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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.

May's EYE ON HEART HEALTH: Links for sleep and cardiac health news

May 30, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

May's EYE ON HEART HEALTH: Links for sleep and cardiac health news

  For May 2018 THE FOLLOWING RECENT NEWS LINKS SHOW THE CONTINUED RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SLEEP HEALTH AND HEART HEALTH May 29, 2018 || DAILY MAIL Insomnia in childhood increases the risk of teenagers suffering from high cholesterol - especially among girls  From the article: “A doctoral student from the University of Helsinki looked at the effects of different sleep patterns on the health of a study group of 1,049 adolescents. ...The study author, Liisa Kuula-Paavola, found the ...

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What does Mom want most for Mother's Day?

May 13, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

What does Mom want most for Mother's Day?

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Female fertility affected by sleep disorders

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

Female fertility affected by sleep disorders

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] If you’re trying to become pregnant and you have a sleep disorder, your odds are higher that you’ll experience more infertility issues than those who don’t have sleep disorders. A study from Taiwan published late last year in Sleep focused on sleep disorders other than sleep apnea to understand their potential impacts on fertility in women. Sleep apnea isn't the ...

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Did you know that sleep can be disrupted by the menstrual cycle?

May 6, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

Did you know that sleep can be disrupted by the menstrual cycle?

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] Ever wonder why women are said to be twice as likely to complain of poor sleep than men? It might be as simple as having a menstrual cycle. Research suggests that during the menstrual cycle, women tend to have restless sleep directly related to the cyclical hormonal changes in a woman’s body throughout her mature life. These problems with sleep accompany the variations ...

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Auburn University students: final exams call for prioritizing sleep!

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

Auburn University students: final exams call for prioritizing sleep!

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center]  Here’s a question for collegiate debate teams everywhere: Is pulling an all-nighter a good idea when it comes to final exams and their outcomes? Some research suggests that a quarter of all college students don't get at least eight hours of sleep on any given night. During the week(s) of finals, that number probably drops off. The same research shows that ...

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Don't let allergy season get in the way of a good night's sleep

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

Don't let allergy season get in the way of a good night's sleep

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center]  Allergic rhinitis (also referred to as seasonal allergies or hay fever) affects up to 40 million Americans. Allergies can cause breathing problems (congestion and asthma) as well as discomfort (watery eyes, runny nose, itching of the eyes or nose or ears), making them potential enemies of sleep. If problems with allergies are left untreated or are undertreated, entire households can suffer—not just among ...

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Bedtime tips for diabetics

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

Bedtime tips for diabetics

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] It can be a struggle to sleep well if you have diabetes. Levels of glucose and insulin create specific symptoms in the body which make it hard to sleep or which can disrupt sleep. Even in the morning these levels can be so out of balance (dawn phenomenon) that it's a challenge to get the day off to a healthy start. On top ...

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Earth Day 2018: Creating a healthy sleep ecosystem

April 22, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

Earth Day 2018: Creating a healthy sleep ecosystem

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] Earth Day provides us a good opportunity to contemplate how the quality of our physical environment can influence the quality of our health. After all, the toxins in our landscapes (both manufactured and natural) can have a negative impact on processes like pregnancy, injury rehabilitation, recovery from infection or illness, even the way we think and feel as we move through our daily lives ...

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How to sleep better with peripheral neuropathy

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

How to sleep better with peripheral neuropathy

[by Tamara Sellman RPSGT CCSH for Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorders Center] People with diabetes often experience something called peripheral neuropathy, which describes pain, numbness, and burning that occurs in the arms, hands, legs, and feet (especially the feet). This kind of pain (related to diabetes) is neurological, meaning it originates in the nervous system. For these people, sleep is twice as hard to achieve: diabetes can have a disruptive impact on sleep stages and cycles ...

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April's EYE ON HEART HEALTH: Links for sleep and cardiac health news

April 15, 2018 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

April's EYE ON HEART HEALTH: Links for sleep and cardiac health news

For April 2018 THE FOLLOWING RECENT NEWS LINKS SHOW THE CONTINUED RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SLEEP HEALTH AND HEART HEALTH APRIL 9, 2018 || NEUROLOGY ADVISOR CPAP effective for sleep apnea treatment following stroke From the article: "The use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for sleep-disordered breathing in patients who have experienced a stroke, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published recently in Neurology ...

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