Sleep Disorders

Tests for Diagnosing Sleep Disorders

By |June 12th, 2019|

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 […]

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What Are the Symptoms of Narcolepsy?

By |May 22nd, 2019|

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, […]

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What Causes Sleepiness All the Time?

By |April 26th, 2019|

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, […]

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Why Do I Get Sleepy After Lunch?

By |April 12th, 2019|

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 […]

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Do the Seasons Affect My Sleep?

By |February 21st, 2019|

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 […]

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Why You Snore and What You Can Do About It

By |August 28th, 2018|

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 […]

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How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Memory

By |August 15th, 2018|

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 […]

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How to Travel with a CPAP Machine

By |July 24th, 2018|

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 […]

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Are Acid Reflux and Sleep Apnea Related?

By |July 16th, 2018|

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 […]

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Why Do I Wake Up at Night?

By |June 1st, 2018|

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 […]

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