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Understanding insomnia

Understanding insomnia

JENNIFER: 18 MILLION AMERICANS FAIL TO GET A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP. I — THE TIME CHANGE NEXT SUNDAY WILL NOT HELP A LOT OF INSOMNIACS. JOINING US IS DR. RAYA WEHBEH TO TALK ABOUT ALL KINDS OF THINGS RELATED TO SLEEP. DR. WEHBEH: THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF INSOMNIA. ONE IS CALLED PRIMARY INSOMNIA, WHEN …

Home Sleep Test Explained

Home Sleep Test Explained

Tired throughout the day? Do you snore loudly? Are you overweight? You may have a disorder called sleep apnea. People with sleep apnea stop breathing in their sleep for seconds or even minutes at a time. The airway gets obstructed, preventing oxygen from passing to the lungs. When untreated, sleep apnea can trigger a host …

Pediatric Sleep Center | What to Expect

Pediatric Sleep Center | What to Expect

>>Hi, I’m Dr. Laura Sterni and I’m Director of the Pediatric Sleep Center here at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Snoring is common in children, and a significant number of children who snore have a problem called obstructive sleep apnea. If left untreated obstructive sleep apnea has serious consequences. It can affect the heart. It can …

2-Minute Neuroscience: Stages of Sleep

2-Minute Neuroscience: Stages of Sleep

Welcome to 2 minute neuroscience, where I explain neuroscience topics in 2 minutes or less. In this installment I will discuss the stages of sleep. Sleep stages are defined based on the measurement of electrical activity in the brain using an electroencephalogram, or EEG. An EEG represents fluctuations in brain electrical activity in voltage as …

Guideline to a Successful 10-20 Polysomnogram Hookup

Guideline to a Successful 10-20 Polysomnogram Hookup

Hello everyone, my name is Brendan Hardie. Today, I will be offering a general guideline towards completing a successful 10/20 hookup for standard polysomnography. As a general overview, we will first be discussing what exactly the International 10/20 System for polysomnography is, where it is derived from, and how to perform the patient hookup process. …

Functions of Sleep

Functions of Sleep

>Let’s break it down to and explain the the different functions of sleep, let’s start with restorative function.>Sure. So restorative function essentially refers to cell repair. During sleep protein synthesis is enhanced which helps lea to repair… cellular repair. The other interesting thing that occurs during sleep is that growth hormone is secreted in very …