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Brandon Peters, M.D.

Updated Articles and Resources

By Brandon Peters, M.D.

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    • How Does Neck Size Affect Sleep? Created: Thursday, July 15, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      It may seem logical that characteristics of your body can impact your health. For example, how does your neck size affect sleep? Learn how neck circumference may predispose you to breathing disorde...
    • What Is Myofunctional Therapy? Created: Sunday, September 30, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      What is myofunctional therapy? Muscle weakness or poor positioning of the tongue may lead to teeth and sleep problems, including snoring and sleep apnea. It may also have a role in headaches, heart...
    • What Is Aerophagia? Created: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      What is aerophagia? What are the symptoms of aerophagia? Learn about a condition that may result from various situations, including when your continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is set too h...
    • How Does CPAP Affect Your Sex Life? Created: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is often used to treat sleep apnea. If you have been recommended to use, or have recently started this treatment, you may wonder how it will change your l...
    • How Much Sleep Do 2-Year-Olds Need? Created: Monday, August 08, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      There is nothing more peaceful than a sleeping child - especially when he or she may be a rambunctious toddler while awake - but how much sleep do 2-year-olds need?
    • How Do Large Tonsils Affect Children’s Sleep? Created: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      If your child has enlarged tonsils or adenoids, you may wonder how do large tonsils affect children’s sleep? This may contribute to snoring or other sleep disorders
    • The Importance of Your Sleep Environment Created: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      It may seem like a rather inconsequential thing, but you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of your sleep environment. It may be the one thing that helps you quickly transition to rest --...
    • Preventing Heartburn While You Sleep Created: Thursday, December 10, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      It is possible to prevent the uncomfortable symptoms of heartburn while you sleep. The occurrence of heartburn may range from infrequently to nightly, but for those with severe disease it is import...
    • Quotes About Sleep Created: Saturday, July 14, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Sleep is a frequent touchstone throughout the world's literature, inspiring writers, poets, playwrights, and authors. Take a moment to read and contemplate some quotes about sleep. Then you can eve...
    • Restless Legs in Pregnancy Created: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      What causes restless legs syndrome (RLS) in pregnancy? An uncomfortable feeling in your legs at night may represent RLS. Discover the classic symptoms of this condition, identify the important caus...
    • What Are the Most Common Side Effects with CPAP Use? Created: Thursday, May 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Though relatively safe, CPAP is linked to some potential problems. Learn about what you may encounter when using CPAP.
    • Insomnia Treatment Option: Benzodiazepine Medications Created: Friday, October 28, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      If you suffer from a chronic difficulty falling asleep, you may be interested in learning about the use of sleeping pills to treat your insomnia." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"...
    • Reasons Why You Feel Sleepy Created: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      There are several reasons why you might feel sleepy, such as having sleep apnea or narcolepsy. Find out the different reasons here, and how you can treat them.
    • How to Adjust to a New Time Zone and Avoid Jet Lag Created: Sunday, June 30, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Learn how light exposure and medications like melatonin and sleeping pills may ease the transition to a new time zone after a long trip." itemprop="description" Monday, July 26, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Restoril is a prescription sleeping pill sold under the generic name temazepam. Read about how this medication works, side effects and safety precautions." itemprop="descriP='t3'" --> itemprop="des...
    • Understanding the Terrors of Sleep Paralysis Created: Friday, February 20, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Learn about the common features of the terrifying condition known as sleep paralysis, including how often it occurs, the potential causes, and how it should be treated." it-#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -->...
    • Diphenhydramine for Insomnia Treatment Created: Monday, May 03, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Learn what diphenhydramine is, including its use in the treatment of insomnia. This article describes its indications for use, how it may work, who should not use it, what the potential side effect...
    • What Is a Sleeping Wedge Pillow? Created: Monday, July 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Learn how a specially shaped pillow might help you if you are an adult with symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea or heartburn." itemprop="description">
    • Causes of Insomnia: Long-Term Insomnia Created: Friday, December 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      There are a number of sleep disorders that may disrupt your sleep. These are important to diagnose as the treatment is different from that of insomnia." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • Can Smoking Cause Snoring? Created: Thursday, June 02, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Smoking may increase your risk of snoring. The irritating smoke may cause inflammation and disruption of your nasal passage and throat.
    • What Is Central Sleep Apnea? Created: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      There can be many causes to disrupted breathing during sleep, one of them is central sleep apnea. Learn more about this condition and how it's treated." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • How to Take Melatonin Created: Friday, December 23, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      How should I take melatonin? This over-the-counter supplement may help you to sleep better if you have insomnia or a circadian rhythm disorder, but how should you use melatonin? Learn about the appropriate dose, when you should take it, and whether it is safe to take melatonin every night.
    • What Causes Morning Wood or Morning Erections? Created: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Men often wake up with an erection in the morning, but what causes morning wood or morning erections? Discover the cause of this phenomenon.
    • Symptoms of Sleep Paralysis Created: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      Sleep paralysis is a unique experience, but what are some of the most common symptoms of this condition? From an inability to move to hallucinations to fear, learn about the symptoms of sleep paral...
    • What Are Nasal Pillows? Created: Thursday, August 26, 2010 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      What are nasal pillows? This style of CPAP mask may be just the interface you need to overcome certain problems tolerating CPAP, such as claustrophobia and air leaks. Learn more about this option.
    • Sleep Apnea and the Risks to Heart Health Created: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Learn how untreated sleep apnea may have important effects on heart health and increase risks of high blood pressure, heart attack, and heart failure.
    • What Are Restless Legs? Created: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014
      If you find yourself suffering from discomfort with an irresistible desire to move your legs around at night, you may wonder: what are restless legs? What are the characteristic symptoms of restles...
    • What Harm Are Bed Bugs? Created: Monday, March 10, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014
      You may wonder, what harm are bed bugs? Learn whether these pesky critters can cause serious infections or just an allergic reaction like a rash.
    • How Sleep Studies Differ in Children Created: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014
      The investigation of sleep disorders in children is similar to that of adults, but there are a handful of important differences, and how sleep studies differ in children has important implications ...
    • Sleeping Pills Overview Created: Friday, September 16, 2011 Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014
      If you experience difficulties staying or falling asleep or in obtaining sleep of restorative quality -- common symptoms of insomnia -- you may be interested in learning more about sleeping pills. ...
    • Overview of Common Sleep Disorders Created: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      Learn basic information about some of the most common types of sleep disorders, including: snoring, insomnia, sleep apnea, parasomnias, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, jet lag, and circadian rh...
    • Sleep Texting: Is It Possible to Send Text Messages While Asleep? Created: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
      There are certain complex behaviors that can occur during sleep. These so-called parasomnias may include the ability to send text messages on your cell phone while remaining asleep. How is sleep te...

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