September 17, 2020
We’re excited to welcome Dr. Marie Dibra to the Sleep Dallas team! Newly arrived to Texas, Dr. Dibra joins our team from Florida where she was a clinical professor with the division of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at the University of Florida in Gainsville.
Board-certified in sleep medicine, Dr. Dibra specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and shift work disorder, among others. In addition to her focus in sleep medicine, Dr. Dibra is also a board-certified internist with a background in nutrition. Her unique professional background and experience allow her to take a comprehensive and compassionate approach to addressing our patients’ sleep issues and their underlying contributors.(more…)
September 16, 2020
Sleep apnea is a condition that affects millions of Americans, keeping them from the good night’s rest they deserve. It occurs when the airway becomes obstructed by relaxed throat muscles or the tongue, leading to difficulty breathing while asleep. This interrupted breathing causes those affected to awaken throughout the night—usually without even realizing it. Unfortunately, poor sleep is just the beginning of the problems that sleep apnea can cause. Read on to learn why this issue can be detrimental to your health and day to day life.(more…)
August 21, 2020
If you find out that sleep apnea is the reason you’re tired and irritable all the time, your first question is naturally likely to be, “How did this start?” A sleep disorder can be linked to a mix of lifestyle factors, including obesity and overuse of alcohol. But is it possible to be born with it? As it turns out, your genetics may end up contributing to a sleep disorder – and that could have severe implications for your health in the long term.(more…)
July 20, 2020
The unfortunate truth is that virtually anyone can develop sleep apnea. That said, some people are more likely to develop it than others, and there are a number of key risk factors that can tell you whether or not you’re in this group. Keep reading to learn about 5 factors that could eventually lead to needing sleep apnea treatment.(more…)
June 30, 2020
Tossing and turning, snoring, gasping for air, lying awake for extended periods of time, going the bathroom multiple times per night. These are all common – and frustrating – sleep issues that have a detrimental effect on sleep quality and quantity – for the sufferer, to be sure, but also for those with whom they share a bed, bedroom, or even a home.(more…)
June 25, 2020
Most people don’t realize they’re suffering from sleep apnea until they’ve received a proper diagnosis. As such, it’s fairly easy to overlook the potentially devastating effect the condition could have on your health. Sleep apnea can cause your breathing to stop 5 to 30 times every hour while you’re asleep, and the loss of oxygen can put a strain on your body – and that naturally includes your heart. Read on to learn more about the connection between breathing-related sleep disorders and heart health – and why being proactive about improving the quality of your slumber might save your life.
May 13, 2020
Maybe you grew up with a parent that had to undergo sleep apnea treatment at some point. Or maybe you’re a parent yourself that has recently had to wrestle with the disorder. In either case, there’s most likely a nagging question in your mind: can sleep apnea be passed down from parent to child? Knowing well in advance to watch out for signs of sleep apnea could end up saving you from serious health issues later down the line. Here’s what you need to know about the role that genetics does (and does not) play in the development of a sleep disorder.
April 30, 2020
Snoring doesn’t often occur in younger children. If you notice your little one making such sounds in their sleep, you might think that it’s cute at first; however, you need to keep in mind that it could be a sign that something is very, very wrong. Snoring is often connected to severe sleep disorders, and while sleep apnea in kids is rare, it is still highly dangerous. To make sure you can recognize this disorder and get your kids the treatment they need when they need it, keep reading.
April 29, 2020
Improved health and wellness is an important priority for millions of people — and rightly so, for without it, what do we have left? Yet, the true foundation on which we are able to preserve, maintain, and/or restore our health is often overlooked. Quality sleep. It’s so simple but frequently relegated to the bottom of our priority list because after all, life. Amiright? (more…)