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

When Should I Exercise for the Best Sleep

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

When Should I Exercise for the Best Sleep

Have you been missing out on precious hours of sleep because you’re having a hard time falling asleep at night? Several factors can affect your sleep and make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep. For example, your diet, your stress, and even the temperature of your room can all impact your sleep. One possible explanation for all that … Read More

Tips for a Bedtime Routine

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Tips for a Bedtime Routine

Getting quality sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health. Sleeping between 7 to 9 hours every night will help you wake up feeling energized. Sleep is also vital for your overall health since every part of your body relies on quality sleep to rest and restore function. Here are some tips for a bedtime … Read More

Does the Moon Affect Our Sleep

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Does the Moon Affect Our Sleep

Have you ever wondered if the moon affects your sleep? A new study shows that your sleep patterns can be affected by the moon! This recent study discovered that on the nights before a full moon, we tend to go to sleep later and sleepless.  Moonlight Vs. Artificial Light This study looked at sleeping habits in two different locations. First, … Read More

Has the Pandemic Affected Your Sleep

Dr. Dan JensenSleep, Uncategorized

Has the Pandemic Affected Your Sleep

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone this last year. People have reported increased sleep disturbances in the past year, and more people are taking sleep aids like melatonin or prescription medications. Has the pandemic affected your sleep? It’s Been a Stressful Year Have you been sleeping poorly in the past year? One reason you might not be getting enough sleep … Read More

Are Sunrise Alarms Better for Waking Up?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Are Sunrise Alarms Better for Waking Up

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

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Understanding Circadian Rhythms

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?

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How Much Sleep Do I Need

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

What is Shift Work Disorder

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