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Sleep Your Way to Better Heart Health

A new study suggests too much or too little sleep can hurt your heart. People who sleep less than six hours a night are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack and one-and-a-half times more likely to have congestive heart failure, while people who sleep more than eight hours a night are more […]

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Alternative Treatment for Sleep Apnea: Playing Didgeridoo

Ok, so it is official.  I am a CPAP failure.  I gave it my best effort, but I just couldn’t do it. The first night I used the machine, I got in 4 hours before the noise woke me up and I couldn’t fall asleep again.  Despite that, I felt great the next day…this sent […]

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Sleeping less may mean you’ll eat more

Tired? Hungry? A new study is linking lack of sleep to excess snacking. In findings presented at an American Heart Association meeting in San Diego, researchers found that people who got about a third-less than their average amount of sleep time ate over 500 additional calories a day on average. “Sleep deprivation is a growing […]

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Southerners can’t get a good night’s sleep, study finds.

If you’re feeling sleepless in the South, you might consider moving to a different region of the country. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology scrutinized sleep disturbance and daytime sleepiness state-by-state to see if geography had anything to do with sleep quality. Turns out, the stereotype of a sleepy southern […]

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Sleeping More Decreases Alzheimer’s Risk

The amount and quality of sleep you get at night may affect your memory later in life, according to research to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans on April 21 to April 28, 2012. “Disrupted sleep appears to be associated with the build-up of amyloid plaques, a hallmark […]

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Sound Sleep One Good Key to Health

February 28, 2012 Sound sleep one key to good health By Heather Pilkington, Register Staff Writer Gainesville Daily Register Gainesville — Nearly everyone knows that eating healthy and regular exercise are key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But according to John Truitt, a former Gainesville native and current chief executive officer of Simple Sleep Services […]

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Take the Sleep Test!

Epworth Sleepiness Scale The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is a scale intended to measure daytime sleepiness by use of a very short questionnaire. This can be helpful in diagnosing sleep disorders. It was introduced in 1991 by Dr Murray Johns of Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. The Epworth Sleepiness Scale is used to determine the level […]

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What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that can be serious. In sleep apnea, your breathing stops or gets very shallow. Each pause in breathing typically lasts 10 to 20 seconds or more. These pauses can occur 20 to 30 times or more an hour. The most common type is obstructive sleep apnea. That means you […]

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Forney Rotary Hosts John Truitt of Simple Sleep Services.

Snooze or Lose: How to Sleep Better and Have More Energy! We live in an over-caffeinated, sleep-deprived society. In an ideal world, we’d all get 8 hours of shuteye a night, but studies show that only 1 in 4 Americans get that much and it’s taking a toll on our health. A lack of sleep […]

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Stroke and Sleep Apnea Discussed in John Truitt Interview with Gary and Jim on WSBA in York, PA

This morning on WSBA York, PA John Truitt was interviewed by Gary and Jim from the Morning Show. The highlights of the discussion included: The correlation  between Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and stroke are even higher than expected. Even sufferers of mild OSA double their chances of stroke and this is independent of other risk […]

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