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Sleep is essential to good health. It's one of the body's basic needs. But, what do you do when you have troubles sleeping, or getting enough hours of sleep?

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Upper airway stimulation therapy restores couple's restful nights

Jerry Wojtkiewicz woke up many mornings more tired than when he went to bed because of sleep apnea. Now, he's sleeping well and waking refreshed thanks to upper airway stimulation therapy.

October 11, 2021
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Is your child getting enough sleep?

Summertime can significantly change children's sleep habits. As your family prepares for a new school year, consider sleep routines and if your children are getting enough sleep.

Karley Mecko, D.O. By Karley Mecko August 2, 2021
Deirdre Paulson, Ph.D. By Deirdre Paulson August 2, 2021
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How to manage daylight saving time

It’s time to spring forward as daylight saving time begins this weekend. Here are a few tips for managing the transition so you aren’t so groggy. The best part is an afternoon nap is on the list!

Rachel Ziegler MD By Rachel Ziegler March 5, 2021
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5 tips for getting quality sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic

Anxiety, stress and changes in routine can interfere with your sleep. Here are 5 tips for improving your sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic.

David Dare MD By David Dare April 13, 2020
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5 ways to get better sleep

If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, you're not alone. The first step toward getting better sleep is to observe sleep patterns, then try these strategies to help improve your sleep.

May 3, 2018
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How to get the most out of napping

While closing your eyes for a few minutes during your busy day may seem like a good idea, it’s important to consider the effects napping may bring. The time of day and length of time you nap can provide benefits or create problems. Knowing when to nap and providing yourself with a suitable environment to nap will produce the greatest benefits.

Tiffany Casper DO By Tiffany Casper March 26, 2018
Sleep Apnea

Do I have sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a serious condition in which you repeatedly stop breathing or have shallow breaths while you sleep. When this happens, you may snore loudly or making choking noises as you try to breathe.

April 25, 2017
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Sleep is the foundation for healthy habits

Sleep provides the foundation for all our daily habits and decisions. A lack of quality sleep can negatively impact our mood as well as our ability to focus on daily tasks. To maximize your sleep health, here are some tips you can follow.

April 5, 2017
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Sleep — An essential element of success for children

At the end of a wonderful summer and as families are returning to school and new routines, the question of “How much sleep does my child need?” might arise if you find your child is struggling.

August 23, 2016
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Why cleaning your positive airway pressure (PAP) supplies is important

Daily cleaning of supplies is important in keeping your airway open while you sleep by maintaining a good seal between your face and the mask. Find out why.

January 8, 2016
Kara Grottke RT

Move away from the 'dark side' of sleep apnea with new CPAP masks

Darth Vader would be envious. Long gone are the days of loud and bulky CPAP machines, and it's time you turned away from the dark side.

August 13, 2015
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Sandman not doing his job? Use these behavioral strategies for sleep difficulties

Many people face sleep difficulties. It’s difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep or both. This leads to feeling tired in the morning, having difficulties with daytime sleepiness, attention and concentration problems, and irritability.

July 9, 2015