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April 18th, 2014 by sleepcureblog
Wishing our supporters, members and friends a safe and happy Easter!!!

Wishing our supporters, members and friends a safe and happy Easter!!!

Who is most at risk?

People with sleep disorders such as Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea
Shiftworkers,long distance truck drivers

What are the warning signs?
• Sleepiness,Eyes closing or going out of focus
• Trouble keeping the head up
• Cannot stop yawning
• Wandering thoughts, difficulty concentrating on driving
• Cannot remember driving the past few kilometres
• Drifting between lanes, off the road or miss signs
• Very heavy eyelids
• Slow blinking

TIPS to prevent drowsy driving
1. Make sure you have had plenty of sleep the night before. Most accidents happen when you have had less than 6 hours sleep.
2. If you have to drive for long periods of time, try to take a short power nap.
3. A buddy system is a great idea and works well – share the driving and share keeping each other awake.
4. Have a break every two hours, get out of the car and walk around for a few minutes.
5. Don’t rely on coffee, loud music, open windows or passengers to keep you awake.
6. If the warning signs are there, you should stop driving and take a break.

How long should a “power nap” be?
A short nap may refresh you enough to continue driving for another couple of hours. Pull over to a quiet spot, put the seat back and take a nap of about 15-20 minutes, no longer. After your nap get out of the car, walk around for 5 minutes and then drive on. Be aware of the signs of drowsiness and avoid the temptation to go just that little bit further.

Does caffeine help?
Caffeine does offer some short term help with alertness which may help for an hour or two. Sugar is not helpful and can make you sleepier after 30-90 minutes than if you had no sugar.

 

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April 12th, 2014 by sleepcureblog

Get yourself tested at the comfort of your home

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April 10th, 2014 by sleepcureblog

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea can have significant impact on our health. If you have any symptoms of OSA, visit us or call us at 9871162255

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April 7th, 2014 by sleepcureblog
It’s important for mothers to get enough sleep so they can be a good parent to their kids and also have enough energy to progress professionally.
Giving up on healthy sleep for your career or family’s sake is not the answer. Sleep cannot be sacrificed without a cost to you, your workplace, and your family. However, you can find a balance.
Adopt Good Sleep Habits.
Visit our website to know more.
Photo: It's important for mothers to get enough sleep so they can be a good parent to their kids and also have enough energy to progress professionally.
Giving up on healthy sleep for your career or family's sake is not the answer. Sleep cannot be sacrificed without a cost to you, your workplace, and your family. However, you can find a balance. Adopt Good Sleep Habits.
Visit our website to know more.

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April 5th, 2014 by sleepcureblog

 

Inadequate sleep can lead to costly decisions, not to mention a lot of mindless web surfing. Courtesy :Miguel Co

Inadequate sleep can lead to costly decisions, not to mention a lot of mindless web surfing. Courtesy :Miguel Co

 

Apart from the physical and medical consequences of inadequate sleep, there is a huge economical impact on a nation’s G.D.P. Most of today’s workers rely on their mental and social skills. And if those workers don’t get enough sleep, their lethargy, crankiness and poor decision-making will hurt the economy in assorted and significant ways.

There is an odd divide here. Ask why one person had an unproductive day at work, and lack of sleep often seems an obvious answer. But ask why national productivity has fallen, and reduced sleep can appear to be a frivolous answer. Yet what is total output but the sum of all individuals’ work?

We can do something about this in our own lives. It’s not too late to add a resolution for this still-young year: to partake more in what Shakespeare called the “chief nourisher in life’s feast.” A good night’s sleep has immediate effects on our productivity, and, best of all, it can even help us keep our other resolutions

 

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April 4th, 2014 by sleepcureblog
  • Tips for Better SZE...PING

    Tips for Better SZE…PING

    • Make lifestyle changes.
    • Eat a balanced diet
    • Walk or do some form of exercise for at least an hour each day.

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April 3rd, 2014 by sleepcureblog

The tragic and costly results of individuals/drivers  private or commercial) falling asleep at the wheel are rightfully receiving consid­erable attention in the media and from numerous concerned industry and public interest groups. Much of the concern is that commercial drivers may fall asleep while driving as a result of an insufficient number of hours (quantity) of sleep between work (driving) shifts.

There is another sleep issue having a significant impact on “drowsy driving” crashes. It has more to do with the quality of a driver’s sleep than the quantity of that sleep. For many drivers the quality of sleep is adversely affected by a sleep disorder known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

Sleep deprived driving is like driving under the influence of alcoholOSA can negatively affect a driver’s ability to make good driving decisions and cause them to fall asleep behind the wheel. Even when not “at the wheel,” a driver with untreated OSA faces poten­tially life threatening medical complications.

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April 1st, 2014 by sleepcureblog
Photo: Is your teenager sleeping well?
Good Sleep Habits will help your teenager have a better night’s sleep

• Have a good sleep routine.It is not good to frequently change the times you go to bed and get up
• The hour before going to bed should be used to wind down and do more relaxing things
• Meals should be timed to avoid going to bed on a full stomach, but not hungry either
• Don’t have things in the bedroom that distract you from sleep
• Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep a day. This stays the same even in old age
• Naps in the evening can make it hard to sleep at night
If you find insufficient sleep is affecting your teenager so that he/she is finding it hard to get to school, or affecting their school grades, it may be a good time to seek help.
You might want to see your family doctor or sleep specialist.

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February 19th, 2014 by sleepcureblog

Medical Award

Dr Himanshu Garg receiving award for achieving Excellence in the field of Sleep Medicine by Dr GN Qazi eminent scholar and scientist of the nation and Vice Chancellor Jamia Hamdard University.

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December 17th, 2013 by sleepcureblog

What is a sleep study?

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A sleep study is an overnight recording of your sleep, breathing, heart rate, leg movements and snoring for the diagnosis and evaluation of sleep disorders. Sleep studies can be performed either at home or
in hospital.
What is the purpose of a sleep study?
The purpose of a sleep study is to get a thorough understanding of your sleep and to identify disorders that interfere with sleep
and daily life.

Why do I need a sleep study?
Warning signs like snoring, tiredness, sleepiness or other medical conditions, it would be appropriate to assess if you have
a breathing or movement disorder while you sleep.

What sleep disorders can be diagnosed?
Home-based sleep monitoring can diagnose snoring, obstructive and central sleep apnea, periodic leg movement disorder, and insomnia.
The sleep study can also give valuable information to assist in the diagnosis of delayed sleep phase syndrome and narcolepsy.

What is involved in a home-based sleep study?
On the day of your sleep study a trained sleep tech will visit you and attach a sleep monitoring device. The device is worn overnight to monitor breathing, oxygen level, brain activity, cardiac activity and
body movements using several simple sensors applied to the skin surface. The device is then removed the morning by the sleep tech.

For booking or enquires about home-based sleep
studies, call Sleep cure on 9871162211.

Additional information to be provided

• Any treatment devices that you may be using such as CPAP equipment including all accessories, or an oral appliance.
• A list of medications you are currently taking.

Preparation before your home-based sleep study
Prior to applying your sleep study equipment, have your usual evening meal. In order to get a good contact between the sensors and your skin, please shower, remove any makeup or nail polish and wash your hair. Do not apply moisturizers or oils to your skin.
The sleep study is a record of your night’s sleep. Your routine should remain the same as usual. The only difference being you will be applying and wearing a sleep monitoring device. The sensors will be placed on your body as instructed at your appointment, approximately 30 – 45 minutes before your usual bedtime.
Take your medications as usual unless otherwise instructed. At the end of the study, equipment will be removed.

How will I get the results?
Your results will be sent to you/your referring practitioner within 2 business days. Please ensure that you have scheduled a followup
appointment with your doctor or our specialist to discuss the sleep study results.

Other services we provide
In addition to diagnostic sleep studies, we also provide a CPAP service, including mask fittings, machine servicing, trouble-shooting
of equipment problems, and treatment reviews. Other services include: specialist sleep and consultations.

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