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Good Sleep Hygiene: Five Tips to Better Your Shut-Eye

Posted 7/27/2017 by UHBlog

Good Sleep Hygiene: Five Tips to Better Your Shuteye

Following these simple tips can make it easier to get a good night's sleep.

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How Sleep Apnea Impacts Your Drivers

Posted 6/29/2017 by UHBlog

How Sleep Apnea Impacts Your Drivers

Untreated sleep apnea can lead to daytime sleepiness and reduce drivers’ reaction times, which could cause costly accidents.

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9 Signs You May Have Sleep Apnea

Posted 4/28/2017 by UHBlog

9 Signs You May Have Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea affects 18 million Americans. Learn more about this common sleep disorder.

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Why You Shouldn’t Sleep in the Same Bed as Your Partner

Posted 2/14/2017 by UHBlog

Why You Shouldn't Sleep in the Same Bed as Your Partner

If your partner’s snoring, tossing and turning, or other behaviors are preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep, it may be time to seek help.

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6 Ways to Improve Sleep Before You Medicate

Posted 7/6/2016 by UHBlog

6 Ways to Improve Sleep Before You Medicate

Find safe and healthy options to help you sleep better.

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10 Tips to Improve Your Sleep

Posted 5/12/2016 by UHBlog

Why You Can’t Sleep

Try these 10 tips for a better night’s rest.

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Are Trips to the Bathroom Disrupting Your Sleep?

Posted 5/10/2016 by UHBlog

Are Trips to the Bathroom Disrupting Your Sleep?

Learn what to do.

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Why Your Mattress May Be Making You Sick

Posted 2/15/2016 by UHBlog

Why Your Mattress May Be Making You Sick

Your mattress could be making you sick. Ask us how you can improve your sleep hygiene.

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How Much Sleep Should My Child Get?

Posted 9/15/2015 by UHBlog

Growing bodies and brains – including regions that control social habits – need sleep to develop properly. Regular bedtimes increase the odds your child will get a good night’s sleep. The amount of sleep a child needs varies by age; follow these guidelines to ensure healthy sleep habits for your child. Get more health tips and information on symptoms, treatment options, prescription medications, prevention and more from UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Health & We...

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Posted 7/14/2015 by UHBlog

If you’re having trouble sleeping, we can help. You’re still awake after counting a flock of 1,000 sheep. But your neighbor tells you she falls asleep as soon as her head hits the pillow – only to awaken two hours later. And your cousin says he sleeps through the night, but he still wakes up tired and irritable every morning. The three of you aren’t alone. Some 40 percent of us don’t get the quantity of sleep we require for optimal health – and 75 percent of...

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10 Tests Every Man Should Get

Posted 4/28/2015 by UHBlog

If you can’t remember the last time you saw your doctor, it’s probably time to schedule an appointment. Are you one of those guys who hasn't visited your doctor in years? You are not alone. Even though early detection saves lives, one-fourth of all men blow off seeing their doctors each year. But, considering the consequences of letting disease run amok, taking time out for those annual checkups should be a priority, says internal medicine specialist Roy Buchinsky, MD. While you may...

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New Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Posted 11/4/2014 by UHBlog

Talk to your doctor about the options that are best for you. People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) experience multiple awakenings a night when the tongue and soft tissues of the throat relax and obstruct the airway. As a result of interrupted sleep, patients feel fatigued during the day and face a greater risk for health problems like heart disease and diabetes. A treatment called continuous positive air pressure (CPAP), which involves wearing a mask over the nose and/or nose and mouth to o...

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Back to School, Back to Sleep: Getting Your Kids on Schedule

Posted 8/19/2014 by UHBlog

School-aged kids and parents alike enjoy the long, lazy nights and sleepy Saturday mornings of summer. Skipping the buzzing alarm clock in favor of lingering under the blankets is part of what summer respite is about. But come September, the abrupt change in daily schedule can come as a shock to the system – and both mental and physical capacities can suffer. “When you’re short on sleep, it can affect your learning, mood and memory,” says pediatric sleep specialist Carol ...

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Over-the-Counter Remedies for Insomnia

Posted 8/6/2014 by UHBlog

Approximately half of Americans complain of poor sleep, according to internal medicine specialist Crystal Lantz-DeGeorge, MD. Prescription sleeping pills may seem like the obvious solution to insomnia, but they can come with dangerous risks. Dr. Lantz-DeGeorge explains how they work, why they’re risky and which alternatives you and your doctor can discuss. What are the risks of sleeping pills? Dr. Lantz-DeGeorge: Most sleeping pills are “sedative-hypnotics,” a class of dru...

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The 6 Most Common Sleep Disturbances in Children

Posted 4/24/2014 by UHBlog

For many adults, slipping into bed after a long day can be one of life’s greatest daily pleasures. But for children suffering from sleep disturbances, this moment may be fraught with displeasure and fear instead. Licensed clinical psychologist Carol Ievers-Landis, PhD, CBSM, PhD, is certified in behavioral sleep medicine and understands the troubles kids can have with sleep. She shares the most common disorders they experience – and her tips for treatment. 1. Insomnia Difficulty fal...

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Poor Sleep Quality Linked to Fibromyalgia in Adults Over 50

Posted 3/13/2014 by UHBlog

It’s not just how many Z’s you can catch that matters – it’s the quality of your sleep that counts, too. A recent study in Arthritis & Rheumatology reveals a significant link between pain and poor sleep in adults over the age of 50. The study found a strong correlation between fibromyalgia – a common syndrome causing widespread body pain and fatigue – and non-restorative sleep – light, restless, poor quality sleep. It is not clear, however, if poor ...

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Lack of Sleep Can Derail Your Weight Loss Efforts: Tips for Getting Enough Sleep

Posted 2/6/2014 by Joyce Kavaras, RD, LD

Joyce Kavaras, RD, LD Did you know that not getting enough zzzz’s each night can be a driver for putting on excess pounds? Not getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep a night can disrupt certain hormones that help regulate appetite and satiety signals, while also causing our bodies not to utilize glucose as efficiently. All of this can make us not only tired, but artificially “hungry” as well. That draggy, exhausted feeling has us searching for things like cookies, cand...

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