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Julia Higginson

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Teens, sleep, and depression: The Link Parents Should Know

Posted by Julia Higginson on Apr 9, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Constant moodiness, sleeping in late, copping an attitude, and even being depressed are all seen as typical teenage behavior. But what if your teen just being a teen is really your teen reacting to the effects of sleep deprivation.

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Topics: Pediatrics, teens, behavioral psychology, depression, suicide, sleep habits, losing sleep

Lightweight CPAP machines for travel

Posted by Julia Higginson on Apr 5, 2018 1:32:00 AM

When you have sleep apnea, the mere thought of traveling and having to lug your CPAP with you can be overwhelming. You may even avoid travel all together because your bulky CPAP machine doesn’t fit into your vacation plans.

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Sleepless in Seattle?  Why Women Need More Sleep Than Their Guys

Posted by Julia Higginson on Mar 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Women need more sleep than men. No, really; no matter how you spin it, research shows that men and women are biologically designed to need different amounts of sleep.

Current research shows that women need an average of twenty to thirty minutes more of sleep each night than men. And while women need more sleep, research also shows that most women aren’t getting the rest they need.

Sleep is essential to a woman’s well being. Understanding why they need more sleep and why many women are missing out one needed rest is paramount.

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Topics: women, losing sleep

Student Athletes and Sleep

Posted by Julia Higginson on Mar 13, 2018 6:31:00 AM

Have you ever heard the young athletes say they eat, sleep, and breath their sport? Well, it turns out that sleeping really is an important part of training for any young athlete.

Young athletes tend to focus on nutrition and training schedules, yet sleep may be more critical to their overall health and performance.

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Topics: Pediatrics, sports, losing sleep

Sleep Like an Olympian

Posted by Julia Higginson on Feb 13, 2018 6:50:00 AM

The 2018 Winter Olympics are underway.  As we look forward to seeing some of the world’s greatest athletes compete for gold, it’s easy to wonder what Olympians do each day to keep in tip-top shape.

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Topics: get better sleep, sleep habits

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