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Does choking, coughing or snoring keep you or your spouse up at night? It could be sleep apnea

You’ve just drifted off to sleep and suddenly, you’re awakened by your spouse’s loud gasping. They settle right back into slumber, but you’re left awake, listening to them snore. Your sleep partner’s nighttime habits are not only annoying—they could also be dangerous if they are suffering from sleep apnea. What are the risks of sleep …

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Choosing the best sleep position for you: Back, stomach or side?

Do you wake up with a backache? Do others complain that you snore? Does heartburn give you fits at night? You might try simply changing the way you sleep. As it turns out, your sleep position has a lot to do with your sleep quality and overall well-being. When you crawl under the covers and …

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How not getting enough sleep could increase your stroke risk

By the time you flop into bed, you’ve worked an eight-hour day, chauffeured the kids around to their after-school activities and cooked dinner for the family. Now, all you want is to catch the latest Netflix hit while you scroll through TikTok and finish off that pint of mint chocolate chip in the fridge. While …

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Daylight Saving: “Fall back” into a good sleep pattern

Thanks to smartphones and smart appliances, most electronics will automatically make the switch for daylight saving time. But there’s a reason your body doesn’t adapt as easily as your gadgets. Nina Desai, MD, a family medicine physician on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Clinic – Austin North Burnet said good sleep is …

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Sleep recommendations by age: Is your child getting enough ZzZz’s?

You know what happens when you don’t get enough sleep: You’re less sharp and more irritable, and your reaction times slow. That’s because sleep is essential to our mental and physical health. Well, it’s vital for children, too. It’s very important that children get the right amount of sleep at night. The younger the child, …

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To moms living with sleep deprivation, you’re not alone

Would you consider yourself among the most sleep-deprived in America? According to a recent survey conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, those catching the least amount of shut-eye are single moms. The report found that 44 percent of single moms living with children under the age of 18 get less than the recommended …

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