Dreams are part of the sleep cycle and are thought to be important to your mental and emotional health; if you haven’t been able to remember them lately, it might be a side effect of a serious sleep disorder. According to a study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, only 43.2 percent of patients with obstructive sleep apnea are able to recall their dreams – and the reason most likely has to do with how the condition disrupts the quality of your rest. Read on to learn why you may need to have your sleep apnea treated before you can enjoy sweet dreams again.
February 5, 2020
January 28, 2020
If a sleep dentist or doctor thinks you might have sleep apnea or a similar disorder, they might recommend a sleep test. This can mean staying at a lab overnight, or it might mean taking a special device home to wear while you sleep; in either case, the test will record your brain waves, measure the oxygen levels in your blood, and keep track of your heart rate and breathing – all of the necessary information to make a proper diagnosis. Are you not sure whether a sleep test is worth the trouble? Here are 3 reasons why it could have a very real impact on your sleep health.
December 28, 2019
After your partner complained that your loud snoring forced them to sleep in another room, you decided to find a sleep expert for treatment. Unfortunately, after tests have been conducted, they told you that it’s not just regular snoring; it’s a side effect of sleep apnea. What is this disorder, and what will it mean for your nightly slumber and your overall health now that you have it? Here’s everything you’ll need to know about this potentially dangerous condition.
October 18, 2019
While obstructive sleep apnea tends to be more common in men, women are still at risk for the disorder – and in some ways it may be even more dangerous for them. Recent studies suggest that women who suffer from sleep-disordered breathing might be more likely to suffer life-threatening heart problems. Here’s what you need to know about the importance of uninterrupted slumber when it comes to women’s health.
September 19, 2019
Not getting enough sleep can have more severe consequences than just being tired the next day. Recent research has shown that your guts – which refer to your small and large intestines – might suffer if you fail to get a good night’s rest, and that could have a huge, negative impact on your quality of life and overall healthy. To avoid this, it’s important to understand how a lack of sleep affects your gut health.
August 9, 2019
Maybe you’re suffering from a serious sleep disorder, or maybe you’re a new parent with a baby that keeps crying during the night. Whatever the reason, interrupted sleep can leave you feeling tired the next morning. Unfortunately, that’s not the worst that can happen, especially if it’s an issue that lasts for weeks. Here are 5 ways your physical and mental can be affected if you don’t catch enough z’s.
July 24, 2019
Sleeping seems pretty straightforward; all that happens is that the body and brain shut down for a while and give themselves a chance to recover from a busy day, right? Not exactly! There’s a lot more activity going on than you’d think during your nightly slumber. Everyone goes through multiple sleep cycles each night – usually 4 or 5, assuming you’re getting enough rest. Here’s the truth of what happens to your body while you’re snoozing.
June 9, 2019
Have you ever been constantly tired no matter how much coffee you drink? Do you frequently wake up with a sore throat? Has your bed partner complained about your loud snoring? If yes, you might have sleep apnea, a disease where you temporarily stop breathing in the night. One way to get it treated is by seeing your dentist and getting a snoring mouthguard made. Let’s talk about getting used to this oral appliance.
May 31, 2019
Do you spend time watching YouTube or playing games on your phone right before bed? With electronics playing such a constant part of our daily lives, it can be hard to pull yourself away. But too much screen time right before falling asleep may be affecting the quality of your rest more than you realize. Learn the sleep science behind how technology may be keeping you up.
April 16, 2019
Technology is incredible, isn’t it? Every day it seems like new advancements come on the market, making this easier and giving you more information about that. Sometimes it can be difficult to sift through the overload of information. How can you distinguish between what is actually beneficial and what is simply nice to know? When it comes to sleep technology in Plano, sleep trackers have risen in popularity and provide loads of information about what happens to you during the night. Although your respiration rate and body temperature may be interesting, knowing this won’t help you improve the quality of your sleep. So what does? What numbers should you be looking at for clues on how to get better rest? Well, keep reading to find out! (more…)