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May 23, 2018

Alcohol: Sleep Aid or Sleep Hindrance?

Filed under: Uncategorized — brianna bloom @ 9:21 pm

Woman drinking glass of wine after work

It’s not rocket science: a good night’s sleep makes you feel good, energetic, and productive, while a poor night’s sleep often makes you feel anxious, foggy, irritable, or even downright sick. And, in fact, it’s true that sleep is inextricably linked to a number of health factors. People who get enough sleep typically maintain and lose weight more easily, have better memory and cognition, and are more productive. They also 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…)

April 18, 2018

Key Findings from Our 2018 Dallas Sleep Survey

Filed under: Uncategorized — brianna bloom @ 7:06 am

Habits that Contribute to Sleep Challenges

It is well-researched and widely accepted that sleep is a major contributing factor to overall health and wellness. Yet, when compared to other factors like diet and exercise, it is an often overlooked or compromised priority that takes a backseat in the cadence of our daily lives. According to the the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis. In Dallas, the 2017 American Fitness Index report showed that only 67 percent of Dallas area residents were getting the recommended minimum of seven or more hours of sleep per day — one of several factors contributing to Dallas ranking 38th of 50 on the index, which measures health and community fitness at the metropolitan level in the United States. (more…)

March 14, 2018

Sleep Soundly: Creating the Perfect Sleep Environment & Bedtime Routine

Filed under: Uncategorized — brianna bloom @ 8:21 pm

Sleep environment and bedroom routine

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third of adults in the United States get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep each night. And that’s despite the fact that it’s well-researched and widely accepted that adequate sleep is a major contributor to our overall health and well-being, physically and mentally.

Clearly, there are various factors that contribute to one’s sleep habits and ability to get sufficient sleep, but two key factors over which we have (almost) complete control are our sleep environment and bedtime routine. Even just a few tweaks to our bedroom and/or lifestyle habits can have a significant impact on our sleep quality.

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January 11, 2018

Dallas 30-Day Sleep Challenge Basics

Filed under: Uncategorized — brianna bloom @ 10:40 pm

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — brianna bloom @ 12:01 pm

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — brianna bloom @ 3:44 pm

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — brianna bloom @ 5:12 pm

 

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…)

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