It’s time to ditch the smartphone: Best alarm to wake up in the morning

The best alarm to wake up in the morning is not always a smartphone alarm. If waking up proves dreadful, Dr. David Brodner, a Palm Beach-based board-certified otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist) and sleep medicine physician in Boynton Beach tells MarketWatch, “Many people can benefit from a high-quality melatonin product, ideally one that lasts […]

The Sleep Scientists Embarking on Jet Lag Studies – Sleep Review

  Jet lag disorder treatment could also lead to more therapies for other circadian rhythm sleep disorders. By Lisa Spear When Australian sleep scientist Leon Lack, PhD, travels to Europe for conferences, he sometimes wears glasses on the plane—but not the kind that improve vision. Lack’s glasses shine tiny blue-green lights up toward his eyes. […]

Higher Crash Rate for Truck Drivers with Untreated Sleep Apnea

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), reports over 28 percent of truck drivers sleep apnea. FMCSA explains that drivers with mild sleep apnea are still qualified for truck driving jobs. However, they recommend seeking medical attention with a medical examiner to determine a truck driver’s fitness to operate a motor vehicle. Truck Drivers Sleep […]

Poor Sleep Leads to Weight Gain

BOYNTON BEACH, Florida—Poor sleep leads to weight gain, weight gain being one of the common effects of lack of sleep according to a study published in the journal Sleep. Mounting evidence suggests that lack of sleep has multiple effects that can all result in excess weight. This study shows how sleep loss initiates the process […]

Household Allergens Impact Sleep

BOYNTON BEACH, Florida— While everyone does well trying to keep away from common cold and flu germs, most do not take into account the affect household allergens have on their health and sleep. Mattresses, pillows, and bedding are ideal breeding grounds for many of these allergens including dust, pet dander, dust mites, pollen, and mold. […]