sleep

My head hurts! Is it a migraine or just a normal headache?

Do you often find yourself having trouble deciphering if the pain you’re feeling is just a bad headache or a migraine? Don’t worry — you aren’t alone. Headaches and migraines can be difficult to distinguish, even for practiced healthcare providers.  Being a family medicine physician and migraine sufferer myself, I’ve seen the full spectrum of …

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Tossing and turning? 5 keys to better sleep during COVID-19

Sometimes, counting sheep just doesn’t cut it. Are you one of the 50-70 million Americans of all ages who are affected by various kinds of sleep disorders?  Maybe you were sleeping soundly until COVID-19 came along. But from simple changes in sleep schedules to underlying mood disorders, many people are having more trouble resting than normal during …

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Weighing in on weighted blankets: Do they really help anxiety?

Is anxiety keeping you up at night? How often do you lie awake in bed, unable to turn off the gears in your brain? Whether it’s tomorrow’s to-do list, that conversation you wish had gone differently today or mounting financial stress, feelings of anxiety can chip away at those much needed 7 to 9 hours …

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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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