8 Rules to Follow To Improve Sleep Health
Sleep Dallas Blog
by brianna bloom
7M ago
Approximately 70 million people in the United States suffer from a sleep disorder. Sleep disorders can stem from a variety of places: mental illness, body anatomy, health conditions, and living environment, just to name a few. Regardless of the source, managing a sleep disorder is essential to regaining control over one’s rest and overall health.  While some sleep disorders do take professional intervention to treat, there are a handful of measures people can take to improve their rest. Here are eight of those measures that sleep doctors recommend everyone make a part of their sleep rout ..read more
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Why Sleep Studies are Important
Sleep Dallas Blog
by brianna bloom
8M ago
Did you know that sleep studies can be conducted at home? While some still imagine the uncomfortable process of laying in a doctor’s office or lab overnight, this is simply no longer the only option. Now, you can complete a sleep study in the comfort of your own home, in your own bed. Home sleep studies can effectively diagnose obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and, potentially, save a life from this harmful disease.  Ryan Tiffin, one of our many incredible patients, suffers from severe OSA, a condition that is distinguished by a person experiencing apneas throughout the night. Apneas are mo ..read more
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What Insomnia Has to Do With the COVID-19 Pandemic
Sleep Dallas Blog
by brianna bloom
9M ago
Two years ago, the world experience the start of a global pandemic that affected every industry and every facet of our lives. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are still ongoing with many people altered by the stress and trauma of these events. Have you experienced declining sleep health since the onset of the pandemic? In 2020, researchers began working to understand how this global event has altered the human psyche. Now, continuing research has revealed to us a concerning connection to sleep disorders, like insomnia. A Pandemic’s Impact on Sleep Dr. Rachel Manber, Professor of Psyc ..read more
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Patient Story: Oscar Cano
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by brianna bloom
10M ago
Like many others who find their way through Sleep Dallas’ doors, Oscar Cano found himself stuck between a rock and a hard place. Having gone through three CPAPs, Oscar still could not find relief: “I never could sleep with [CPAPs], very cumbersome and didn’t like using them.”  Oscar didn’t believe he would ever find a successful therapy for his sleep apnea. A few years back, oral appliance therapy (OAT) had even been brought to his attention—but Oscar brushed it off, not wanting to sleep with a device in his mouth and worried it wouldn’t be covered by his medical insurance. Last year, th ..read more
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The Most Common Sleep Apnea Treatments
Sleep Dallas Blog
by brianna bloom
1y ago
It’s estimated that nearly 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80% of moderate-severe cases remaining undiagnosed. The most common form of sleep apnea is known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is characterized by a blockage or collapse of the airway, causing cessation of breathing for a short period of time during sleep. These cessations of breathing or “apneas” range from a few seconds up to several minutes and can occur up to 30 times per hour. Common symptoms of sleep apnea include snoring, frequent breaks in breathing, daytime sleepiness or fatigue, morning headaches ..read more
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The Most Common Sleep Apnea Treatments
Sleep Dallas Blog
by brianna bloom
1y ago
It’s estimated that nearly 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80% of moderate-severe cases remaining undiagnosed. The most common form of sleep apnea is known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is characterized by a blockage or collapse of the airway, causing cessation of breathing for a short period of time during sleep. These cessations of breathing or “apneas” range from a few seconds up to several minutes and can occur up to 30 times per hour. Common symptoms of sleep apnea include snoring, frequent breaks in breathing, daytime sleepiness or fatigue, morning headaches ..read more
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The Ideal Bedtime for Heart Health
Sleep Dallas Blog
by brianna bloom
1y ago
Our hearts are our lifelines—quite literally. The heart ensures that our bodies receive oxygen and other nutrients that we need in order to survive. Without the heart, our vital organs—including the brain—don’t receive blood, which will cause them to stop working. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, followed by cancer and COVID-19. When talking about heart disease, it’s important to understand that heart disease simply refers to several different heart conditions. The most common type of heart disease i ..read more
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Coronavirus Updates for Our Patients
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by brianna bloom
1y ago
Spring 2022 Updates Much has changed over the past two years, but the need to focus on health & safety as we’re confronted with this pandemic has remained. For that reason, we want to update you on our most recent COVID-19 protocols here at Sleep Dallas. We ask all patients to please follow these guidelines when visiting either of our locations (Irving or Frisco).  We are continuing to see patients during this time and adhering closely to local health agency guidance in addition to the guidance provided by the CDC. In accordance with this guidance, we require all visitors to our off ..read more
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Does CBD Actually Help Sleep?
Sleep Dallas Blog
by brianna bloom
1y ago
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in cannabis, which is a plant that’s commonly known as marijuana. From cannabis, we derive THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol).  While marijuana is still illegal in many states, cannabis derivates that contain less than 0.3% of THC (hemp) and CBD are legal and can be found in shops across the country. In fact, many people swear by CBD as a way to soothe health ailments—including poor sleep. CBD’s impact on sleep, though, is a bit complex in nature; and not only that, but present-day research continues to find answers to how CBD impac ..read more
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Sleep Disorders 101: Narcolepsy
Sleep Dallas Blog
by brianna bloom
1y ago
Narcolepsy is a relatively rare and fairly mysterious neurological disorder that causes quick and unexplainable bouts of drowsiness and sleep. A condition that affects both genders and all age groups, between 135,000 to 200,000 individuals in the United States are thought to suffer from narcolepsy. Untreated narcolepsy can impact nearly every aspect of an individual’s life: academic, work, social, psychological, and even cognitively. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for narcolepsy to be misdiagnosed as a psychiatric disorder, resulting in a sufferer receiving inadequate and misplaced care. Th ..read more
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