Cheating Ourselves of Sleep

June 20, 2013

This recent article in the New York Times summarizes nicely some of the ways that lack of sleep decreases our health and well being. PERSONAL HEALTH: Cheating Ourselves of Sleep Failing to get enough sleep night after night can compromise your health and may even shorten your life.

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Poor Sleep Linked to Obesity and Diabetes!! By Paul Fulmer, MD

October 29, 2012

A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine took a small group of young healthy patients and subjected them to only 4 1/2 hours of sleep over 4 days.  They were then brought back a month later and allowed to sleep for 8 hours a night.  After each 4 day period, a biopsy [...]

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Sleep Apnea Linked to Increased Carb Craving in Type II Diabetics By Victoria S. Brkovich, MD

July 23, 2012

A small study presented at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies 26th Annual Meeting in June of this year showed increased carbohydrate craving in those type II diabetics with sleep apnea.   These results, despite the small study, elevate the importance of screening for sleep apnea in the population of type II diabetics by primary care doctors [...]

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Happy New Year!

January 26, 2011

Happy New Year! Chances are, you’ve made some New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps your resolutions center on improving your physical fitness: I’m going to lose some weight. I’m going to go to the gym. I’m going to use my treadmill (for something other than hanging clothes). I’m going to work on my diabetes. Or you may [...]

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