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Are You Struggling with These Symptoms of Insomnia? Jan 1st, 2023

The act of sleeping is something everyone needs to do, but there is still much we don’t understand about how it works, or even exactly how much we need. Eight hours is often recommended for adults, but how much we actually need varies from person to person.  Our whole body...

Here's How You Can Participate in a Sleep Study Dec 1st, 2022

We all have those nights when we can’t get to sleep, or have problems staying asleep once we finally get there, but millions of people deal with chronic issues with getting a good night’s rest. Up to 30% of American adults struggle with chronic insomnia, around the same percentage deal with obstructive...

Yes, You Can Enjoy a Restful Night's Sleep Again Nov 1st, 2022

Sleep is one of the many things all humans need, but there is still a lot we don’t know or understand about it. For example, during the about seven or eight hours of sleep we should get nightly, our metabolism drops about 15%, our body temperature drops about two degrees, and...

The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Narcolepsy Oct 1st, 2022

There are many different ways to stay healthy, which include adequate amounts of physical activity, a good diet, and proper rest. Too often we overlook the importance of getting enough sleep, but it affects you more profoundly than you think.  Improper rest can lead to many different problems during the day,...

The Importance of Rapid-Eye-Movement Sleep Sep 1st, 2022

Millions of people struggle with not getting enough sleep, with half of American adults complaining they feel sleepy during the day at least three days a week. The fact is, adults between 18 and 64 should get seven to nine hours of sleep a night, but 35.2% of adults in America get less than...

Understanding 5 Common Pediatric Sleep Disorders Aug 1st, 2022

Sleeping is important to your health, and for children it affects a variety of things, such as germ-fighting ability, mood, alertness, and even their body’s growth. While the amount of needed rest varies, generally children aged 5-12 need 9-12 hours of sleep per night — but many don’t get enough. Lack...

How Treating Your Chronic Insomnia with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Works Jul 1st, 2022

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that can affect how well you function daily, affecting clear thinking, concentration, and processing memories. This illness is quite common, with up to 35% of adults dealing with brief symptoms, up to 20% having short-term insomnia, and up to 10% suffering from chronic sleep issues associated with...

Common Causes of Restless Leg Syndrome Jun 1st, 2022

Sleeping problems are sadly quite common, with about 70 million people in the United States dealing with some type of sleep disorder. Problems getting proper rest can lead to chronic illnesses, injuries, lack of work productivity, mental health issues, and poor quality of life.  One of the most common types of sleep...

Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous? May 4th, 2022

How much rest you get during the night directly affects how well you function during the day, and if you’re not getting quality sleep, it can have long-term effects on your health. One of the most common sleep disorders is sleep apnea, which affects 22 million Americans and can be dangerous to your...

5 Ways Insomnia Can Negatively Impact Your Health Apr 7th, 2022

Sleeping isn’t just something you do when you get tired at some point in the evening, it’s an essential function of the body for your physical and mental health. Unfortunately, millions of people struggle with sleeping problems and the resulting effects. Even mild issues can affect your productivity and stress levels.  One...

Are You at Risk for Narcolepsy? Mar 15th, 2022

Narcolepsy is considered a rare disease, and experts estimate that somewhere between 135,000-200,000 people in the United States have it. It’s a chronic neurological disorder that disrupts your ability to sleep and wake normally.  Led by Sarah Patel, MD, the providers at Sonoran Sleep Center in Glendale, Arizona, have deep...