March 7, 2018

Spring Forward, Rest Easy – 5 Sleep Tips for Daylight Saving Time

By Calvin Gardner, RPSGT, RST Mission Sleep Center  When the clocks “spring forward” for daylight saving time, many of us are understandably concerned about the impact it’ll have on our sleep. You might be worried about “losing” that hour if you can’t sleep in, or wondering how the time shift will impact your restfulness during […]

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December 8, 2017

Are You Sluggish During the Day? Try These 10 Sleep Tips Tonight

More than just inconvenient, poor-quality sleep can have a major impact on your overall health. “Sleep is necessary for life,” said Roy W. King, DO, a neurologist with Mission Neurology. “Sleep is required for both proper healing and for proper memory formations.” Chronic sleep deprivation increases risk of hypertension, kidney disease, heart disease, depression, diabetes […]

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September 6, 2017

Ask the Doctor – Does My Teenager Sleep Too Much?

Anna Lopez-Stratton, MD, of Mission Community Primary Care Haywood, a Service of Transylvania Regional Hospital, answers a common question about the impact of excessive sleep on teenagers. Q: My teenager sleeps a lot. Should I be worried? A: Teenagers should get 9 to 10 hours of sleep per night but, unfortunately, most do not. Demands […]

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May 19, 2017

How Long Should Your Child Sleep? Advice for Good Sleep Habits and Recommended Duration

By Bruce Bacot, MD Pediatric Pulmonologist As summer break and school vacations approach, we look forward to relaxing schedules and less structure. Even so, a consistent sleep schedule and adequate sleep each night are important. With longer days and more activities, children are often permitted to stay up much later and sleep later to compensate. While […]

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March 9, 2017

Worried About “Springing Forward” for Daylight Saving Time? How to Stay On Your Sleep Routine

It’s understandable to worry about how your sleep will be affected when your clocks “spring” forward by one hour on Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m., but there are a few steps you can take to avoid disrupting your sleep routine. Transition into the time change a few days before Daylight Saving Time by going to […]

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January 27, 2017

Is Your Sleeping Problem More Than Just a Snore?

Many of us go through our days tired and run down, often assuming it’s because we’re overworked, overstressed or just getting older. While it’s true there are many potential reasons why a person might not feel his or her best, there’s a common cause that’s often overlooked: sleep apnea. What exactly is sleep apnea? “People […]

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December 28, 2016

ABCs of Getting Your Zzzzzzz – Creating Healthy Habits for a Good Night’s Sleep

There are two important components for a good night’s sleep, and they go hand-in-hand. They are a restful sleep environment and development of good sleep habits. Calvin Gardner, RPSGT, RST, director of the Mission Health Sleep Center, offers tips on how to develop these essential keys to sleep. Sleep Habits It doesn’t matter how luxurious […]

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November 4, 2016

Set Your Clocks Back, Not Your Routine – Things to Keep in Mind when Changing Time

By Ferriss Roberts On Nov. 6, 2016, at 1:00 a.m., you’ll set back your clock to Standard Time. The one hour subtraction means you’ll gain an hour of sleep, but it also means the days are about to feel shorter. Don’t let the earlier sunsets at 5:30 p.m. disrupt your usual routine, but do make some […]

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November 3, 2016

Who’s Yawning Now? Don’t Let the Time Change Mess Up Your Sleep Schedule

By Erin Young The move back to standard time this weekend might leave you dragging come Monday morning, if you don’t stay in your resting routine. There are steps you can take to help you fall back an hour and not fall out of step with your usual sleep schedule. Now, go get those 7-8 […]

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October 5, 2016

Ask the Doctor – Should You Let Your Baby “Cry it Out” to Get to Sleep?

By Lindsay F. Herbert, DO, Family Medicine Mission Community Medicine Old Fort Q: Should you let your baby “cry it out” to put him/herself to sleep? A: There is no hard and fast rule here. It is all about what works for your family. Establishing a healthy sleep routine where your child can get themselves to […]

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