Sleep Health

How Your Fitness Tracker Can Indicate Sleep Apnea

Statistics show that 26% of adults struggle with sleep apnea. It is a common issue that many have and may not even realize that they have it.

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Nebulizer Tips for Home Use

A nebulizer can be used to deliver medications to patients with a variety of conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma. If you have medications to deliver in this way, then it can be helpful to have a nebulizer around.

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How Alcohol Affects Sleep Apnea and Nighttime Breathing

Drinking alcohol may cause or worsen sleeping disorders, such as sleep apnea. About 12% of adults in the United States have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), 80% of whom are undiagnosed. Alcohol affects how long it takes you to fall asleep and your sleep duration and quality.

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Is Your CPAP Making You Sick?

There are many proven benefits to using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to treat sleep apnea. These include reduced daytime sleepiness, better mood, improved blood pressure, and an enhanced quality of life.

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Is Technology Affecting Your Sleep Quality?

Everyone has a sleep routine, but not all routines are good for your sleep quality. 9 out of 10 Americans admit to using some sort of technology to fall asleep and quiet racing thoughts. Whether you turn on a show you've seen a million times or scroll through your phone in bed, those actions can actually hurt how well you sleep.

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How Daylight Saving Time Affects Your Sleep and Overall Health

Daylight saving time throws off your internal clock as you turn your clock ahead one hour. Are you one of those people who can't deal with sleep and overall health when this happens?

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Daily Habits That Can Help Improve Sleep

It is important to get a good night's rest, but so few people manage it consistently. Any insomniac can tell you that sleep is so much more than just laying down to go to sleep. There are, however, certain behaviors and practices that can help you not only fall asleep, but stay asleep. Here are 20 sleep tips to help improve sleep and give you the rest you need.

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What is the Cost of a Good Night's Sleep?

I see a lot of diagnostic sleep tests come across my desk and it’s not uncommon to see Mr. John Doe have an AHI (apnea hypopnea index) on average of 30. What does AHI = 30 mean? Many people get that number confused with the number of times during the night that they quit breathing but, and this is a BIG but, it’s the number of times PER HOUR that they quit breathing. Just let that sink in for a second…. and if you do the math, that’s once every 2 minutes during the course of your 8 hour sleep cycle that you do the following:

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