How Sleep Can Change Your Life

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When you don’t get a good night’s sleep, you likely feel run-down, groggy, irritable and distracted. Studies show that poor sleep can contribute to certain diseases, intellectual deficit, high stress and low mood. But as important as sleep is for many aspects of your health, many still don’t get as much as they need. According
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What Is Insomnia?

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Insomnia is a sleep disorder that causes difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. It is the most common of all sleep disorders, according to the American Psychiatric Association. In fact, one-third of adults report insomnia symptoms, with 6-10 percent of the population having symptoms severe enough to be diagnosed with the disorder. What Are the Symptoms
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Does Everyone Who Snores Also Have Sleep Apnea?

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Are you constantly tired, even after getting seemingly enough sleep the night before? If so, this could be a symptom of a potentially dangerous sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea. Or it could be snoring, a bothersome but overall harmless sleep disorder. Understanding the difference can help you determine when you should seek medical
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Sleep Apnea Can Trigger Mood Disorders

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Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in Topeka don’t only miss out on quality sleep; they have an increased risk for developing a number of serious health conditions. New research shows that the sleep disorder may also affect their mood and lead to depression, anxiety and other affective disorders. Complications from OSA What does obstructive
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Don’t Ignore the Snore

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Snoring is pretty common in Topeka; about 40 percent of Kansans snore at least occasionally. Most people consider it annoying (especially if their partner is the one sawing wood) but harmless; some even ridicule the snorer. A little empathy and concern are warranted, however; snoring is often a sign of a serious sleep disorder that
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The Link Between Sleep & Physical/Mental Health

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No doubt you’ve heard that you should be getting a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep every night, but if you’re like most people in Topeka, chances are you fall short of that mark. You should probably try harder, because consistent, quality sleep is an important key in long-term physical and mental health. The Trouble
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