Monthly Archives: July 2014

OSA and Car Accidents

If you think that your obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis has nothing to do with driving, think again. Did you know that people with sleep apnea are twice as likely to be involved in a car accident? A lot of this has to do with the fact that so many people with sleep apnea are undiagnosed…

Summer Allergies and Snoring

Dealing with allergies at any time of the year isn’t fun. Suffering from allergies in the summer months, when you’re supposed to be enjoying all that summer has to offer is even worse. Add snoring into the mix and you may be really struggling. So why is it that some people’s allergies get worse in…

The connection between Sleep and Testosterone

Testosterone: also known as the “male hormone.” It is known for stimulating the production of male sexual characteristics and is essential for building muscle mass, strength and bone density. It is naturally produced in your body. Even women are said have a little bit of testosterone (although not nearly as much compared to our male…

Why a full moon may be the reason why you can’t sleep

If you felt a little more tired than normal on July 13th, it’s probably because of the full moon from the night before. Seriously. If that sounds crazy, researchers in Sweden have discovered a link between the lunar cycle and our sleep activity. Our brains are apparently more reactive whenever there is a full moon,…

Pregnant and Sleep Deprived? Find out Why.

Congratulations, you’re expecting! For most women, pregnancy is an exciting time in your life with many new changes to come. However, your hormone levels are all over the place right now and this can have a great effect on how well you sleep. Some of the sleep-related symptoms you may experience during pregnancy include: Insomnia:…

Get active for a better night’s sleep

Ugh, exercise. Of course you’ve heard over and over how important it is for your overall health. But let’s be honest, it can be a challenge to fit in a workout within our busy, on-the-go lives, not to mention that the thought of getting active makes you want to fall asleep right now. No matter…