Is Sleep Apnea Hereditary?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep, Sleep Apnea

Do you snore loudly in the night, or wake up gasping for air? You might have sleep apnea. This happens when the muscles in your throat and neck relax in sleep, and become so relaxed they block your airway. To restart the flow of oxygen, you wake up repeatedly throughout the night to tighten these muscles. This happens in less … Read More

A Link between Alcohol & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Dan JensenSleep, Sleep Apnea

A Link between Alcohol & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Do you snore in your sleep? Maybe you wake up with a very dry mouth, or wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air. You may have obstructive sleep apnea that’s affecting your sleep.  There are a few things that can increase your risk of developing sleep apnea. If you’re over 40 you have a higher risk … Read More

Exercises to Help Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Dan JensenSleep Apnea

Exercises to Help Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Do you snore during sleep? Snoring can be a sign of a sleep disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea. This disorder disrupts sleep and makes it hard for you to get the rest you need. Try these exercises to reduce snoring and help obstructive sleep apnea. How do Exercises Help? It might seem strange to suggest that exercises can help … Read More

All About Oral Appliance Therapy

Dr. Dan JensenSleep, Sleep Apnea

Sound Sleep Medical - All About Oral Appliance Therapy

Are you having difficulty sleeping? Do you wake up feeling tired and groggy in the morning? If you’re having a hard time getting enough sleep, it’s time to find out why you’re not sleeping, and find ways to sleep better. One way to get a good night’s sleep is with oral appliance therapy. Do You Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Before … Read More

Hypothyroidism and Sleep Apnea

Dr. Dan JensenSleep Apnea

Sound Sleep Medical - Hypothyroidism and Sleep Apnea

Do you have a thyroid disease? When the thyroid isn’t working properly you may experience disturbances in sleep, or even sleep apnea. What is the Thyroid Gland? The thyroid gland is a small gland at the front of your neck, underneath the Adam’s apple. Normally you can’t see or feel it. However, if the thyroid gland is swollen, you’ll feel … Read More

Links between Acid Reflux & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Dan JensenSleep Apnea

Sound Sleep Medical - Links between Acid Reflux & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

There are a number of different factors that can cause a poor night’s sleep. Mental, emotional, and physical concerns can all impact your ability to get a good night’s sleep. One cause of obstructive sleep apnea is acid reflux. What is Acid Reflux? Acid reflux, also called gastroesophageal reflux, is an uncomfortable condition where stomach acid moves back up into … Read More

What Causes Sleep Apnea?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep Apnea

Sound Sleep Medical - What Causes Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans who have trouble sleeping, daytime drowsiness, and fatigue. It’s a serious condition that makes it hard to breathe during the night and can even block the air moving in and out of your lungs. Sleep apnea causes poor sleep as well as a number of other negative health outcomes. Here’s everything you need to … Read More

Study: Cancer is More Common in Women with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Dan JensenSleep Apnea

Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans, making it difficult to get a good night’s sleep, and leading to daytime irritability, moodiness, and trouble focusing. There are a number of risk factors that increase the chances of developing sleep apnea, such as being overweight, struggling with allergies, or sleeping on your back. A new study has found that cancer is more … Read More

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