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Side Effects of Sleep Deprivation

  *Nothing in this article constitutes medical advice. Seek the guidance of a physician if you have any questions.* At some point in time, we have all experienced sleep deprivation. Whether it is from a long night out, a new work project, or jetlag, sleep deprivation is never fun. Sleep deprivation is also extremely common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly one out of three adults in the United States reported being sleep deprived in 2014. Thankfully, there exists an entire branch of medicine dedicated to understanding sleep deprivation and sleep disorders: Somnology. Today, let’s take a deeper dive into the side effects of sleep deprivation. What is Sleep Deprivation? Before we can understand what sleep...

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Ozone Cleaners vs. UV Cleaners

  As the world continues to be plagued by harmful viruses and damaging fires, CPAP machines are becoming increasingly important to those that use them. Helping those with breathing issues to sleep peacefully instead of suffering through the night. As the device provides continuous airway pressure, it’s incredibly important that the components and accessories be cleaned and maintained to ensure that any bacteria that might get into your machine doesn’t get into your lungs. But is the best solution taking a scrub and brush to your expensive CPAP tubing and masks? Not exactly. The Sleep8 Ozone Cleaner has proven to be a sound, efficient and effective way of sanitizing your CPAP supplies, leading many around the world to relieve daily...

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Fall Ready Home – 60 Minute Activities

  In this blog series, Sleep8 is branching out from sleep related topics to bring you fun activities that can be completed in about 60 minutes, the same duration as your Sleep8 cleaning cycle. These could be anything from recipes, crafts, DIY projects, skills to master, workouts, or more. Keep your eyes peeled to the Sleep8 blog to find your new favorite pastime. Does fall feel like new beginnings to anyone else, or is it just me? There is something about the fresh autumn air and the summer cool down that makes life feel full of possibilities. We’ve crossed the Labor Day threshold so now Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are all coming up in the not so distant future. Some...

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Over the Counter Sleep Aids

  *Nothing in this article constitutes medical advice. Seek the guidance of a physician if you have any questions.* According to the NIH, roughly 30% of Americans complain of sleep disruption. Furthermore, 10% of Americans “have associated symptoms of daytime functional impairment consistent with the diagnosis of insomnia.” About 1 in 3 older Americans take some form of medication to help them fall asleep at night, and some of these individuals take over the counter (OTC) sleep medications. When used properly, these medications can be massively beneficial in correcting sleep patterns and schedules. Who Needs Sleep Aids? Ultimately, sleep aids are used to treat insomnia. According to the Mayo Clinic, insomnia is a condition in which it is “hard to...

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Choosing the Best Mattress for Your Needs

  In the past decade it seems like numerous mattress companies have sprouted up out of nowhere, giving consumers a much more diverse plethora of options compared to traditional offerings. Companies like Tuft & Needle, Casper, Nectar and Purple have presented people with more personalized options compared to the traditional standard spring mattress. Many people don’t realize how imperative a mattress is to a solid night’s sleep. After all, about one-third of your life is spent sleeping, so it only makes sense that your mattress should be prioritized to provide you with maximum comfort and reliability. Don’t spend years on end putting up with a mattress that is old and worn or just flat out uncomfortable. With so many options...

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