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7 Types of Rest That Every Person Needs

7 Types of Rest That Every Person Needs

Happy New Year!

Unfortunately, the energy and challenges of 2020 have remained.

While I understand the importance of sleep and have helped many of you treat your sleep apnea, the toll of our present life has left me, and many of my patients, experiencing a sense of exhaustion and ennui.

When I read the excellent article by Dr. Dalton Smith,  7 Types of Rest That Every Person Needs, I realized that while I was getting enough sleep, […]

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Twelve Days of Christmas…Reimagined!

Twelve Days of Christmas…Reimagined!

 

My wife shared with me the following re-imagining of the 12 Days of Christmas from Sara Ban Breathnach’s book Simple Abundance.

I think these are the very best gifts to give this holiday season.

 

On the first day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of my Undivided Attention

On the second day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift of Enthusiasm

On the third day of Christmas, I gave to my true loves:
The gift […]

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9 Tips and Tricks to Help You Get A Better Night’s Sleep

9 Tips and Tricks to Help You Get A Better Night’s Sleep

William Dement, MD in his book, The Promise of Sleep, states that: “After all the research I’ve done on sleep problems over the last four decades, my most significant finding is that ignorance is the worst sleep disorder of them all.”

There is not much you can do to improve your sleep quality if you have an untreated sleep problem. If you have a sleep disorder, please get that treated first.

There is enough information on how […]

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CDC Sleep Recommendations

CDC Sleep Recommendations

On their Covid-19 recommendations, the CDC under the heading healthy ways to cope with stress, says: 

Get plenty of sleep 

Why is this important? 

The Mayo Clinic provides the following explanation: 

“During sleep, your immune system releases proteins called cytokines…certain cytokines need to increase when you have an infection or inflammation, or when you are under stress. Sleep deprivation may decrease production of these protective cytokines. In addition, infection fighting antibodies and cells are reduced during periods when you […]

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Do I Really Have To Get A Sleep Test?

Do I Really Have To Get A Sleep Test?

I get frequent phone calls like one I received recently from a potential patient. He didn’t have a sleep test and his first question was:

Do I really have to get a sleep test?

He explained that he knew that he had sleep apnea because he estimated that he was at least 100 pounds overweight. He also had a bed partner that once told him that he stopped breathing, and also snored so loudly that he could […]

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