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Why am I so tired?

Categories: Wellness

Tired women, listen up. Multitasking and poor sleep habits are your enemy. If you want better sleep, you might have to make some (admittedly difficult) lifestyle changes. There are reasons you may not be getting enough high-quality sleep—like hormones, pregnancy and newborns—that you can’t do much about. But getting more Zs may be within reach just by managing some of your daytime activities. “Women are likely to be affected because they’re working and also multitasking at home, thus compromising on their sleep time and quality,” said Dr. Suhaib Haq, who is a family practice physician at University Medicine Associates and …Read More >

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Don’t let your child lose sleep over sleep apnea

Categories: Children's Health

If your child is restless or snores during the night, and then is also extra tired during the day, it might be time for an overnight sleep study. These symptoms point to sleep apnea, which occurs when a person’s breathing pauses off and on all night, waking him or her up dozens or even hundreds of times every night—and leaving the person exhausted the next morning without knowing why. And without treatment, the symptoms will only get worse. “They might have trouble getting up in the morning or want to take naps as elementary school kids,” says Dr. Karen Hentschel-Franks, …Read More >

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