Sleep

November 27, 2019

Are You Tired of Being Tired? Sleep Apnea May Be the Problem – Here’s the Cure

If you’re not getting quality sleep, you’re not living your best life. Sleep is an active state essential for renewing the body both mentally and physically. Poor sleep negatively affects every area of life — from mood, energy level and focus to increasing the risk of serious diseases — and sleep apnea is frequently the […]

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May 13, 2019

Put Your Sleep Skills to the Test: How to Do a Sleep Study at Home

Do you snore? Do you feel tired during the day? Do you feel restless at night? Has anyone ever told you that you stop breathing in your sleep? Do you wake up gasping or choking at night? If you answered yes to any of these, you would probably benefit from a sleep study. There are […]

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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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