How Exercise Helps You Sleep Better

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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

How Does a Sleep Study Work?

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If you’ve been having trouble sleeping, your doctor may suggest a sleep study to discover exactly why you’re not sleeping. A sleep study, called a polysomnography, is a completely non-invasive test that measures brain activity during the night, allowing your sleep specialist to see how much time you spend awake or asleep, how much REM sleep you have each night, … Read More

Study: Cancer is More Common in Women with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Dan JensenSleep Apnea

Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans, making it difficult to get a good night’s sleep, and leading to daytime irritability, moodiness, and trouble focusing. There are a number of risk factors that increase the chances of developing sleep apnea, such as being overweight, struggling with allergies, or sleeping on your back. A new study has found that cancer is more … Read More

Tips for Better Sleep

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Have you been sleeping soundly? Getting between 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night is important for your body, mind, and overall well being. If you’re not getting enough sleep each night, you may experience fatigue, irritability, and moodiness. You won’t be as productive as you’d like, and you’ll struggle to stay focused on tasks. Poor sleep can even … Read More

Dealing with Jet Lag

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Every traveler dreads jet lag, and wonders how many days it will take their bodies to adjust to a new time zone. Frequent fliers deal with fatigue, disrupted sleep cycles, and difficulty concentrating on tasks. Jet lag hits hard whenever you travel more than two time zones in a day and the further you travel, the groggier you’ll feel. A … Read More

Facts About Snoring

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Snoring can disrupt your sleep and keep your partner awake at night. It’s a harsh sound that disturbs the quiet of the middle of the night, and can lead to fights and arguments at home. Snoring occurs when the tissues in the back of your throat vibrate as you breathe in through your mouth, causing the loud sound we all … Read More

Does Exercising Help You Sleep?

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Have you tried everything to help you get a good night’s sleep? From avoiding caffeine in the evening to doing some relaxation exercises before bed or installing room darkening blinds, you’ve worked hard at getting enough rest. If you struggle to fall asleep at night, and stay asleep throughout the night, you might want to consider beefing up your workout … Read More

Reasons to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Dan JensenSleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is more common than you might think, and roughly 20 million Americans have trouble sleeping due to obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in your throat relax during sleep. Your airway closes, and you wake up repeatedly throughout the night to restart the flow of air. Sleep apnea leads to trouble sleeping, daytime drowsiness, and … Read More

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