Sugar and Sleep

Little children take a bottle of juice to bed. Teens finish off their day with a glass of soda. Adults indulge in a dish of ice cream before bed or a sweet cocktail at a late-night party. These are common habits…but do they interfere with sleep? The sleep-wake cycle To understand how sugar affects sleep, […]

World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day is an annual event that takes place on the Friday before the Spring Equinox every year. It was established in 2008 as a way to raise awareness about the importance of sleep, and to celebrate its vital role in our lives. The theme of this year’s World Sleep Day is “Sleep is […]

Healthy Habits when You Work Nights

Night shifts are part of life for nurses, factory workers, and truck drivers, among others. In fact, nearly 15 million Americans work nights. There are drawbacks to this kind of schedule, including health risks. Working nights has been shown to have adverse effects on heart health, metabolism, reproductive health, and even susceptibility to cancer.  If you […]

Sleep Awareness Week

Think over the conversations you’ve had in the past week. Chances are good that at least one of those conversations was about not getting enough sleep. And if, as you think back, it almost feels like some of the time those claims sounded like bragging, it’s probably not your imagination.  Teens may see staying up […]

The Festival of Sleep

January 3rd is the annual Festival of Sleep, a day to sleep in to make up for all those late nights and early mornings over the holidays. When did this holiday begin, and who came up with it? We do not know. However, Google’s Ngram viewer shows that the words “Festival of Sleep” first showed […]

Coping with Nightmare Disorder

Up to 85% of American adults have occasional nightmares, and they are nothing to worry about. When you have frequent nightmares that interfere with your well-being, however, you may be facing nightmare disorder.  This condition affects an estimated 8% of adults. Fortunately, it can be treated. What is nightmare disorder? Someone who has nightmares once […]

Popular CPAP and BiPAP Home Ventilators Recalled

Phillips Respironics has announced a voluntary recall of millions of their respiratory care devices. A Note from Dr. Michael Eckles Michael Eckles, MD, FCCP Sleep Medicine & Pulmonary Medicine Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic, A MANA Clinic As many of you are aware, Phillips Respironics has issued an international recall on multiple devices they manufacture for respiratory […]