Poor sleep, is it worth it?

Lack of sleep is dangerous to your health. It makes you more susceptible to disease and infection. It causes wounds to heal slower and makes your aches and pains more intense. It increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease, and in extreme cases leads to death. It is important to see a doctor if you are having trouble sleeping. There are also immediate side effects that can cause physical and mental changes to your body such as morning headaches, daytime drowsiness, irritability, difficulty focusing and low motivation. If your side effects and health risks aren’t enough to send you …

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February is Heart Month

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 the positive 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 …

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Research Study compares Sleep Testing

A new research study compared laboratory-based test Polysomnography, know as PSG (complete set of channels), to home study type testing, or HST (limited channels). The research revealed A 7-channel HST including airflow, effort, body position, and oxygen saturation that is manually-scored is comparable to in lab testing A 2-channel HST that is auto-scored is inferior The study titled “Physician Decision Making and Clinical Outcomes With Laboratory Polysomnography or Limited-Channel Sleep Studies for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Randomized Trial” was just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The trial was conducted in 406 patients suspected to have OSA. The research compared outcomes of …

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Sleep Apnea in the Winter

Are your OSA symptoms more severe in the winter months? If so, you are not alone. More patients report severe sleep apnea symptoms in the colder months of the year. In fact the number of patients reporting their OSA symptoms as severe is 6% higher in the winter. The AHI, or measure of how disrupted your breathing is and how much it affects your oxygen levels, is often higher in the winter as well (17.8 Winter to 15 Summer). * So, why is winter more severe for OSA patients? There are many potential factors. First, there are more colds and …

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What is an IN HOME SLEEP TEST?

What is an In Home Sleep Test? An In Home Sleep Test is modified sleep test performed in your home with a portable device. In Home Sleep Tests are primarily used to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). These tests use lightweight portable devices to monitor your sleep position, snoring, oxygen level, heart rate, air flow and breathing effort. What is the difference between an In Home and an In Lab Sleep Test? An In Home Sleep Test is performed in your home versus staying overnight at a sleep lab. In Home Sleep Tests use portable monitoring devices that measure oxygen …

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Sleep Tech at Consumer Electronic Show

Sleep Technology was a star at this years 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES2017). The event debuted a Sleep Tech Marketplace to showcase all the sleep-oriented products! Snooze-inducing headphones, belts & other trackers to record every toss and turn, and ‘smart’ alarm clocks, pillowcases, & beds… Oh My!!! See what Bloomberg reports from the show floor.

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SLEEP REVIEW: Home Sleep Testing (HST) Services Side-by-Side Comparison Guide

Millennium Sleep Lab is delighted to be featured in Sleep Review magazine and newsletter: Home Sleep Testing (HST) Services Side-by-Side Comparison Guide. Sleep Review looked at 10 HST Services, comparing and contrasting key features. We are pleased that the side-by-side highlights our advantages of Study manually scored by RPSGT Patient Interaction with our dedicated patient educators to communicate proper set-up as well as follow-up Multi-night test ensures sufficient data collected Equipment is exclusively from industry leader, Philips (NightOne or AlicePDx) If you have any questions about our HST diagnostics or management services please feel free to contact or call us at 877-933-9470.

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2017: Get More Sleep

It’s resolution time yet again. Each year we make promises to improve our lives in the coming year. We vow to exercise more, eat less, make new friends and reduce stress along the way. It’s no secret that resolutions are often made but rarely kept. This year throw out the long list of resolutions. Stick with one promise to yourself—to get more sleep. Make 2017 the year of sleep. This year strive for 8-hours of quality sleep each night. Start by improving your sleep environment with a new mattress, white noise machine or thicker shades to block out light.  Next, …

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Healthy Sleep this Holiday Season

The team at Millennium Sleep Lab appreciates our patients and partners we wish you a year filled with healthy sleep in 2017.  Our patient educators are here to help if you have any remaining questions about sleep testing or sleep therapy. If you or someone you love has mild to moderate sleep apnea, an oral appliance might be the perfect gift.  Did you know a custom-fit oral appliance can provide the same level of sleep therapy as CPAP? An oral appliance also removes the need for the cumbersome equipment and supplies associated with CPAP therapy. At Millennium Sleep Lab, we believe …

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