Monday, December 28, 2009

2009: The Year in Sleep Top 15

The Sleep Education Blog is counting down the Top 25 Posts of 2009. Over the past two days we took a look back at 10 of the blog posts that received the highest number of unique pageviews.

Today we’ll continue with five more of the most popular posts:

Sleep, Caffeine & the Starbucks Effect (Jan. 28)
Starbucks reported that demand for decaf coffee in some of its stores tends to drop after noon. But is your sleep affected if you rely on caffeine in the afternoon to fight off sleepiness?

Evidence that Obstructive Sleep Apnea Causes Brain Damage (March 26)
Recent brain imaging studies have shown that sleep apnea causes tissue loss in certain brain regions. This may help explain some of the impairments that often occur in people with sleep apnea.

Acupuncture for Insomnia: Is There a Point? (Feb. 19)
Can acupuncture be used to treat insomnia? A scientific review took a look at the evidence.

Sleeping Scared: Nightmares & Children (Feb. 21)
As a parent it is natural to be concerned when your child has a nightmare. Parents can follow these tips to help a child who has disturbing dreams.

Sleep Apnea & Women: What are the Signs? (Feb. 23)
Sleep apnea isn’t just for men. But a study showed that women may have different symptoms than men.

Tomorrow we’ll take a look back at five more of the top blog posts from 2009.

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