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How To Recycle Your Old Mattress

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Dec 10, 2020 10:25:02 PM

Like most furniture, a mattress is one of the most important purchases that you will make for your home. Finding a good mattress that could last for 10 to 20 years is difficult if you don’t search for a good mattress near you. Whether your mattress is high quality or not, there will come a time that you have to replace and dispose of it.

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Topics: sleep problems, mattresses, comfortable bed

Does Sleep Apnea Impact Pain Severity?

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Nov 29, 2020 12:05:00 PM

Sleep specialists might want to take a closer look at the connections between obstructive sleep apnea, chronic pain, and reported pain intensity in younger patients. Young adults with a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to report moderate to severe pain intensity, compared with their peers who do not have the diagnosis, results from a large cross-sectional analysis of veterans showed.

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Topics: sleep problems, pain, backpain

Getting Sound Sleep This Summer

Posted by Dr. Mauricio Reinoso, ASC Medical Director on Jul 1, 2020 5:56:00 AM

Summer is here, which means plenty of sunshine, lots of active time outside, cookouts with friends and grabbing dinner fixings straight from the garden, or at the farmers’ market in town.

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Topics: sleep physician, sleep problems, summer, sleep schedules

7 Signs You Have Sleep Apnea

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Dec 11, 2019 10:49:37 AM

Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders afflicting approximately 20 million adults in the U.S. with an estimated 80% of cases going undiagnosed. Many people may be unaware that a sleep disorder is the underlying cause of their health problems, and others may be aware of their sleep disorder but uninformed of the severe consequences of untreated sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea is characterized by frequent breaks or pauses in breathing during sleep. There are 3 forms of sleep apnea: Central sleep apnea (CSA) in which the pauses are due to the brain failing to signal the respiratory system to breathe; obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in which breathing is interrupted by a physical blockage in the upper airways, often caused by soft tissues of the throat and tongue collapsing into the airway; and complex/mixed sleep apnea which is a combination of central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea.

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Topics: sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, sleep problems, sleep deprivation, losing sleep

What is a Sleep Study? A Complete Guide to Treating Sleep Disorders

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Oct 23, 2019 11:15:00 AM

If you are suffering from sleep troubles at night or experiencing troubles staying awake during the day, there is a good chance that you could have a sleep disorder.

Sleep disorders are medical conditions that can affect people's sleep patterns and habits. Many sleep disorders can also cause complications to your health and general well being if left untreated. The best way to get to the bottom of your sleep troubles is to have a sleep study performed, which can help diagnose your disorder and lead to proper treatment options.

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Topics: sleep study, apnea, sleep problems

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