Depression and Sleep Disorders

Normal sleep is a restorative state. However, when sleep is disrupted or inadequate, it can lead to increased fatigue, anxiety, and irritability. Stop The Cycle! – Talk today to your medical professional about your sleep! Many people have experienced a restless night’s sleep. An occasional night of tossing and turning for a few hours is an experience we can all relate to. Unfortunately for some people a good night’s sleep is more the expectation than the rule, and a restless night’s sleep becomes so common that it becomes the expected outcome. Those individuals who experience an occasional restless night often …

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Sleep problems in pre-term children

This is our last “SLEEPtember” post as September has now come and gone. Although the #ASAAbedhead and #sleeptember #MillenniumSleepLab campaign is drawing to a close it remains critical that awareness and healthy sleeping continue and that their counter effects continue to be discussed and understood in greater detail. Please continue to use our hashtags when posting your own experience and stories related to getting a good night’s sleep. #SLEEPtember – Sleep problems in pre-term children A recent study shows that preterm children displayed more medical sleep problems such as nocturnal movement, restlessness during the night, and breathing problems, compared with those …

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ADHD and Sleep

During this #sleeptember campaign we are trying to call to awareness that unhealthy sleeping habits lead to and contribute to other health risks. ADHD or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder is a condition that is described primarily for children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to ADHD as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause and treatment. It is being proposed by a growing number of researchers that many kids today simply aren’t getting the sleep they need, leading to challenging behaviors that mimic ADHD. That …

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Menopause and Sleep Disorders

September is a big month for sleep therapy and sleep awareness. Not only are we advertising the ASAA’s “Sleeptember” event, but we are calling to attention that September is Menopause awareness month. Why would Millenium Sleep Labs tie in menopause with the “Sleeptember” sleep awareness campaign? Very simple: “Menopausal women are 2 to 3 times more likely to have sleep apnea.  They are also at higher risk of insomnia and depression, which scientific research shows caused by the “domino theory” that sleep disruption leads to insomnia followed by depression.” “Research studies have shown: Women are 3.4 times more likely to …

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Panic Attacks and Sleep Apnea

Roughly 3% or more of American adults are living with a panic disorder. Many of these adults experience nocturnal panic attacks that could be a result of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. A panic disorder is when a person frequently experiences debilitating anxiety and fear without reasonable cause.  Symptoms of a panic disorder can include headache, dizziness, difficulty breathing, hyperventilation and elevated heart rate. The symptoms of a panic disorder are similar to that of obstructive sleep apnea especially when experienced nocturnally. If a person suddenly awakens from a deep sleep with chest pain and difficulty breathing, it can leave that …

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African Americans may be at greater risk of OSA

Research collected by the National Institute of Health through their Jackson (Mississippi) Heart Study represents the sleep data of 825 African Americans with an average age of 63, and two-thirds of which were female. The data shows an increased incidence of sleep disorder related health problems such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease in the African American participants. Further, three out of four participants were also found to have obstructive sleep apnea, based on an AHI level above 5. Yet only 2.1% of these participants had received a sleep apnea diagnosis from a physician, prior to this study. Researchers …

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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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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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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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Tongue during a MRI

A unique look at the TONGUE! The human tongue is truly an incredible muscle?! If only the video depicted what happens during snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. Then we might be able to watch the relaxed throat muscles collapse and block the airway. This causes shallow breathing or breathing pauses. In trying to breathe, any air that squeezes past the blockage can cause loud snoring.

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