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Why Sleep is the Best Medicine for Concussions

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The movie “Concussion” has recently brought the debate over the risk of concussions in the NFL front of mind for athletes, the media, and football fans. The NFL, college and high school football teams are looking for ways to keep the sport alive while minimizing the risk of brain injury for football players. Dartmouth College […]

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Chronic Pain and Lack of Sleep – A Vicious Cycle

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One of the most frustrating feelings is lying awake at night, staring at the ceiling, and wishing you could turn your brain off. It’s almost like the stress of the day lies in wait and rushes in that moment your head hits the pillow. But for many individuals suffering from chronic pain, falling asleep isn’t […]

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Shedding Light on Pain and Sleep

“You look tired”… I bet you’ve heard that on multiple occasions from friends or coworkers. Then comes the self-talk; “Do I really look that tired? How did they know I’m not getting enough sleep? I’m so busy, I guess there’s nothing I can do about it.” We’ve all been there at one time or another, […]

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Insomnia Can Be a Literal Pain in the Back

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Insomnia can make your waking hours nearly unbearable, and is a major disruption to your schedule and quality of life. Researchers at the University of Haifa recently published a study showing that insomnia can also be a literal pain in the back. Researchers controlled for a number of variables and found that insomnia is an […]

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Lack of Sleep Linked to Teen Athletic Injuries

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It’s a commonly known fact: teens don’t like to go to bed early, in fact, it can be a struggle getting them to bed before midnight on a school night. With that being said, if you have or know anyone who has teens participating in sports, you can understand how necessary sleep is to restore […]

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Fibromyalgia and Sleep

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Ask anyone who has fibromyalgia how they’re sleeping and they’ll probably tell you “not very well.” The once highly misunderstood disease is known to keep its sufferers up at night due to frequent awakenings in response to pain. Currently, fibromyalgia affects between 2-6% of people worldwide with most of them being middle-aged women. The increased […]

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