Posts Tagged: getting to sleep

Sleep and Workplace Safety

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 »

WASO The Owl

WASO The Owl

The true star of Paradise Sleep Children’s Books Series is WASO the owl.   WASO (Wake After Sleep Onset). This is what parents complain about most. Parents commonly eventually get their kids to sleep, but they wake up and come back to parents room, do things around the house, etc… This is why WASO is… Read more »

Getting To Sleep

Getting To Sleep

There are certain cues that a person may associate with sleep. I like to work with examples. My primary example that I discuss with patients is a Hotel room. Many people when they go to a hotel they get great sleep (at least before children). You walk into the room, the bed is made, room… Read more »

Treating Insomnia

Treating Insomnia

Medication is NOT first line treatment for insomnia. Clinical Guidelines by the AASM state that Psychological and Behavioral treatments for insomnia are effective and recommended as first line treatment for insomnia (primary and secondary). Furthermore, the guidelines state that when a medication is used for insomnia, that it should be done in the setting of behavioral therapy…. Read more »

Insomnia

Insomnia

What is Insomnia? The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) states: Insomnia is defined as the subjective perception of difficulty with sleep initiation, duration, consolidation, or quality that occurs despite adequate opportunity for sleep, and that results in some form of daytime impairment. — That’s a long definition. In simple terms, Insomnia is difficulty sleeping despite… Read more »