We recently connected with ASAA Sleep Health Medical Advisory Council member, Robyn Woidtke, MSN, RN, RPSGT, CCSH* and Principal at RVW Clinical Consulting, to chat about the value that nurses can bring to sleep health patients and the sleep medicine community at large.
While weight loss may not “cure” other health conditions like sleep apnea, healthy weight loss and management can lead to better sleep, ease of mobility, higher energy levels, a more positive mood, and less pain and discomfort.
Whatever the cause of your daytime fatigue and nighttime sleep problems, it’s important to take action to correct them. Insomnia and sleep deprivation aren’t problems to ignore. They don’t typically go away on their own and, in fact, will worsen over time, leading to chronic illness, higher risks for accidents and mistakes, mental health problems, and much more.
Light pollution, US focus, flat. [Credit: Falchi et al., Science Advances, including Dan Duriscoe/NPS; Bob Meadows/NPS; Jakob Grothe/NPS contractor, and Matthew Price/CIRES and CU-Boulder] Light pollution now blots out the Milky Way for eight in ten Americans. Bright areas in this map show where the sky glow from artificial lighting obscures the stars and constellations. An…
Insomnia can happen to anybody Don’t be surprised if you get hit with daytime sleepiness or struggle to fall asleep this week. Insomnia or hypersomnolence could be two legitimate responses to the “spring forward” disruption of our circadian rhythms during the transition to Daylight Saving Time. But if you keep experiencing insomnia, please take action….