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Dr. Pat Consults: Ten Solutions for Poor Sleep

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

If you optimize your sleep habits and are still struggling, consider seeing a provider who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTi). CBTi takes a closer look at the behaviors and thought processes surrounding sleep, and has been shown to be effective for those with sleep issues.

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Medical Monday: Sleep Deprivation and the Gift of Early-Morning Light

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

Sleep deprivation—whether missing a night's sleep or getting less sleep on a nightly basis than one needs—impairs attention, working memory, long-term memory, and decision-making. If sleep deprivation is a long-term issue, people are at a higher risk for hypertension, heart attack and stroke, obesity, and psychiatric illness.

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