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

Patient Management During the Holiday Season: What Clinicians Should Know

Patient Management During the Holiday Season: What Clinicians Should Know

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Although the holiday season may be joyous for some, others may feel the sting of depression; therefore, it is important to monitor patients during this time of year.

Symptom Management for Restless Leg Syndrome

Symptom Management for Restless Leg Syndrome

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Restless leg syndrome is one of the most difficult sleep disorders to manage.

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: A Clinical Challenge

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: A Clinical Challenge

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REM sleep behavior disorder is commonly seen in older men, and symptoms include violent muscle movements or fighting during the night.

Assessing the Risks of Using Alcohol as a Sleep Aid

Assessing the Risks of Using Alcohol as a Sleep Aid

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Discussing alcohol use with patients is important as alcohol consumption before bedtime is shown to negatively affect patient sleeping patterns.

Might Coffee Be Causing Your Poor Sleep?

Might Coffee Be Causing Your Poor Sleep?

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Although the beneficial effects of drinking coffee include increased mental alertness, stamina, muscle recovery, and wakefulness, unwanted effects can include restlessness, palpitations, hypertension, insomnia, tremors, and increased urine output.

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