Are Naps Beneficial?
Many people, mostly children and the elderly, are caught needing a nap or two throughout their days. Humans are thought to be one of few mammalian species that are monophasic with their sleeping – meaning each day is split into a time for sleep and a separate time for being awake. Are naps somethi...Read More
Not Getting Enough Sleep Hurts You
Chances are, you have probably woken up one morning after only five hours of sleep and felt like you could have used another five. Not getting the amount of sleep your body needs can actually have some harmful effects – even if you cannot physically see them. Not enough sleep has been linked to a ...Read More
Sleep Apnea Affects 1 in 5 People – Get Tested!
Sleep apnea has been affecting large numbers of people for a while now. An increase in obesity has helped it grow into a bigger problem, but being overweight is not always a reason it shows up. What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to have a single, or multiple pauses [&hell...Read More
Sleep: How Much Do You Really Need?
We all know that a healthy human being needs a certain amount of food and water each day to remain healthy. We also know that to stay healthy, we need a certain amount sleep each night. But, how much sleep does a person need? The answer may surprise you. One would think by now, here […]...Read More
Sleep Studies: What are They and Why Might You Need One?
Most people are aware when they have obstructive sleep apnea. You may find yourself waking in the night, or may feel unusually tired during the day. You might have even been told by your partner that you often cease breathing momentarily in the night, or appear to struggle for breath. However, whils...Read More
OSA: When Should You Be Worried about Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea is a very common condition, affecting millions across the US. For many people, it’s a relatively minor issue; and can often be resolved simply by losing weight, or making certain lifestyle choices. However, for others, it can be a serious problem; and can have a significant...Read More
Guidelines Used to Diagnose Obstructive Sleep Apnea
There are several criteria that doctors follow for diagnosing OSA. These include how the patient reports their sleeping habits, family medical history, personal medical history, and the result of studies they may be ordered to get a more clinical overview of how well a patient sleeps. When OSA is fi...Read More
What You Can Expect During a Sleep Study
When it comes to undergoing a sleep study to rule out or diagnose OSA, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, it is important to understand what the test will involve, as well as how best to prepare for the procedure. The level of preparation required depends on whether the patient is going to have the test perfo...Read More