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Sleep-Wake Related Disorders

If you are struggling with sleep issues know you are not alone. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, approximately 40 million or more Americans suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders each year, and an additional 20 million...

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Sleep deprivation has become the American way of life. It’s no surprise there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done, but going full-tilt boogey until bedtime can wreak havoc on your ability to fall asleep and overall health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has labeled insufficient sleep as a public health problem, citing increased medical concerns, such as cancer, diabetes and obesity as well as escalated industrial and vehicular accidents as a result, Find out what you can do in this article.
You blew the job interview. Blame it on lack of sleep. The night before you indulged in a Grande Caffé Latte, and the caffeine kicked in just as you were settling down to sleep. You arrived at the interview in a fog and stumbled through the questions. With a good night’s sleep, you would have ... more
How many times have you thought, I’ll just sleep on it, before making a big decision? This matter-of-fact strategy is employed by many, if not most people, who believe the long-term conventional wisdom that a well-rested mind is one better able to make confidence-boosting, large decisions. Putting that assumption to the test is a group of Harvard Business School researchers, with surprising results.
Sleep training is a process that helps babies who are unable to get to sleep – or stay asleep - on their own learn how to fall asleep and sleep through the night more easily. Although some babies manage this feat early on, say within three months of arrival (when night-time feedings are tapering...
Medications Some medications can help reduce symptoms that cause problems for your child in school or at home. Many other medications may be prescribed off-label, meaning they have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a certain use or for certain people. Doctors may...
Definition Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills. Alternative Names Pervasive developmental disorder - autism; Autistic spectrum disorder Causes, incidence, and risk factors Autism...
Treatments While there's no proven cure yet for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), treating ASD early, using school-based programs, and getting proper medical care can greatly reduce ASD symptoms and increase your child's ability to grow and learn new skills. Early intervention Research has shown that...