A recent study suggests that sleep deficiency may be an underlying contributor to poor mental health in physicians. The consequences of shift work, night call and competing demands make sleep deficiency common among healthcare professionals. This can heavily impact their overall quality of life if left unchecked. More than half of US physicians report burnout,…

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A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine has found that flu patients are 5-times less likely to require hospitalization if they adhere to CPAP therapy. According to the study, “In comparing odds of hospitalization from influenza infections, patients conservatively treated without CPAP or nonadherent to CPAP therapy were at a nearly…

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“Gaining” an hour of sleep in the fall may feel better than “losing” an hour of sleep in the spring, but your body will still need time to adjust to a different schedule. After the clocks “fall back”, you may find yourself waking up earlier due to the extra daylight in the morning. This is…

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