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Brandon Peters, M.D.

Updated Articles and Resources

By Brandon Peters, M.D.

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 30 Days to Better Sleep: Address Underlying Mood Disorders Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      What is the relationship between mood disorders like anxiety and depression and sleep? Learn about the interplay between psychiatric conditions and sleep.
    • 30 Days to Better Sleep: Restrict Your Time in Bed, Consolidate Sleep Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Learn how spending less time in bed with a treatment called sleep restriction might consolidate and improve sleep quality in insomnia.
    • 30 Days to Better Sleep: Don't Take Naps Created: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Discover why you may need to avoid taking naps in order to sleep better at night, especially if you suffer from insomnia.
    • 30 Days to Better Sleep: Don't Try to Sleep, Change the Focus to Rest Created: Friday, July 11, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Learn how changing the focus from sleep to rest can remove unhelpful anxiety and effort and ease difficulty falling asleep that occurs with insomnia.
    • 30 Days to Better Sleep: For a Racing Mind, Make a List Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Learn how writing out a list of your stresses with a plan can reduce a racing mind at night and improve insomnia. Discover how to let your stress go.
    • 30 Days to Better Sleep: Don't Lie Awake in Bed at Night Created: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      This is it. In 30 days of lessons to improve your sleep, this is the one you print out and hang above your desk. This is the one you e-mail to your family
    • 30 Days to Better Sleep: Manage Your Stress with Relaxing Activities Created: Thursday, July 03, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Learn simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety with relaxing activities before bedtime that can improve sleep and reduce insomnia.
    • New Edition of International Classification of Sleep Disorders Available Created: Friday, March 14, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has released the 3rd edition of the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD-3) as an eBook in its
    • Explore the Causes of Sleep Apnea Created: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Sleep apnea is a chronic medical condition that consists of multiple prolonged pauses in breathing while the afflicted person remains asleep. There are many potential causes, most related to proble...
    • What Are the Symptoms of Sleep Deprivation? Created: Friday, October 21, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Learn what the symptoms of sleep deprivation are. From sleepiness to mood changes to difficulty thinking, there may be some unexpected consequences to not getting enough sleep.
    • The 10 Worst Ways to Ruin Your Sleep Created: Thursday, January 07, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Though you may be hesitant to observe better sleep guidelines, perhaps understanding the 10 worst things that can ruin your sleep will prompt you to change your ways. Avoiding these poor choices ma...
    • Determine Your Sleep Needs Created: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      It is sometimes difficult to judge just how much sleep your body needs to feel rested. This simple step-by-step process will guide you in how to determine your individual sleep needs.
    • How To Clean CPAP Created: Monday, December 29, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Learn how to clean CPAP, including a step-by-step process for maintaining your equipment.
    • Pupil Size Can Objectively Identify Sleepiness, Sleep Deprivation Created: Thursday, March 25, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Learn how pupil size as measured with a test called pupillometry can be used to objectively identify sleepiness and the degree of sleep deprivation.
    • Definition of Sleep Deprivation Created: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Learn the definition of sleep deprivation.
    • Definition of Circadian Rhythm Created: Thursday, November 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Learn the definition of circadian rhythm.
    • Definition of AHI Created: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Learn the definition of AHI. Sleep.
    • Definition of Hypopnea Created: Thursday, April 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Learn the definition of hypopnea.
    • Definition of Paradoxical Sleep Created: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Learn the definition of paradoxical sleep.
    • Definition of RDI Created: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Learn the definition of respiratory disturbance index or RDI.
    • Neupro Patch May Relieve Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Symptoms Created: Monday, April 29, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      What is the Neupro patch? Learn how this prescription medication may be used to treat conditions like Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome (RLS). Review how it works, the most common side...
    • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and the Effects on Sleep Created: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      A rare and rapidly progressive dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) may have significant effects on sleep. It may lead to sleepiness, insomnia, or even dream enactment. Learn about CJD, includ...
    • Dreams and Nightmares in Pregnancy Created: Sunday, December 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Learn about the experience of dreams and nightmares in pregnancy. Do dreams and nightmares occur more while pregnant? If so, why might they be more common? Can the content of these dreams be interp...
    • What Is Fatigue? Created: Thursday, November 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      What is fatigue? How does it differ from sleepiness? Learn the definition of fatigue and what medical conditions may be the underlying cause, including disorders such as insomnia and chronic fatigu...
    • How Weight Loss May Improve Your Sleep Created: Thursday, June 02, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      You probably recognize if you need to lose some weight, but how might weight loss improve your sleep? And how much weight do you need to lose? From snoring to sleep apnea, weight loss can have sign...
    • What Is PLMS? Created: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      What is PLMS? Periodic limb movements of sleep (PLMS) is one of the sleep disorders that may cause disruptive movement of your legs, much like restless legs syndrome (RLS). Learn more about PLMS."<...
    • What Are Sleep Terrors? Created: Friday, February 05, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      When a child begins screaming in the midst of the night, inconsolable but remaining asleep, it quickly becomes important to understand what sleep terrors are. Learn about these episodes, why they o...
    • How Is Jaw Advancement Surgery Used to Treat Sleep Apnea? Created: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Maxillofacial jaw surgery is a treatment used to correct a misaligned bite, but it can also effectively treat obstructive sleep apnea. Learn how advancing the jaws forward may treat this abnormal b...
    • How Does Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Affect Sleep? Created: Sunday, September 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      How does post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affect sleep? What are the symptoms of PTSD? Learn what PTSD is, how it affects sleep by causing nightmares and insomnia, and the treatment options av...
    • What Is a Sleep Tech? Created: Sunday, September 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      What is a sleep tech? What does a sleep tech do? Learn about the career of a sleep technologist and how they are integral to conducting overnight sleep studies and the review of the data used to di...
    • Do Blind People Dream? Created: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      What do blind people dream? Can they see when they are dreaming? Learn how blind people's dreams may differ from those who can see and how the age at which they became blind affects this."
    • What Is Valerian and How Does it Affect Sleep? Created: Friday, August 26, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      If you are interested in learning about alternative medicines that may help with your insomnia, you may wish to learn what valerian is and how it might affect your sleep." !--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -...

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