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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Fatigue is the Enemy of Virtue By Craig Schwimmer, MD

June 7, 2013

This fascinating article describes the way that sleep deprivation impacts ethical decision making. People who suffered from even minor amounts of sleep deprivation were more likely to cheat than were people who got more rest. This is another example of how sleep makes our lives better, and of how we suffer when we don’t get [...]

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Sleep Disorders that can cause Violent Behavior in Sleep! By Paul Fulmer, MD

December 7, 2012

Are you sleeping with a “Wild Man?”  No really!  Does your partner tend to have erratic movements while sleeping?  There is a sleep disorder called, Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep Behavior Disorder, which is characterized by people acting out their dreams while in REM sleep.  They can be mild, such as twitches and small leg [...]

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Steve Harvey! By Craig Schwimmer, MD

October 9, 2012

A few weeks back I received a call from a producer on Steve Harvey’s new TV show. Seems they had gotten a call from a young lady who was considering moving in with her boyfriend, but was reluctant to move ahead because of his snoring. Would I be interested in helping out, she wanted to [...]

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Bedfellows Have Health Benefits By Victoria S. Brkovich, MD

September 13, 2012

According to studies from the University of Pittsburgh, sleeping with your loved one (co-sleeping) may lead to better health.  The researchers found that couples who sleep together were less likely to awaken during the night and more likely to sleep soundly.  They also found that co-sleeping could actually help to lessen the levels of the [...]

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Survey Finds Many Will Dump A Snoring Relationship By Victoria S. Brkovich, MD

May 4, 2012

Just last month, the Snoring Center of Chicago queried more than 200 Chicago residents on their sleeping patterns, health, and snoring issues. Here are the main points the survey uncovered: Hard Day’s Night. About 40 percent of Chicagoans surveyed experience problems at work due to lack of sleep. Everyone does it (almost). Nearly 70 percent [...]

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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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