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Our genes determine how much sleep we need

Our genes determine how much sleep we need Adults should get at least 7 hours a day of sleep (more for children and adolescents). What determines how long we sleep? Is it entirely up to us? Do the demands of school and work decide it? What role does genetics play? Evidence now suggests that our…

Changing definitions of sleep apnea – should we still treat mild sleep apnea?

Changing definitions of sleep apnea – should we still treat mild sleep apnea? Whether we should treat mild sleep obstructive apnea, may depend on the definition used for scoring hypopneas. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) scoring manual defines hypopneas. This definition has changed several times over the years, sometimes going back and forth…

Sleepy, Tired, Fatigued? You May Have Idiopathic Hypersomnia

Are you tired, sleepy, fatigued? You may have Idiopathic Hypersomnia. Sleep medicine doctors often ignore idiopathic hypersomnia. Many sleep medicine doctors focus exclusively on sleep apnea. Others understand and look for narcolepsy with cataplexy (now called narcolepsy type 1). Narcolepsy with cataplexy is a rare disorder. In my experience, narcolepsy without cataplexy (now called narcolepsy…

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