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The importance of sleep hygiene

The importance of sleep hygiene

Read these tips that could help patients improve their sleep hygiene.

Blog Post Improving sleep in socioeconomically disadvantaged children

Improving sleep in socioeconomically disadvantaged children

Socioeconomically disadvantaged children have a higher rate of sleep difficulties than children from high-income households.

News Restless legs syndrome: a new practice guideline

Restless legs syndrome: a new practice guideline

Evidence shows strong support for prescribing pramipexole, rotigotine, cabergoline, or gabapentin enacarbil to treat adults with restless legs syndrome symptoms.

Blog Post The importance of dreams

The importance of dreams

Dreaming may allow us to learn and process emotional issues while we sleep.

Blog Post Shortened sleep increases risk of diabetes

Shortened sleep increases risk of diabetes

Lack of sleep may be one reason for the increase in diabetes in the United States.

Blog Post Melatonin use in children with a neurodevelopmental illness

Melatonin use in children with a neurodevelopmental illness

Melatonin has few side effects and could be a good alternative for those suffering from insomnia.

Blog Post Using caffeine to promote alertness

Using caffeine to promote alertness

If used appropriately, caffeine can help medical personnel stay alert throughout the day.

Blog Post Increased mortality rates in patients with nocturia

Increased mortality rates in patients with nocturia

Patients who experience nocturia, or frequent urination during the night, may have increased mortality rates.

Blog Post A true confession  or maybe not

A true confession – or maybe not

Sleep deprivation can cause hallucinations, decreased cognitive function, and anxiety.

News USPSTF finds insufficient evidence for widespread obstructive sleep apnea screening

USPSTF finds insufficient evidence for widespread obstructive sleep apnea screening

The USPSTF gave existing evidence an "I" recommendation.

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