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Dr. Shives works with SleepBetter to provide a medical view of sleep issues. She is one of only a few practitioners with a fellowship in Sleep Medicine in addition to board certification by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

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Managing the End of Daylight Saving Time

  • Posted: October 29, 2013 
  • Filed under: Articles

We spring forward for Daylight Saving Time, and then we fall back to Standard Time when it ends.  This year we fall back on Sunday, November 3 at 2 a.m.  While the time change in the spring is generally regarded as the more problematic one because you’re actually losing an hour, “falling back” and gaining…
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Fall Back Gracefully As Daylight Saving Time Ends

  • Posted: November 2, 2012 
  • Filed under: Articles

We all know the mantra: Spring Forward, Fall Back. Springing forward seems like it would be the hard one, as you’re losing an hour of sleep. However, any change in your body clock can have an impact in your well being … even one where you gain an hour, like you will when we turn…
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Ask Dr. Lisa: Should I Stop Using Benadryl to Help Me Sleep?

In each edition of Ask Dr. Lisa, our medical sleep expert, Dr. Lisa Shives, answers questions from our visitors who need help sleeping better.  In this edition, Dr. Shives answers a question from a man who is using a common medication every night to help him get to sleep. Joe Sperry asks: I’ve been using…
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Ask Dr. Lisa: I Want to Sleep on my Back, Despite My Sleep Apnea

In each edition of Ask Dr. Lisa, our medical sleep expert, Dr. Lisa Shives, answers your questions about why you can’t get the sleep you need. In this installment, Dr. Lisa answers a question from a woman who wants to sleep on her back, despite being told that sleeping on her side or stomach will…
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Ask Dr. Lisa: Why Do I Wake at 4am?

In each edition of Ask Dr. Lisa, our medical sleep expert, Dr. Lisa Shives, answers your questions about why you can’t get the sleep you need. In this installment, Dr. Lisa answers a question from a woman who can’t seem to sleep all night. Marta Fernandez asks: If you wake up at 4am what should…
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Ask Dr. Lisa: Different Devices For Sleep Apnea?

In each edition of Ask Dr. Lisa, our medical sleep expert, Dr. Lisa Shives, answers your questions about why you can’t get the sleep you need. In this installment, Dr. Lisa answers a question from a woman looking for answers to her sleep apnea treatment… Kathryn Coverston asks: I’m a Post Polio Syndrome patient and…
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Ask Dr. Lisa: Problem Adjusting to Normal Sleep Schedule?

You’ve got questions, and Dr. Lisa Shives, our sleep expert, will answer them!  We gather sleep questions from our Facebook page, and Dr. Shives answers them right here.  In this installment, Dr. Lisa answers a question from someone having trouble switching back from an overnight work schedule… Gary Stewart asks: I believe that part of my sleeping problem…
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Dr. Lisa: Take Other Steps Before Reaching for Allergy Medicines

  • Posted: April 25, 2012 
  • Filed under: Articles

A warmer than usual winter and early spring in many parts of the country has triggered a bumper crop of springtime pollen, and that could mean sleeping problems for millions who suffer from allergies and hay fever. “Trying to sleep when you can’t breathe properly is a recipe for a bad night,” says Dr. Lisa…
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Ask Dr. Lisa: Muscle Repair During Sleep?

  • Posted: April 5, 2012 
  • Filed under: Articles

You’ve got questions, and Dr. Lisa Shives, our sleep expert, will answer them!  We gather sleep questions from our Facebook page, and Dr. Shives answers them right here.  In this installment, Dr. Lisa answers a question from someone who wonders what happens to our muscles while we sleep… Guy Beardsley asks: Does muscle and joint repair only…
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Ask Dr. Lisa: Co-sleeping Good For Baby’s Sleep?

  • Posted: March 12, 2012 
  • Filed under: Articles

You’ve got questions, and Dr. Lisa Shives, our sleep expert, will answer them!  We gather sleep questions from our Facebook page, and Dr. Shives answers them right here.  In this installment, Dr. Lisa answers a question from someone who wonders whether co-sleeping helps babies sleep better… Warren Marler asks: I know views differ widely on this, and…
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