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The Importance of Sleep in Children and Teens

by Stephanie Zandieh, M.D., Director, Pediatric Sleep Disorders and Apnea Center

Posted on August 16, 2016

Are your children getting enough sleep? According to the National Sleep Foundation, the recommended amount of sleep for children can vary quite a bit depending on the age of the child.
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Get Ready to “Fall Back” This Weekend

by Jeffrey P. Barasch, M.D., FACCP, FAASM; Medical Director; The Center for Sleep Medicine at The Valley Hospital

Posted on October 31, 2014

Daylight Saving Time will end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. That means setting your clocks back an hour. Thanks to that extra hour, "falling back" isn't nearly as disruptive to our bodies as "springing forward." Our circadian rhythms, or our bodies' natural biologic clocks, can usually adjust quickly to the additional hour. Because the biologic clock is slightly longer than 24 hours, it is usually much easier to sleep an hour later than to get up an hour earlier. 
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Getting Your Children Ready to Go Back to School? Be Sure to Make Sleep a Priority

by Tracy Carbone, M.D., Director of The Valley Hospital Pediatric Sleep Disorders and Apnea Center

Posted on August 14, 2014

As you prepare your children for the start of a new school year, make sure you put “get enough sleep” on their back-to-school lists. 
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How’s Your Sleep?

by Jeffrey P. Barasch, M.D., FACCP, FAASM, Medical Director, The Center for Sleep Medicine at The Valley Hospital

Posted on August 30, 2013

A new report showing an increasing use of prescription sleep aids among American adults highlights a troubling issue: millions of Americans are not getting enough sleep, either due to poor sleep habits; school or work schedules; or a sleep disorder, such as insomnia, sleep apnea, or restless leg syndrome.
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Valley Sleep Medicine Specialist Urges: Don’t Ignore Signs of Sleep Apnea

by Jeffrey P. Barasch, M.D., FACCP, FAASM, Medical Director The Center for Sleep Medicine at The Valley Hospital

Posted on April 15, 2013

April 18 is Sleep Apnea Awareness Day
Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening breathing disorder that affects an estimated 20 million Americans, most of whom remain undiagnosed.

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Tags: sleep, snoring
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