Blog

/Blog/

How to Sleep Better Amid Worries About COVID-19

By now, almost everyone had been affected by the coronavirus pandemic in some way—you may have lost a source of income, been forced to quarantine under less-than-ideal circumstances, lost contact with loved ones, or found out that someone you know has contracted the virus. Any of these can put you under a lot of stress. [...]

By |May 25th, 2020|Sleep Schedule|Comments Off on How to Sleep Better Amid Worries About COVID-19

Can Sleep Apnea Cause Seizures?

According to the World Health Organization, 50 million people around the world have epilepsy, a disorder that causes seizures. Seizures can be quite dangerous. Many times, medication lowers the risk of seizures. However, doctors and researchers have found a link between Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and seizure disorders like epilepsy. About 1/3 of patients diagnosed [...]

By |May 20th, 2020|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Can Sleep Apnea Cause Seizures?

What If I Can’t Sleep During a Sleep Study?

Sleep studies can be unnerving, even if you are taking one in your own bed. One thing that people worry about is, what if I can't sleep during a sleep study? After all the time and preparation, the last thing you want is to have a bought of insomnia. Next are some tips to help [...]

By |May 7th, 2020|Sleep Studies|Comments Off on What If I Can’t Sleep During a Sleep Study?

Why Do I Clench My Fist While Sleeping?

Babies typically clench their fists before falling asleep and then start to loosen their grip after falling asleep. But, what about us adults? Why would we have a clenched fist while sleeping? Perhaps it was because of a dream, but there could be other factors on why you have a clenched fist while sleeping. Let's [...]

By |April 22nd, 2020|Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on Why Do I Clench My Fist While Sleeping?

Should I “Pull an All-Nighter” to Fix My Sleep Schedule?

You’ve spent too many nights staying up late studying for that exam coming up, or your kid has been sick, which means your sleep schedule is completely out of whack. By the time you can hit the hay, the sun is almost rising, and you’re debating whether it’s worth getting at least a few minutes [...]

By |April 8th, 2020|Sleep Schedule|Comments Off on Should I “Pull an All-Nighter” to Fix My Sleep Schedule?

What is Restless Sleep?

You were tossing and turning all night and, now that your alarm is going off, you feel like you just got into bed. You’re left to rely on your lifeline, coffee, yet again. As you’re sipping (or chugging) your way through your morning, you check your fitness tracker only to have it tell you that [...]

By |March 24th, 2020|Sleep Facts|Comments Off on What is Restless Sleep?

How to Stop Falling Asleep After Eating

Most of us have experienced the race to the couch after eating a large meal. This common phenomenon is due to postprandial somnolence, or the normal state of drowsiness following a meal. But it’s not a normal state when it happens all the time. Why Do I Always Fall Asleep After Eating? Understanding the reasons [...]

By |March 11th, 2020|Daytime Sleepiness|Comments Off on How to Stop Falling Asleep After Eating

Sleep All the Time? Here’s Why

Did you know excessive daytime sleepiness affects about 20% of the population? Daytime sleepiness is one of the most common sleep symptoms patients report they experience. When you feel sleepy all the time, it can start to affect your daily routine and can be harmful to you and others. Vehicle and work-related incidents are more [...]

By |February 26th, 2020|Sleep Facts|Comments Off on Sleep All the Time? Here’s Why

Can You Be Too Tired to Sleep?

We can all tell the signs of an overtired child—hyperactivity, fussiness, clumsiness, mood swings, and more. As soon as we see these signs, we know it’s time for bed. What about as we become adults? Do we experience signs our body is overtired? Absolutely, and all too often we avoid recognizing the issue. The countless [...]

By |February 12th, 2020|Sleep Facts|Comments Off on Can You Be Too Tired to Sleep?

What to Do When You Can’t Sleep

You’re lying in bed in a dark room, tossing and turning for what feels like forever. You finally decide to roll over and check the time only to see the bright little light show you it’s 3:47 am. Frustrated that you have maybe 2 hours of sleep left before it’s time to start your day, [...]

By |January 22nd, 2020|Sleep Facts|Comments Off on What to Do When You Can’t Sleep