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  You eat well and exercise to take care of your heart, but don’t forget about sleep. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly starts and stops throughout the night. While not breathing in and of itself is dangerous, sleep apnea...

Have you ever found yourself drifting into a deep sleep at bedtime only to literally be jerked awake by your own body? If you know exactly what we mean by this, chances are you are among the estimated 60 to 70 percent of Americans who...

The U.S Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 30% of American adults are sleeping six or fewer hours a day. When sleep deprivation leads to daytime drowsiness, many people will medicate it with caffeine when what they really need is a power nap....

  Ask any dentist the best way to prevent cavities and their answer will likely include brushing twice a day and flossing daily. But, no matter how thorough we are when we practice our daily oral hygiene routines, there’s always a chance we’ll miss something. After...

With a new year comes new resolutions for a healthier you. It’s no secret that a good night’s sleep does wonders for your mind and body which is why living a healthier lifestyle includes practicing better sleeping habits. One quick, simple way to get on...

Did you know the American Heart Association recently updated guidelines for hypertension? The Heart Association lowered the hypertension threshold to 130/80 from 140/90. What does this mean for our patients? If left untreated, hypertension can lead to serious health issues, including a heart attack or stroke....

Sleep is necessary for every function in the body. So it’s no wonder that sleep deprivation is linked to many medical problems. Lack of sleep leads to deficits in cognitive functioning and makes it difficult for our bodies to repair itself. When we’re not getting...

The great poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, "There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep." While being a parent is stressful and tiring, so is being a kid. Even though well-enforced sleep habits do provide...

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