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HOW WE ARE CONDUCTING BUSINESS DURING THIS CRISIS During these unprecedented times, Sleep Dynamics is reaffirming our commitment to your health and safety. We are...

17 Tips to Create the Ultimate Sleep Environment

MAKE YOUR BEDROOM AN IDEAL PLACE FOR SLEEP Picture this. Despite your jam-packed schedule, you’ve still reserved enough time to unwind and relax before bed....

Talking to Your Doctor About Insomnia

Insomnia is a common disorder, with about one in every three people reporting at least mild insomnia. Any habitual loss of sleep can lead to consequences. These...

What Narcolepsy Therapies are Available?

NARCOLEPSY TREATMENT OPTIONS Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder in which the brain struggles to regulate sleep/wake cycles. People with narcolepsy have trouble staying awake...

What Is Restless Legs Syndrome? (Updated 2021)

Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis Ekbom Disease, is a neurological sleep disorder that causes discomfort in the legs while sitting or lying...

The Different Types of Insomnia (Updated 2021)

INSOMNIA CATEGORIES Sleep disorder specialists categorize different types of insomnia into subtypes. But no matter which subtype of insomnia you have, it’s important to receive...

Recognizing the Risk of Drowsy Driving

TIRED DRIVING IS DANGEROUS DRIVING If you have a sleep disorder, then you know how much the fatigue can interfere with your everyday life. One...

What Are Some Common Causes of Snoring?

THE SCIENCE OF SNORING If you snore, you might think that it is only disrupting your partner’s sleep. However, in addition to being an annoyance...

Behavioral Sleep Medicine FAQs

BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FOR SLEEP DISORDERS If a sleep disorder is affecting your health, we have good news! There are multiple ways to improve your ability...

Preparing for A Maintenance of Wakefulness Test

DAYTIME SLEEPINESS TESTING Maintenance of wakefulness tests evaluate how well you can stay awake while being inactive. They evaluate whether they are able to stay awake during...

When Should You Call A Doctor About Insomnia?

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR INSOMNIA IS CHRONIC Sleepless nights happen now and then for most people. In many instances, a person who struggles to...

Understanding Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FATIGUE AND E.D.S.  Everyone feels fatigued from time to time during the day, but excessive daytime sleepiness is different. Excessive daytime sleepiness—or...

What Are the Health Risks of Insomnia?

Insomnia—an inability to fall asleep or stay asleep—is something that happens to nearly everyone occasionally. A few nights of insomnia can be uncomfortable, but most...

Preparing for Your Sleep Study

HOW TO ENSURE YOUR SLEEP STUDY IS A SUCCESS An overnight sleep study is often the first step in diagnosing a sleep disorder such as...

Dealing with Narcolepsy While Working

DAILY CHALLENGES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH NARCOLEPSY A narcolepsy diagnosis frequently causes mixed feelings in sufferers. They are relieved to have a reason for their symptoms, but may...

What Are the Signs of Sleep Apnea in Children?

SLEEP DISORDER WARNING SIGNS FOR PARENTS Most people think of sleep apnea as a problem for adults, but in reality, kids can and do suffer from this...

What’s It Like to Live with Narcolepsy?

DAILY CHALLENGES FOR THOSE WITH NARCOLEPSY Narcolepsy is a chronic, often misunderstood sleep disorder. Sufferers must find ways to manage their symptoms while living their...

Dealing with Insomnia While Traveling

TRAVEL WITHOUT DISRUPTING YOUR SLEEP CYCLE If you suffer from insomnia, then you probably already know that traveling can often make your symptoms worse. In fact,...

Tips for Traveling with Your CPAP

SMARTER WAYS TO TRAVEL WITH YOUR CPAP When you’re traveling, sleep apnea doesn’t take a vacation. Since you can’t leave your symptoms at home, your CPAP...

Sleep and Sugar Intake: Is There a Connection?

DOES SUGAR KEEP YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT? In recent years, researchers have begun to discover just how many connections there are between sleep and diet....

Spotlight on the Symptoms of Sleep Deprivation

THE EFFECTS OF A LACK OF QUALITY SLEEP People miss out on sleep for all sorts of reasons, but for most people, this doesn’t become...

Behavioral Sleep Medicine: An Introduction

HOW CHANGED BEHAVIORS IMPROVES YOUR SLEEP The quality of your sleep has everything to do with the quality of your life. If it feels like...

Dispelling Narcolepsy Myths (Updated 2020)

THE TRUTH ABOUT NARCOLEPSY One problem with narcolepsy and similar sleep disorders is the accompanying stigma and confusion. This can prevent people from seeking treatment and alleviating...

Understanding Cataplexy

A NARCOLEPSY SYMPTOM You may have heard of narcolepsy—a sleep disorder that involves sudden “sleep attacks.” Cataplexy is one of the symptoms of narcolepsy. It...

Comparing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Narcolepsy

TWO COMMON SLEEP DISORDERS (Updated 2020) People often assume sleep disorders are easily diagnosed. After all, you’ll know if you lie awake all night or struggle to...

Linking Poor Sleep & Chronic Disease

HOW YOUR HEALTH AND YOUR SLEEP ARE CONNECTED Sleep disorders are diagnosed on a near-epidemic scale in the U.S. Many Americans are of the mindset that...

Designing a Sleep Friendly Bedroom (Updated 2021)

Sleep medicine experts stress the importance of creating a sleep friendly bedroom to promote both quality and duration of sleep. When you watch the video...

Could Sleep Apnea Cause Your Insomnia?

THE COMPLEX RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SLEEP DISORDERS Sleep medicine professionals have long known that many of their patients have co-occurring sleep disorders: insomnia and sleep apnea. In fact,...

Adjusting to Your New Oral Appliance

A LOOK AT A CPAP ALTERNATIVE Living with sleep apnea can be a struggle, whether you realize that you have it or not. Oral appliance...

Here’s What Happens at a Sleep Lab

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR SLEEP STUDY Sleep disorders are sometimes difficult to identify because when you’re asleep, you’re not really aware of what’s going...

Could You Have Hypersomnia?

WHAT IS HYPERSOMNIA? Hypersomnia is a group of sleep disorders characterized by excessive and disruptive sleepiness during the day. Underlying, treatable sleep disorders such as...

See How a Sleep Study Is Conducted

HOW SLEEP STUDIES WORK If you’re suspected of having a sleep disorder, you may be referred to a specialist for an overnight sleep study. See...

Is There a Link Between Insomnia & Sleep Apnea?

HOW INSOMNIA AND SLEEP APNEA INTERACT Insomnia is not a sleep disorder but rather a symptom of another condition. In some cases, people with sleep apnea...

Solving the Mystery of Snoring

WHY DO WE SNORE? People snore for a variety of reasons. Some of them only cause occasional snoring, while other causes of snoring can be...

Who Can Benefit from Oral Appliances?

A LOOK AT A CPAP ALTERNATIVE (Updated 2020) An oral appliance is a small device that is worn in the mouth at night. Some people...

Understanding Your Circadian Rhythm (Updated 2021)

Your Internal Clock Nearly every living thing has a circadian rhythm, including humans. In people, the main mechanism that regulates circadian rhythm - which is like your...

What Are the Different Types of Insomnia?

TWO KINDS OF INSOMNIA Insomnia is a sleep disorder symptom that causes persistent difficulty with falling or staying asleep. If you struggle to consistently get a good...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

INSOMNIA TREATMENT Insomnia is not actually a sleep disorder but is instead a symptom of some other condition. For people who suffer from it, however, that...

Complications Associated with Narcolepsy

DAILY DIFFICULTIES FOR THOSE WITH NARCOLEPSY Narcolepsy is a serious sleep disorder that requires careful management by a sleep medicine specialist. With proper treatment, many...

A Guide to Sleep Cycles

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR BODY WHEN YOU SLEEP What exactly happens to your body when you fall asleep? During sleep, you go through a number...

Putting Myths About Insomnia to Bed

SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION ABOUT INSOMNIA Insomnia is one of the best-known sleep disorders—and also one of the most misunderstood. In fact, contrary to popular belief, insomnia...

How Diabetes and Sleep Are Linked

DIABETES & SLEEP DISORDERS Diabetes and sleep have a complex relationship. Poor sleep can affect blood sugar control, and poor blood sugar control can affect...

When to Seek Help for Sleep Problems

WHEN TO TALK TO A PROFESSIONAL ABOUT YOUR SLEEP PROBLEMS Everyone has a rough night of sleep now and then, and feeling tired often seems...

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP IS CRITICAL TO YOUR HEALTH Sleep is a critical part of overall health, but how much sleep is really enough? In today’s...

Is Depression Linked to Sleep Disorders?

THE COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DEPRESSION AND SLEEP DISORDERS The relationship between depression and sleep disorders is complex and multifaceted. Depression can be a cause or side effect...

Coping with a New Diagnosis of Narcolepsy

YOUR FIRST STEPS AFTER A NARCOLEPSY DIAGNOSIS If you have been diagnosed with narcolepsy, it is natural to feel a little overwhelmed and anxious. Fortunately, help...

Answering Questions About Oral Appliances

WE ANSWER YOUR ORAL APPLIANCE QUESTIONS Oral appliances are used in dental sleep medicine to provide relief from obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Read on to learn the answers to common...

Pediatric Sleep Studies - What to Know!

FOR PARENTS – HOW WE CONDUCT PEDIATRIC SLEEP STUDIES In many cases, sleep disorders do not resolve themselves and either perpetuate any existing symptoms or...

What Exactly Is Insomnia?

INSOMNIA IS MORE THAN JUST BEING AWAKE AT NIGHT Do you experience non-restorative sleep, trouble falling asleep, or difficulty staying asleep? If so, then your...

Understanding Nap Tests

THE 101 ON MULTIPLE SLEEP LATENCY TESTING Has your doctor recommended that you undergo a nap test? Sometimes referred to as a multiple sleep latency...

Recognizing Sleep Apnea Signs & Symptoms

IDENTIFYING A DANGEROUS SLEEP DISORDER Many people who struggle with sleep apnea don’t know that they have the condition. Unlike other sleep disorders with more...

Maintenance of Wakefulness Test: What to Expect

TESTING DAYTIME FATIGUE A maintenance of wakefulness test, or MWT, determines daytime wakefulness in order to diagnose a sleep disorder or test the effectiveness of a...

Tips for Adjusting to CPAP Therapy

CPAP: GETTING ACCLIMATED CPAP therapy can be life-saving for people with sleep apnea, but getting used to the mask can take time. If you find...

Health Conditions Associated with Sleep Apnea

SLEEP APNEA IS MORE THAN SNORING AND FITFUL SLEEP Over time, it can cause serious health complications, including life-threatening conditions. Treatment for sleep apnea, oral appliance...

Recognizing the Importance of Sleep 

SLEEP IS CRITICAL TO YOUR HEALTH, PERIOD. Sleep is as essential to good health as a nutritious diet and exercise, but many people cannot get...

What are Sleep Hygiene Habits?

EFFECTIVE SLEEP ROUTINES AND BEHAVIORS Most people think of hygiene as things like washing their hands, taking showers, and brushing their teeth. When it comes...

Are You a Good Candidate for Oral Appliance Therapy?

(Updated 2021.) CPAP ISN’T YOUR ONLY OPTION. One treatment option for patients with sleep disorders is oral appliance therapy. It is a great alternative for patients who...

A Brief Look at the Multiple Sleep Latency Test

EVALUATING EXCESSIVE DAYTIME SLEEPINESS (EDS) A multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) is a diagnostic exam that allows our sleep disorder specialists to evaluate excessive daytime...

Examining Different Types of Sleep Disorders

AN OVERVIEW OF THE MOST PREVALENT SLEEP DISORDERS Most people experience occasional difficulties with sleep, but people with sleep disorders have significant sleep disruptions that...

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