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Sleep Issues

Recovering from Sleep Debt

Chronic sleep deprivation can not only negatively impact your ability to perform daily tasks, but also contribute to poor motor and cognitive skills and increased risk while driving or operating machinery. Here are some ways to pay back your sleep debt.

Are you experiencing sleep issues?

Are you experiencing sleep issues?

Sleep disorders affect us in every way, from our emotional health to our physical health. They can deprive us of much needed rest, negatively impact our work and home life and increase our risks of developing chronic diseases.

Sleepwalking and Pain

Have you ever woken up in front of the refrigerator and wondered how you got there? Or perhaps you’ve witnessed a child or bed partner walking around in a daze? This mysterious behavior is known as sleepwalking. 

Are you ‘Beyond Tired’ today?

The National Sleep Foundation recently launched a new campaign to address sleep disorders affecting more than 40 million Americans every day. The campaign, called ‘Beyond Tired,’ follows the stories of four individuals suffering from sleep issues, including insomnia.

Later Bedtimes Linked to Larger BMI

Weight management is a growing concern for many Americans, but sometimes, even with regular exercise and dieting, weight loss can seem near impossible. According to a recent study, weight gain in adulthood can be linked to bad sleeping habits during adolescent years.

Feeling “slangry?” Lack of sleep causes irritability

Has anyone ever told you that might have woken up on the wrong side of the bed? Regardless of which side of the bed you sleep on, the way you feel emotionally after you wake up can be significantly linked to your sleep.

How Trauma Can Affect Your Quality of Sleep

According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, about 60 percent of men and 50 percent of women experience at least one traumatic event in their lives. Suffering from trauma or even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can have a detrimental effect on the quality of your sleep.

Sleep Disordered Breathing Associated with Sickle Cell

If you have sickle cell disease, there are many health risks you are likely aware of relating to your condition. While it is highly common for people with sickle cell disease to experience fatigue and feeling tired, experiencing this may also be a sign of having a sleep disorder. In a recent study released in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 44 percent of adults that have sickle cell disease that have trouble sleeping actually have a sleep disorder or condition.