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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

5 Tips for Maintaining Your CPAP Machine

Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing periodically ceases during sleep. Left untreated, people with sleep apnea cease breathing repeatedly per night, sometimes up to hundreds of times. This can lead to insufficient oxygen in the brain and other parts of the body, and further physiological complications. It can also […]

By |April 14th, 2018|CPAP, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Maintaining Your CPAP Machine

Can You Make Up for Lost Sleep on the Weekends?

The work week can be frantic and and a lot of people end up cutting back on their sleep to get everything done. At the end of it all, they can’t wait for the weekends to come. Finally, they can kick back for some well-deserved R&R to make up for the weekday hustle. Maybe even […]

By |March 29th, 2018|Insomnia, Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on Can You Make Up for Lost Sleep on the Weekends?

How to Sleep Better with a CPAP

Jacksonville Sleep Center prescribes CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy to treat many of our patients with obstructive sleep apnea. It’s a very effective therapy for treating this disorder, but it can be difficult to get used to at first. Learn more about this treatment how to sleep with a CPAP machine below.
What is Obstructive […]

By |March 16th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on How to Sleep Better with a CPAP

Why Do I Sleep Through the Alarm?

We all know that awful feeling of waking up and realizing you’ve slept through your alarm. For most people, it’s something that may happen once in a blue moon. It could be due to staying up too late watching TV or taking medication for an illness. But when it starts to occur more frequently, it’s […]

By |February 21st, 2018|Health, Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on Why Do I Sleep Through the Alarm?

What is Sleep Paralysis?

What is Sleep Paralysis?
Sleep paralysis can be a terrifying experience. This form of parasomnia causes the temporary inability to move or speak while falling asleep or waking up. The person essentially loses the ability to move his or her muscles during an episode. Dr. Nassar, a sleep specialist in Jacksonville, can help determine if you’re […]

By |February 10th, 2018|Insomnia, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Studies|Comments Off on What is Sleep Paralysis?

What is Shift Work Disorder?

Shift work sleep disorder is a condition that often affects people who work non-traditional hours. Fields such as healthcare, law enforcement, hospitality and retail all involve shift work schedules. Jacksonville sleep specialist Dr. Nassar explains more about this increasingly common sleep disorder.
Shift Work Disorder
Shift work disorder is a disorder of the circadian rhythm that can […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Health, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Studies|Comments Off on What is Shift Work Disorder?