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Sleep deprivation is a term that describes the cumulative effect of the lack of sleep on the body. Researchers have long known that insomnia resulted in fatigue, drowsiness, accidents, health problems, mood changes, and weight gain or loss. Now they know that sleep deprivation has adverse effects on the brain and cognitive function. Although the complete absence of sleep in humans over long periods of time has not been examined, it...

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Pediatric sleep studies can sometimes be a trying experience for a child. The location can be unfamiliar, the setup will most likely be very different, and unfamiliar people monitoring the process is a new experience for a child. Valley Sleep Center takes great care to ensure that your child and your family members are treated in a way that is relaxing and calming to all parties involved in the sleep study. Pediatric sleep studies can...

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Nothing refreshes us like a good night’s sleep. We awaken rejuvenated, energized and ready to take on the day. But for as many as 70 million Americans, the simple pleasure of 6 to 8 hours of nightly slumber is an elusive goal. The American Sleep Association reports that 50 to 70 million suffer from persistent persistent sleep disorder. Many of us are aware of the most common sleep problems – insomnia, snoring and sleep apnea....

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Bizarre Sleeping Habits of 61 Famous People Provided by Celebjury.com We’re constantly reminded how important getting seven to eight hours of sleep is in order to function normally. Yet, for some of the most successful people on Earth, sleep is a precious commodity. Their sleeping habits often affect how well they perform on the job and they do everything they can not let it get on their way. Sacrificing the sleeping time or cracking...

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Your body needs sleep to regenerate and restore. Sleep disorders can disturb sleep quality and leave your body chronically sleep deprived, even after a full night’s rest. Sleep deprivation causes inflammation, now know to be the primary cause of many chronic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and chronic pain. You could be suffering the silent effects of chronic sleep deprivation and not even be aware of the damage...

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Successful treatment of obstructive sleep apnea can dramatically reduce the recurrence rate of atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias following ablation or cardioversion. Yet many patients with a history of arrhythmia just can’t seem to use their OSA treatment. Read below to learn about one of the most critical – yet commonly missed – reasons why. Breathing during sleep is regulated primarily by arterial CO2. When CO2 decreases...

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Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a cluster of symptoms that occur after exposure to a shocking or dangerous event. Researchers say that up to eight percent of every 100 Americans will have PTSD at some time in their lives, and around eight million suffer from PTSD each year. Military personnel are especially at risk, with estimates of those serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam ranging from 11 to 20 percent in any given...

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Sleep apnea is a common condition in which a person’s breathing stops and starts during sleep. The repeated pause can be caused by a blocked airway or a problem with signals from the brain. An individual will stop breathing over and over throughout the night without being aware of the disruption. When the airway opens or the breathing signal is given, the person may take a deep breath, snort, or wake completely with a feeling of...

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Most people don’t realize the importance of maintaining their CPAP/BIPAP mask, filters, hoses, and humidifier chamber.  Not properly maintaining these can have a serious impact on your quality of sleep, comfort, and pose adverse side effects to your Sleep Apnea Therapy. Follow these tips to keep your CPAP clean and healthy. MASK: Most patients do not realize that their skin secretes acid, oils, and bacteria which will build upon...

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February is American Heart Month, a federally designated event since 1964. Throughout the month, the American Heart Association concentrates on reminding us to focus on the health of our hearts. Even if your heart is healthy, you probably know someone affected by cardiovascular disease – it leads to the deaths of approximately 2,300 Americans every day. This number does not have to be so large. Preventing heart disease comes down to...

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Client Reviews

"I was especially impressed with Andrew the Respiratory Therapist who reviewed my study with me and answered my questions. Andrew thoroughly explained everything about the Cpap machine-from start to finish. I never felt rushed and was assured I could contact him with any additional questions or needs. Andrew told me he would follow up with a call in a week and he did. I believe this center performed the study appropriately and the added benefit of having Andrew teach me about the machine and what to expect was a bonus."

Candace M.

Scottsdale, AZ

"I recommend them highly!! I took my 2 year old daughter for a sleep study and was very impressed. Our sleep technician was amazing with her, very patient and kind. The DVD we brought to watch while getting her hooked up got stuck in the TV and they vowed to return it. We got a call the next day checking on our daughter and saying how sweet she was, they mentioned the DVD. Several days later, we received the DVD plus a new copy of the Lion King with a nice note. They are very good at what they do and if they can make a 2 year old feel at ease, they can probably do the same with anyone!!"

Anthea S.

Tempe, AZ

"Great staff, they make you feel so at home. Every medical facility should be this nice. Felt like a nice hotel. Someone has great taste in decorating. Thanks for making us feel at home."

Steve N.

San Diego, CA