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Category: Sleep

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June 4, 2018

Jet Lag: How it Works and How to Deal

Crossing time zones confuses your body, but you can take some steps to mitigate the effects.


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REX Healthcare of Knightdale

April 11, 2018

What It’s Like to Spend a Night in a Sleep Lab

If you’re tired of those sleepless nights, a sleep study could be the first step in diagnosing the problem. Check out this first-person account of the experience.


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March 7, 2018

Can’t Sleep? Ask Yourself These Questions

If insomnia is hurting your quality of life, try these tips to get to sleep—without medication.


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rows of prescription bottles

January 24, 2018

How Over-the-Counter Sleep Aids Can Hurt Your Brain

Even if a drug is sold as “non-habit-forming,” it could cause symptoms such as confusion and memory loss.

Neurology, Sleep

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graphic of room in day versus night

November 2, 2017

How to Create a Sleep-Friendly Bedroom

Trouble getting enough sleep, or quality sleep? Your environment may be to blame, but you can make easy fixes to get some rest.


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Man sleeping in his bed and snoring loudly

October 11, 2017

Snoring vs. Sleep Apnea – Is There a Difference?

Quiz yourself to find out if your night noises could indicate sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous condition

Pulmonology, Sleep

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August 5, 2016

Napping: Is it good for everyone?

Brief naps provide significant benefits for improved alertness and performance without leaving you feeling groggy. Dr. Adnan Pervez at REX Pulmonary Specialists answers four important questions about napping for all ages.


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UNC Chapel

July 28, 2016

No dream: electric brain stimulation during sleep can boost memory

By targeting one facet of the brain’s electrical activity, UNC neuroscientist Flavio Frohlich, PhD, showed it’s possible to enhance memory, laying the groundwork for a new treatment paradigm for neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Neurology, Research, Sleep, Treatment

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March 25, 2015

Conquering Sleep Problems

If you’ve been accused of getting up ‘on the wrong side of the bed,’ is it because you didn’t get much sleep on any side on the bed? Some simple changes in your daily habits may be effective in helping you rest easier. Exercise early. Activity too close to bedtime can wind you up and…


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Aziz Sancar

September 15, 2014

UNC researchers find final pieces to the circadian clock puzzle

Sixteen years after scientists found the genes that control the circadian clock in all cells, the lab of UNC’s Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, discovered the mechanisms responsible for keeping the clock in sync.

Innovation, Research, Sleep

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