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General Sleep Information

Quick Facts:

  • Adults need 7 to 8 hours of restful sleep each night for maximum health and wellness. Studies show that adults who sleep less than 7 hours per night are more likely to be obese.
  • Sleep apnea and blood pressure may increase during pregnancy.
  • Sleep occurs in stages from light sleep to deeper sleep, and eventually through to vivid dreaming sleep.
  • The state of sleep where vivid dreams occur is called rapid eye movement or REM sleep. REM sleep occurs every 90 minutes.
  • Children who snore are more likely to be hyperactive.
  • A good night’s sleep triggers changes in the brain that help to improve memory, regulate appetite and prevent obesity.

Who are sleep study candidates?

  • Fall asleep while watching television
  • Doze off while reading a book
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Snoring
  • Doze off while in a car
  • Feel the need for frequent naps
  • Significantly overweight
  • Restlessness
  • Sleepwalking
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Circadian Rhythm Disorder

Sleep education links

  • www.padacheek.com
  • www.slumberbump.com
  • www.narcolepsylink.com
  • www.resmed.com
  • www.cpapcomfortcover.com

Surgical options for OSA

• www.emoryhealthcare.org/sleep/sleep-services.html#osa



Pulmonary education links

  • http://smokefree.gov
  • www.quitterinyou.org
  • http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips
  • www.KnowCOPD.com