Alaska Sleep Education Center

MAURICIO REINOSO, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM

Dr. Reinoso is Alaska Sleep CLinic's Medical Director.

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What is Catathrenia? Can Groaning in Your Sleep Be Harmful?

Posted by MAURICIO REINOSO, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM on Aug 7, 2015 3:53:00 PM

Is your bedpartner being kept awake at night because you make strange groaning sounds in your sleep? Can groaning lead to serious medical conditions the same way that snoring can? What exactly is catathrenia and how can it be cured?

Here we discuss this rare and strange sleep disorder, and put to ease any concerns you may have about the consequences of groaning in your sleep.

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Topics: sleep disorders

What to Expect During an In-lab Sleep Study

Posted by MAURICIO REINOSO, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM on Aug 27, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Based on your doctor's recommendations, your employer's insurance requirements, or even your own online research, you've scheduled to have a sleep study performed to help you better understand why your sleep habits are negatively impacting your life. Whether your symptoms include chronic snoring, pauses or gasps during sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, falling asleep at inappropriate times, trouble falling asleep at all, or a number of other sleep related disorders or medical conditions, having a sleep study performed can help you get to the bottom of your ailment, and start getting the treatment you need to better your life.

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Topics: polysomnogram

How Can I Get Used To This CPAP Mask?

Posted by MAURICIO REINOSO, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM on Apr 15, 2014 12:29:00 PM

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Topics: CPAP Masks

Why Do I Still Wake Up Tired?

Posted by MAURICIO REINOSO, MD, FACP, FCCP, FAASM on Jul 29, 2013 3:31:00 PM

Getting the right amount of nightly sleep can mean the world of difference in how awake and alert we feel during the day. You may even think you're getting enough sleep at night because you go to bed 7-9 hours before you wake every morning, but you may not be aware that your sleep is being disturbed and causing you to feel drowsy during the day.

The following quiz is based on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, a short questionnaire that is used by sleep professionals to measure a patients likelihood of falling asleep at inappropriate times during the day. Answers are helpful for sleep physicians in diagnosing (or ruling out) potential sleep disorders.

Common sleep disorders that cause excessive daytime sleepiness are many, but include: obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, and more.

Take our sleep quizzes and see if your daytime drowsiness may be a cause for concern.

Here are 5 possible reasons why you are still waking up feeling like you did not get enough rest.

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Topics: restless leg, tired

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