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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?

What Is Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder?

Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPS) is a disorder of the circadian rhythm. With this chronic sleep disorder a person’s internal body clock is delayed in regard to the natural fall sleep at night/wake in the morning cycle. If you think you may have DSPS, contact a sleep doctor in Jacksonville who can help you find […]

By |January 10th, 2018|Insomnia, Sleep Disorders, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Is Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder?

Narcolepsy Fact vs Fiction

Narcolepsy is a largely misunderstood condition, even though it is one of the most common causes of daytime sleepiness. It’s often misrepresented in films and TV shows, and there are plenty of myths circulating the internet. That’s why it’s important to know the facts when it comes to narcolepsy and narcolepsy treatment.
What is Narcolepsy?
Narcolepsy is […]

By |December 19th, 2017|Sleep Disorders, Sleep Studies|Comments Off on Narcolepsy Fact vs Fiction

7 Sleep Myths Busted

When it comes to following certain sleep myths, ignorance does not equal bedtime bliss. Many of the common sleep myths out there won’t do anything to help your sleep struggles. In fact, they may even hinder you from finding a solution to treatable sleep disorders like insomnia. Here, we debunk 7 common sleep myths that […]

By |December 1st, 2017|Health, Insomnia, Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on 7 Sleep Myths Busted

What’s Really Making You Sleepy on Thanksgiving?

Nodding off on the sofa after Thanksgiving dinner is as much of a tradition as eating pumpkin pie. For generations, turkey was blamed for that drowsy post-feast stupor so many of us experience. People inaccurately believed that the poultry’s tryptophan was the culprit. If your afternoon drowsiness is a more frequent occurrence, you may need […]

By |November 20th, 2017|Health, Sleep Studies|Comments Off on What’s Really Making You Sleepy on Thanksgiving?