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The Importance of Men’s Health

By: Lauri Leadley, CCSH, RPSGT- Clinical Sleep Educator|Sleep Coach While a number of health conditions are specific to men, including prostate cancer and low testosterone, men also tend to suffer from high risk health conditions, such as heart disease and colon...

What are some signs of drowsy driving?

By: Lauri Leadley, CCSH, RPSGT – Clinical Sleep Educator|Sleep Coach Most of us, at some point in our lives, have felt sleepy behind the wheel. You could be driving back from a long, hard day at work or returning from a road trip. Suddenly, you find yourself...

How Does Sleep Apnea Affect a Child?

By: Lauri Leadley, CCSH, RPSGT – Clinical Sleep Educator|Sleep Coach Sleep apnea is not an age-related sleep disorder. Even children can suffer from the condition and may exhibit the common symptoms of loud snoring, frequent pauses in their breathing cycle, and waking...

Observing Mental Health Awareness Month

By: Lauri Leadley, CCSH, RPSGT – Clinical Sleep Educator|Sleep Coach Since 1949, the United States has been observing Mental Health Awareness Month or Mental Health Month in the month of May which was started by the Mental Health America organization. Back then the...

The Optimal Amount of Time to Nap

Have you ever stopped working for a few minutes to take a nap, and woke up alert, refreshed, and ready to finish a project? Or, have you ever tried to nap to reenergize and woke up groggy and even sleepier than when you fell asleep? The answer to why you may have...

New Treatment for Sleep Apnea Available in Phoenix

There’s a new treatment for sleep apnea available in Phoenix, and Valley Sleep Center is one of just a few providers in the US to be approved to administer it. It’s an outpatient surgery called Inspire Therapy and for many sleep apnea sufferers, it could be a...

Can You Die of Sleep Deprivation?

By: Lauri Leadley, CCSH, RPSGT- Clinical Sleep Educator|Sleep Coach I know what it’s like to not be able to sleep. It wears down your body and your mind. You can feel so exhausted that you may feel like a walking zombie. Many people ask me, “Can I die from sleep...

How Does Jet Lag Affect Sleep?

By: Lauri Leadley, CCSH, RPSGT- Clinical Sleep Educator|Sleep Coach Anyone who regularly travels across time zones has experienced jet lag. Moving between different time-zones can disrupt your internal clock or your circadian rhythms which in turn impacts your...

Night owls – Have you given up on good sleep?

By: Lauri Leadley, CCSH, RPSGT- Clinical Sleep Educator|Sleep Coach If you are a night owl, you probably feel far more energized and productive in the late hours. This also means you might be going to sleep late and waking up late as well. However, if you are a night...

A 1000-Year Old Treatment for Insomnia

If you’re like me, your mind is a whirlwind of thoughts always going, going going. Even when you lay down to sleep it’s hard to quiet your mind. Instead you toss and turn, waiting for that elusive sleep. If we can quiet the mind, healing energy restores....