Quite frequently, a patient will tell me they've become aware that they snore, or that their partner has noticed it. Their solution is I order a sleep study to evaluate the snoring and test for sleep apnea. In fact, I also see this “sleep study evaluation” prescription quite often ordered by primary care physicians... Read more
The concept is simple: If you do not get the amount of sleep you need each night, you go into sleep debt. A missed hour or two of sleep each night can add up to a lot over the course of a week. For example, if you have insomnia and miss 2 hours of sleep each night of the... Read more
If you have been taking the prescription sleep aid Ambien, you should know that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed its dosage recommendations and specifically advises women to use lower... Read more
If you have insomnia and are unable to sleep for more than a few hours a night, you already know that it makes you feel tired. You and your loved ones probably also know that lack of sleep can make you grumpy. What you may not know is how lack of sleep affects... Read more
Research is showing that insomnia may truly be all in your head. Not meaning it is imagined, but that the brains of insomniacs are truly different than the brains of healthy sleepers.
Researchers at John Hopkins report