Daytime Sleepiness

Fatigue and Sleepiness–What’s the Difference?

Sometimes language can be tricky to us. We have a tendency to use words in overlapping meanings. One of the more common words that we use in an overlapping way is the simple description of feeling “tired.” Often, we can use this word to refer to both fatigue and sleepiness, but it’s important […]

Are You Tweeting When You Should Be Snoozing?

For many of us, social media is a distraction that can be very hard to pry ourselves away from, even when we’re supposed to be sleeping. And if you’re finding that your long winter’s nap is made shorter by Facebook or Instagram, you’re not alone. According to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, social […]

New Study Looks at the Secrets of Human’s Efficient Sleep

Have you ever tried to count just how much time your cat spends sleeping each day? It’s about 12 to 16 hours. Dogs might not seem as lazy, but most dog breeds sleep about 14 hours a day, and some sleep up to 18 hours a day. Compare that to the seven or eight hours […]

Daylight Savings Time Gets Unfair Rap

This weekend we followed the twice annual ritual of adjusting our clocks to account for the changes in daylight hours for those of us in northern climes like Omaha. Even though this is the more favorable of the two changes–”falling back” gives us an extra hour, very appreciated by parents and children this Halloween–there was […]

CPAP Adherence Lower in Vets with PTSD

A new study published in the journal Chest shows that vets with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) experience lower quality of life than people with sleep apnea but no PTSD. Unfortunately, the study also shows that PTSD sufferers had a much lower adherence to their CPAP […]

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