Servicing the Undiagnosed OSA Population

We at Millennium Sleep Lab are disappointed that a pillar of the home sleep testing community has filed for Bankruptcy.  We considered NovaSom a quality provider that delivered in both technology as well as patient care. Losing a national sleep testing provider when there are an estimated 22 million Americans with obstructive sleep apnea and 80% undiagnosed, leaves many patients at risk of not receiving the care they need! Millennium Sleep Lab has historically served the mid-West with home sleep tests, but in the last year has expanded to serve the entire continental United States!  We can bring our core values of convenience, quality, …

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Headaches Can Be Sleep Related

June is Headache Awareness Month. Frequently waking up with a headache is a sign of a potential sleep disorder. However, treatment can reduce of even eliminate sleep-related headaches! Did you know: Half of all migraines occur between 4am – 9am 50% of people who wake up with a headache might have Sleep Apnea Talk to Us or your medical professional today about your sleep! According to  O’Brien SM. Managing headaches in patients with sleep disorders. Clinical Advisor. 2017 Feb 09. www.clinicaladvivor.com/the-waiting-room/managing-headaches-in-sleep-disorders/article/637016 Rains J. Sleep Disorders and Headaches. American Migraine Foundation. 16 Dec 2016. americanmigrainefoundation.org/understanding-migraine/sleep/

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May is High Blood Pressure Education Month!

83% of drug resistant hypertension patients also have Obstructive Sleep Apnea! Half of Obstructive Sleep Apnea patients also have hypertension! The good news is treatment can help! For example evidence shows when you treat people with sleep apnea, their blood pressure is not only lower at night – it’s also lower during the day. Take time to have your (or your loved ones) sleep evaluated –  it can even be done in your own home! Talk to your us or your medical professional about your sleep today! According to the National Sleep Foundation https://sleepfoundation.org/ask-the-expert/sleep-apnea-and-heart-disease The American Heart Association and the American …

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#HeartMonth February

February is heart month. February is when we have our hearts checked and when we commit ourselves to heart-healthy living. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US.  On thepositive side, there are many ways to reduce our risk of heart disease, and one of the easiest is to get tested and treated for sleep apnea. Evidence continues to show a close relationship between heart disease, including hypertension, and sleep apnea.  When oxygen levels decrease during sleep, blood pressure spikes. This high blood pressure can then carry into …

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Opioids and Sleep Related Breathing Disorders

Can general practitioners, pain therapists and oncologists reassure their patients regarding respiratory side effects in long-term treatment with opioids? The answer is “Not yet”. Opiate addiction is a growing and largely unsolved problem. However simply avoiding opioids as prescribed by a doctor out of fear of side effects, addiction or misuse is not effective when dealing with chronic pain. Improved knowledge of the negative effects of opioids combined with changing attitudes has helped to normalize the use of the most important relievers of pain. These changing attitudes and improved knowledge has led to a large increase in opioid prescription. Opioids …

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Circadian Rhythm – The Science behind Healthy Sleep

At Millennium Sleep Labs we are dedicated to not only diagnosing and treating sleep disorders but to educating what the effects of sleep loss can have on the system. Today we are getting a little technical by looking how having a sleep disorder can disrupt your Circadian Rhythm and affect the enzymes that your body produces. Circadian (∼24-hour) timing systems pervade all kingdoms of life and effect behavior and physiology in humans. The consequences of disruption to the circadian system and sleep are profound and include myriad metabolic ramifications. If not addressed, the effects of such disruption will continue to …

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Sleep Disorders and Depression

Here at Millennium Sleep Lab our focus is on helping individuals recognize and treat sleep disorders. Although our focus is on treatment the first step in any treatment program is recognizing there is a problem. If we can bring more awareness to sleep related health issues we can treat some of the symptoms before further harm is done before they lead to significant health risks. In appreciation of the good work at WebMD, we are reposting a checklist to help identify some of the warning signs of depression. Feeling down? Get checked out. Visit www.mentalhealthscreening.org. Help yourself If you have suicidal …

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