#HeartMonth February

February is heart month. February is when we have our hearts checked and when we commit ourselves to heart-healthy living. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US.  On thepositive side, there are many ways to reduce our risk of heart disease, and one of the easiest is to get tested and treated for sleep apnea. Evidence continues to show a close relationship between heart disease, including hypertension, and sleep apnea.  When oxygen levels decrease during sleep, blood pressure spikes. This high blood pressure can then carry into …

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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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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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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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World Sleep Day 2017

Join participants from over 72 countries around the world in a global call to action about the importance of sleep. Friday, March 17, 2017 is the 10th annual World Sleep Day. Created and hosted by World Sleep Society, World Sleep Day is an internationally recognized awareness event bringing sleep health professionals and patients together for one important common cause: Sleep. Did you know: Sound sleep is one of the three pillars of good health along with a balanced diet and regular exercise. Research shows that we spend up to one-third of our lives sleeping. Sleep is a basic human need, …

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