Tips for a Bedtime Routine

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Getting quality sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health. Sleeping between 7 to 9 hours every night will help you wake up feeling energized. Sleep is also vital for your overall health since every part of your body relies on quality sleep to rest and restore function. Here are some tips for a bedtime … Read More

Does the Moon Affect Our Sleep

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Have you ever wondered if the moon affects your sleep? A new study shows that your sleep patterns can be affected by the moon! This recent study discovered that on the nights before a full moon, we tend to go to sleep later and sleepless.  Moonlight Vs. Artificial Light This study looked at sleeping habits in two different locations. First, … Read More

Has the Pandemic Affected Your Sleep

Dr. Dan JensenSleep, Uncategorized

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone this last year. People have reported increased sleep disturbances in the past year, and more people are taking sleep aids like melatonin or prescription medications. Has the pandemic affected your sleep? It’s Been a Stressful Year Have you been sleeping poorly in the past year? One reason you might not be getting enough sleep … Read More

Are Sunrise Alarms Better for Waking Up?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Do you have a hard time waking up in the morning? Do you cringe every morning when your alarm clock starts beeping? There are some alternatives to traditional alarm clocks, and one of our favorites is the sunrise alarm. What is a Sunrise Alarm? A sunrise alarm clock doesn’t use sound to wake you up. Instead, it slowly increases the … Read More

Understanding Circadian Rhythms

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

You’ve probably heard people talk about the circadian rhythms, but what are they? Your circadian rhythm is your body’s internal clock. It regulates a number of functions like the digestive system, body temperature, and even hormone release. One of the main jobs of the circadian rhythm is to monitor your sleeping and waking cycles. Your Optimal Circadian Rhythm Your circadian … Read More

How Much Sleep Do I Need?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Have you been getting enough sleep? You’ve probably heard that you should sleep between 7 and 9 hours every night. Sleep is absolutely essential, but the amount of sleep you need is unique to you. Find out exactly how much sleep you need to feel well rested and energetic every day. Sleep for Your Age The National Sleep Foundation provides … Read More

Exercises to Help Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Dan JensenSleep Apnea

Do you snore during sleep? Snoring can be a sign of a sleep disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea. This disorder disrupts sleep and makes it hard for you to get the rest you need. Try these exercises to reduce snoring and help obstructive sleep apnea. How do Exercises Help? It might seem strange to suggest that exercises can help … Read More

What is Shift Work Disorder?

Dr. Dan JensenShift Work Disorder, Sleep

Have you been struggling to sleep enough at night? Does your work schedule change every few days and make it harder to sleep? Or maybe you’re working from home and you find yourself working unusual hours. If your work schedule is irregular and you’re not sleeping well, you may have shift work disorder that’s affecting your sleep. What is Shift … Read More

Tips for Better Sleep in 2021

Dr. Dan JensenSleep, Tips & Tricks

For many of us, 2020 was a challenging year. We experienced a lot of stressful situations. Worries and stress often kept us up at night. Now it’s a new year, and it’s time to get back to sleeping! Getting 7 to 9 hours or sleep per night is extremely important for our physical health, our energy levels, and even our … Read More

Avoiding Insomnia at the Holidays

Dr. Dan JensenInsomnia, Sleep

Holidays are a time of celebrating everything we’ve accomplished in the last year, and a time to look forward to the year ahead. However, the holidays can also be stressful. They add a lot of extra demands on our time, like shopping, spending time with family we haven’t seen in awhile, and even traveling. We often celebrate by eating large … Read More