Reasons to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Dan JensenSleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is more common than you might think, and roughly 20 million Americans have trouble sleeping due to obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in your throat relax during sleep. Your airway closes, and you wake up repeatedly throughout the night to restart the flow of air. Sleep apnea leads to trouble sleeping, daytime drowsiness, and … Read More

Are Sleep Apnea and Allergies Connected?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep Apnea

If you have allergies, you know they can keep you up at night, and make you drowsy at work. During spring pollen season, or during a hot and dusty summer, allergies can kick into high gear and make it harder to get a good night’s sleep. You’ll often wake up due to congestion, and feel as if you can’t breathe … Read More

Sleep Apnea and Heart Health

Dr. Dan JensenOverall Health, Sleep Apnea

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

Is There a Connection Between Anxiety and Sleep Apnea?

Dr. Dan JensenMental Health, 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

Sleep Apnea’s Affect on Mental Health

Dr. Dan JensenSleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea's Affect on Mental Health

Sleep apnea is hard to live with. You wake up tired and groggy every morning, and struggle to get through the day. When bedtime comes, you’re relieved to throw yourself into bed, but sleep apnea wakes you up repeatedly, and you can’t get the rest you need. Not only does sleep apnea affect your physical health and wellbeing, it also … Read More

Latest Treatments for Sleep Apnea

Dr. Dan JensenSleep Apnea

Latest Treatments for Sleep Apnea

Have you been worried about your sleep? Do you have trouble falling asleep, or wake up repeatedly during the night? You know you’ve been in bed for 7 or 8 hours, but you still feel exhausted in the morning and struggle to get through your day. These are signs of sleep disturbances, and you may have sleep apnea. What is … Read More

Exercise Can Help Improve Your Sleep Breathing Issues

Dr. Dan JensenExercise, Lifestyle, News, Research, Sleep, Sleep Apnea

Exercise Can Help Improve Your Sleep Breathing Issues

Have you been having trouble breathing at night? Do you wake up in the night feeling short of breath, or gasping for air? If you’ve been struggling with sleep breathing issues, exercise could be the answer to breathing deeply, reducing daytime drowsiness, and getting a good night’s rest. Physical Activity and Sleep Several recent studies have looked at the links … Read More

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is More Serious Than People Realize

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea is More Serious Than People Realize

Have you been struggling to sleep at night, wake up repeatedly, or feel fatigued when you wake up in the morning? If you have sleep apnea, it is important to recognize the seriousness of this sleeping disorder is. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking it’s not a big deal, or convince yourself you can function without a proper night’s … Read More

Things that Worsen Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Things that Worsen Obstructive Sleep Apnea

If you have been struggling to get a good night’s sleep, wake up many times throughout the night, or wake up feeling tired and groggy, you might be struggling with obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is more common that you might think, affecting more than 18 million adults in America, many of whom never receive a diagnosis or seek treatment. … 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