Social media use and sleep disturbances in young adults

January 19th, 2018 by Ima Admin

Young adults defined as 19 – 32 years of age is the first generation growing up with increasingly rampant use of social media.

A couple of studies from University of Pittsburgh are amongst the first ones to determine the impact of social media use on sleep of these young adults.
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Cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia

January 5th, 2018 by Ima Admin

CBT-i is a non medication first line treatment intervention for chronic insomnia based on scientific knowledge about sleep.

Goals of CBT-i just like a sleeping pill are to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and improve your daytime functioning as a result of better sleep at night.

The “cognitive” part of CBT-i focuses on thoughts, feelings and expectations about sleep and insomnia that may stand in the way of good sleep.
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Sleep Apnea: A Christmas Story

December 29th, 2017 by Ima Admin

I Hope you had a great Christmas and got to spend time with your close family and friends.

Now the question is how many of you noticed that some of your loved ones were snoring loudly and rocking your house this holiday season in more ways than one? If you are one of them, welcome to the club!

Not too long ago, my father-in-law visited our family and he was definitely rocking my house. In the sleep medicine world, we call it “Heroic Snoring” although nothing can be more villainous. (Hey! We are nice people.)
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Is Sleep Apnea Affecting Your Eyesight?

November 22nd, 2017 by Ima Admin

Man rubbing eyes because of chronic sleep apnea affecting his eyesSleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder which involves stopping of breathing repeatedly during sleep due to relaxation of throat muscles blocking the airway. Recent research has shown that it affects almost all parts of the human body including the most delicate organ, eye.

It has been shown in various studies that sleep apnea causes a negative impact on ocular (eye) health leading to various serious problems like Floppy Eyelid Syndrome (FES). Floppy eyelid syndrome is a condition in which the upper eyelid evert with minimal force leading to vision abnormalities. Studies have proved the association of FES with sleep apnea in almost 96% of cases, which is quite significant. It suggests that the patients suffering from FES are more likely suffering from sleep apnea as well. Read the rest of this entry »