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While closing your eyes for a few minutes during your busy day may seem like a good idea, it’s important to consider the effects napping may bring. The time of day and length of time you nap can provide benefits or create problems. Knowing when to nap and providing yourself with a suitable environment to nap will produce the greatest benefits.
Sleep apnea is a serious condition in which you repeatedly stop breathing or have shallow breaths while you sleep. When this happens, you may snore loudly or making choking noises as you try to breathe.
Sleep provides the foundation for all our daily habits and decisions. A lack of quality sleep can negatively impact our mood as well as our ability to focus on daily tasks. To maximize your sleep health, here are some tips you can follow.
At the end of a wonderful summer and as families are returning to school and new routines, the question of “How much sleep does my child need?” might arise if you find your child is struggling.
Daily cleaning of supplies is important in keeping your airway open while you sleep by maintaining a good seal between your face and the mask. Why? Find out more.
Darth Vader would be envious. Long gone are the days of loud and bulky CPAP machines, and it's time you turned away from the dark side.
Many people face sleep difficulties. It’s difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep or both. This leads to feeling tired in the morning, having difficulties with daytime sleepiness, attention and concentration problems, and irritability.
Is it a daily struggle to get your child out of bed in the morning? If so, it’s likely that they aren’t getting enough total sleep throughout the day. Children need a surprisingly large amount of rest each day. Of course, every child’s needs are different, but the average amount of hours needed depends on a child’s age.
With Daylight Saving Time every March, we lose an hour of sleep, which causes significant fatigue in most people and can linger for days or weeks. To minimize the impact, you can make gradual adjustments.
For some people, there’s no such thing as a good night’s sleep. No matter how early they go to bed - or how many times they press the snooze button - they still wake up groggy.
Tired of losing sleep? Steve Kubas, M.D., a sleep specialist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna and Faribault, identifies common sleep disorders that might be affecting your life.
Even if you feel healthy, you should at least get your blood pressure checked and consult with your doctor to make sure you’re getting enough exercise and eating healthy foods, according to Don Smith, M.D., a general surgeon on the Austin campus of Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea and Austin.