Is There a Connection Between Anxiety and Sleep Apnea?

Dr. Dan JensenMental Health, Sleep Apnea

Is There a Connection Between Anxiety and Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common condition among American adults. During sleep the upper airway over-relaxes, closing the throat and stopping the flow of air and oxygen. You will repeatedly wake up throughout the night to restart your breathing. Many people with sleep apnea have never been diagnosed, and this can lead to serious physical and mental problems. Identifying Sleep Apnea … Read More

Does Your Mood Affect Your Sleep?

Dr. Dan JensenMental Health, Research, Sleep

Does Your Mood Affect Your Sleep?

One of the most common complaints when it comes to poor sleep is stress levels. If you’ve been feeling anxious about a project at work, or worried about your parent’s health, you will have a harder time falling asleep and won’t get a good night’s rest. However, the connection between mood and sleep goes both ways, and if you’re not … Read More

A Good Night’s Sleep Could Reduce Risk for Dementia

Dr. Dan JensenDementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Mental Health, Research, Sleep, Sleep Study

A Good Night's Sleep Could Reduce Risk for Dementia

Have you been struggling to get a good night’s sleep, or feel like you wake up a hundred times in the night? Not only does a poor sleep make you feel groggy, irritable, and have trouble focusing, but a new study shows that if you’ve been sleeping poorly you may be increasing your risk of developing dementia. Studying Dementia and … 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