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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.

20 reasons to treat your sleep problems

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

20 reasons to treat your sleep problems

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Sweet dreams, sweet hearts: Sleep to defend against stroke

February 25, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

Sweet dreams, sweet hearts: Sleep to defend against stroke

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] FROM OUR MONTH-LONG SERIES, "SWEET DREAMS SWEET HEARTS," FOR NATIONAL HEART HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH Often, when we read articles in the newspaper or online, references to “having a stroke” are made in the context of cardiovascular disease. This could be confusing; after all, isn’t having a stroke something that occurs in the brain? How could it be related to heart disease? Let’s ...

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Sweet dreams, sweet hearts: Why poor sleep is hard on the arteries

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

Sweet dreams, sweet hearts: Why poor sleep is hard on the arteries

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] FROM OUR MONTH-LONG SERIES, "SWEET DREAMS SWEET HEARTS," FOR NATIONAL HEART HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH The term heart disease doesn't refer to a single concern but to an umbrella under which a variety of cardiovascular conditions exists. One of these conditions is especially dangerous and has a distinct relationship with sleep disorders: atherosclerosis. What is atherosclerosis? This is the scientific name for the more ...

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Sweet dreams, sweet hearts: Which sleep disorders can lead to heart failure?

February 18, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

Sweet dreams, sweet hearts: Which sleep disorders can lead to heart failure?

What is the link between sleep health and heart failure? [by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] FROM OUR MONTH-LONG SERIES, "SWEET DREAMS SWEET HEARTS," FOR NATIONAL HEART HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH As with other heart health problems like arrhythmias and hypertension, heart failure can result as a consequence of certain untreated sleep disorders.  First things first: What is heart failure? Simply put, this describes the situation when the heart becomes too ...

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On the subject of pancakes and King's cake: A Tale of Two Tuesdays

February 11, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

On the subject of pancakes and King's cake: A Tale of Two Tuesdays

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] This coming Tuesday is a holiday celebrated in two very different ways.  Shrove Tuesday references a period of Christian feasting that takes place on the eve of Lent, which starts the day after (Ash Wednesday). It is chiefly celebrated through pancake breakfasts. Mardi Gras, in bold contrast, refers to the same holiday, but the consumption of liquor, sweets (such as King's cake), and ...

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Sweet dreams, sweet hearts: Can poor sleep affect your heart rhythms?

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

Sweet dreams, sweet hearts: Can poor sleep affect your heart rhythms?

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] FROM OUR MONTH-LONG SERIES, "SWEET DREAMS SWEET HEARTS," FOR NATIONAL HEART HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH Sleep health can have a hidden impact on heart health, especially as it relates to heart rhythms. Heart rhythm problems When a doctor listens for heart rhythms, it's to check on the overall health of the heart. The heart's activity will speed up and slow down over the ...

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Sweet dreams, sweet hearts: How sleep affects blood pressure

February 4, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

Sweet dreams, sweet hearts: How sleep affects blood pressure

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] FROM OUR MONTH-LONG SERIES, "SWEET DREAMS SWEET HEARTS," FOR NATIONAL HEART HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH Blood pressure is checked at every encounter with a medical professional because of its relationship to many health problems. This includes sleep disorders as well. Low blood pressure (hypotension) and high blood pressure (hypertension) indicate an imbalance in the way the body functions, giving doctors some clues as to why ...

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Women, Take Heart! Today is Wear Red Day

February 2, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

Women, Take Heart! Today is Wear Red Day

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] FIRST IN OUR MONTH-LONG SERIES, "SWEET DREAMS SWEET HEARTS," FOR NATIONAL HEART HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH National Wear Red Day® is the colorful entree into the annual Heart Health Month awareness campaign in the US.  Why Go Red? It's the color of our hearts, of our blood, the very symbol of life. Wearing red today shows you "know your numbers": blood pressure total cholesterol ...

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