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How to create the ultimate restful sleep environment

How to create the ultimate restful sleep environment

Sleep is essential for all animals. In a 1999 study, healthy rats treated well in every way, provided food and water but denied sleep, died within two weeks, though rats deprived of food actually lived longer.  Sleep is necessary for humans to regenerate cells, remove...

Biological Dentistry Vs. Traditional: What’s the Difference?

Biological Dentistry Vs. Traditional: What’s the Difference?

These days, patients are finding that they have more choice when it comes to dental care. They can continue to see their traditional dentist or they can go to someone who has a degree in dentistry—and a whole lot more. I’m the latter of these: A dentist that has, for...

Help Your Child Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Help Your Child Get a Good Night’s Sleep

If you’re a parent whose young child or teen is hyperactive, struggling in school, wetting the bed, or you’ve been told they have attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chances are, what you’re dealing with is a child that...

Sleep Center vs. Home Sleep Study: Which is Best?

Sleep Center vs. Home Sleep Study: Which is Best?

When a patient has trouble sleeping, a sleep study may be recommended to determine whether they have sleep-disordered breathing or even sleep apnea. A sleep study, or polysomnogram, is an overnight test that records brain activity and oxygen levels, eye and body...

What is a Home Sleep Study, and How Can It Help You?

What is a Home Sleep Study, and How Can It Help You?

When patients come in for a consultation, one of the issues we look for is sleep-disordered breathing. Sleep apnea, the most severe type of sleep-disordered breathing, is defined by pauses in breathing during sleep. The severity of sleep apnea is measured based on...

Sleep Apnea and Cancer—the Connection

Sleep Apnea and Cancer—the Connection

Your brain is a little like the CPU in your computer. When your CPU is on the fritz, your computer programs won’t work, your screen won’t even turn on. If your brain isn’t working well because it’s deprived of oxygen, then the rest of your body is going to suffer....

Skip the Nightcap for a Good Night’s Sleep

Skip the Nightcap for a Good Night’s Sleep

It’s natural for many people to have a drink or two after work to wind down, or on the weekends as part of a social gathering. Many people even think a drink before bedtime helps them relax and fall asleep more easily. But contrary to popular belief, a nightcap can...

Can Napping Make Up for Lack of Sleep?

Can Napping Make Up for Lack of Sleep?

Jack thought napping was the solution for a lifestyle that didn’t include good sleep habits—and ultimately it left him feeling like a zombie. That’s when he came to us to how he could help him get a good night’s sleep. Mornings, he’d wake up feeling like he had just...

Troubling Sleeping? It Might Be Your Sleep Hygiene

Troubling Sleeping? It Might Be Your Sleep Hygiene

When Kim came to the Julian Center to find out why she was struggling to get a good night’s sleep, part of her evaluation looked at her routine for going to bed at night. She shared with us that she often worked late, so she often ate late. Many nights, she took her...