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Dr Alpert on Collective Fatigue Syndrome on Fox NY News

Dr Alpert on Collective Fatigue Syndrome on Fox NY News

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Dr. Alpert Listed In New York Super Doctors

Dr. Hal Alpert has been selected as one of New York’s top sleep specialists and is listed in the 2013 edition of New York Super Doctors. This listing appeared in The New York Times. Super Doctors is a listing of outstanding physicians from more than 40 medical specialties who have attained a high degree of peer […]

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Dr. Alpert Discusses Lucid Dreaming on WPIX TV

Control Your Dreams With A Special Eye Mask – Link to WPIX Video WPIX TV reports on a young Brooklyn company which makes a special eye mask to help you control what you dreams (lucid dream mask). They seek the medical advice of Dr. Hal Alpert, The New York Sleep Doctor in their television news […]

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Why is sleep so important for our health?

Sleep is important  for memory functioning. In order to have optimum mental functioning and alertness throughout the day you need to have adequate sleep time.  Chronic sleep deprivation can cause weight gain by altering levels of hormones.  If you don’t have adequate sleep time it causes mood swings, irritability, inability to focus.  Sleep is important […]

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Is there anything you can do to stop snoring?

Anything that can increase airflow and open up the airway from the nose to the back of the throat can help with snoring.  If you have nasal congestion and you can treat it with decongestants and open up the nasal passages, that will decrease snoring and that is why Breathe Right Strips can be very […]

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What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common and dangerous disorder causing narrowing of the upper airway while you are sleeping resulting in pauses in breathing or complete stopping of breathing during the night.

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When Should You See a Sleep Doctor?

Having trouble falling asleep, as well as staying asleep, or waking up tired and sleepy are very important indications that something is wrong. Falling asleep inappropriately during the daytime is an important sign that it is time to seek medical help and have a full evaluation for the possibility of sleep disorders.

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Can I catch up on my sleep on the weekend?

It helps a little.  Think of it as being the equivalent of having a big deficit in your bank account, putting money in the account is going to help but you’re still going to be in debt.  If you’re going to be sleep deprived mentally you’re not going to function optimally until you clear up […]

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What causes snoring?

Snoring is caused by obstruction of airflow through the mouth and nose causing the upper palate to vibrate.  People sometimes confuse snoring with sleep apnea. Snoring does not necessarily mean that you have sleep apnea, however most people with sleep apnea do snore.

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Insomnia – Can It Be Helped?

Insomnia is an extremely common problem, particularity in the increasingly stressful environment that people have with the financial situation and all the problems going on in the world today.  People are over stressed.  There are problems falling asleep at the beginning of the night, which is called sleep onset insomnia, and problems in the middle […]

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