How Better Sleep Helps Your New Year’s Resolutions

Dr. Dan JensenNews, Overall Health, Sleep

How Better Sleep Helps Your New Year's Resolutions

It’s the end of the year, and that means you’re making New Year’s resolutions! Everyone has a long list of things they’d like to do, whether it’s eating healthy, getting to the gym more often, or finally making time for that hobby you really want to learn. If you have a lot of New Year’s resolutions, consider how sleeping better … Read More

Healthy Sleeping Tips for the Holiday Season

Dr. Dan JensenSleep, Tips & Tricks

Healthy Sleeping Tips for the Holiday Season

Have you been having trouble sleeping? With holiday visitors, your large Christmas dinner, and the kids running around all day, it can be difficult to maintain healthy sleeping habits during the holiday season. If you want to enjoy a good night’s rest, here are some healthy sleeping tips for the holiday season. Maintain Your Sleep Routine From attending holiday parties … Read More

Thanksgiving 2018: Does Turkey Make You Sleepy?

Dr. Dan JensenDiet, News, Research, Sleep

Thanksgiving 2018: Does Turkey Make You Sleepy?

Thanksgiving is a great time to spend a day or a weekend with family and friends, reconnect with your extended family, and be thankful for the loved ones in your life. It’s also a time to enjoy great food, and no thanksgiving dinner would be complete without a turkey, stuffing and all. Does Turkey Make You Sleepy? After you’ve stuffed … Read More

Making Your Bedroom Better for Sleep

Dr. Dan JensenSleep, Tips & Tricks

Making Your Bedroom Better for Sleep

You may not spend a lot of time thinking about your bedroom or your bed, but if you’ve been struggling to get a good night’s sleep, it’s time to take a closer look at your room. After all, we spend nearly a third of our lives in bed! This makes your bedroom one of the most important rooms in your … Read More

The Best Foods Before Bedtime

Dr. Dan JensenDiet, Research, Sleep, Tips & Tricks

The Best Foods Before Bedtime

We all want a good night’s sleep, and most of us are willing to try just about anything to sleep through the night. Sleep is incredibly important for your health and well-being, reduces your risk of heart disease and diabetes, and keeps your immune system healthy. To experience the benefits of sleep, it’s recommended that you get 7 to 9 … Read More

The Effects of Blue Light on Your Sleep

Dr. Dan JensenNews, Overall Health, Research, Sleep

The Effects of Blue Light on Your Sleep

Exposure to blue light before bed is bad for your sleep. Unfortunately, in our modern age of technology we’re often exposed to a lot of blue light in the evenings from our overhead lighting, as well as our TV, phone, and computer screens. Even if you’re spending a quiet evening at home reading, you’re still exposed to a lot of … Read More

How Does Caffeine Affect My Sleep?

Dr. Dan JensenDiet, Overall Health, Research, Sleep

Sound Sleep Medical - How Does Caffeine Affect My Sleep?

Although legal, caffeine is a powerful psychoactive drug. Like other stimulants, caffeine supplies the central nervous system with added energy, yet is has another mechanism which blocks the action of adenosine on its receptor. Adenosine is the neuromodulator responsible for making us drowsy. So, you can see that caffeine both adds wakefulness to our minds through encouraging synapses to fire … Read More

Sleep Loss May Contribute to Weight Gain

Dr. Dan JensenNews, Overall Health, Research, Sleep

Sleep Loss May Contribute to Weight Gain

Losing sleep inevitably leads to the feeling of sluggishness, fatigue, and low energy throughout the day. That feeling that you are dragging your feet from one location to the next is evidence that your body is expending very little energy in its daily tasks. However, the lack of energy may not stop there. Metabolism is our body’s ability to use … Read More

How Many Hours of Sleep Should I Get?

Dr. Dan JensenResearch, Sleep, Sleep Study

How Many Hours of Sleep Should I Get?

Sleep trouble can fall to one extreme or another. Some of us find that we get too little sleep, always feeling tired and burning the candle at both ends. Others of us might wonder if we are sleeping too much, finding that a full night is not enough and desire to nap during the day, as well. Researchers have offered … Read More

Understanding Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

Dr. Dan JensenResearch, Signs & Symptoms, Sleep

Understanding Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

One of the most common reports to sleep specialists is the experience of “fatigue,” yet, upon further diagnosis, it is revealed that some of these reports more accurately depict excessive daytime sleepiness, or hypersomnia. This condition is not only an isolated experience but also a syndrome experienced by many adults and stemming from a wide array of underlying causes, including … Read More