Restless Leg Syndrome

Getting good sleep is important to your health. Adults should get at least 7 – 8 hours of sleep every single night. Of course, getting the sleep that you need isn’t always as simple as lying down for bed at 10 p.m. and setting your alarm for 6 a.m. Background noise from a television, the […]

Electronics and Sleep

We fall asleep to the soothing sounds of late night television shows. We watch one, or two, or 6 episodes of our new favorite Netflix show before bed. We can’t sleep so we bask in the white glow of our phones as we scroll through Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Screens and electronic devices are an […]

Are Your Allergies Affecting Your Sleep?

It’s easy to see the effects of allergies in the day time. There are thunderous sneezes that can be heard from across the house and eyes so watery that they could fill buckets. Some families go through so much Kleenex during allergy season that they start looking up stock prices of tissue paper. We can […]

Indoor Air vs. Outdoor Air

When you think of air pollution, you probably think of giant industrial smokestacks, or thousands of cars in gridlock traffic. Perhaps you visualize the smoggy haze that clings to big cities, or you imagine what acid rain sounds like. When you think of air pollution, you think of the air outside. Luckily you can retreat […]

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes people to have trouble breathing, or to cease breathing altogether, periodically throughout sleep. These pauses in breathing can last as little as a few seconds or as long as a few minutes, and can occur more than 30 times in an hour. Sleep apnea disrupts sleep and […]

Sleep Better This Year

In a survey from 2013, almost half of Americans said that they don’t get enough sleep. However only half of those who said they don’t get enough sleep tried to take any action to improve their quality of sleep. It’s not that people don’t recognize the importance of sleep. Nearly 80% of the people who […]