Tips for Restful Sleep

At times it is impossible to fall asleep. And healthy sleep results in a healthy lifestyle. So, what are some of the methods we can use to improve sleep? Brigham and Women’s Hospital has suggested 12 steps to improve sleep hygiene, even in the face of our highly challenging lifestyles.

Less Sleep – Cardiovascular Risk

According to a January 2021 study[i] published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, people who sleep less than six hours a night may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared with those who sleep between seven and eight hours. The study concluded that poor quality sleep increases the risk of atherosclerosis. “Cardiovascular…

Cardiovascular Disorders in Narcolepsy: Review of Associations and Determinants

Clinical Review Poul Jørgen Jennum, Giuseppe Plazzi, , Alessandro Silvani, Lee A.Surkin, YvesDauvilliers, Summary Narcolepsy type 1 (NT1) is a lifelong disorder of sleep-wake dysregulation defined by clinical symptoms, neurophysiological findings, and low hypocretin levels. Besides a role in sleep, hypocretins are also involved in regulation of heart rate and blood pressure. This literature review…

Cannabis and Sleep Medicine

Cannabis use has Been Around for a Long Time The medicinal use of cannabis dates back to 4000 B.C. where Cannabis was regarded among “five grains” in China and was farmed as a major food crop. 2737 B.C. was the earliest record of cannabis use as a medicinal drug, treating populations in China for gout,…

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Providers affected by COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has presented unusual and extraordinary challenges to our health care system. As this virus continues to spread and hospitals reach capacity, we will see an increased need for home treatment for a number of health issues, including those directly and/or indirectly related to COVID-19. As hospitals discharges become more prevalent in…

Pediatric Sleep Hygiene: Should you let them cry it out?

Why Quality Sleep is Essential to our Children “Behavioral insomnia is highly prevalent, affecting approximately 25% of children. It involves difficulties initiating and maintaining sleep and frequently results in inadequate sleep, leading to an array of negative effects for both the child and the child’s family.” – Jennifer Vriend & Penn Corkum, National Center for…