Posts Tagged: sleep paralysis

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 »

Sleepiness & Obesity

Sleepiness & Obesity

Sleepiness and obesity. Daytime Sleepiness is More Common in Obesity Many obese individuals presenting with hypersomnolence will be diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and their sleepiness will improve with effective therapy for sleep apnea. However a significant proportion of patients will continue to have hypersomnolence. Clinical studies demonstrate that obesity without sleep apnea is also… Read more »

Sleep Apnea & Insomnia

Sleep Apnea & Insomnia

Many patients with sleep apnea complain of insomnia. Sometimes it can be because the snoring causes a disruption of sleep, leads to more awakenings. Other times it could be because people with sleep apnea are sleepy. Generally people don’t complain of poor sleep unless they are sleepy. In my practice I have had many people… Read more »

Sleep Apnea & ADHD

Sleep apnea and other sleep disorders are recognized to give potential ADHD symptoms.   Patient Testimony. “Hi Dr. Colon,  You may not remember me, (confidential). My daughter was referred to you last year regarding a sleep study. You may recall, her grades were not that great inspite of effort and the school was wanting her… Read more »