What is Sleep Apnea?

Here’s a startling statistic: up to 80 percent of obstructive sleep apnea cases are undiagnosed. That’s a lot of people who are unaware they have a sleep disorder that can lead to serious health risks. You might not know what sleep apnea is or that it’s more than something that just causes snoring. Many people … Continued

Debunking Common Sleep Myths

How many times have you heard yourself – or someone else – say “Five or six hours of sleep is all I need” or “I’ll catch up on sleep this weekend”? When people take sleep myths as facts, it can lead to short- and long-term health consequences. Having the wrong information gets in the way … Continued

Three Tips to Get Back to Sleep

We’ve all had those types of nights. The ones when you wake up and then toss and turn until it’s time to get up. Try as you might, sleep eludes you. Perhaps most frustrating of all is that the harder you try, the less likely you are to fall back asleep. Although an occasional night … Continued

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

Sleep affects many aspects of your health. Get enough of it and you’ll have an improved mood, enhanced concentration and better memory. You’ll also lower your risk for a number of health conditions, including heart disease, stroke and obesity. But when it comes to the amount of sleep you need, there’s not a one-size-fits-all number. … Continued

Common Signs of Sleep Disorders

According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, up to 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder. These people experience daytime drowsiness, nighttime wakefulness and increased risk for health conditions, such as heart disease. But with proper treatment, you can once again enjoy a night of uninterrupted sleep. Three common sleep disorders include: Obstructive sleep … Continued

Eight Tips for Better Sleep

Tired of waking up tired after tossing and turning throughout the night? Getting better sleep could be as simple as changing your bedtime habits and adjusting your environment. Try these tips to improve your sleep: Stick to a sleep schedule and go to bed and get up at the same time, every day. Remember – … Continued