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Tips to Make a Smooth Daylight Saving Transition

Tomorrow we “Fall back” one hour for Daylight Saving Time, but how does this affect our sleep cycle? Theoretically, we gain an hour of sleep, but some people struggle to adjust their internal clock to the new daylight pattern. We asked Karl Doghramji, MD, Medical Director of the Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center, about the most more »

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Post-Approval Results Confirm Surgical Intervention for Sleep Apnea Safe and Effective

A surgical intervention, called Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS), which uses an implanted device to prevent airway blockage, was introduced in the last few years as an alternative for patients whose sleep apnea does not improve with the CPAP machine. In the largest study since the device was approved, and one that compared patient outcomes across two academic medical centers, Thomas Jefferson University researchers confirmed that the implanted UAS device is effective in improving sleep and quality of life.

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