Sleep Dallas Blog
January 22, 2021
Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening disorder in which breathing is frequently interrupted while you’re asleep, forcing you to briefly wake up in order to begin breathing again. It’s important to note that sleep apnea is not uncommon. In fact, nearly 1 billion people suffer from sleep apnea worldwide; and in 2014, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine released a statement that called the rising prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea a threat to public safety.
If you keep waking up with a sore throat and/or headache, frequently feel exhausted throughout the day, or have heard your partner complain about loud snoring throughout the night, you might have sleep apnea.
Leaving sleep apnea untreated can lead to or exacerbate a variety of other associated conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, and could even increase your risk of having a stroke or heart attack.(more…)
December 30, 2020
If you have sleep apnea, then achieving deep, restful sleep can be challenging. Now add in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and the end-of-the-year to-dos, and you could be missing out on even more sleep. Unfortunately, this can lead to unpleasant side effects, like memory loss, daytime drowsiness, and chronic headaches, which can significantly dampen the seasonal festivities. To help prevent this from happening to you, here are three tips for handling sleep apnea during the holidays.(more…)
December 8, 2020
You wake up and immediately notice the unpleasant pain in your head. You think, “Again?”
Does this happen to you most mornings? If so, it might be a sign of a sleep disorder. In particular, chronic headaches might be a sign that you have sleep apnea – a disorder that could lead to far worse problems if left alone.
November 29, 2020
Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep conditions, affecting millions of people in America alone. This occurs when your throat or tongue muscles relax so much that they partially or fully block your airway, making it difficult to breathe. This interrupted breathing also leads to restlessness, drowsiness, as well as many other life changing symptoms, which leaves you wondering, “Will this ever go away?” Read on to find out the answer!(more…)
November 16, 2020
The year is winding down and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. And while this delicious holiday is going to look quite different for most of us (no driving 3 hours to your in-laws; no hearing the same story from your great uncle; none of Grandma’s specialty casserole), some things aren’t going to change. Many of us will still be near people we love, just on a smaller, more close-knit scale. We’ll still be enjoying our favorite Thanksgiving dishes (preparing and cooking a turkey will be a first for many of us), and we’ll still be overcoming personal challenges … such as being “the snorer.”
October 20, 2020
When you wake up in the morning, have you been experiencing headaches? If this occurs consistently, it’s not just a normal “hangover” or grogginess. In fact, this issue could be due to a common sleep disorder called sleep apnea. This occurs when your throat or tongue blocks your airway, making it difficult to breathe, which leads to interruptions during sleep. However, it can cause a wide range of symptoms as well. Read on to learn why sleep apnea treatment could be the best solution for your consistent headaches in the morning.(more…)
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…)
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…)