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Julia Higginson

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Don't let your CPAP ruin your vacation plans: Tips on electricity and travel

Posted by Julia Higginson on Jun 7, 2019 2:54:00 PM

Travel can tempt you to not be compliant with your CPAP therapy. The overwhelming idea of packing and bringing your equipment with you can make you want to skip your CPAP while you are away.

Foregoing your CPAP therapy can be dangerous. Sleep apnea will occur whether you are on your dream vacation or at home. Without your CPAP machine, you run the risk of experiencing all the unwanted and sometimes even dangerous effects of untreated sleep apnea.

The good news is that traveling with your CPAP machine doesn’t have to be burden. There are several options, including travel-sized CPAP machines that can make it easier for you to travel.

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Topics: CPAP compliance, obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP

Sleep Under the Midnight Sun

Posted by Julia Higginson on Jun 2, 2019 4:00:00 PM

Sleep is more important to mental and physical health than most people realize. Sleep helps the brain to work properly. If the brain is working properly so is the body.

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Topics: summer

Better Sleep: A New Year’s Resolution Worth Keeping

Posted by Julia Higginson on Jan 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The new year has begun and that means its time to pull out your resolutions. Do you have any new resolutions on your list or are you making the same resolutions that you seem to keep failing at?

Year after the most common resolutions are healthy eating, exercising more, and stopping smoking. And year after year most people find that their resolutions fall by the wayside within a few weeks to months.

Have you ever wondered why so many people fail at accomplishing worthwhile goals? The answer is simple: sleep. When you are sleep deprived or have poor sleep you are less likely to accomplish your goals because you are tired.

This year, instead of making the same old resolutions again, try making a goal for better sleep. A good night’s rest is the basis for making and keeping resolutions for a healthy lifestyle.

The Importance of Sleep:

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Topics: holiday, get better sleep, new year's resolution

'Twas the night before Christmas

Posted by Julia Higginson on Dec 24, 2018 7:30:00 PM

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, nor even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

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Topics: christmas, sleeping

'Twas the night before Christmas

Posted by Julia Higginson on Dec 11, 2018 11:00:00 AM

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, nor even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

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Topics: christmas, sleeping

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