Sleep Studies

What Happens in a Sleep Study?

By |September 26th, 2018|

So you’ve decided to get a sleep study done, but are curious how we go about doing it. Sleep tests are done either at home or at our sleep center. This article will detail what you should expect whether you do your test at home or at Jacksonville Sleep Center.
What to Expect with Home Testing
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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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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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How to Prepare for an Overnight Sleep Study

By |April 23rd, 2018|

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 […]

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What is Sleep Paralysis?

By |February 10th, 2018|

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 […]

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What is Shift Work Disorder?

By |January 31st, 2018|

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 […]

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Narcolepsy Fact vs Fiction

By |December 19th, 2017|

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?
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What’s Really Making You Sleepy on Thanksgiving?

By |November 20th, 2017|

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 […]

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Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

By |September 8th, 2017|

Getting enough sleep is vital to a child’s growth and development. Childhood sleep disorders and getting too little sleep can lead to issues such as behavioral problems, health issues and learning difficulties. That’s why it’s so important to make sure children get enough sleep each night.

That may be easier said than done for many families. […]

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