Understanding Cataplexy

March 29, 2018

A NARCOLEPSY SYMPTOMYou may have heard of narcolepsy—a sleep disorder that involves sudden “sleep attacks.” Cataplexy is one of the symptoms of narcolepsy. It doesn’t affect everyone with this sleep disorder, but when it does occur, it can be frightening and highly disruptive. ...Read More

What are The Options for Managing Sleep Apnea?

March 27, 2018

SLEEP APNEA TREATMENTSIt’s essential to get your sleep apnea symptoms under control. Treating this serious disorder will improve your quality of life and reduce your risk of long-term health problems. There are two main options for managing sleep apnea. Your doctor might recommend a custom-fi...Read More

How Your Body Changes as You Sleep

March 15, 2018

SLEEP IS THE ULTIMATE THERAPY FOR YOUR BODYThe human body is capable of all sorts of amazing things—from predicting inclement weather with achy joints to predicting an early spring with itchy eyes. Some of the incredible things the body does happen while you sleep. The following bodily change...Read More

Comparing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Narcolepsy

March 1, 2018

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 stay awake at your desk during the day. But surprisingly, many doctors misdiagnose sleep disorders because symptoms oft...Read More

Linking Poor Sleep & Chronic Disease

February 22, 2018

HOW YOUR HEALTH AND YOUR SLEEP ARE CONNECTEDSleep disorders are diagnosed on a near-epidemic scale in the U.S. Many Americans are of the mindset that being a workaholic and getting little sleep is a badge of honor. Others struggle with stress-induced insomnia or sleep disorders like sleep ...Read More

Does Healthy Weight Prevent Sleep Apnea?

February 15, 2018

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WEIGHT AND SLEEP APNEAA major risk factor for sleep apnea is being overweight or obese. This is because people who are overweight tend to have extra tissue around the upper airway. When they lie down to sleep, the tissue can obstruct the airways. This causes temporary c...Read More

Designing a Sleep Friendly Bedroom (Updated 2021)

February 8, 2018

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 below, you’ll hear about some simple strategies you can use to help you conquer sleep disorders like insomnia. DistractionsThi...Read More

Could Sleep Apnea Cause Your Insomnia?

February 1, 2018

THE COMPLEX RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SLEEP DISORDERSSleep medicine professionals have long known that many of their patients have co-occurring sleep disorders: insomnia and sleep apnea. In fact, people often seek help for insomnia, not realizing that the problem is actually caused by the...Read More

Treatment Options for Children with Sleep Apnea

January 21, 2018

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT PEDIATRIC SLEEP APNEAPeople who suffer from sleep apnea don’t breathe properly while they sleep, so they experience symptoms like fatigue, headaches, and mood swings when they are awake. Kids should be lively and full of energy, and surgery is one way to treat the problem. ...Read More

Adjusting to Your New Oral Appliance

January 20, 2018

A LOOK AT A CPAP ALTERNATIVELiving with sleep apnea can be a struggle, whether you realize that you have it or not. Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment to treat sleep apnea, so you can sleep well throughout the night and wake up feeling rested. It might take time to get used to you...Read More

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