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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

Why Can’t I Sleep? Common Causes of Sleeples Nights

Tossing and turning, hot flashes, discomfort, wide awake, the list of why you can’t sleep goes on and on. But what’s the root of these sleepless nights? Falling asleep can seem like an obstacle, and getting a restful night’s sleep can seem impossible. Let’s address some of the common causes of sleepless nights, so you [...]

By |January 8th, 2020|Sleep Facts|Comments Off on Why Can’t I Sleep? Common Causes of Sleeples Nights

6 Benefits of Using a CPAP Machine

CPAP machines are an important treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea. You may be surprised, however, to learn that the majority of sleep apnea patients fail to use their CPAP machine nightly. While CPAP therapy can be uncomfortable at first, regular use (CPAP compliance) is absolutely critical for effectively treating and mitigating the adverse health [...]

By |December 25th, 2019|CPAP|Comments Off on 6 Benefits of Using a CPAP Machine

What Is a CPAP Machine and How Does It Work?

You may have heard a lot about CPAP and its capabilities as a treatment for sleep apnea, but many are curious as to what exactly a CPAP machine is and how it works. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are exploring CPAP as a treatment, this article will [...]

By |December 11th, 2019|CPAP|Comments Off on What Is a CPAP Machine and How Does It Work?

Can Sleep Apnea Go Away?

Suffering from the effects of sleep apnea is very difficult for most patients. The cyclical disruptions to sleep can have detrimental physiological and emotional effects, drastically impacting your quality of life. The quest for treatment or cures can seem unending. One of the most common questions patients ask us is, “does sleep apnea go away?” [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Sleep Facts|Comments Off on Can Sleep Apnea Go Away?

Dr. Nassar Featured on News4Jax

Dr. Nassar was interviewed on WJCT News4Jax about the impact of sleep on heart health. View the video.

By |November 5th, 2019|Videos|Comments Off on Dr. Nassar Featured on News4Jax

What Happens When You Sleep Too Much?

The adage that too much of anything can be bad holds true for sleep. While we often treat and encounter patients suffering from excessive sleeplessness, on the other end of the continuum are individuals dealing with excessive sleeping. We’re commonly asked, “Why am I sleeping so much?” or, “How many hours of sleep is too [...]

By |November 4th, 2019|Sleep Facts|Comments Off on What Happens When You Sleep Too Much?

Can Sleep Apnea Cause Depression?

Recent research by the CDC suggests a link between sleep apnea and depression, which means that there could be a growing overlap between the number of American suffering from these disorders. According to Dr. Anne G. Wheaton, lead author of the study, “Snorting, gasping or stopping breathing while asleep was associated with nearly all depression [...]

By |October 23rd, 2019|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Can Sleep Apnea Cause Depression?

What Causes Twitching in Your Sleep?

Sleep myoclonus is a brief involuntary twitching of the muscles when you’re asleep. Most people are unaware of twitching in their sleep, but if the condition is severe enough, it may be disruptive enough to wake their spouse or interfere with their ability to achieve deep, restful sleep. Despite this, twitching in your sleep is [...]

By |October 7th, 2019|Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on What Causes Twitching in Your Sleep?