All About Sleep Paralysis

Dr. Dan JensenSleep, Sleep Paralysis

Have you ever woken up and been unable to move? This scary experience is called sleep paralysis. Some people never experience sleep paralysis, or have only had sleep paralysis once or twice in their lives. For others, sleep paralysis can occur often. Read on to learn all about sleep paralysis. What is Sleep Paralysis? If you’ve ever woken up and … Read More

What Is Restless Leg Syndrome?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Have you noticed any uncomfortable sensations in your legs, or felt the sudden and uncontrollable urge to move your legs? This is Restless Leg Syndrome, and it can have a major impact on your sleep. If you have Restless Leg Syndrome, here are the best ways to manage the condition, and get a good night’s rest. What Is Restless Leg … Read More

How Excessive Screen Use Affects Your Sleep

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Screen time is a normal part of life. We use a computer at work, watch TV at home, play a game on our phones, or have a video call with family and friends. All this technology can help us do our best work, learn more, and stay connected with loved ones. But excessive screen use affects your sleep, and if … Read More

Meditation Could Help Insomnia

Dr. Dan JensenInsomnia

Have you been getting enough sleep? Adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each and every night to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start a new day. If you’re not sleeping enough, think about what’s keeping you up at night. According to the American Psychological Association, 43% of adults report that stress has made it hard to … Read More

Excessive Sleep Could Affect Your Metabolism

Dr. Dan JensenSigns & Symptoms, Sleep

Do you fall asleep easily, and find yourself sleeping for 10 hours or more each night? While it’s nice to get an extra hour of sleep on a Sunday morning, if you’re regularly sleeping for more than the recommended hours of sleep per night, you could actually be doing more harm than good. How Much Should You Sleep? It’s recommended … Read More

How Exercise Helps You Sleep Better

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Do you have a hard time falling asleep at night, or wake up repeatedly throughout the night? You’ve probably heard that exercise can help you sleep better, but maybe it hasn’t been as successful as you hoped. Here’s everything you need to know about how exercise helps you sleep better. Exercise is Good for Your Body Working out a few … Read More

Sleep and Creativity

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Getting adequate sleep every night is important for your body and your mind. Sleep gives your body a chance to rest, slows your breathing and heart rate, and boosts your immune system. It also lets your brain process all that’s happened during the day, and consolidates short term memories into long term memories. Sleep is also closely linked to creativity. … Read More

How Does a Sleep Study Work?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

If you’ve been having trouble sleeping, your doctor may suggest a sleep study to discover exactly why you’re not sleeping. A sleep study, called a polysomnography, is a completely non-invasive test that measures brain activity during the night, allowing your sleep specialist to see how much time you spend awake or asleep, how much REM sleep you have each night, … Read More

Study: Cancer is More Common in Women with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Dan JensenSleep Apnea

Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans, making it difficult to get a good night’s sleep, and leading to daytime irritability, moodiness, and trouble focusing. There are a number of risk factors that increase the chances of developing sleep apnea, such as being overweight, struggling with allergies, or sleeping on your back. A new study has found that cancer is more … Read More

Tips for Better Sleep

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Have you been sleeping soundly? Getting between 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night is important for your body, mind, and overall well being. If you’re not getting enough sleep each night, you may experience fatigue, irritability, and moodiness. You won’t be as productive as you’d like, and you’ll struggle to stay focused on tasks. Poor sleep can even … Read More