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How Does Sleep Testing Work?

By |May 17th, 2023|Sleep Facts|

Sleep testing, also known as polysomnography, is a diagnostic tool used to assess a person's sleep patterns and diagnose sleep disorders. This test involves monitoring a patient's brain waves, heart rate, breathing, and other physiological factors while they sleep. In this blog, we will discuss how sleep testing works, why it is done, who prescribes [...]

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Does the Summer Heat Affect My Sleep?

By |July 7th, 2022|Sleep Facts|

Many things could be a factor when considering your restless sleep. The temperature may not be to your liking, there could be too much light in the area you are trying to fall asleep, or it could even be that you had a little too much caffeine during the day. You might even have a [...]

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Sleep & Asthma

By |May 25th, 2022|Sleep Facts|

Asthma is a condition where your lungs begin to narrow and fill with mucus, making it hard to breathe. For some people, it hardly affects them, but for others, it can completely disrupt their daily routine. Unfortunately, there is no cure for asthma, but there is medication to help with the condition. Along with asthma [...]

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Truth or Myth: Heartburn During Sleep

By |April 20th, 2022|Sleep Facts|

Heartburn occurs when food or stomach acid leaks up into the esophagus. Normally the esophageal sphincter acts as a valve, preventing this backflow from occurring. Sometimes the esophageal sphincter doesn’t close all the way, and when the food and acid travel back up, it causes heartburn. Heartburn during sleep happens the same way. If you [...]

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Rem vs. Non-Rem Sleep: What Is the Difference?

By |October 14th, 2020|Sleep Facts|

Many people strive to have quality sleep—sleep that allows you to doze off as soon as you plop down on the bed, enjoy sweet dreams, and wake up feeling more refreshed than ever. Most people are aware of the term rapid eye movement (REM) and acknowledge it as the most important stage in your sleep [...]

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A Guide to Setting Up the Ideal Sleep Environment

By |October 6th, 2020|Sleep Facts|

The quality of your sleep is an important aspect of your health because you need it to recharge effectively at the end of each day. This is why you need to build an ideal sleep environment to ensure uninterrupted and truly restful sleep. And fortunately for you, we have all the essential information you need! [...]

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Why Is Sleeping in the Summer Is Different Than in the Winter

By |July 22nd, 2020|Sleep Facts|

Have you ever noticed how your sleeping patterns tend to be different during the summer months versus the winter? You might be wondering how these differences affect your overall circadian rhythm and how you can ensure that you get enough sleep during both times of the year. Your sleep in the winter and summer are [...]

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What is Restless Sleep?

By |March 24th, 2020|Sleep Facts|

You were tossing and turning all night and, now that your alarm is going off, you feel like you just got into bed. You’re left to rely on your lifeline, coffee, yet again. As you’re sipping (or chugging) your way through your morning, you check your fitness tracker only to have it tell you that [...]

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Sleep All the Time? Here’s Why

By |February 26th, 2020|Sleep Facts|

Did you know excessive daytime sleepiness affects about 20% of the population? Daytime sleepiness is one of the most common sleep symptoms patients report they experience. When you feel sleepy all the time, it can start to affect your daily routine and can be harmful to you and others. Vehicle and work-related incidents are more [...]

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Can You Be Too Tired to Sleep?

By |February 12th, 2020|Sleep Facts|

We can all tell the signs of an overtired child—hyperactivity, fussiness, clumsiness, mood swings, and more. As soon as we see these signs, we know it’s time for bed. What about as we become adults? Do we experience signs our body is overtired? Absolutely, and all too often we avoid recognizing the issue. The countless [...]

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