More than 30 percent of working Americans report less than six hours of sleep a night.
Studies show that regularly sleeping less than six to seven hours a night may be associated with:
A common myth is that people can make up for a lack of sleep by sleeping longer on the weekends. Yet according to
Cathy Goldstein, MD, Neurologist and expert in sleep medicine at NorthShore, the body does not have the ability to catch up or make up for chronic sleep deprivation.
Dr. Goldstein offers the following tips for getting a good night’s sleep:
Patients with actual sleep disorders like sleep apnea are urged to talk to their physician and undergo a sleep study for diagnosis and treatment.
How many hours of sleep do you typically get a night? What do you do to ensure a good night’s sleep?
The New Year is upon on us, and with that comes the resolution of many: to lose weight and adopt more healthy living habits.
Goutham Rao, MD, Primary Care Physician at NorthShore, weight loss can be achieved through incremental behavior change. He provides some quick tips about healthy behaviors to help lose weight.
Healthy behaviors include:
What tips do you have to stay trim in 2012?
For more information about Childhood Obesity, please check out Dr. Rao’s book, Child Obesity: A Parent’s Guide to a Fit, Trim and Happy Child.
As the days get shorter and the temperatures continue to drop during winter, some people experience depression-like symptoms. Dr. Robert Farra, Director of Solutions for Depression and Anxiety at NorthShore, shines some light on commonly
asked questions relating to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Q: What is seasonal affective disorder?
Q: What are the symptoms of SAD?
Q: How many people are affected?
Q: Why do many people experience depression before the holidays?
Q: How can people combat seasonal depression? Any concrete tips?
Are you affected by the change of the season? What do you do to stay active even with less sunshine?