Depression and Sleep Disorders

Normal sleep is a restorative state. However, when sleep is disrupted or inadequate, it can lead to increased fatigue, anxiety, and irritability. Stop The Cycle! – Talk today to your medical professional about your sleep! Many people have experienced a restless night’s sleep. An occasional night of tossing and turning for a few hours is an experience we can all relate to. Unfortunately for some people a good night’s sleep is more the expectation than the rule, and a restless night’s sleep becomes so common that it becomes the expected outcome. Those individuals who experience an occasional restless night often …

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Sleep problems in pre-term children

This is our last “SLEEPtember” post as September has now come and gone. Although the #ASAAbedhead and #sleeptember #MillenniumSleepLab campaign is drawing to a close it remains critical that awareness and healthy sleeping continue and that their counter effects continue to be discussed and understood in greater detail. Please continue to use our hashtags when posting your own experience and stories related to getting a good night’s sleep. #SLEEPtember – Sleep problems in pre-term children A recent study shows that preterm children displayed more medical sleep problems such as nocturnal movement, restlessness during the night, and breathing problems, compared with those …

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Menopause and Sleep Disorders

September is a big month for sleep therapy and sleep awareness. Not only are we advertising the ASAA’s “Sleeptember” event, but we are calling to attention that September is Menopause awareness month. Why would Millenium Sleep Labs tie in menopause with the “Sleeptember” sleep awareness campaign? Very simple: “Menopausal women are 2 to 3 times more likely to have sleep apnea.  They are also at higher risk of insomnia and depression, which scientific research shows caused by the “domino theory” that sleep disruption leads to insomnia followed by depression.” “Research studies have shown: Women are 3.4 times more likely to …

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Summer Sleep Tips

The summer often brings a change in the weather and a change in our routines. For those with a sleep disorder, this can mean a disruption to healthy sleep patterns. Here are a few tips to maintain restful nights throughout the summer months. Don’t Over Indulge Summer is a time of celebration. Summer picnics and parties often include alcoholic beverages. Too much drinking can cause fragmented sleep that will not leave you rested in the morning. Drink modest amounts early in the evening leaving plenty of time for water before bed. Eating Before Bed The days stay lighter much later …

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What Would Happen if You Didn’t Sleep?!

Check out this TED-Ed quick video (less than 5 minutes) on What Would Happen if You Didn’t Sleep?! Wow, do our bodies need quality sleep! In the United States, it’s estimated that 30 percent of adults and 66 percent of adolescents are regularly sleep-deprived. This isn’t just a minor inconvenience: staying awake can cause serious bodily harm. TED-Ed and Claudia Aguirre show what happens to your body and brain when you skip sleep.

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April is National Stress Awareness Month

April is National Stress Awareness Month. Stress can effect an individual on so many different levels. Take this time to reflect on the stressors in your life and what you can do to manage them. One way to help keep stress under control is SLEEP! According to The National Sleep Foundation “If you don’t sleep enough at night, your body boosts its levels of stress hormones”. Only furthering the cycle of stress leading to poor sleep and then poor sleep leading to stress or anxiety.

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Poor sleep, is it worth it?

Lack of sleep is dangerous to your health. It makes you more susceptible to disease and infection. It causes wounds to heal slower and makes your aches and pains more intense. It increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease, and in extreme cases leads to death. It is important to see a doctor if you are having trouble sleeping. There are also immediate side effects that can cause physical and mental changes to your body such as morning headaches, daytime drowsiness, irritability, difficulty focusing and low motivation. If your side effects and health risks aren’t enough to send you …

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