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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?

Can Sleep Apnea Cause High Blood Pressure?

What Is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles that support the soft palate temporarily relax, causing airways to narrow or become completely closed. This obstruction of the airway means that you are unable to get enough air and the oxygen levels in your blood drop. This prompts your body to awaken you from […]

By |September 25th, 2019|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Can Sleep Apnea Cause High Blood Pressure?

What Is the Best Sleeping Position?

Most people don’t give too much thought to the way they sleep at night. They fold back their sheets, grabbing their pillow and drifting off to slumber without thinking about their routine. But research shows that your sleeping position does matter and how you choose to position yourself while sleeping can affect your health and […]

By |September 10th, 2019|About Sleep|Comments Off on What Is the Best Sleeping Position?

What Is a Hypnic Jerk?

A hypnagogic jerk (also called a hypnic jerk) is an involuntary muscle spasm that occurs as a person falls asleep. Individuals may experience a falling sensation (or even dream of falling), causing them to jerk and awake. Some individuals may only experience a small twitching, that’s only noticeable to a spouse or caretaker, and not […]

By |August 21st, 2019|Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on What Is a Hypnic Jerk?

Why Am I Waking Up at The Same Time Every Night?

Most people have noticed that they tend to wake up at the same time every night. Despite their efforts to make small changes in their sleep routine, such as going to bed later or earlier, the pattern persists. It’s important to realize that waking up at the same time every night is harmless and has […]

By |August 5th, 2019|Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on Why Am I Waking Up at The Same Time Every Night?