Is there a Connection between Sleep and Inflammation?

Dave LarsenOverall Health, Sleep

Is There a Connection Between Sleep and Inflammation

Are you getting enough sleep? To feel well rested, protect your immune system, and enjoy great energy, you need to sleep between 7 to 9 hours every night. There is a clear connection between sleep and inflammation, so if you suffer from any disorder or injury that has caused an inflammation, you will struggle to sleep at night. What is … Read More

Sleep Apnea and Heart Health

Dave LarsenOverall Health, Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea and Heart Health

Sleep is a vital part of maintaining good health. If you have sleep apnea or another sleep disorder, you will struggle to recover from an illness or infection, have more difficulty encoding memories, and will suffer from fatigue, stress, and irritability. Sleep apnea is also linked to your heart health. What is Sleep Apnea? If you or a loved one … Read More

Can Sleep Patterns Affect Your Metabolism?

Dave LarsenOverall Health

Can Sleep Patterns Affect Your Metabolism?

Sleep patterns are far more powerful than we realize. Our bodies appreciate routine, and you likely fall asleep and wake up at around the same time every day. Sleep affects our mood and concentration, and lack of sleep makes it difficult to get through the day. Sleep is also associated with poor heart health, and is a risk factor for … Read More

How Your Thyroid May Affect Your Sleep Issues

Dave LarsenNews, Overall Health, Research, Sleep, Thyroid

How Your Thyroid May Affect Your Sleep Issues

Do you have insomnia? If you’ve been struggling to fall asleep, or can’t sleep through the night, there are a few different factors you need to consider. You might be dealing with a chronic pain, have acid reflux, or have some unaddressed mental health concerns such as anxiety or depression. Insomnia could also be a sign of problems with your … Read More

Snoring: What’s Normal and What’s Not

Dave LarsenHeart Health, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Overall Health, Research, Snoring

Snoring: What's Normal and What's Not

Do you snore? Everyone snores from time to time, and if your snore infrequently it’s nothing to worry about. However, it’s estimated that around half of American adults snore regularly. This can disrupt your sleep, lead to daytime drowsiness, and make it difficult to focus on tasks. Snoring also affects your loved ones, and your partner will probably complain that … Read More

A New Obsession with Sleep

Dave LarsenOverall Health, Research, Sleep

A New Obsession with Sleep

Have you been struggling to sleep at night? Do you wake up feeling short of breath or have difficulty falling asleep? Millions of Americans complain about being tired during the day, staying up too late, or having poor quality sleep. With all this talk of being tired, it seems like our society is obsessed with sleep, and we’re all looking … Read More

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Smoking

Dave LarsenLifestyle, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Overall Health

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Smoking

Everyone knows smoking is bad for your health, and if you’re a smoker you’ve probably thought about quitting. Smoking increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and lung cancer. Did you know that smoking has also been linked to obstructive sleep apnea? If you’re a smoker, be it cigarettes, cigars, or pipes, you might be impacting your sleep. If you’re … Read More

What Does it Mean to “Sleep Clean”?

Dave LarsenDiet, Overall Health, Sleep, Tips & Tricks

What Does it Mean to "Sleep Clean"?

Have you heard of the ‘sleep clean’ trend, and wondered what it meant? Gwyneth Paltrow used the term to start a huge health trend in 2017, making us all more mindful of our sleep habits. The idea behind clean sleeping is to fix your sleep habits and impact positive change on your overall health and wellbeing. It’s estimated that over … Read More

Don’t Let Holiday Stress Disrupt Your Sleep

Dave LarsenOverall Health, Sleep, Tips & Tricks

Don't Let Holiday Stress Disrupt Your Sleep

Holidays are a great time to enjoy catching up with the extended family, or hanging out with friends you haven’t seen in a while, but everyone knows the holidays can be more than a little stressful. The kids are home from school, you’re trying to buy all your gifts in time to get them under the tree, and your schedule … Read More

How Better Sleep Helps Your New Year’s Resolutions

Dave LarsenNews, Overall Health, Sleep

How Better Sleep Helps Your New Year's Resolutions

It’s the end of the year, and that means you’re making New Year’s resolutions! Everyone has a long list of things they’d like to do, whether it’s eating healthy, getting to the gym more often, or finally making time for that hobby you really want to learn. If you have a lot of New Year’s resolutions, consider how sleeping better … Read More