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Month: April 2012

How does spring fever affect our rest?

How does spring fever affect our rest?

What is spring fever? The phrase “spring alters bloodpressure” is world famous, although some people are more affected than others. There are a lot of people who receive spring time with great optimism and energy, however, in other cases, spring is the great enemy lying in wait for change of season to cause spring fever. Spring fever is a temporal disorder that appears as a result of the adaptation of our body to the new season. Although the most popular…

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Sleep Apnea and the risk for traffic safety

Sleep Apnea and the risk for traffic safety

Traffic accidents are a very important social problem because of its enormous and devastating consequences in the economic and social area. According to the last report about the global situation of traffic safety by the WHO (World Health Organization) falling asleep at the wheel is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents. Up to 24% of accidents are caused by these reasons and according to the DGT up to 20% of accidents are related to drowsiness equal to other…

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Insomnia: Tips for good sleep hygiene

Insomnia: Tips for good sleep hygiene

Insomnia is one of the most common disorders of modern society. It’s defined as the inability to fall or stay asleep. Sleep deprivation appears during the day with the onset of fatigue, mood swings, poor performance at work or school, drowsiness or difficulty concentrating. The appearance of these symptoms in a punctual time does not determine the presence of this disorder, though this symptom picture should be repeated over a long period of time. We can find two groups of…

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