Stress & Sleep Apnea

Scientists have known for a while that having one health problem may be a sign that you may have other health problems as well. The concept of interconnectedness applies to both body and mind. As you probably know, a negative emotional state like sadness, anger, or anxiety can trigger physical problems and even disease. And the reverse is also true in that suffering from a physical condition can negatively affect your mood and psychological health. This is especially important when it comes to basic body functions, such as being able to get a good rest at night. Sleep disturbances can …

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Summer Sleep Tips

The summer often brings a change in the weather and a change in our routines, although this year may have routines changed with quarantine. For those with a sleep disorder, a disruption to healthy sleep patterns can have even greater impact! Here are a few tips to maintain restful nights throughout the summer months.

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Sleep Testing is even easier with Telemedicine!

Millennium Sleep Lab will connect you to a physician for a virtual visit.  If you are a candidate, the physician will order a Home Sleep Test. We will ship you a testing device, and our staff will talk you through proper setup once you receive it. Then you test in the SAFETY and comfort of your own home! Many insurances cover telemedicine visits and some have added coverage given the current health concerns.  Millennium Sleep Lab is contracted with all major insurances for sleep testing, and we’ll confirm with your specific plan. Call us at 877-933-9470 to take the first step …

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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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