Sharon M. O'Brien, MPAS, PA-C

Sharon M. O'Brien, MPAS, PA-C

Sharon O'Brien is a practicing physician assistant and health coach in Asheville, N.C.

Most Recent Articles by Sharon M. O'Brien, MPAS, PA-C

Helping patients get enough sleep

Helping patients get enough sleep

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Teaching patients to practice good sleep hygiene can help them get the correct amount of sleep.

Is sleeping with a partner helpful or hurtful?

Is sleeping with a partner helpful or hurtful?

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A study showed that sleep coregulation can occur in close, romantic relationships.

When is a freckle just a freckle?

When is a freckle just a freckle?

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Health care professionals, like patients, can often jump to the worst conclusions when making a diagnosis.

How much sleep do we really need?

How much sleep do we really need?

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Although an average of 8 hours is recommended, people may need to sleep more or less than that.

Be careful of sleepy drivers

Be careful of sleepy drivers

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Patients who may be impaired by their medications or sleep disorders have a higher risk of fatal motor vehicle accidents.

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