Are Sleep Apnea and Allergies Connected?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep Apnea

If you have allergies, you know they can keep you up at night, and make you drowsy at work. During spring pollen season, or during a hot and dusty summer, allergies can kick into high gear and make it harder to get a good night’s sleep. You’ll often wake up due to congestion, and feel as if you can’t breathe … Read More

Tips for Battling Insomnia

Dr. Dan JensenInsomnia, Sleep

Have you been struggling to fall asleep at night, or do you wake up in the middle of the night unable to get back to sleep? The body needs between 7 to 9 hours of sleep each and every night, and if you’re consistently sleeping less than 6 hours per night, you have insomnia. Don’t let sleeplessness get the better … Read More

What Happens if You Go Days without Sleep?

Dr. Dan JensenSleep

Have you ever wondered about the importance of sleep? If you’ve had a few nights of poor sleep you’ll feel exhausted, but you wonder if sleep is really that important. You probably wish you could get away with fewer hours of sleep, and have more time for all your waking activities, but not getting enough sleep has some major consequences. … Read More

Is there a Connection between Sleep and Inflammation?

Dr. Dan JensenOverall Health, Sleep

Are you getting enough sleep? To feel well rested, protect your immune system, and enjoy great energy, you need to sleep between 7 to 9 hours every night. There is a clear connection between sleep and inflammation, so if you suffer from any disorder or injury that has caused an inflammation, you will struggle to sleep at night. What is … Read More

Sleep Resolutions for the New Year

Dr. Dan JensenLifestyle

It’s that time of year again, and we’re all making New Year’s resolutions. We want to be healthier and happier in the new year, be less stressed, and enjoy more time with our loved ones. As the year ends, we evaluate ourselves, and think about what we can improve to bring more joy into our lives. One resolution that should … Read More

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