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January 11, 2018

Dallas 30-Day Sleep Challenge Basics

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Laying awake in bed

You’ve probably noticed that a good night’s sleep makes you feel good, while a poor night’s sleep can make you feel anxious, foggy, irritable, or even downright sick. And, in fact, it’s true that sleep is linked to a number of health factors.People who get enough sleep typically maintain and lose weight more easily, have better memory, cognition, and productivity, and reduce their risk of depression, heart disease, stroke and diabetes as compared to those who do not get enough sleep. Sleep is so important that the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes insufficient sleep as a ‘public health problem’. (more…)

December 29, 2017

Join the 30-Day Sleep Challenge for the New Year

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Dallas' 30-Day Sleep Challenge

Make Sleep a Priority in 2018

Join the 30-Day Sleep Challenge

Dates: January 13-February 11, 2018

Challenge is FREE & open to all Dallas-area adults

Register Here

 

2018 is upon us and many of us are thinking about ways to improve our health and well-being in the coming year. Health goals typically revolve around diet and exercise, which are indeed important, but even more foundational to our health is SLEEP. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1 in 3 American adults don’t get the recommended 7 or more hours per night of sleep.

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November 30, 2017

Severe Hot Flashes Linked to Increased Risk of Sleep Apnea in Women

Filed under: Uncategorized — brianna bloom @ 5:18 pm

Sleep apnea is a condition that afflicts an estimated 22 million Americans and is generally believed to be vastly under-diagnosed in the general population. The difficulty in diagnosis originates in the fact that many of the condition’s symptoms can be attributed to a number of ailments, and the medical community is still working to understand and recognize symptoms as possible indications of sleep apnea. (more…)

November 15, 2017

Thanksgiving Survival Tips for Snorers

Filed under: Uncategorized — brianna bloom @ 4:20 pm

The year is winding down and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. For most of us, that means festive celebrations, grandma’s out-of-this-world pumpkin pie, and embracing the joys (and trials) of family bonding time.

Excitement is sure to build as the menu planning and guest confirmations progress, but there are also the more sinister behind-the-scenes discussions underway. You know, the high-stakes negotiations that’ll determine who gets to sleep in the room next to the uncle Ted, the notorious relative known for making the walls shake while he sleeps. The one who refuses to wear his CPAP because “he doesn’t want to scare the little ones.”   (more…)

October 26, 2017

Patient Story: Sebastien’s Fatigue Was Affecting His Family

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Sebastien's treatment through Sleep Dallas beat fatigue and regain his energy

Sebastien’s story is very similar to many people’s who suffer from undiagnosed sleep apnea. He spent years dealing with persistent fatigue coupled with morning headaches and constant lethargy. His wife endured his nightly loud snoring, though she eventually had to resort to using earplugs to get a good night’s sleep. (more…)

September 27, 2017

Patient Story: Drowsy Driving Compelled Ellwyn to Seek Sleep Apnea Treatment

Filed under: Uncategorized — brianna bloom @ 7:29 pm

Ellwyn's drowsy driving compelled him to seek treatment for his sleep apnea

Meet Ellwyn. He’s one of a number of people who suffered from the effects of sleep apnea for years without discovering a solution. He was always groggy, found it impossible to sleep restfully, and even caught himself falling asleep at the wheel. Ellwyn knew that his condition was negatively impacting his health, but he was frustrated by the ineffective treatments he had tried. Desperate, he came to Sleep Dallas to endeavor, one last time, to find an answer.  (more…)

September 15, 2017

Untreated Sleep Apnea: A Metabolic & Cardiovascular Stressor

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If left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been known to cause cumulative health risks. Stroke, type 2 diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s and dementia have been associated with the condition when it’s left alone. A recent study, however, has found that even a few nights without a treatment device increases the metabolic stress that a person with sleep apnea endures. (more…)

August 18, 2017

College & Pro Sports Are Taking Sleep Seriously

Filed under: Uncategorized — brianna bloom @ 7:11 pm

Football

Lebron James has reported to ESPN that he sleeps an average of 12 hours each night. Usain Bolt, Venus Williams, and Maria Sharapova average ten. By comparison, the average American sleeps seven hours. Reflecting on that simple fact stresses the importance of sleep for the body’s overall performance — the body recovers during sleep, and professional athletes strain their bodies to the limit every day. (more…)

August 11, 2017

Childhood Sleep Apnea & Its Consequences for Brain Development

Filed under: Uncategorized — brianna bloom @ 3:23 pm

childhood sleep apnea

When we think of sleep apnea, the sufferers that often come to mind are mature adults. And that certainly is the case, as it is now estimated that 26 percent of adults between the ages of 30 and 70 have sleep apnea, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. But there are two other age groups that can be affected by disordered breathing during sleep: young children and adolescents. While the cases are less frequent, untreated sleep apnea during childhood can have serious, far-reaching consequences that follow into adulthood. 
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July 28, 2017

Sleep & Aging: Lasting Cognitive Effects of Sleep Deprivation

Filed under: Uncategorized — brianna bloom @ 2:38 pm

We’ve regularly discussed how getting enough sleep is a vital part of self-care and maintaining overall health, especially as we age. Deep sleep is a critical component to keeping our minds and bodies functioning efficiently — it reduces stress and helps protect against serious health problems like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and high blood pressure. But new research suggests that a lack of proper sleep may cause permanent damage to the brain.  (more…)

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