Understanding Hypnic Jerks (or, Feeling Like You’re Falling While You Sleep)

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Have you ever woken up just as you were about to fall asleep? Did you wake up with a jerk, or the feeling of falling? This is called hypnic jerks, hypnagogic jerks, or sleep starts. Hypnic jerks are quite common, and the condition isn’t a serious disorder. What Are Hypnic Jerks? Hypnic jerks are strong, involuntary contractions that usually happen … Read More

What Causes Sleep Apnea?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep Apnea

Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans who have trouble sleeping, daytime drowsiness, and fatigue. It’s a serious condition that makes it hard to breathe during the night and can even block the air moving in and out of your lungs. Sleep apnea causes poor sleep as well as a number of other negative health outcomes. Here’s everything you need to … Read More

Tips for Better Sleep In These Uncertain Times

Dr. Dan JensenSleep, Tips & Tricks

Have you been having trouble sleeping in these uncertain times? COVID-19 has had a major impact on all our lives, and it’s natural to feel stressed. Uncertainty can make it hard to sleep or get the good night’s rest you need to make it through the day. If you’ve been having trouble sleeping, here are some tips for better sleep. … Read More

All About Melatonin

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Have you been getting enough sleep? A poor night’s sleep can make you fatigued in the day and decrease your energy and productivity. If you’ve been having trouble sleeping through the night, melatonin may be able to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Here’s everything you want to know about melatonin. What is Melatonin? Melatonin is a hormone that … Read More

Snoring: Troublesome or Harmless

Dr. Dan JensenSnoring

Do you snore in your sleep? Millions of Americans snore several nights a week. Snoring can be very frustrating for your partner, but in many cases your snoring is a simple annoyance. Snoring isn’t always harmless, and troublesome snoring can be a sign of an underlying health issue. If you snore every night, take a few minutes to learn the … Read More

Dreaming & Sleep Quality

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Can you remember your dreams? Whether or not you remember your dreams in the morning, sleep experts say we all spend several hours per night dreaming. Dreaming is completely normal and can actually tell you something about the quality of your sleep. What Happens When You Dream? Dreams are part of a normal night of sleep. Dreams can occur at … Read More

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