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What Happens in a Sleep Study?

So you’ve decided to get a sleep study done, but are curious how we go about doing it. Sleep tests are done either at home or at our sleep center. This article will detail what you should expect whether you do your test at home or at Jacksonville Sleep Center.
What to Expect with Home Testing
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By |September 26th, 2018|Sleep Studies|Comments Off on What Happens in a Sleep Study?

Can Babies Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a very common condition in adults, but did you know it can also affect children and infants too? While not as common, the type that affects children has similar symptoms but often the cause is different. An expert sleep specialist in Jacksonville, FL can tell you whether your child has this condition.
Symptoms […]

By |September 14th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Can Babies Have Sleep Apnea?

Why You Snore and What You Can Do About It

Snoring is the harsh sound that comes when air flows through the tissues of one’s throat, causing the tissues to vibrate and make noise. Snoring itself is usually harmless, and nearly everyone does it every once in a while. However, snoring can also be an indication of a number of serious health conditions. Whether this […]

By |August 28th, 2018|CPAP, obstructive sleep apnea, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Studies, Snoring|Comments Off on Why You Snore and What You Can Do About It

How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Memory

Sleep deprivation affects more than just your energy levels. Along with tiring you out, it can also impair your brain function. Your thinking processes and even your memory can deteriorate if you consistently don’t get enough sleep. Conversely, getting enough sleep is crucial for maintaining optimal brain function. In this article, we will explain how […]

By |August 15th, 2018|Insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, Sleep Apnea, sleep apnea treatment, Sleep Deprivation, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Studies|Comments Off on How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Memory

How to Travel with a CPAP Machine

Traveling can be stressful enough without having to worry about how to handle your CPAP machine. There are some things you can do to make the process much easier. Here are some tips for traveling with a CPAP machine.
Preparation is Key
As in any other situation, it is important to be properly prepared when traveling. If […]

By |July 24th, 2018|CPAP, CPAP mask, CPAP therapy, obstructive sleep apnea, Sleep Apnea, sleep apnea treatment, Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on How to Travel with a CPAP Machine

Are Acid Reflux and Sleep Apnea Related?

If you or a loved one suffers from sleep apnea, there may be a risk of developing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux. Interestingly, GERD can also cause sleep apnea. Though the two are closely related, it is somewhat of a chicken or the egg situation determining which caused which in a […]

By |July 16th, 2018|CPAP, Sleep Apnea, sleep apnea treatment, Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on Are Acid Reflux and Sleep Apnea Related?

The Connection Between Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

Did you know that diabetes and sleep apnea can go together? The CDC reports that more than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, and unfortunately as many as 86% of diabetics have obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea and diabetes form a dangerous duo, compounding each other’s impacts.

Difficulty breathing at night […]

By |June 8th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on The Connection Between Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

Why Do I Wake Up at Night?

If you’re having trouble sleeping and wonder why you wake up in the middle of the night, contacting a sleep specialist for a sleep study in Jacksonville may be in order. You might have a sleep disorder, which could have serious and detrimental effects on your overall health. Early diagnosis and treatment can address the […]

By |June 1st, 2018|Insomnia, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Studies|Comments Off on Why Do I Wake Up at Night?

What Happens to You When You’re Sleep Deprived

Sleep deprivation is an issue that is often overlooked, despite its prevalence. The Center for Disease Control has gone so far as to call insufficient sleep a public health epidemic. The bustle of modern life is pushing people to sleep less in the name of productivity. According to a 2013 study by Gallup, 40% of people […]

By |May 4th, 2018|Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on What Happens to You When You’re Sleep Deprived

How to Prepare for an Overnight Sleep Study

Many people are intimidated by the idea of a sleep study. They picture themselves in a cold, sparse room with sensors attached all over their bodies. In reality, sleep testing can be a very comfortable experience. At Jacksonville Sleep Center, we make sure our patients are as comfortable as possible so that we can get […]

By |April 23rd, 2018|Sleep Studies|Comments Off on How to Prepare for an Overnight Sleep Study