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Overnight Sleep Study

14. July 2009

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What is Overnight Sleep Study? Polysomnography (PSG), also known as a sleep study, is a multi-parametrictest used in the study of sleep and as a diagnostic tool in sleep medicine. The test result is called a polysomnogram, also abbreviated PSG. The name is derived from Greek and Latin roots: the Greek ‘poly’ for multi-channel (many), […]

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Jet Lag Remedies

25. June 2009

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Basically, jet lag is when your internal clock goes haywire and throws your body off balance. It’s a disruption that can affect how and when you sleep, how and when you eat, and when to be mentally alert. The scientific name of Jet Lag is Circadian Dischronism:        ·        Circadian meaning is something occurring in approximately 24 […]

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Sleep Disorder Centers

14. June 2009

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Find a Sleep Care Center “Desperate diseases must have desperate cures.” (English proverb) Most people with sleep disorders are undiagnosed and untreated. Of these, more than 30 million have chronic insomnia, 18 million have sleep apnea and 12 million have Restless Legs Syndrome. Fewer than one in five Americans with sleep apnea are diagnosed, and […]

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Natural Remedies

4. June 2009

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Herbs and Alternative Supplements. Are they natural remedies for insomnia? Choosing herbal remedies for treatment is quite popular for many people suffering insomnia. In general, some remedies, such as lemon balm or chamomile tea are harmless. Others can produce more serious side effects and interactions. Since consistent dosage of herbs and supplements are not regulated […]

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Sleep Medication Part II

3. June 2009

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Prescription Medication: Types and Uses (cont’d from Part I) There are several types of medications that require prescription. Some medication last longer than others in your system (a longer half life), and some have a higher risk of becoming habit forming. For more information about medication, follow the link in the table to a Physician’s […]

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Sleep Medication Part I

2. June 2009

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Sleep Habits and Hygiene

27. May 2009

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In order to understand sleep habits and sleep hygiene you should, first of all, educate yourself about all types of sleep disorders, covered in previous articles, and then read this article. According to Dr. D.F. Kripke, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, University of California, “…many people try to sleep too much.  We are all familiar with the […]

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