Spring Forward into March Madness

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Spring Forward into March Madness

As we applaud the end of winter, we are reminded of some traditional lore, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” One more thing you can also “set your watch by” this month — you lose an hour of sleep for Daylight Savings Time (DST).

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Childhood Sleep Apnea: What Parents Should Know

Most parents often think that only adults suffer from sleep apnea and children aren’t affected by this disorder. But the fact is that, even children can suffer from sleep apnea. If your child is experiencing one or all of the below mentioned symptoms, he or she may be suffering from childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA:

● Makes choking or gasping noises during sleep
● Sleeps with his or her head tilted back
● Makes squeaking noise while inhaling
● Has difficulty in concentrating
● Experiencing daytime hyperactivity

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Did you know… about shift work disorder and cancer?

This entry in our “What about…?” comorbid conditions series discusses how shift work disorder has a defining influence on the development and progression of cancer. In order to understand how poor sleep influences shift work disorder and cancer, first you need to understand what sleep does for us at the cellular level, and how shift work leads to circadian disruption.

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