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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.

National Sleep Awareness Month: Protect yourself from second-hand sleep problems

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

National Sleep Awareness Month: Protect yourself from second-hand sleep problems

MARCH IS NATIONAL SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH  [by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] Sometimes you can practice healthy sleep habits, but your ability to get good sleep may still be compromised by factors that are beyond your control. In such cases, you may be experiencing something we call “second-hand sleep problems,” which happen to you as the result of other behaviors or elements of one's environment. ​If you suffer from ...

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National Sleep Awareness Month: Drowsy driving is impaired driving

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

National Sleep Awareness Month: Drowsy driving is impaired driving

MARCH IS NATIONAL SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH  [by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] We love our cars in Alabama. In the Auburn-Opelika area, it’s still our favorite mode of transport to and from work and school. While Auburn isn’t the worst city in Alabama for commuter traffic, it still ranks 10th in state overall according to this poll. And even that isn't such a bad commute. But a ...

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National Sleep Awareness Month: Rule out sleep disorders first before diagnosing kids with ADHD

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

National Sleep Awareness Month: Rule out sleep disorders first before diagnosing kids with ADHD

MARCH IS NATIONAL SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH  [by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] It might be surprising to learn that children have sleep disorders (beyond the common resistance to bedtime). However, school-aged kids can experience a wide range of sleep disorders, from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to insomnia to narcolepsy to parasomnias like sleepwalking and night terrors. If your child’s pediatrician routinely asks about their sleep health, congratulations! That’s ...

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National Sleep Awareness Month: Springtime is a good time to reset your circadian rhythms

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

National Sleep Awareness Month: Springtime is a good time to reset your circadian rhythms

MARCH IS NATIONAL SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH [by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] With the return of light following the time change, and this week's vernal equinox (which happens at 11:15am on Tuesday, March 20 here in Auburn), it's worth noting that our sleep-wake cycles depend upon our brains to process light to keep our rhythms on track.​  What is sometimes overlooked, however, is the importance of our ...

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National Sleep Awareness Month: When kids' sleep isn't dreamless and the dreams aren't sweet...

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

National Sleep Awareness Month: When kids' sleep isn't dreamless and the dreams aren't sweet...

MARCH IS NATIONAL SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH [by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] Sometimes, it's not getting kids to go to sleep at bedtime that's a problem for some families. Sometimes it's the more scary sleep problems known as nightmares and sleep terrors that keep both kids and parents awake at night.  Believe it or not, while these both sound like the same sleep disorder, they are two ...

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National Sleep Awareness Month: Sleepy Monday means more accidents, heart attacks

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

National Sleep Awareness Month: Sleepy Monday means more accidents, heart attacks

MARCH IS NATIONAL SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH  [by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] Tomorrow is dubbed "Sleepy Monday" in response to the spring change to Daylight Saving Time, and for good reason. We're all a little more sleepy than usual on a Monday morning after we "spring" our clocks forward. While this may seem like a quaint characterization of modern-day America, the reality is a bit darker: Sleepy Monday is ...

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National Sleep Awareness Month: Sleep in on Suddenly Sleepy Saturday

March 9, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

National Sleep Awareness Month: Sleep in on Suddenly Sleepy Saturday

MARCH IS NATIONAL SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH [by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] This Saturday, March 10, might be a great way to sleep in... for as much as 48 hours, to raise awareness about a sleep disorder known as narcolepsy. Suddenly Sleepy Saturday is a national campaign organized by the Narcolepsy Network.  Our state of Alabama has already joined in this important proclamation and recognition, joining Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois ...

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National Sleep Awareness Month: Sleepwalking and other parasomnias

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

National Sleep Awareness Month: Sleepwalking and other parasomnias

MARCH IS NATIONAL SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH [by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] Comedian Mike Birbiglia (pictured, right) knows a thing or two about sleep disorders. In fact, his career took a positive swing upward after he released his biographic film, Sleepwalk With Me, back in 2012. Since then, he's become a celebrated spokesperson for certain sleep disorders that fall under the category of Parasomnias. He suffers from REM Behavior ...

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Prepare NOW to "Spring Forward" into Daylight Saving Time

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

Prepare NOW to "Spring Forward" into Daylight Saving Time

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] MARCH IS NATIONAL SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH In just one week (on Sunday, March 11 at 2am), we’ll be setting our clocks forward again in recognition of the century-old practice known as Daylight Saving Time. At that time, we gain an hour of sunlight and (theoretically) lose an hour of sleep. The fact is, more sunlight or not, you can still prepare for the ...

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