Tips for Better Sleep

Dr. Dan JensenSleep, Tips & Tricks

Tips for Better Sleep

Wondering why you can’t fall asleep at night? Is it hard to fall asleep, and stay asleep? Well, this article will give you a few tips and tricks to keep yourself alert and awake during the day, and things that will help you fall asleep during the nighttime. Things to Avoid Before You Go to Bed One of the most … Read More

Sleep & Creativity

Dr. Dan JensenLifestyle, Research

Sleep & Creativity

A good night’s sleep can often make you feel on top of the world and prepare you to face your day with the best possible outlook. More rest and relaxation can lead to more heightened states of creativity. Scientific studies have proven that there is a definitive link between a nap and creative problem-solving. Two stages of deep rest work … Read More

Cancer is More Common in Women with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Dan JensenSleep Apnea

Cancer is More Common in Women with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a health disorder that causes breathing to continually stop and start while you are sleeping. Although it might seem similar to mere snoring, it is much worse. Additionally, although some people might view it as an annoyance, it is actually quite serious. For instance, after a person falls asleep, OSA results from throat muscles relaxing … Read More

Dealing with Jet Lag

Dr. Dan JensenCircadian Rhythm

Dealing with Jet Lag

If you are planning a trip where you will fly from Boise, Idaho to Beijing, China, for example, you are in for a long, long trip. Flying non-stop you will be cramped on the airplane for several hours. If you are one of those people who can take a nap, like the rest of us you will probably experience jet … Read More

Facts About Snoring

Dr. Dan JensenSnoring

Facts About Snoring

Snoring is known to be something that is often pretty loud and obnoxious at times. Many couples tend to get upset with each other because of how loud and often one or the other snores during the night. Research studies have shown that about half of the people in the United States alone, will snore at least once in their … Read More

Sleep Apnea’s Affect on Mental Health

Dr. Dan JensenSleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea's Affect on Mental Health

Sleep apnea is hard to live with. You wake up tired and groggy every morning, and struggle to get through the day. When bedtime comes, you’re relieved to throw yourself into bed, but sleep apnea wakes you up repeatedly, and you can’t get the rest you need. Not only does sleep apnea affect your physical health and wellbeing, it also … Read More

How Much Sleep Do We Need?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

How Much Sleep Do We Need?

Sleep is absolutely crucial for good health. If you’re not sleeping well, you’ll struggle with fatigue, irritability, depression, poor heart health, and other negative health outcomes. If you don’t sleep at all, you will die! So how much sleep do we really need, and why is it important we get the right amount of sleep every night? Things That Interfere … Read More

Can Sleep Patterns Affect Your Metabolism?

Dr. Dan JensenOverall Health

Can Sleep Patterns Affect Your Metabolism?

Sleep patterns are far more powerful than we realize. Our bodies appreciate routine, and you likely fall asleep and wake up at around the same time every day. Sleep affects our mood and concentration, and lack of sleep makes it difficult to get through the day. Sleep is also associated with poor heart health, and is a risk factor for … Read More

All About Sleep Paralysis

Dr. Dan JensenSigns & Symptoms, Sleep

All About Sleep Paralysis

Sleep paralysis can be a scary experience, and those who have sleep paralysis often find it disconcerting and uncomfortable. You’ve probably felt paralyzed in a dream before, and have felt unable to jump up, scream, or run away. Now imagine feeling that same feeling when you’re wide awake! What is Sleep Paralysis? Paralysis at night serves a very important function. … Read More

Why Do We Get Night Sweats?

Dr. Dan JensenSigns & Symptoms, Sleep

Why Do We Get Night Sweats?

Have you ever woken up in the night covered in sweat? What causes these night sweats, and does it affect the quality of your sleep? Sleep is one of the most important things your body needs to stay healthy, give you energy, and strengthen your immune system, warding of diseases and illnesses. If you’re not sleeping properly, you should be … Read More