The Best Foods Before Bedtime

Dr. Dan JensenDiet, Research, Sleep, Tips & Tricks

The Best Foods Before Bedtime

We all want a good night’s sleep, and most of us are willing to try just about anything to sleep through the night. Sleep is incredibly important for your health and well-being, reduces your risk of heart disease and diabetes, and keeps your immune system healthy. To experience the benefits of sleep, it’s recommended that you get 7 to 9 … Read More

The Effects of Blue Light on Your Sleep

Dr. Dan JensenNews, Overall Health, Research, Sleep

The Effects of Blue Light on Your Sleep

Exposure to blue light before bed is bad for your sleep. Unfortunately, in our modern age of technology we’re often exposed to a lot of blue light in the evenings from our overhead lighting, as well as our TV, phone, and computer screens. Even if you’re spending a quiet evening at home reading, you’re still exposed to a lot of … Read More

Sleep Apnea and Depression

Dr. Dan JensenMental Health, Overall Health, Research, Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea and Depression

Sleep Apnea only affects sleep, right? While it is true that sleep apnea affects your ability to sleep at night, it’s been linked to a lot of negative health effects. Those with sleep apnea are more at risk of heart disease, diabetes, and a weakened immune system, just to name a few. Recent studies show that sleep apnea is also … Read More

The Effects of Sleep Apnea on the Body

Dr. Dan JensenOverall Health, Sleep Apnea

The Effects of Sleep Apnea on the Body

Have you been struggling to sleep at night, or do you wake up in the morning feeling like you haven’t slept at all? At Sound Sleep Medical we know all about the toll sleep apnea takes on your body and on your health. What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disturbance that hinders you from getting a proper … Read More

How Does Caffeine Affect My Sleep?

Dr. Dan JensenDiet, Overall Health, Research, Sleep

Sound Sleep Medical - How Does Caffeine Affect My Sleep?

Although legal, caffeine is a powerful psychoactive drug. Like other stimulants, caffeine supplies the central nervous system with added energy, yet is has another mechanism which blocks the action of adenosine on its receptor. Adenosine is the neuromodulator responsible for making us drowsy. So, you can see that caffeine both adds wakefulness to our minds through encouraging synapses to fire … Read More

Sleep Loss May Contribute to Weight Gain

Dr. Dan JensenNews, Overall Health, Research, Sleep

Sleep Loss May Contribute to Weight Gain

Losing sleep inevitably leads to the feeling of sluggishness, fatigue, and low energy throughout the day. That feeling that you are dragging your feet from one location to the next is evidence that your body is expending very little energy in its daily tasks. However, the lack of energy may not stop there. Metabolism is our body’s ability to use … Read More

How Many Hours of Sleep Should I Get?

Dr. Dan JensenResearch, Sleep, Sleep Study

How Many Hours of Sleep Should I Get?

Sleep trouble can fall to one extreme or another. Some of us find that we get too little sleep, always feeling tired and burning the candle at both ends. Others of us might wonder if we are sleeping too much, finding that a full night is not enough and desire to nap during the day, as well. Researchers have offered … Read More

Understanding Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

Dr. Dan JensenResearch, Signs & Symptoms, Sleep

Understanding Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

One of the most common reports to sleep specialists is the experience of “fatigue,” yet, upon further diagnosis, it is revealed that some of these reports more accurately depict excessive daytime sleepiness, or hypersomnia. This condition is not only an isolated experience but also a syndrome experienced by many adults and stemming from a wide array of underlying causes, including … Read More

Tips for Avoiding Common CPAP Machine Problems

Dr. Dan JensenCPAP Machine, Tips & Tricks

Tips for Avoiding Common CPAP Machine Problems

Do you use a CPAP machine? For those struggling with obstructive sleep apnea, one of the most common treatments is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, and this machine can help you sleep at night by delivering constant and steady air pressure. But as anyone with a CPAP machine knows, these machines are not without their problems. Here are a … Read More

Floppy eyelids may be sign of sleep apnea

Dr. Dan JensenNews, Signs & Symptoms, Sleep Apnea

Floppy eyelids may be sign of sleep apnea

Have you been struggling to sleep at night, and feeling fatigued during the day? You might be suffering from sleep apnea. While we know many of the symptoms of hearing loss, a new study may have just identified another sign of sleep apnea. What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition that affects your ability to get … Read More