How Does Caffeine Affect My 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

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?

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

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

Tips for Avoiding Common CPAP Machine Problems

Tips for Avoiding Common CPAP Machine Problems

Do you use a CPAP machine? For those struggling with obstructive sleep apnea, one of the most common treatments is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, and this machine can help you sleep at night by delivering constant and steady air pressure. But as anyone with a CPAP machine knows, these machines are not without their problems. Here are a … Read More

Floppy eyelids may be sign of sleep apnea

Floppy eyelids may be sign of sleep apnea

Have you been struggling to sleep at night, and feeling fatigued during the day? You might be suffering from sleep apnea. While we know many of the symptoms of hearing loss, a new study may have just identified another sign of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition that affects your ability to get a good night’s sleep. … Read More

1 in 3 Adults Do Not Get Enough Sleep

1 in 3 Adults Do Not Get Enough Sleep

Have you been having trouble sleeping? If you have difficulty falling asleep at night, wake up often during the night, or just don’t have enough hours in a day to dedicate to sleep, you’re not alone. According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one third of American adults don’t get enough sleep on … Read More

Natural Sleep Aids

Natural Sleep Aids

Although prescription medications and other treatments are available to assist with severe sleep disorders, we are learning more and more about the benefits of natural healing. Healthy lifestyle choices alongside natural homeopathic remedies can work wonders for our health, short of the intervention of costly and invasive treatments and medicines offered by modern medicine. It is a shame that so … Read More

The Evolution of Sleep

The Evolution of Sleep

Why do we sleep? Believe it or not – no one is quite sure. One thing you can be sure of, if your sleep is being disturbed by snoring, which could be sleep apnea, or other issues, call Sound Sleep Medical for an evaluation today because not sleeping well doesn’t just ruin your mood – it can be dangerous. Logically, … Read More

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

A restful night of sleep is refreshing to both the body and mind. Don’t we all wish we could wake up like the people in some of those TV commercials, just stand up and stretch and the sun is out, and the birds are singing? A good night’s sleep can be hard to come by for some and worrying about … Read More