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End of daylight saving time is a great time for a sleep checkup

End of daylight saving time is a great time for a sleep checkup

Sleep disorders come in many forms and are often misunderstood and misdiagnosed because the telltale signs — excessive snoring and daytime drowsiness — can result from a multitude of factors, including stress, obesity, work or travel schedule, anxiety, diet, medication or alcohol use or even a bad mattress or poor lighting.

"Any time we change our sleep patterns, like during the switch to or from daylight saving time (2 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 7), our ability to rest properly is affected," said Dr. Arnold Pallay, medical director at Changebridge Medical Associates in Montville, NJ. "But sleep deprivation and sleep disorders are year-round problems that must be properly diagnosed and addressed to preserve the health of the individual."

He added that sleep has a reciprocal relationship with medication, nutrition, lifestyle and weight, and patients with chronic sleep problems such as insomnia, narcolepsy or sleep apnea can experience long-term health problems including recurring headaches, extreme muscle weakness or even heart problems and diabetes. According to the National Institutes for Health, about 40 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic long-term sleep disorders each year and an additional 20 million people experience occasional sleep problems.[1]

 

More New Jersey households eligible for lead paint removal aid

More New Jersey households eligible for lead paint removal aidMore New Jersey households will have the opportunity to abate lead paint found in their homes through changes in the state's Lead Hazard Control Assistance Program, state Community Affairs Commissione...

N.J. inspectors find no recalled Tylenol on store shelves

N.J. inspectors find no recalled Tylenol on store shelves

Johnson and Johnson announced voluntary recall on Monday

Investigators from the state Division of Consumer Affairs found no recalled Tylenol packages on store shelves during spot inspections conducted ...

Graco baby stroller recall prompted by strangling deaths

Graco baby stroller recall prompted by strangling deaths
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Graco Children's Products, Inc. of Atlanta, Ga. is recalling about 2 million baby strollers after receiving reports that four infants died in the strollers.

The Consumer...

Doctors need to stop dangerous older drivers, study says

Doctors need to stop dangerous older drivers, study says
BY CAROL ABAYA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A new study concludes that older drivers think they drive better than they actually do and should be stopped from driving. The study by The American Academy of Neuro...

Wal-Mart agrees to pay state $775,000 for selling expired infant formula and over-the-counter drugs

Wal-Mart agrees to pay state $775,000 for selling expired infant formula and over-the-counter drugsWal-Mart, following a finding that it sold or offered to sell expired baby formula and non-prescription drugs to consumers, has entered into settlement with the state to pay $775,000 and revise its bu...

Tylenol recall narrowed to one product

Tylenol recall narrowed to one product

New Jersey-based Johnson and Johnson has had 12 other recalls in barely a year

BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Johnson and Johnson has just received another migraine headache from Tylenol. Caplets are ...

Veteran New Jersey drivers strongly favor more training for new teenage drivers

Veteran New Jersey drivers strongly favor more training for new teenage driversA large majority of New Jersey drivers support the idea of requiring teenagers to log 50 practice hours with an experienced driver before obtain a license, according to a study made public Tuesday by ...

Don't give up job to care for elders

Don't give up job to care for elders
BY CAROL ABAYA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE SANDWICH GENERATION

Question: I'm thinking about quitting my job so I can take care of my parents (91 and 88). One of my friends quit her job and now she's sorr...

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