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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Tips for a Better Winter Sleep

Sleep patterns may shift during winter and most people are not aware of it. Without understanding the effects winter has on your sleeping, it may be hard to pin point a resolution. The following will draw your attention to a few situations to help you understand the disturbance in your sleep recently. Limited Lighting The [...]

By |February 1st, 2019|Health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tips for a Better Winter Sleep

Managing Insomnia

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. The disorder often stems from stress-related issues or underlying medical problems. Unfortunately, most over-the-counter sleep medications provide, at best, mediocre solutions. However, you’ll find that by making a few simple adjustments to your daily routine, you can improve your ability [...]

By |January 11th, 2019|Insomnia|Comments Off on Managing Insomnia