16 May

Snoring & Sleep Apnea 101

We all know that restful sleep is very important. It is a key factor in quality of life, as well as your overall health. Oddly enough, something as common as snoring can keep you from getting the restful sleep you need. In fact, 45% of adults snore at least occasionally and 25% snore habitually. A heavy snorer should seek medical care when it starts to affect quality of life, as this can be an indicator of obstructed breathing and other serious health concerns.

02 Jan

Are my breathing habits hurting my health?

Look around at your fellow humans and you’re likely to observe that an impressive percentage of the population breathes incorrectly. Some of the most common features of inadequate breathing are taking shallow breaths; making audible sound while breathing, even at rest; and drawing breath with the muscles of the upper chest instead of using the diaphragm. Worst of all, and maybe the most common, is the habit of mouth breathing.

15 May

How Are You Sleeping?

Other than a lumpy and uncomfortable mattress, pregnancy or feeling generally achy in the muscles, sleep should be easy to come by. You should be able to set up a comfortable sleep space that makes you feel warm, toasty and ready to sink into a deep sleep cycle that sees you through until the morning. You should be waking up rested and ready to take on the day, with your body feeling relaxed and muscles comfortable.

24 Jul

Let's Talk About Sleep Apnea

Quality of sleep and your overall health are more deeply connected than many people realize, sleep disorders can have long-term effects that cause or contribute to serious health issues. Sleep Apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders - an estimated 22 million Americans suffer from Sleep Apnea and roughly 80% of moderate and severe cases go undiagnosed - so it's important to know what to look out for when it comes to Sleep Apnea and other sleep issues.

21 Aug

Snoring & Sinuses, What's The Connection?

Have you been told that you frequently snore? Do you also regularly struggle with sinus infections? There is more of a connection between these two things than you might think. It is fairly common knowledge at this point that snoring can increase the risk of serious health conditions, like heart disease and stroke, so it should come as no surprise that snoring can also be caused by sinus issues.

18 Sep

The Truth about Daytime Drowsiness

Feeling sleepy during the day is incredibly common, and can have a long list of causes, like long nights with kids, staying up too late to catch the end of a game, or an all-nighter for work or school, and much more. If nodding off during the day is becoming an every day struggle, problems can occur and the consequences are far more dangerous than decreased productivity at work. Causes for regular daytime drowsiness can include snoring, sleep apnea, and other sleep disorders, which can result in medical illnesses including hypertension, heart attack, abnormal heart rhythm, diabetes, weight gain, and more.