Are Sunrise Alarms Better for Waking Up?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Do you have a hard time waking up in the morning? Do you cringe every morning when your alarm clock starts beeping? There are some alternatives to traditional alarm clocks, and one of our favorites is the sunrise alarm. What is a Sunrise Alarm? A sunrise alarm clock doesn’t use sound to wake you up. Instead, it slowly increases the … Read More

Understanding Circadian Rhythms

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

You’ve probably heard people talk about the circadian rhythms, but what are they? Your circadian rhythm is your body’s internal clock. It regulates a number of functions like the digestive system, body temperature, and even hormone release. One of the main jobs of the circadian rhythm is to monitor your sleeping and waking cycles. Your Optimal Circadian Rhythm Your circadian … Read More

How Much Sleep Do I Need?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Have you been getting enough sleep? You’ve probably heard that you should sleep between 7 and 9 hours every night. Sleep is absolutely essential, but the amount of sleep you need is unique to you. Find out exactly how much sleep you need to feel well rested and energetic every day. Sleep for Your Age The National Sleep Foundation provides … Read More

What is Shift Work Disorder?

Dr. Dan JensenShift Work Disorder, Sleep

Have you been struggling to sleep enough at night? Does your work schedule change every few days and make it harder to sleep? Or maybe you’re working from home and you find yourself working unusual hours. If your work schedule is irregular and you’re not sleeping well, you may have shift work disorder that’s affecting your sleep. What is Shift … Read More

Tips for Better Sleep in 2021

Dr. Dan JensenSleep, Tips & Tricks

For many of us, 2020 was a challenging year. We experienced a lot of stressful situations. Worries and stress often kept us up at night. Now it’s a new year, and it’s time to get back to sleeping! Getting 7 to 9 hours or sleep per night is extremely important for our physical health, our energy levels, and even our … Read More

Avoiding Insomnia at the Holidays

Dr. Dan JensenInsomnia, Sleep

Holidays are a time of celebrating everything we’ve accomplished in the last year, and a time to look forward to the year ahead. However, the holidays can also be stressful. They add a lot of extra demands on our time, like shopping, spending time with family we haven’t seen in awhile, and even traveling. We often celebrate by eating large … Read More

How Holiday Eating & Drinking Can Affect Your Sleep

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends, but they’re also all about eating. We have feasts with our loved ones, and sometimes eat until we can’t take another bite. There’s nothing wrong with a little holiday indulgence, but you should know that holiday eating and drinking can affect your sleep. How Eating Affects Sleeping If you’re … Read More

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

Can Sleep Affect How We Age?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Have you been noticing bags under your eyes, or did you discover a new wrinkle line on your forehead? Sleep plays a role in aging, and getting enough sleep can keep you healthy as you head towards middle age or retirement. Not only that, but aging can also affect the quality of your sleep! Let’s untangle the connection between sleep … Read More

Does Daylight Saving Time Upset Sleep Patterns?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep, Tips & Tricks

Daylight Savings Time (DST) ended at the beginning of November, and we all turned back our clocks by one hour. Changing the clocks by an hour might not seem like a big deal, but it can upset sleep patterns and disrupt your normal sleeping habits. In both the spring and fall, people lose sleep because of daylight savings time. The … Read More