9 1/4 hours of sleep each night to function best (for some, 8 1/2… Read more »

Sleep And Pregnancy

Sleep And Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Sleep Sleep problems in pregnancy are common and may affect pregnancy. Some more common disorders include Restless legs syndrome, Shorter sleep duration, Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Some of these may be associated with increased risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and pregnancy-induced hypertension. Approximately one-third of pregnant women may report some type… Read more »

Narcolepsy & IH

Narcolepsy & IH

  Disorders of Primary Hypersomnia have usual age of onset from 15-20 years of age, But many times diagnosis is not made till decades later Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnia are disorders of sleepiness that are due to brain reasons, that is why they are called “Central Hypersomnias”. Narcolepsy is known as being a disorder of… Read more »

Snoring & Arteries

Snoring & Arteries

Snoring can cause damage to your arteries. In other sections it was discussed that children can have “benign primary snoring” and that the lymphoid tissue (tonsils and adenoids) may reduce in size as the airway matures, and the snoring may go away. Not so true in adults. Snoring is a vibration of the soft tissues… Read more »