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How a Laser Can Snuff Out Your Snoring May 1st, 2022

Many people snore on occasion, even if they don’t realize it. In fact, roughly 45% of adults snore on occasion, while another 25% of people snore every night. If you’re among this 25% of adults, it may be time to find out why you snore and how you can avoid it...

Keeping Your Partner Awake at Night? It May Be Time to Try Oral Appliance Therapy Apr 12th, 2022

Obstructive sleep apnea is a long-term disorder that minimizes your quality of sleep by inhibiting your intake of oxygen. It’s the result of tissues surrounding your throat and airways collapsing when you relax, which limits the flow of oxygen to and from your lungs.  The symptoms of sleep apnea at...

The Benefits of Nutrition Counseling Mar 10th, 2022

Planning your diet is next to impossible in a fast-paced world. You may find that you eat fast food more than once a week in a bid to fit three meals in a day, you might skip meals here and there, or you might snack a lot as a coping...

5 Ways Insomnia Can Negatively Impact Your Health Feb 13th, 2022

Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep at night. Without around 6-10 hours of good-quality sleep a night, which varies based on various factors, you may feel tired or drowsy during the day and experience acute symptoms, such as headaches.  Sometimes, consistently lacking sleep is a sign...

It's Not Just Snoring: The Dangers of Sleep Apnea Jan 11th, 2022

If you think sleep apnea is just about snoring, there’s much more you should know. Although snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, it is one of the lesser concerns. More seriously, sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing over and over again throughout the night for as much...

Philips Recalls CPAP Devices Jun 30th, 2021

For Immediate Release: 06/30/2021 Sleep Cycle Center info@sleepcyclecenters.com It has come to our attention that Philips, the manufacturer of several different CPAP and ventilator devices, has issued a recall on several of their machines. This recall will affect between three and four million CPAP, BiPAP, and mechanical ventilator machines. Our...

Is There a Link Between High Blood Pressure and Sleep Apnea? Jun 21st, 2021

As many as 80% of people with mild to moderate sleep apnea in the US are undiagnosed! With the many comorbidities – including high blood pressure – that come with sleep apnea, it is essential for everyone with sleep apnea to address health conditions. WHAT IS SLEEP APNEA?  Obstructive sleep...

Are Military Veterans More Prone to Sleep Apnea? Jun 7th, 2021

Sleep is an important part of health for everyone, especially military veterans. Although the cause is not distinctly known, there is a strong correlation between veterans and sleep disorders – specifically sleep apnea. WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN MILITARY AND SLEEP APNEA? One study from the Pulmonary, Critical Care, and...

Can Changes in Your Diet Help with Sleep Apnea? May 26th, 2021

Sleep apnea is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, dementia, and a shortened lifespan. Because of the risks associated, it is important to treat sleep apnea and create solutions for lasting relief. Sleep Cycle Center does not just treat your sleep apnea but helps you increase your overall...

Why Am I Always Tired May 11th, 2021

Why Am I Always Tired: 3 Possible Causes Nothing can get you down like the feeling of constant exhaustion. There are many reasons why you may be tired throughout the day, but they typically come down to three reasons – food, exercise, and sleep. At Sleep Cycle Center, we specialize...

Can Sleep Apnea Lead to Heart Disease? Apr 22nd, 2021

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, claiming over 650,000 lives in 2019. There are many behaviors that increase the risk of heart disease including sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy diet, excessive alcohol consumption and more. However, there is one risk factor that often goes under-recognized – untreated...

The Connection Between PTSD and Sleep Apnea Apr 9th, 2021

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition onset after a traumatic experience. People often experience PTSD after experiencing events like war, abuse, crashes, natural disasters and more. Sleep problems are a common symptom of PTSD, which affects 7 to 8% of the population. Individuals with PTSD frequently have trouble...

What is Sleep Apnea and How Can It Be Treated? Apr 9th, 2021

Free Sleep Apnea Screening! Do you snore consistently? Are you waking up multiple times per night and tired the next day? It’s possible you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea that is undiagnosed. Take our free Sleep Apnea Assessment and our team will reach out with the results and how we can...

Why Women are Less Often Diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Mar 22nd, 2021

Picture a husband and wife in bed at night. One of them is snoring –the other is annoyed the noise is keeping them up. Who did you picture snoring? If it was the husband –you are not alone. Even though women suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, it is often considered...

Does Daylight Saving Time Affect My Sleep? Mar 5th, 2021

Twice a year, most of the United States (48 states to be exact) participates in Daylight Saving Time. During this time, clocks are adjusted by an hour to have more sunlight during traditional waking hours. ‘Spring Forward’ occurs on the second Sunday in March, and clocks are moved forward one...

How Inadequate Sleep Affects An Athlete’s Performance. Mar 2nd, 2021

Training, diet, and practice are all essential for an athlete, but there’s one piece that many athletes and trainers forget – sleep. Many athletes do not get the quality and quantity of sleep they need when they are pushing their bodies to be the best. THE BENEFITS OF SLEEP FOR...

Can Snoring Occur in Children and Can They Develop Sleep Apnea? Feb 8th, 2021

Snoring occurs in almost half of adults, but did you know it can also occur in children? In fact, it is estimated that up to 27% of children experience minor or occasional snoring and can start in children as young as two years old! It is not a major health concern for many...

Sleep Apnea is Linked to an Increased Risk of Dementia Jan 26th, 2021

A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, led by Dr. Melinda Jackson from the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, has found a link between severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and an increase in the risk of dementia. WHAT IS SLEEP APNEA? Sleep apnea is a...

The Pros and Cons of a CPAP Machine Jan 8th, 2021

If you’ve been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, chances are you’ve heard about using CPAP machines. While they have a lot of benefits, there are some cons attached as well. Review some of the pros and cons of using a CPAP machine to make the best decision for your health. THE...

Devices to Help You Stop Snoring Dec 21st, 2020

Question: What’s something that 40% of women and a whopping 57% of men have in common? Answer: They snore! Snoring can be annoying to your partner and can cause adverse health effects for you as well. Even if you sleep alone, it is essential to treat snoring before it causes worse conditions. Below...

Do Mouthguards Help With Snoring? Dec 3rd, 2020

Mouthguards, also known as oral devices, are oral tools that are worn at night. People use them to prevent grinding and clenching at night and are often prescribed as part of a treatment plan for sleep apnea. Many people also use mouthguards to treat snoring – but are they really...

What Can I Do to Stop Snoring? Nov 23rd, 2020

If you’re a person who snores, it can become easy to be the brunt of the jokes. Snoring may be disturbing you or your partner while they sleep. The sound occurs as air tries to flow around the soft tissues in your throat. While it may seem helpless because you...

How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep Nov 12th, 2020

Does this sound like you: You feel yourself getting anxious as the night draws to a close. Will tonight be another night of tossing and turning? When will you get the rest you desperately need? If you’re tired, but the thought of bedtime doesn’t sound like a relief to you,...

What Are the Side Effects of Snoring? Nov 3rd, 2020

If you experience snoring, you are not alone. Studies show that 57% of men and 40% of women experience some sort of snoring. In fact, up to 27% of children experience snoring! It may be mild for some people, but it can indicate other serious health issues for others. Here are 6...

What is the Best Oral Device for Sleep Apnea? Sep 25th, 2020

Oral Devices Versus CPAP Machines When people think of treating sleep apnea, they think CPAP machines. However, many people dislike CPAP machines and they avoid treating their sleep apnea because of this. CPAP machines are large, loud, bulky, and uncomfortable. Only 34.1% of people prescribed a CPAP machine actually follow through...

What Does Sleep Apnea Feel Like? Sep 15th, 2020

Sleep apnea is not talked about enough in medical settings. Because of that, 90% of people who have sleep apnea don’t know it. What’s crazy is that there are some particular symptoms to look out for when it comes to diagnosing sleep apnea. Below are just a few: Constant Sleepiness Because your...

What Aggravates Sleep Apnea? Aug 21st, 2020

There are a lot of familiar treatments for sleep apnea like CPAP and oral devices. These are great to prevent the soft palate from collapsing. But what lifestyle habits make sleep apnea worse? Read this blog for a few key ideas: Your Weight Can Aggravate Sleep Apnea As a body gains...

Is an Oral Device a Good CPAP Alternative? Aug 11th, 2020

Many people avoid getting a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and others fail to follow through with a treatment plan because they fear using a CPAP device. There are a lot of myths surrounding CPAP devices, but the biggest one of all being that they are the only way...

What are the Dangers of Sleep Apnea? Jul 23rd, 2020

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a sleeping disorder that occurs when the muscles in the back of your throat relax. This causes your airways to narrow or close, making you unable to breathe. If your body stops bringing in oxygen, your brain will wake you up just enough to get your...

You Can Still Get Tested for Sleep Apnea Apr 15th, 2020

How Sleep Cycle Center is Adapting to the Pandemic  We are living through an unprecedented time in history. With most non-essential businesses closed and millions of people working from home and/or sheltering in place, much of life as we know it has come to an abrupt halt. For those who...

How Does Stress Affect the Quality of Your Sleep? Apr 14th, 2020

Everyone knows that stress is not good for you. Being overly stressed can cause stomach problems, anxiety, tension in relationships, lack of focus, and a whole host of other issues. It can also have an impact on the quality of your sleep. Here is how stress affects your sleep and...

5 Tips to Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep Mar 18th, 2020

Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? Or are you continually woken by nightmares, the need to move your legs, or because your snoring is waking your partner? If so, you are likely experiencing the negative consequences of sleep deprivation which can include brain fog, irritability, an inability to...

The 5 Stages of Sleep Mar 4th, 2020

Most people are aware of the two different types of sleep: rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM. However, what many don’t know is that non-REM sleep actually has four different stages that you pass in and out of through the night. How much time you spend on each of these...

The Relationship Between Dreams and Sleep Apnea Feb 25th, 2020

Do you ever wonder why some people seem to have perfect recall of multiple dreams per night while others have no memory whatsoever? If you’ve ever heard someone say, ‘I don’t dream’, you probably realize what they really mean is ‘I don’t remember my dreams.’ After all, if you don’t...

The Most Common Sleep Disorders and Ways to Treat Them Feb 21st, 2020

It’s estimated that between 50 and 70 million Americans have some type of sleep disorder. The most common sleep disorders can range from mildly frustrating to extremely disruptive and some, if not treated properly, can even pose a danger of death. Knowing the common types of disorder and their symptoms...

How to Tell if You Have Sleep Apnea When You Live Alone Feb 17th, 2020

Many people discover they have sleep apnea because a partner, roommate, or child informs them that they snore loudly during the night. However, if you live alone, you may never know if you snore and might miss this vital clue that you have an obstructed airway. Untreated sleep apnea can...

How Excessive Daytime Sleepiness from Sleep Apnea Affects Your Well-Being Feb 14th, 2020

Do you find yourself needing to nap frequently during the day? Do you suffer from brain fog, lack of concentration, or inability to focus? If so, you may have excessive daytime sleepiness due to sleep apnea. This is a serious condition that can have a negative impact on your career,...