How Diabetes and Sleep Are Linked

April 6, 2017

Diabetes and sleep have a complex relationship. Poor sleep can affect blood sugar control, and poor blood sugar control can affect sleep. Sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.   Watch this video to find out more about the link between sleep and diabetes. B...Read More

When to Seek Help for Sleep Problems

March 30, 2017

WHEN TO TALK TO A PROFESSIONAL ABOUT YOUR SLEEP PROBLEMSEveryone has a rough night of sleep now and then, and feeling tired often seems like business as usual. So how do you know when you should contact a specialist to see if you have a sleep disorder? Not getting adequate rest is like a tickin...Read More

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

March 23, 2017

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 busy world, many people routinely feel like they aren’t well-rested, and if you have a sleep disorder that robs you of shut-eye, then the problem is even ...Read More

Is Depression Linked to Sleep Disorders?

March 16, 2017

THE COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DEPRESSION AND SLEEP DISORDERSThe relationship between depression and sleep disorders is complex and multifaceted. Depression can be a cause or side effect of sleep disturbances. At times, treating one may help to resolve the other. In other instances,...Read More

Coping with a New Diagnosis of Narcolepsy

March 9, 2017

YOUR FIRST STEPS AFTER A NARCOLEPSY DIAGNOSISIf you have been diagnosed with narcolepsy, it is natural to feel a little overwhelmed and anxious. Fortunately, help is available from a number of different sources, from medications to support groups. This advice will help you decide what step...Read More

Answering Questions About Oral Appliances

February 23, 2017

WE ANSWER YOUR ORAL APPLIANCE QUESTIONSOral appliances are used in dental sleep medicine to provide relief from obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Read on to learn the answers to common questions about oral appliances. How do oral appliances work? You can think of an oral ...Read More

Pediatric Sleep Studies - What to Know!

February 16, 2017

FOR PARENTS – HOW WE CONDUCT PEDIATRIC SLEEP STUDIESIn many cases, sleep disorders do not resolve themselves and either perpetuate any existing symptoms or transform into a new problem over time. Because of this, it’s best to diagnose these conditions in children early on. If your child is ...Read More

What Exactly Is Insomnia?

February 9, 2017

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 doctor may diagnose you with insomnia. This sleep disorder is common in the United States, affecting about half of the population at some po...Read More

Understanding Nap Tests

February 2, 2017

THE 101 ON MULTIPLE SLEEP LATENCY TESTINGHas your doctor recommended that you undergo nap tests? Sometimes referred to as a multiple sleep latency test (MSLT), nap tests provide sleep specialists with a standardized method of quantifying sleepiness and diagnosing sleep disorders in individuals...Read More

Recognizing Sleep Apnea Signs & Symptoms

January 26, 2017

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 clear-cut signs, such as narcolepsy, many people who have sleep apnea don’t know it until a partner tells them. However, ther...Read More