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Study Reveals Military Spouse Sleep Disorders Are Common

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 11, 2018 3:52:00 PM

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, active duty military personnel have a high prevalence of sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, insomnia, and short sleep duration. Results also show that these sleep disorders lead to medical issues, such as depression, anxiety, and more.  With sleep research growing for active duty military personnel, many are getting the help they need through professional sleep clinics.

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Topics: apnea, Sleep, insomnia, Family, Spouse, Military, sleep disorders

Keeping Up Your Family's Sleep Schedule in Summer

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Apr 17, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When a beat is dropped in a song, everything is off: the drummer, lead singer, and the bassist. Same with kids.

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Topics: Family, routine, summer

7 Ways to Balance Your Work, House, and School

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Mar 19, 2018 7:30:00 AM


It is 6:30 a.m. Half-awake, I replay the routine: shower, wake the kids, feed the puppy, get myself ready, heat up some oatmeal to eat in the van, drop the kids off at school, and head to work. It starts over with each new day. In between, my routine changes causing unbalance. As a professor on a small campus, I teach classes, meet with students, grade assignments, and prepare lessons that vary daily depending on schedules. It then changes with each semester and break. 

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Topics: Family

How to Treat Children with Sleep Apnea Using CPAP Machines

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 24, 2018 4:01:58 PM

Philips Respironics is another popular brand among CPAP users. They offer a variety of masks from nasal pillow masks to full-face masks.  This article will discuss the Wisp Nasal Mask and the DreamWear Nasal Cradle mask.

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Topics: sleeping, Family, cpap accessories, Pediatrics, sleep and children, CPAP, children, CPAP Masks

The Military’s App to Improve Sleep

Posted by Rich Crane on Aug 11, 2016 11:06:49 PM

Active duty military personnel lead stressful lives.  Whether deployed abroad or serving stateside, demands on their time, bodies, and families can prove difficult to manage.  Studies have shown that this stress can negatively affect the sleeping habits of active duty military personnel.  According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a recent study revealed that over 85% of active duty military suffer from some type of sleep disorder. 

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Topics: Military, Family, application, game, Sleep, sleep disorders, sleep study, sleep specialist

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