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Didgeridoo Your Sleep a Favor
May 12, 2016 2:17 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There are few feelings as helpless as overwhelming as daytime fatigue and drowsiness. Speaking as someone who’s experienced a heaviness in my eyes sometime shortly after lunch since at least middle school, I can honestly say it’s a virtual Read More...
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Social Media & Sleep
January 27, 2016 2:24 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras In a way that’s paradoxical and ironic, the internet — and app-based social media platforms ostensibly powered by it — makes widely disseminating conspiracy theories about assorted modern technologies (including itself) easier than ever Read More...
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Up All Night
October 22, 2015 4:32 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras This time of year, it’s natural to dwell on all the seasonal ailments and illnesses. They bring you down, cause you to use that precious sick time you’d been saving, and line the pockets of pharmaceutical companies who sell prescription Read More...
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Allergens Keeping Many Americans Up at Night
September 24, 2015 2:28 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Three-quarters of U.S. adults experience occasional to frequent sleep disruptions, according to a new survey from AllerEase. (www.aller-ease.com) Respondents to the summer survey of 1,015 adults in the U.S. cited several possible causes, including temperature-related Read More...
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Mechanical Ventilation Innovation Challenge
August 20, 2015 10:22 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Edison Nation Medical and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) https://www.aarc.org/ have announced a worldwide search to uncover innovations for improving the process, outcomes and comfort for patients requiring intubation and mechanical Read More...
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Sleeping with Arianna Huffington
August 6, 2015 4:48 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
In a recent edition of Parade , Arianna Huffington said the secret to her success is getting eight hours of sleep every night. “When I get enough sleep, I'm better at everything. I'm more creative, I'm less reactive, I'm better with my children,” the Read More...
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High-Tech Game Changers for Poor Sleep
July 23, 2015 3:23 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) this week announced the formation of its new Sleep Technology Council, “a group whose mission will be to support and enable innovations in consumer sleep technology." The council will include participants from several Read More...
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Platelet Rich Plasma for Damaged Lungs
July 16, 2015 4:38 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
A New York City-based doctor was recently interviewed by PBS’ American Health Journal about his innovative nebulized platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment. In the AHJ interview, Dr. Prabhat Soni, MD, FCCP, DABSM, DABOM, ABAARM, demonstrated his stem cell Read More...
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Restorative Sleep Just a Dream for Many Americans
June 25, 2015 2:10 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
New research reveals although eighty percent of physically active adults say they desire eight or more hours of sleep per night, only 41% actually do. Commissioned by mattress maker Nodical Bed , the study explored sleep patterns and attitudes among adults Read More...
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Twitter and Sleep Disorders
June 18, 2015 10:47 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and Merck have built the beginnings of "digital phenotype" of insomnia and other sleep disorders based on data from Twitter. Published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the study is one of the first Read More...
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Americans Harbor Conflicting Attitudes about Sleep
May 14, 2015 12:07 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Newly released research conducted by the Better Sleep Council (BSC) shows Americans are conflicted in their thoughts about sleep. The survey found that a large majority of people understand that sleep is necessary to recharge, restore and refresh. However, Read More...
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3B Medical Claims Lack Substance, ResMed Says
April 3, 2015 1:41 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
3B Medical Inc., a sleep therapy equipment maker, this week filed suit against competitor ResMed alleging several antitrust violations, reportedly including trying to create a monopoly by “choosing winners and losers in the CMS competitive bidding process Read More...
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A Tale of Two Tests
July 7, 2014 2:32 PM by Pam Tarapchak
Severe fatigue. That's the only way I could describe to my physician the symptoms I was feeling over the past few months. Sleeping 10 hours at night; napping on the weekends. Yet, I was never rested. As the editor of a respiratory website, I've read plenty Read More...
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