Sleep Centers Pickens SC

Is there any real science behind the myth of beauty sleep? More and more experts say yes. Scientific studies haven’t looked at how sleep affects appearance directly—for example, the way the lack of it impacts skin renewal—but we do know that our bodies repair cells and tissues while we sleep. But if you can't sleep well, what are you going to do? Read on to find the solution.

Darwin Russell Boor, MD
(864) 242-9662
4 Old Grove Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, Sc
Group Practice: Greenville Neurology Cnsltnts

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Dove Chiropractic Clinic
(864) 735-8929
3403 White Horse Rd
Greenville, SC

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HealthSource of Seneca
(864) 882-6395
1741 Blue Ridge Blvd
Seneca, SC

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Mary C Hammond
(864) 878-4639
865 Pendleton St
Pickens, SC
Specialty
Family Practice

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Daniel James Dahlhausen
(864) 878-2435
123 Wg Acker Dr
Pickens, SC
Specialty
Family Practice

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Upstate Sleep Disorders Center a division of Carolina Lung & Sleep Center
(864) 888-3504
125 Professional Park Drive
Seneca, SC
Doctors Refferal
Physician and self referrals accepted
Ages Seen
12yrs and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most plans accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Spine Care
(828) 482-9974
4 Commons Blvd
Seneca, NC

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Jon R Davids, MD
(864) 271-3444
950 W Faris Rd
Greenville, SC
Business
Shriner's Hospital
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Michael F Dillard
(864) 878-4791
123 W.G. Acker Drive
Pickens, SC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine

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William Victor Griffith, MD
842 Pendleton St
Pickens, SC
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1978

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Natural Radiance - You Snooze, You Win

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By Kathy Summers

As we rush to meet life’s demands, we often miss out on badly needed beauty sleep. When our heads finally hit the pillow, our minds whirl out of control, or our spouses snore, or our kids call out for comfort in the night. Instead of drifting off to dreamland, we toss and turn and then wake up the next morning looking bedraggled, with a sallow complexion, sagging posture, and puffy, dark rimmed eyes.

“Everyone has had the experience of not getting enough sleep and looking terrible the next day,” says Michael Twery, PhD, director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Our mothers told us to get a good night’s sleep to avoid catching a cold, and while that certainly seems to be the case, Twery says, our looks may suffer as well. “Resistance to infection seems to decline when we don’t get adequate sleep, and that doesn’t help our appearance.”

But is there any real science behind the myth of beauty sleep? More and more experts say yes. Scientific studies haven’t looked at how sleep affects appearance directly—for example, the way the lack of it impacts skin renewal—but we do know that our bodies repair cells and tissues while we sleep. Research also supports the notion that poor sleep patterns lead to poor health—and poor health can make us look a little less beautiful.

“You need sleep to look good because of the way it affects muscle growth, body weight, your risk for heart disease, your ability to age well, and so many other things,” says Sara Mednick, PhD, a research scientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, and author of Take a Nap! Change Your Life (Workman, 2006). Even a quick catnap reduces the effects of stress by lowering the hormone cortisol, and stress plays a major role in aging.

More importantly, in a study of more than 23,000 adults conducted at Harvard School of Public Health, those who took regular naps had a 37 percent lower risk of dying from a heart attack than people who didn’t nap, and taking occasional naps lowered the risk by 12 percent.

When we fall short of our optimum eight hours, napping helps our bodies carry out the regenerative tasks that only occur during sleep to keep us healthy, alert, and, yes, looking our best.

Forty winks and weight loss

Sleep contributes as much to our well-being as eating right and exercising, but the average American adult sleeps less than seven hoursa night, compared to nine hours in 1910. Sleeping only five hours a night may change our appearance because of the link between obesity and insufficient sleep. Lack of sleep lowers leptin levels and raises ghrelin, two hormones that regulate appetite, according to a study at Stanford University. Skimping on sleep also increases the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, a lifestyle disease linked to weight gain.

“It sounds counterintuitive because you think you’re burning more calories by staying awake and active,” says Helene A...

Author: Kathy Summers

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