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At Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorder Center in Auburn, AL, we always want to keep our clients informed. Check out our blog entries on the latest news and developments regarding sleep disorders.

Does the supermoon affect sleep?

January 29, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

Does the supermoon affect sleep?

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] On Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (tomorrow morning), at 3:58am Central Time, Alabamians will be able to witness a spectacular supermoon. A supermoon occurs when the moon reaches its closest point to the Earth in its current orbit. When it’s this close to the Earth, the moon will appear up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual. What’s more ...

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Women desperately want to know: 'Why can't I sleep?'

January 28, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

Women desperately want to know: 'Why can't I sleep?'

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] If you spend even a little bit of time in online forums and social media, you've probably run across lots of complaints from women regarding sleep. Why can't I sleep? Why am I so tired during the day?  Women experience a lot of the same concerns as men when it comes to sleep. Major reasons for sleep disruption include shift work, inadequate ...

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Stop smoking, sleep better, feel better

January 24, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

Stop smoking, sleep better, feel better

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] Looks like smoking is on the minds of the Alabama state legislation these days. Last Thursday, the Alabama House Judiciary Committee approved a new bill generated by state Rep. Rolanda Hollis (D-Birmingham) for consideration by the full House. The bill would make it a crime to smoke in a vehicle with a minor (anybody under the age of 19). Fines levied for the violation ...

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SAD in the South? It's true, southerners can experience winter depression

January 21, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

SAD in the South? It's true, southerners can experience winter depression

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] Since Alabama isn't considered a Northern state, then it seems unlikely that people that live here would succumb to a mood disorder related to seasonal light. However, as the map above suggests, almost all of the United States falls inside the northern latitudes most affected by seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. What is SAD? This mood disorder occurs as the result of changes ...

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When the flu strikes, sleep is your best friend

January 17, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

When the flu strikes, sleep is your best friend

Lee County has the flu [by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] And it's a tough bug doing widespread damage to upper respiratory systems all around us.  The map to the right shows that, as of January 12, 2018, Lee County joins the majority of the state of Alabama in reporting SIGNIFICANT lab-confirmed cases of three strains: Influenza A(H3), Influenza A (2009 H1N1) and Influenza B/Yamagata (source: Alabama ...

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On this MLK remembrance day, sleep matters

January 14, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

On this MLK remembrance day, sleep matters

In the 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr. passionately addressed inequality in civil rights in the US for those citizens who suffered discrimination within their communities. His quote (above) remains relevant in today's polarizing political atmosphere.  The silence he speaks of has a deep impact for those who still suffer from prejudice. In fact, one of the worst things that systemic discrimination can do is negatively impact your health.  Last week, Psychology Today published an ...

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Why you can't sleep even if you're tired all the time

January 10, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

Why you can't sleep even if you're tired all the time

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] January is a dark, cold time of year, but maybe this is why it’s such a good time to review personal health and habits. One of the more common questions we can ask ourselves is why we might not be sleeping well. It seems as if January should be a fine month for hibernation, but for all of our daytime fatigue, many of ...

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January: Time to build your sleep "nest"

January 7, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

January: Time to build your sleep "nest"

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] So you’ve made it through the New Year and have even decided to make sleep a priority in 2018. Congratulations! Making that decision is sometimes the biggest hurdle to getting back on track with healthy sleep habits. What's more, if you want to improve your health by exercising or eating better, your chances of success improve greatly if you add healthy sleep ...

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Sleep Better in 2018 with these New Year's Resolutions

January 3, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

Sleep Better in 2018 with these New Year's Resolutions

Infographic by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center *A chronotype describes your circadian rhythms as they relate to your sleep-wake cycle. Previous chronotypes include "early bird" and "night owl," but new chronotypes have expanded on these circadian ideas by sleep physician Dr. Michael Breus. You can take the Power of When Quiz to determine which chronotype best fits you here. More about drowsy driving More about sleep and cardiovascular health More ...

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