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Heart Health

Sleep Struggles After Heart Surgery, Solved

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Why do people have trouble sleeping after heart surgery?


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Do you sleep better once you return home?


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Can worrying about your heart actually keep you awake?


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Can sleep apnea cause post-surgery problems?


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What kind of techniques work to improve post-op sleep?


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Can regular exercise after heart surgery help, too?


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Should you join a cardiac-rehabilitation program?


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Are there things you should avoid to protect your sleep?


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Can you stress yourself out of restorative ZZZs?


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How can you prepare for the best possible night's sleep?


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When should you alert your doctor about poor sleep?


Matt McMillen

Matt McMillen

Matt McMillen has been a freelance health reporter since 2002. In that time he’s written about everything from acupuncture to the Zika virus. He covers breaking medical news and the latest medical studies, profiles celebrities, and crafts easy to digest overviews of medical conditions. His work has appeared, both online and in print, in The Washington Post, WebMD Magazine, Diabetes Forecast, AARP, and elsewhere.