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Sleep

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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Test your CPAP IQ

Continuous positive airway pressure therapy is a proven treatment for sleep apnea. Take a quiz to get answers to learn more about this therapy, including if it can improve golf scores.

Christopher Williams, M.D. By Christopher Williams July 21, 2022

Give your heart some love with sleep

Feeling tired during the day may seem like a minor annoyance. But not getting enough sleep is linked to poor health. New research from Mayo Clinic is a wake-up call on why a healthy sleep schedule matters.

Andrew Calvin, M.D. By Andrew Calvin July 14, 2022

8 common sleep study questions

Fifty million U.S. adults don't get enough sleep. Read 8 Q&A to discover how a sleep study can shed light onto what's happening during the dark of night.

Rachel Ziegler MD By Rachel Ziegler January 25, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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