Night Terrors & Nightmares

Dr. Dan JensenNightmares, Sleep

We all have dreams during sleep, even if we don’t remember them in the morning. Some dreams can be peaceful, while others are exciting or just bizarre. Sometimes dreams can take a darker turn. Have you been having night terrors or nightmares? Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about nightmares. What is a Nightmare? A nightmare is a scary … Read More

Does Alcohol Affect Sleep Quality?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Do you drink a beer before bed because you think it helps you have a good sleep? Many people think alcohol can be a great sleep aid, but the research doesn’t back them up. In fact, studies show that alcohol has a negative effect on sleep quality. The more you drink, the worse you’ll sleep! Why Do We Think Alcohol … Read More

5 Tips for Sleeping Better Tonight

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Are you getting between seven to nine hours of sleep every night? Many Americans just aren’t getting enough sleep. We get it. There are lots of demands on your time and it can be hard to prioritize sleep. However, sleeping at least seven hours per night will help you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start a new day. … Read More

Links between Acid Reflux & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Dan JensenSleep Apnea

There are a number of different factors that can cause a poor night’s sleep. Mental, emotional, and physical concerns can all impact your ability to get a good night’s sleep. One cause of obstructive sleep apnea is acid reflux. What is Acid Reflux? Acid reflux, also called gastroesophageal reflux, is an uncomfortable condition where stomach acid moves back up into … Read More

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