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The Sleep Center at Oro Valley Hospital continues to make great strides since opening in June 2008.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Sleep Center Supervisor Marty Ukockis looks over the data given from a patient's brain waves, respiratory actions and muscle movements.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Electrodes, which pick up brainwaves, are attached to patients to help doctors better understand why a person isn't getting enough sleep.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Marty Ukockis, a sleep center supervisor, demonstrates the procedures for hooking up a sleep patient, respiratory therapist Roxanne Garcia, to monitors. The Sleep Center is located in the Oro Valley Hospital.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Respiratory Therapist Roxanne Garcia has electrodes attached to her face to demonstrate how a patient is monitored during a stay at the Sleep Center at the Oro Valley Hospital.
The Shining’s follow-up novel, Doctor Sleep.
One of our most important daily activities, critical for the upkeep and proper functioning of our mind, body, and spirit, is also one of our least understood activities.
(NAPSI)—Clinical psychologist Dr. Michael Breus, one of the nation’s top sleep experts, has some advice to offer parents. Known as “The Sleep Doctor,” he’s a widely recognized leader in this ever-evolving field and perhaps best known for his appearances on Dr. Oz, CNN, Oprah, “The View” and “The Doctors.”
“O sleep, O gentle sleep, nature’s soft nurse, how have I frightened thee, that thou no more wilt weigh my eye-lids down and steep my senses in forgetfulness?” — William Shakespeare
Explorer file photo, Many factors influence sleeping patterns, research shows.
(StatePoint) While parents understand the value of good sleep, a majority find it difficult to ensure their kids get enough quality sleep each night, according to a recent survey of parents across the country.
(Family Features) Battling crowded shopping centers. Purchasing last minute gifts. Party preparations. Travel arrangements. Hosting family. In addition to cheer and excitement, the holidays also seem to bring never-ending “to do” lists that often cause you to sacrifice basic needs in order to check off every task. One of the first things many people give up is a good night’s sleep – not knowing the crucial role that it plays in staying healthy throughout the holiday rush.
USA, New Jersey, Jersey City, Portrait of woman in winter clothes carrying presents
(NAPSI)—Here’s an eye-opening statistic: According to the National Institutes of Health, adults need seven to eight hours of sleep a night, but nearly 30 percent are getting six or less.
A well-engineered, environmentally friendly, luxury coil innerspring mattress can help you get the kind of sleep at home that people enjoy at luxury hotels. (NAPS)
(BPT) - Whether snuggling in for the night or just trying to catch a few quick winks, your environment plays an important role in determining if you’re counting sheep or counting Zzzs. From noise reduction to lighting, there are a few easy ways you can turn your bedroom into a tranquil oasis.
(StatePoint) When your children have trouble sleeping at night it can be just as tiring for you as for your little ones. And no matter what the source of the issue is, a full night’s sleep is important for everybody’s physical and mental health.
A recession is not only tough on the pocketbook – it can also be bad for your health. More and more Americans are lying awake at night worrying about the economy and their personal finances, according to the National Sleep Foundation’s annual poll about the nation’s sleep habits.
(NAPSI)—The nation’s sleep experts agree: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)—a potentially life-threatening disease involving episodes of complete or partial airway obstruction during sleep—is dangerously on the rise. The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project is urging anyone with symptoms of OSA to pledge to stop the snore and talk to a doctor about sleep apnea.