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Category: Sleep

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February 7, 2018

Do You Have a Sleep Disorder?

A guide to some of the most common culprits of sleeplessness.

Neurology, Sleep

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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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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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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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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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January 2, 2014

Are you sleeping in the right position?

Did you know you could actually improve your health while you sleep? It’s true. Your sleep position—whether you’re a side, back or stomach sleeper—not only affects the quality of your sleep, it also can help alleviate or aggravate certain conditions, like sleep apnea, acid reflux and more.


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November 3, 2013

10 Tips for Healthy Sleep

November 3rd is the end of daylight savings time, allowing us to "fall back" an hour, and what better time than to improve your sleep habits? A healthy sleep schedule offers endless benefits, including lower stress, healthier weight, better brain function, and a stronger immune system. Here are 10 healthy sleep tips from the National Sleep Foundation.


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