Items Tagged ‘sleep’

Solutions for Overcoming Sleepless Nights

November 8, 2018

Solutions for Overcoming Sleepless Nights

By UCLA50Plus uclafiftyplus

Everybody has an occasional sleepless night, but sleep disturbances among older adults are especially common, as part of the aging process. In fact, an estimated 50 percent of people age 55 or older suffer from a sleep problem, including not being able to fall asleep or stay asleep, compared with when they were younger. Poor sleep can […]

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Tags: meditation, mindful meditation, sleep, sleepless night, Tai Chi, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center


Ask the Doctors - How can I feel more energetic as I age?

July 19, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I feel more energetic as I age?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I’m about to turn 60 and when I spend the afternoon playing with my 7- and 9-year-old grandsons, I’m wiped out. Is there anything that I can do to feel and be more energetic? I want to be an active grandmother and not just sit on the sidelines. We’d like to begin by […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, eating healthy, fatigue, healthy aging, sleep


Ask the Doctors - Is my newborn sleeping too much?

June 25, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is my newborn sleeping too much?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: We brought our first baby home from the hospital and it seems as though all he does is sleep. Is this normal? How much sleep should a newborn be getting? First, let us reassure you – as long as your son is feeding regularly, urinating and eliminating regularly (about eight diapers per day) […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, newborns, REM sleep, sleep


What couples need to know about male fertility problems

June 14, 2018

What couples need to know about male fertility problems

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Infertility is often characterized as a woman’s issue, but male infertility accounts for an estimated 40% of fertility problems in couples who have difficulty conceiving. And when it comes to a man’s fertility, a number of common factors can be at play, says UCLA urologist Dr. Jesse Mills. Here’s what dads-to-be – and their partners – […]

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Tags: diet, Dr. Jesse Mills, exercise, Father's Day, fertility, lifestyle changes, male infertility, men's health, nutrition, obesity, pregnancy, sleep


Ask the Doctors - Does light from smartphones interfere with sleep?

May 28, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does light from smartphones interfere with sleep?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I recently sent my mom an email at midnight, and ever since she’s been after me to stop using my smartphone after bedtime. She insists that the light from the screen interferes with sleep patterns. Is that really true? We’re pretty sure this isn’t the answer you’re looking for, but your mother is […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, blue light, body clock, circadian rhythms, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, sleep, smartphones, tips for a good night's sleep


Ask the Doctors - My wife's uncle seems to sleep all day. Is this normal?

March 10, 2018

Ask the Doctors – My wife’s uncle seems to sleep all day. Is this normal?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: My wife’s uncle, who lives with us, is 76 and obese. I have noticed he sleeps an awful lot — to me, anyway. He sleeps approximately five or six hours a night and then later while sitting on the couch. He frequently takes afternoon naps or will fall asleep while reading and will […]

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Tags: abnormal heart rhythms, afternoon naps, breathing sounds, continuous positive airway pressure, CPAP, deep sleep, diet, Dr. Robert Ashley, geriatrics, heart, heart attacks, male


January 18, 2018

Discovering the UCLA East-West Medicine Center

By LucysDad babakryan

I got sick about 4 months ago. I didn’t know what it was. I had itching sensations all over my body, but there was no rash or any other visible sign. The itching was so bad that I could not sleep at night. I was staying up all night itching myself and only pass out […]

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Tags: acupuncture, biliary duct, bilirubin level, blood tests, Dr. Lawrence Taw, Dr. Rachael Maciasz, eastern medicine, energy, ERCP, integrative medicine, itching, itching sensations


Considering an all-nighter? Pity your poor brain cells and skip it.

November 17, 2017

Considering an all-nighter? Pity your poor brain cells and skip it.

By Elaine Schmidt elaineschmidt

People get too little sleep for lots of reasons. But whether you’re binge-watching Game of Thrones or nursing a colicky baby, the results are the same: you’re really tired the next day. Now a new UCLA study shows that your brain cells get sleepy, too. And that can lead to some serious spacing out… with […]

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Tags: brain cells, memory, neuronal firing, sleep, sleep deprivation, visual perception


New Hospital Initiative Seeks to Enhance Patient Sleep

July 10, 2017

New Hospital Initiative Seeks to Enhance Patient Sleep

By uclahealth uclahealth

Sleep is almost as important as medical care when it comes to recovering from an illness or medical procedure. Unfortunately, patients often find it challenging to get a restful night’s sleep at a hospital that operates around the clock. “You take someone who isn’t feeling well and put them in a foreign environment with strange […]

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Tags: activity, cardiothoracic pediatric intensive care unit, Chief of nurisng, comfort, Dr. Myke Federman, healthcare teams, How did you sleep, hygiene, Karen Grimley, nutrition, patient sleep, sleep


What to know about behavioral insomnia in children (BIC)

May 30, 2017

What to know about behavioral insomnia in children (BIC)

By uclahealth uclahealth

Insomnia is a persistent difficulty with falling or staying asleep at night. BIC, which affects about 25 percent of children, is a type of pediatric insomnia that encompasses three behavioral disorders: sleep-onset association, limit-setting and combined BIC. “Sleep-onset association, most common among infants and toddlers, is a behavioral disorder in which the child has learned […]

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Tags: behavioral insomnia, BIC, child stress, insomnia in children, iqbal rashid md, pediatric sleep center, peds pulmonology, poor sleep, sleep, sleep medicine, stress, symptoms of poor sleep