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What Is Sleep Inertia?

Sleep inertia refers to a period of impairment after waking, marked by intense grogginess. If you regularly awaken from sleep, only to have the unshakeable urge to fall back asleep, it’s entirely possible you could be suffering from sleep inertia. This can pose an inconvenience to some and even danger to others—particularly for workers who […]

By |July 10th, 2019|Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on What Is Sleep Inertia?

What Are Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders?

To understand circadian rhythm sleep disorders, it is essential first to understand circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is the body’s natural “clock” that occurs over a 24-hour period.

In addition to other bodily functions, it dictates the body’s natural inclination for sleepiness as well as wakefulness. Most individuals are naturally most sleepy around 11 p.m., and […]

By |June 26th, 2019|Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on What Are Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders?

Tests for Diagnosing Sleep Disorders

For those dealing with irregular or abnormal sleep, it’s important to reveal the presence of a sleep disorder so that effective treatment may be given. Fortunately, many useful methods for sleep disorder diagnosis exist, and below we’ll outline some available options.
Overnight Oximetry
This simple method of sleep disorder diagnosis requires a clothespin-shaped probe to be worn […]

By |June 12th, 2019|Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on Tests for Diagnosing Sleep Disorders

What Are the Symptoms of Narcolepsy?

What Is Narcolepsy?

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that
is characterized by excessive
sleepiness, sleep attacks, sleep
paralysis, hallucinations, and even sudden loss of muscle control also called cataplexy.
It is uncommon, only affecting one in 2,000 to 3,000 people. Narcolepsy is
typically diagnosed in individuals between the ages of 15 and 25 but can go
undiagnosed for many years.

For people with narcolepsy, […]

By |May 22nd, 2019|Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on What Are the Symptoms of Narcolepsy?

Why Is REM Sleep So Important?

What Is REM Sleep?

Did you know that your body goes through multiple cycles of sleep every
night as you rest? Many individuals have heard of sleep cycles, but to
understand more about the importance of REM sleep, we should first gain more understanding.

REM stands for Rapid Eye Movement, after the way the eyes tend to shift
back and […]

By |May 8th, 2019|Sleep Facts|Comments Off on Why Is REM Sleep So Important?

What Causes Sleepiness All the Time?

While we all love the feeling of evening sleepiness that
leads to experiencing a great night’s sleep, having excessive feelings of
sleepiness during the day can be problematic if not addressed and treated.
Excessive daytime sleepiness may be a significant detriment to both your health
and safety. Excessive daytime sleepiness can lead to psychological and
emotional issues such as anxiety, […]

By |April 26th, 2019|Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on What Causes Sleepiness All the Time?

Why Do I Get Sleepy After Lunch?

We’ve all experienced it: you go out for a nice lunch with
plenty of energy, only to return to work constantly yawning and fighting the
urge to rest your head on your desk. Afternoon sleepiness is very common, and
you may wonder, “Is my food what causes me to get so sleepy?” While a full
stomach may not help […]

By |April 12th, 2019|Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on Why Do I Get Sleepy After Lunch?

How to Fall Asleep Fast

Your quality of sleep affects many aspects of your everyday
life. Losing sleep can reduce your ability to retain information, change your
mood for the worse, and even cause you to get sick. It is essential to get a
good night’s sleep in order to start the following day off right. Here at the
Jacksonville Sleep Center we have […]

By |March 22nd, 2019|Insomnia|Comments Off on How to Fall Asleep Fast

Can Allergies Cause Sleep Apnea?

Allergy season is already creeping up on us, which means
that congestion, watery eyes, and headaches are just around the corner. However,
people who suffer from seasonal or year-round allergies have more to worry
about than just these annoying symptoms. It is possible for allergy sufferers
to also struggle with allergy-induced sleep apnea. This could cause poor sleep
and chronic […]

By |March 8th, 2019|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Can Allergies Cause Sleep Apnea?

Do the Seasons Affect My Sleep?

The change
in the seasons can mean a drastic change in your sleep pattern. Millions of
Americans wake up bright eyed and full of energy during the summer months but, can
barely crawl out of bed by the middle of winter. Why is that? It is because the
circadian rhythm that regulates your body’s inner clock craves sunlight and
depends […]

By |February 21st, 2019|Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on Do the Seasons Affect My Sleep?