Sleep

November 2, 2018

Daylight Saving Time Ends on Sunday – Sleep, Health and Safety Tips to Fall Back

This Sunday, November 4, we set our clocks back an hour. The move back to standard time might leave you dragging come Monday morning, but there are some things you can do to help you fall back an hour without falling out of your usual sleep schedule. In addition to taking steps to be well rested, the […]

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September 25, 2018

Good Night Baby: 5 Things You Can Do for a Safe Sleep for Your Child

New parents would do almost anything to keep their baby safe. While experts don’t know the exact cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), some steps can decrease babies’ risks, according to Melissa Woodbury, nursing professional development educator with Mission Hospital. Woodbury advises taking these steps for your baby’s safe sleep: 1 – Create a […]

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July 3, 2018

Kids Getting Enough Sleep? Expert Recommendations

By Bruce Bacot, MD “If there’s any uncertainty or concern, especially in school-aged children, it is never a bad idea to consider a detailed sleep evaluation,” said Bruce Bacot, MD, pediatric pulmonologist at Mission Children’s Hospital. In youngsters, lack of sleep can be mistaken for conditions like attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ultimately lack of sleep […]

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June 5, 2018

Ambien and Other Sleep Aids – What’s the Truth?

With so much focus on the potential negative effects of sleep aids such as Ambien in the news recently, we turn to a sleep expert to weed out the rumors and get to the truth. Calvin Gardner, Director of the Mission Sleep Center, helps us clear things up. “Ambien has been a solid sleep aid […]

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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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