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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“SLEEPtember” Kicks Off

During the month of September, the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) and numerous partners will launch a month-long campaign to raise awareness of sleep disorders, to educate people on the importance of sleep and to promote healthy sleep habits. This program will use the power of social media to bring together people facing health challenges and advocates to form a powerful community that will support and comfort one another and create groundbreaking research and advocacy programs to change how research is conducted and funded. Participation is easy: Take your bedhead photo and post on your social media using #ASAAbedhead and …

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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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Sleep Gives Pro Players an Edge

Having the best players is no longer enough for major league baseball teams. Teams must also look for advantages to keep their players ready to perform as often as possible. The Boston Red Sox feel that adequate sleep is just the advantage their team needs. “We consider sleep to be one of the most important activities we do as human beings,” said Red Sox head trainer Brad Pearson. “It is while we sleep that peak physical and mental recovery occurs. While this is important to us all, it is imperative in a sport such as baseball, where the players are …

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Pledge to Not Drive Drowsy

Will YOU Take the Pledge to Not Drive Drowsy? Check out the Change.org campaign started by media mogul Arianna Huffington HERE. Please join us in taking the pledge to not drive drowsy, to not let your friends and family drive drowsy, and to join the effort to bring the same attention to drowsy driving as we brought to drunk driving. When we do, we can succeed not only in raising awareness, but in saving lives.  #TakeABreakToStayAwake

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