Circadian Rhythm – The Science behind Healthy Sleep

At Millennium Sleep Labs we are dedicated to not only diagnosing and treating sleep disorders but to educating what the effects of sleep loss can have on the system. Today we are getting a little technical by looking how having a sleep disorder can disrupt your Circadian Rhythm and affect the enzymes that your body produces. Circadian (∼24-hour) timing systems pervade all kingdoms of life and effect behavior and physiology in humans. The consequences of disruption to the circadian system and sleep are profound and include myriad metabolic ramifications. If not addressed, the effects of such disruption will continue to …

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Sleep Disorders and Depression

Here at Millennium Sleep Lab our focus is on helping individuals recognize and treat sleep disorders. Although our focus is on treatment the first step in any treatment program is recognizing there is a problem. If we can bring more awareness to sleep related health issues we can treat some of the symptoms before further harm is done before they lead to significant health risks. In appreciation of the good work at WebMD, we are reposting a checklist to help identify some of the warning signs of depression. Feeling down? Get checked out. Visit www.mentalhealthscreening.org. Help yourself If you have suicidal …

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ADHD and Sleep

During this #sleeptember campaign we are trying to call to awareness that unhealthy sleeping habits lead to and contribute to other health risks. ADHD or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder is a condition that is described primarily for children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to ADHD as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause and treatment. It is being proposed by a growing number of researchers that many kids today simply aren’t getting the sleep they need, leading to challenging behaviors that mimic ADHD. That …

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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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Research Study compares Sleep Testing

A new research study compared laboratory-based test Polysomnography, know as PSG (complete set of channels), to home study type testing, or HST (limited channels). The research revealed A 7-channel HST including airflow, effort, body position, and oxygen saturation that is manually-scored is comparable to in lab testing A 2-channel HST that is auto-scored is inferior The study titled “Physician Decision Making and Clinical Outcomes With Laboratory Polysomnography or Limited-Channel Sleep Studies for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Randomized Trial” was just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The trial was conducted in 406 patients suspected to have OSA. The research compared outcomes of …

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