All About Melatonin

Dr. Dan JensenResearch

All About Melatonin

Melatonin is one of the compounds that your body uses to initiate the process of putting you to sleep. Here’s some information about melatonin, including how it can help you sleep, the alternatives that people use, and how they all interact. What Is Melatonin? Melatonin is a hormone that your body produces naturally. While you can purchase it as a … Read More

How Do Sleep Studies Work?

Dr. Dan JensenResearch

How Do Sleep Studies Work?

Most people aren’t consciously aware of their sleeping habits and breathing patterns when they sleep. A sleep study is an overnight test at a sleep lab where doctors determine whether you have any sleep problems. A polysomnogram is the most commonly used type of sleep study. Polysomnographic technologists attach sensors and electrodes on wires to your head and body to … Read More

Sleep & Creativity

Dr. Dan JensenLifestyle, Research

Sleep & Creativity

A good night’s sleep can often make you feel on top of the world and prepare you to face your day with the best possible outlook. More rest and relaxation can lead to more heightened states of creativity. Scientific studies have proven that there is a definitive link between a nap and creative problem-solving. Two stages of deep rest work … Read More

The Future of Sleep Studies

Dr. Dan JensenResearch

The Future of Sleep Studies

Have you ever wondered how researchers perform sleep studies? Is the information they collect accurate? Most sleep studies are performed in a lab, and participants sleep overnight hooked up to monitors that allow researchers to track their sleep. That could soon be changing, and researchers may soon be getting more accurate data on sleep. The Future of Sleep Studies Charlene … 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

How Your Sleep Impacts Your Immune System

Dr. Dan JensenImmune System, News, Research, Sleep

How Your Sleep Impacts Your Immune System

When you think about being healthy, or the strength of your immune system, you often think about your diet, or how much you exercise. However, when it comes to immune system function, sleep plays a far greater role than you might realize. Getting a good night’s sleep won’t stop you from getting sick, but if you aren’t sleeping properly, you’re … Read More

How Your Thyroid May Affect Your Sleep Issues

Dr. Dan JensenNews, 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

Dr. Dan JensenHeart 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

Common Myths about Sleep

Dr. Dan JensenNews, Research, Sleep

Common Myths about Sleep

Have you been struggling with sleeplessness, and tried all manner of things to get yourself to sleep at night? You might have asked friends and loved ones for advice, or acted on what you believe about sleep. Some of the things you tried might not have helped, and we’re here to bust some of the common myths about sleep. Myth … Read More