Sleep and Adolescent Obesity By Craig Schwimmer, MD

May 10, 2013

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine looked at the relationship between obesity and sleep duration, and showed that teens who got more sleep had lower rates of obesity. This four year study of 1000 teenagers showed that, particularly for heavier teenagers, more sleep translates into lower body weight. Extrapolating their [...]

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The Magic Formula for Weight Loss By Craig Schwimmer, MD

April 11, 2013

This is a very interesting perspective on the comparative effect of diet versus aggressive surgical management. Seems like there really is a magic formula for weight loss: diet, exercise, and sleep!

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Are Energy Drinks Safe? By Paul Fulmer, MD

November 19, 2012

Are you one of the millions of people who can’t make it through the day without a jolt of caffeine?  For decades people have started their day with coffee.  Many a college student has pulled an “all-nighter” with a pot of coffee near by.  Today, instead of drinking all those cups of coffee, many now [...]

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Your sleep hygiene questions answered By Craig Schwimmer, MD

November 16, 2012

American Academy of Sleep Medicine  |  Nov 07, 2012 You may or may not have heard of sleep hygiene. It’s something that has a major impact on your sleep, even if you don’t know what it is. Dr. Craig Schwimmer of The Snoring Center helps clear up some misconceptions about sleep hygiene by answering some [...]

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Women may have Sleep Apnea Too? By Dr. Paul Fulmer, MD

September 27, 2012

A new study out of Sweden ( shows an increasing number of women are developing sleep apnea.  What has often been thought of a man’s problem for years is now shifting to the female side of the equation. Karl Franklin from the Uppsala and Umea University looked at 400 women taken from a sample of [...]

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Sleep Apnea Causes Depression By Paul Fulmer, MD

April 18, 2012

A recent study in the journal “Sleep” and then discussed in the NY Times shows that both men and women with sleep apnea have an increased risk of depression. Men with sleep apnea had twice the risk of developing depression while the women were at 5 times greater risk. Even more surprising was that people [...]

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“Gremlin? No, ghrelin.” By Victoria S. Brkovich, MD

March 28, 2012

    “Gremlin?  No, ghrelin.” This month the American Heart Association meeting in San Diego presented a study that further supports the idea that lack of sleep contributes to obesity. Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, tested whether lack of sleep altered the levels of the hormones leptin and ghrelin, increased the amount of [...]

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What Keeps Americans Up At Night? Stress!

November 22, 2010

A recent worldwide survey of over 30,000 people found that Americans have one of the highest rates of sleep deprivation! The survey, which was conducted by the Phillips Center for Health and Well-Being, showed that 37% of Americans felt that they don’t get enough sleep. Ill-effects associated with not getting enough sleep? Not surprisingly, these [...]

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Your Better Sleep Tip of the Week: The Routine of Sleep

March 8, 2010

Keeping regular sleep and wake times can dramatically improve sleep quality. Human beings tend to sleep better when we go to sleep at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning. That predictibility can help battle insomnia and other sleep disorders!

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Your Better Sleep Tip of the Week: Sleeping Pills – Good or Bad?

January 4, 2009

While modern “sleep aids” are certainly safer than their old counterparts, they should NOT be your first choice when it comes to getting some shuteye. Simple behavioral changes (Google sleep hygiene) are both MORE effective and safer.

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