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Celebrities with Sleep Disorders

Insomnia is a consistent problem with falling asleep and staying asleep.  It is the most common sleep disorder in as many as 70 million Americans at some point in their lives.  It has been reported that 10 – 15% of the population suffers from chronic insomnia and that women are 3 times more likely to suffer bouts of insomnia than men.

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The Effect Menopause Can Have On Your Sleep

Menopause is a time of major hormonal, physical and psychological change for women although menopausal symptoms vary from woman to woman. During the perimenopause or transition phase, a woman’s ovaries gradually (over several years) decrease production of estrogen and progesterone. If a woman has her ovaries surgically removed, periods end abruptly and menopausal symptoms become more severe.

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Back-2-School Tips for Parents, Children and Teens

A new school year kicks off in less than two weeks! Where did this hot Kansas summer go? We all know what this means…our kids’ lazy, relaxed days of summer are about to be replaced with packed schedules full of class time, homework, and after school activities.

More than likely your children have been staying up late and sleeping in through much of their summer-break, and getting them back into a healthy sleep routine may be challenging to say the least.


Sleep Patterns Offer Clues to Alzheimer’s and How to Fight It.

More and more research is associating quality of a person’s sleep with the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, including a recent study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

A series of studies revealed a link between disrupted sleep and brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

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Women with Sleep Apnea: Why Women are Less Diagnosed with OSA

When we think about the typical sleep apnea patient, we often picture a heavyset man over forty years old with a thick neck and an earth-rattling snore. And while this image often does fit the profile of a sleep apnea patient, it by no means represents a complete picture of the demographic of sleep apnea sufferers.

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The Connection Between Sleep Disorders and Depression

One of the more common and pronounced symptoms of people suffering from depression is erratic sleeping patterns. In its simplest terms, people manifesting this symptom either sleep too little or sleep too much. Irregular sleeping patterns can directly affect our mood and disposition, exacerbating any signs of depression.