Understanding Sleep Meditation Techniques

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Are you curious about sleep meditation techniques? Mindfulness and meditation can be effective sleep aids that help you relax in the evening and feel calm before crawling under the covers. Some meditations are silent, and you can focus on your breath or on your body. Others can include movement or sound. There are also numerous apps with guided sleep meditations … Read More

How Online Learning Has Affected Sleep for Students

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Are you a college student, or do you have a student in the family? In the past year, children, teens, and adults have been learning online. And after reviewing the data, it seems that online learning has affected sleep for many students. Learning online could lead to less sleep overall as well as poor sleep quality. Here’s how. Sleeping During … Read More

Can Wildfire Air Quality Affect Your Sleep

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

It’s wildfire season, and that means that air quality across the country is taking a hit. And this year it’s not just the states with active fires that are affected. High winds have been blowing smoke and ash across the country, as well as bringing smoke from Canadian fires across the border. If you’re in an area with wildfires, your … Read More

Can Travel Disrupt Your Sleep

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Can Travel Disrupt Your Sleep

Traveling can open the door to exciting new experiences. Whether you’re off to visit museums in Europe or to relax on a beach in Mexico, a trip can be the highlight of the year. But if you’re not sleeping well, travel can become exhausting in a hurry. It’s common to have a hard time sleeping when you’re traveling, both in … Read More

What are the Risk Factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

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What are the Risk Factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that makes it hard to breathe during the night. People of all ages can have sleep apnea, but it’s more common in adults and older adults. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) can be caused by lifestyle factors or hereditary traits. What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? OSA is a serious sleep disorder. During the night, … Read More

8 Signs of Sleep Apnea

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8 Signs of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a lot more common than you may think. It affects adults of all ages and can even be seen in kids and teens. Sleep apnea is a disorder that repeatedly stops your breathing throughout the night. This can lead to grogginess, daytime fatigue, poor concentration, or even more serious health issues like heart disease or a greater … Read More

Exercises to Help with Snoring

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Exercises to Help with Snoring

Do you snore every night? Is your partner complaining that your snores are keeping them up at night? Maybe your snores are disrupting your sleep, waking you up in the night, or causing daytime fatigue.  There are a few ways you can reduce snoring, and sleep more peacefully at night. Some throat and mouth exercises can even alleviate mild obstructive … Read More

Best Pillows for Sleep Apnea

Dr. Dan JensenObstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep, Sleep Apnea

Best Pillows for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. You wake up repeatedly throughout the night, and can’t seem to get quality sleep. Along with good sleep hygiene, the right pillow can go a long way in helping you manage the symptoms of sleep apnea and enjoy a restful sleep. Can A Pillow Really Make a Difference? … Read More

Does Wearing Socks to Bed Help You Fall Asleep?

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Does Wearing Socks to Bed Help You Fall Asleep

Are your feet freezing cold when you crawl under the covers? Have you ever worn socks to bed or put a hot water bottle at the end of your bed? Researchers now have a pretty good idea as to why we want to have warm feet at night, and why sleeping with socks can help you fall asleep faster. Why … Read More

Is Sleep Apnea Hereditary?

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Is Sleep Apnea Hereditary

Do you snore loudly in the night, or wake up gasping for air? You might have sleep apnea. This happens when the muscles in your throat and neck relax in sleep, and become so relaxed they block your airway. To restart the flow of oxygen, you wake up repeatedly throughout the night to tighten these muscles. This happens in less … Read More