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

Can A Good Night’s Sleep Ease Hypertension?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Sleep plays a very important role in our lives. Getting a good night’s sleep helps you wake up ready to face a new day. Sleep can give you a new perspective on a problem and boost your creativity. Sleep affects every cell in the body. Sleep restores our energy, helps us consolidate memories, reduces stress, regulates digestion, and boosts our … Read More

Night Terrors & Nightmares

Dr. Dan JensenNightmares, Sleep

We all have dreams during sleep, even if we don’t remember them in the morning. Some dreams can be peaceful, while others are exciting or just bizarre. Sometimes dreams can take a darker turn. Have you been having night terrors or nightmares? Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about nightmares. What is a Nightmare? A nightmare is a scary … Read More

Does Alcohol Affect Sleep Quality?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Do you drink a beer before bed because you think it helps you have a good sleep? Many people think alcohol can be a great sleep aid, but the research doesn’t back them up. In fact, studies show that alcohol has a negative effect on sleep quality. The more you drink, the worse you’ll sleep! Why Do We Think Alcohol … Read More

5 Tips for Sleeping Better Tonight

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Are you getting between seven to nine hours of sleep every night? Many Americans just aren’t getting enough sleep. We get it. There are lots of demands on your time and it can be hard to prioritize sleep. However, sleeping at least seven hours per night will help you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start a new day. … Read More

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