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Your Sleep Disorder may be Caused by Your House Pets

Environmental sleep disorders include any sleep disturbances that are caused by conditions related to one’s external surroundings. These disturbances may include noise such as that of a crying baby or music emanating from the apartment next door, movement caused by

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Quality of Sleep May Help Neck and Back Pain Sufferers Stay Physically Active

A new study titled “Better Quality Sleep Promotes Daytime Physical Activity in Patients with Chronic Pain? A Multilevel Analysis of the Within-Person Relationship” indicates that sufferers of chronic pain can help to maintain their physical mobility by improving the quality

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Individuals with a Sleep-Breathing Disorder May be Impacting Neurons Responsible for Keeping Heart Rate Low

Among the numerous tasks performed by the human brainstem, one of the most vital is that of regulating the body’s cardiovascular system, which relies on neurons based in the brainstem to maintain a low resting heart rate. According to a

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Insomnia and Stroke

Do you have trouble getting a good night’s sleep? You’re not alone. Nearly one in three Americans suffers from insomnia. Chronic sleep deprivation can cause myriad side effects from difficulty concentrating to depression, and a recent study suggests that there

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Is it Just Insomnia or do I have a Sleep Disorder?

There’s nothing worse than not being able to sleep. Whether you have difficulty going to sleep in the first place or routinely wake up in the middle of the night, unable to fall back asleep, the end result is the

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The Link between Sleep Disorders and Diabetes

High blood sugar can be a warning sign that a patient is actually suffering from some sort of sleep disorder. Sleep disorders can be caused by other disorders as well. Whether this cause is something as straightforward as obesity with

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The Best Example of the RNI Patient Journey, Frustrations Included

No patient has been more candid about her feelings about RNI than this woman. She came to RNI for acute back pain that flared up on vacation away from Kansas City. It made her suddenly unable to walk anywhere, shop,

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Hospital Fees Drive Rising Cost of Health Care

Steven Brill writes in Time Magazine that hospital profit margins are extraordinarily high for supposedly non-profit institutions, and are largely responsible for the rising health care costs in the United States.

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Myths and Truths About Bedtime Habits and Insomnia

People with chronic insomnia try many tricks to fall asleep. While some help, some have been shown to make sleep harder.

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Sleep Test: Check Your Sleep Quality with a Short Quiz

The sleep specialists at RNI have put together an online survey to help visitors assess the quality of their sleep based on their waking experiences.

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