Sleep Apnea and Heart Health

Dr. Dan JensenOverall Health, Sleep Apnea

Sleep is a vital part of maintaining good health. If you have sleep apnea or another sleep disorder, you will struggle to recover from an illness or infection, have more difficulty encoding memories, and will suffer from fatigue, stress, and irritability. Sleep apnea is also linked to your heart health. What is Sleep Apnea? If you or a loved one … Read More

Is There a Connection Between Anxiety and Sleep Apnea?

Dr. Dan JensenMental Health, Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common condition among American adults. During sleep the upper airway over-relaxes, closing the throat and stopping the flow of air and oxygen. You will repeatedly wake up throughout the night to restart your breathing. Many people with sleep apnea have never been diagnosed, and this can lead to serious physical and mental problems. Identifying Sleep Apnea … Read More

Sleep Apnea’s Affect on Mental Health

Dr. Dan JensenSleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea's Affect on Mental Health

Sleep apnea is hard to live with. You wake up tired and groggy every morning, and struggle to get through the day. When bedtime comes, you’re relieved to throw yourself into bed, but sleep apnea wakes you up repeatedly, and you can’t get the rest you need. Not only does sleep apnea affect your physical health and wellbeing, it also … Read More

How Much Sleep Do We Need?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

How Much Sleep Do We Need?

Sleep is absolutely crucial for good health. If you’re not sleeping well, you’ll struggle with fatigue, irritability, depression, poor heart health, and other negative health outcomes. If you don’t sleep at all, you will die! So how much sleep do we really need, and why is it important we get the right amount of sleep every night? Things That Interfere … Read More

Can Sleep Patterns Affect Your Metabolism?

Dr. Dan JensenOverall Health

Can Sleep Patterns Affect Your Metabolism?

Sleep patterns are far more powerful than we realize. Our bodies appreciate routine, and you likely fall asleep and wake up at around the same time every day. Sleep affects our mood and concentration, and lack of sleep makes it difficult to get through the day. Sleep is also associated with poor heart health, and is a risk factor for … Read More

All About Sleep Paralysis

Dr. Dan JensenSigns & Symptoms, Sleep

All About Sleep Paralysis

Sleep paralysis can be a scary experience, and those who have sleep paralysis often find it disconcerting and uncomfortable. You’ve probably felt paralyzed in a dream before, and have felt unable to jump up, scream, or run away. Now imagine feeling that same feeling when you’re wide awake! What is Sleep Paralysis? Paralysis at night serves a very important function. … Read More

Why Do We Get Night Sweats?

Dr. Dan JensenSigns & Symptoms, Sleep

Why Do We Get Night Sweats?

Have you ever woken up in the night covered in sweat? What causes these night sweats, and does it affect the quality of your sleep? Sleep is one of the most important things your body needs to stay healthy, give you energy, and strengthen your immune system, warding of diseases and illnesses. If you’re not sleeping properly, you should be … Read More

Does Lucid Dreaming Affect Your Sleep Quality?

Dr. Dan JensenDreams

Does Lucid Dreaming Affect Your Sleep Quality?

Do you lucid dream at night? Some people are able to control their dreams during sleep, directing the course of the dream and their own actions, almost as if they were awake. But does lucid dreaming affect your sleep quality? It’s incredibly important that you are getting a great night’s sleep every night, and your health depends on your sleep. … Read More

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation

You’ve experienced the negative effects of a sleepless night, and have felt irritable over breakfast and struggled to concentrate at work. If one night of poor sleep can cause such a dramatic effect, what are the effects of sleep deprivation? Sleep and Health Problems If you’re not sleeping well, you will soon be at risk of some major health problems. … Read More

The Evolution of Sleep

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

The Evolution of Sleep

Have you ever wondered why we sleep? We all have such busy lives, and it’s easy to think we’d be happier if we could sleep less. Why did humans evolve to need 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night, and what purpose does sleep have in our modern lives? The Disadvantages of Sleep At first blush, sleep doesn’t seem … Read More