As a sleep doctor with 15 years experience helping those with narcolepsy, I feel so fortunate that the sleep community has a resource like Wake Up Narcolepsy. WUN is a nonprofit organization dedicated to public awareness of the signs and symptoms of narcolepsy in hopes of more rapid recognition and treatment of the disorder. In addition, the organization hosts fundraising events to support medical research to find a cure. If you or someone you know has narcolepsy, please visit the website and spread the word! Kelly Carden, MDView Thread
TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with sleep apnea , a common sleep disorder, may be at increased risk for the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, especially women and older people, a new study suggests.
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Do you suffer from both sleep apnea and osteoporosis? What measures do you take to promote good bone health? View Thread
TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping during the day -- a necessity for jet-lagged travelers and those who work overnight shifts -- disrupts the rhythms of about one-third of your genes, a new study suggests. What's more, shifted sleep appears to disrupt gene activity even more than not getting enough sleep, according to the research.
Do you work overnight shifts, travel a lot, or find yourself napping in the middle of the day?
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Some side effects can be serious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience either of them, call your doctor immediately:
Polyethylene glycol 3350 may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication. If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online [at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch > or by phone [1-800-332-1088>.View Thread
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If your looking for answers for a snoring solution or a want to see reviews on the top anti snoring devices , we have what your looking for. Nothing to buy simply just reviews and pages loaded up with great information.View Thread
Insomnia means that you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. It is a common problem. Most people will have sleep problems now and then because of temporary stress, worry, or an irregular schedule. But when you have trouble sleeping for weeks or months, it can lead to health problems. Worrying about it only makes it worse.
The good news is that if you can change the way you think about sleep, and then make some simple lifestyle changes, you may improve how well you sleep. This Actionset will give you some tips on how to do just that.View Thread
I have created this free website to help me focus on work - it allows creating various combinations of nature sounds (so you can listen to them on headphones and block other noises). But some of the users have told me that it really helps them against insomnia. I hope you'll find it useful too.View Thread
Question. I have had a sleep disorder for many years but didn't know it. I only knew of narcolepsy and associated sleep apnea with loud excessive snoring. I have always had difficulty falling and staying asleep, which leaves me very tired during the day. Often falling asleep in meetings and while driving. After 27 years in the Military I had a sleep study after I retired. I was diagnosed with mild obstructive sleep apnea. While trying to get awarded compensation from VA, I have this question. Is it probable to develop this condition in a year? (No weight gain 71 inches 198 pounds) Is it more probable that this is something I have had for years? Please advise.View Thread
Here are several free and low-cost health care resources that may be helpful. If you know of any in your community and want to share the URL (web address) please go ahead and post them here in this thread.
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HRSA.gov--Have you heard of HRSA-supported health centers? They care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. These include dental, immunizations, and mental health care resources.
BenefitsCheckUp.org -- "Many older people need help paying for prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other basic needs. Ironically, millions of older Americans — especially those with limited incomes — are eligible for but not receiving benefits from existing federal, state and local programs."
Free Clinics-- Use the search to find state and local free clinics and see if one is near you.
NeedyMeds.org Clinics--You do not have to provide any documentation to validate your income. You do not have to provide any other form of identification, such as proof of citizenship or "green card."
Other--Please make sure and check local resources for tests PAP smear, mammograms, pregnancy testing, prostate cancer screenings, cholesterol screenings, bone density tests, and blood pressure checks. Drug stores, grocery stores with pharmacies, Planned Parenthood, community health centers, local hospitals, senior centers and women's clinics will often have these tests/exams available at low cost or even free. Keep your eyes peeled!
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