Month: September 2017

Insomnia: More Than Just Being Tired All the Time

Insomnia: More Than Just Being Tired All the Time

Electricity—what a wonderful invention. Today, it’s difficult to image what the world would be like without it. But the introduction of electricity also brought with it what has become a prominent modern-day sleep disease—insomnia. Before electricity, when the sun...

NightLase™: A Long-term “Fix” for Sleep Apnea

NightLase™: A Long-term “Fix” for Sleep Apnea

John was a patient I treated for sleep apnea by creating an intraoral appliance. He wore the appliance at night to pull his jaw forward and open his airway. John opted for the appliance because he did not want to wear a CPAP machine nightly. The appliance helped him...

Stress— It’s A Killer

Stress— It’s A Killer

There are times when life becomes full of stress. An overload at work, a family illness, a to-do list that never seems to get done. When there’s so much on the mind that it keeps you awake at night, you begin to develop a sleep deficit, which can lead to a host of...

Tips for the Ideal Sleep Environment

Tips for the Ideal Sleep Environment

Hygiene is something most people equate to cleanliness, not necessarily to getting a good night’s sleep. But when it comes to rest, the best way to start is by cleaning up your act. Sleep hygiene is about creating the ideal environment for rest and having a lifestyle...

Snoring: The Body’s Foghorn

Snoring: The Body’s Foghorn

My father was a chronic snorer. As a child living at home, I remember hearing his snore all the way down the hall. Back then, we thought it meant that he was getting a good night’s sleep, so it was largely overlooked. Little did I know his snoring was probably a sign...