All About Oral Appliance Therapy

Dr. Dan JensenSleep, Sleep Apnea

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

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

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

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

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