Kids With Sleep Apnea Act Like Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

Children who have sleep apnea often act out and do poorly in school, which are signs similar to those of kids with ADHD, according to a new study.

If your child is snoring or sleeping in an unusual position, they could have sleep apnea, a common form of sleep-disordered breathing that may put them at higher risk of behavioral and learning problems, according to a new study published in the journal Sleep.

Researchers led by Michelle Perfect, PhD, assistant professor in ...

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When to See an Otolaryngologist

First of all, what is an otolaryngologist – also called an ENT? It is a doctor who specializes in ear, nose, and throat conditions. Regardless of which one of those three areas is affected by your health condition, you may need a referral for an ear, nose, and throat doctor.

Let’s take the ear, for example. If you suffer from recurrent ear infections, a balance problem, ringing in your ears, or were born with a disorder of the ear, an otolaryngologist ...

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How Bladder Problems Can Impact Your Sleep

Are you waking up to go during the night? Find out what could be behind these unwanted nighttime trips to the bathroom.

If you dream of a solid night of sleep, but nighttime urination often interrupts those plans, you’re not alone.

“Nocturia, or the need to urinate at night, is a common complaint of many people,” said W. Stuart Reynolds, MD, MPH, assistant professor of urologic surgery at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn. According to the National Sleep Foundation, ...

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Top 10 Health Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep, we all love it, especially when you wake up from a great night’s sleep. In the past, sleep was often ignored by doctors and surrounded by myths, but now we are beginning to understand the importance of sleep to overall health and well-being. In fact, when people get less than 6 or 7 hours of sleep each night, their risk for developing diseases begins to increase.

1. Sleep Keeps Your Heart Healthy

Heart attacks and strokes are more common during ...

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Top Reasons to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

When was the last time you found yourself drifting off in the middle of a long class lecture or meeting? According to the National Sleep Foundation’s 2008 “Sleep in America” poll, 29% of participants reported becoming very sleepy or even falling asleep at work in the previous month alone.

Recent research has linked lack of sleep to a wide range of ailments, including memory problems and obesity. Learn more about some of the top reasons why you should get a good ...

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Getting Enough Sleep

How much sleep we need depends on what is happening in our bodies. The rapid growth of infancy and adolescence and the demands on the body during pregnancy mean more sleep. Contrary to the common sleep myth, older adults need just as much sleep as younger ones. Here is a list of sleep needs by group:

Finding Your ‘Sleep Need’

A person should be alert and awake throughout the day. Some signs that you are not getting enough quality sleep include:

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