Understanding Hypnic Jerks (or, Feeling Like You’re Falling While You Sleep)

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Have you ever woken up just as you were about to fall asleep? Did you wake up with a jerk, or the feeling of falling? This is called hypnic jerks, hypnagogic jerks, or sleep starts. Hypnic jerks are quite common, and the condition isn’t a serious disorder. What Are Hypnic Jerks? Hypnic jerks are strong, involuntary contractions that usually happen … Read More

Tips for Better Sleep In These Uncertain Times

Dr. Dan JensenSleep, Tips & Tricks

Have you been having trouble sleeping in these uncertain times? COVID-19 has had a major impact on all our lives, and it’s natural to feel stressed. Uncertainty can make it hard to sleep or get the good night’s rest you need to make it through the day. If you’ve been having trouble sleeping, here are some tips for better sleep. … Read More

All About Melatonin

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Have you been getting enough sleep? A poor night’s sleep can make you fatigued in the day and decrease your energy and productivity. If you’ve been having trouble sleeping through the night, melatonin may be able to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Here’s everything you want to know about melatonin. What is Melatonin? Melatonin is a hormone that … Read More

Dreaming & Sleep Quality

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Can you remember your dreams? Whether or not you remember your dreams in the morning, sleep experts say we all spend several hours per night dreaming. Dreaming is completely normal and can actually tell you something about the quality of your sleep. What Happens When You Dream? Dreams are part of a normal night of sleep. Dreams can occur at … Read More

All About Sleep Paralysis

Dr. Dan JensenSleep, Sleep Paralysis

Have you ever woken up and been unable to move? This scary experience is called sleep paralysis. Some people never experience sleep paralysis, or have only had sleep paralysis once or twice in their lives. For others, sleep paralysis can occur often. Read on to learn all about sleep paralysis. What is Sleep Paralysis? If you’ve ever woken up and … Read More

What Is Restless Leg Syndrome?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Have you noticed any uncomfortable sensations in your legs, or felt the sudden and uncontrollable urge to move your legs? This is Restless Leg Syndrome, and it can have a major impact on your sleep. If you have Restless Leg Syndrome, here are the best ways to manage the condition, and get a good night’s rest. What Is Restless Leg … Read More

How Excessive Screen Use Affects Your Sleep

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Screen time is a normal part of life. We use a computer at work, watch TV at home, play a game on our phones, or have a video call with family and friends. All this technology can help us do our best work, learn more, and stay connected with loved ones. But excessive screen use affects your sleep, and if … Read More

Excessive Sleep Could Affect Your Metabolism

Dr. Dan JensenSigns & Symptoms, Sleep

Do you fall asleep easily, and find yourself sleeping for 10 hours or more each night? While it’s nice to get an extra hour of sleep on a Sunday morning, if you’re regularly sleeping for more than the recommended hours of sleep per night, you could actually be doing more harm than good. How Much Should You Sleep? It’s recommended … Read More

How Exercise Helps You Sleep Better

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Do you have a hard time falling asleep at night, or wake up repeatedly throughout the night? You’ve probably heard that exercise can help you sleep better, but maybe it hasn’t been as successful as you hoped. Here’s everything you need to know about how exercise helps you sleep better. Exercise is Good for Your Body Working out a few … Read More

Sleep and Creativity

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Getting adequate sleep every night is important for your body and your mind. Sleep gives your body a chance to rest, slows your breathing and heart rate, and boosts your immune system. It also lets your brain process all that’s happened during the day, and consolidates short term memories into long term memories. Sleep is also closely linked to creativity. … Read More