Understanding Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

November 1, 2018

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 EDS—is a recognized symptom of narcolepsy and can have a significant impact on sufferers’ abilities to wo...Read More

What Are the Health Risks of Insomnia?

September 25, 2018

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 people will soon get restorative sleep again. However, when insomnia becomes chronic, it can cause significant health risks. If ...Read More

What Is Dental Sleep Medicine?

September 18, 2018

A LOOK AT AN ALTERNATIVE TO CPAP THERAPY A sleep apnea diagnosis used to mean a lifetime of sleeping in a CPAP mask. CPAP treatment is highly effective, but not all patients find it comfortable. Some people end up simply trading sleep apnea for insomnia instead, because CPAPs just don’t work f...Read More

Preparing for Your Sleep Study

September 11, 2018

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 sleep apnea. Preparing for your study is easy and doesn’t require much beyond making sure you’re ready to get some rest.   Watch this video to lear...Read More

Dealing with Narcolepsy While Working

September 4, 2018

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 also feel overwhelmed by the need to manage their condition. One frequent issue is dealing with narcolepsy and i...Read More

What Are the Signs of Sleep Apnea in Children?

August 22, 2018

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 sleep disorder. If your child has sleep apnea, it is important to address it as quickly as possible to reduce the risk of potentially dang...Read More

The Link Between Anxiety & Sleep Apnea

August 15, 2018

Anxiety plays an important role in many sleep disorders. The relationship between sleep apnea and anxiety is complex, and it may not be the same for everyone. However, understanding how anxiety is affecting you can help you create a more effective treatment plan. Here is what you need to know....Read More

Common Myths about Sleep

August 8, 2018

SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION ABOUT SLEEP Few things are as important to your health as a good night’s sleep, but unfortunately, many myths about how to get the rest you need can stand in the way. Sleep medicine is dedicated to busting these myths to help people make smart decisions about their...Read More

Does Snoring Mean You Have Sleep Apnea?

August 1, 2018

WHAT SNORING INDICATES ABOUT YOUR HEALTH (Updated 2020) Snoring is the leading symptom of sleep apnea, which makes many people nervous. They think if they snore, they must have a sleep disorder. But does being a snorer automatically mean that you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA?) What is S...Read More

Maintenance of Wakefulness Test FAQ's

July 19, 2018

ANSWERS TO YOUR MOST FREQUENT MWT QUESTIONS There are a number of diagnostic tools that sleep medicine specialists can use to evaluate patients. You may have already heard about overnight sleep studies, in which a technician monitors a patient in a lab setting while he or she sleeps. But you m...Read More