Allergy Season Could Mean Less Sleep


Allergies are the 5th leading cause of chronic illness in the US. An estimated 40 million people suffer from allergies in the US each year. An allergy is when your immune system reacts to an allergen, or foreign substance that is eaten, inhaled, touched, or injected into your body. Allergic reactions vary from rashes and hives to breathing trouble and even death. A common form of allergies is allergic rhinitis. This is the irritation and inflammation of nasal passages caused by breathed in allergens from sources such as trees, pollen, mold, dust, and pets. Sleep problems are common for people …

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DROWSY DRIVING – Are you putting yourself in danger?


The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has designated, November 6-13 as National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. Most people are aware of the dangers of drunk driving and distracted driving. The dangers of drowsy driving are not as well known but are just as real. In fact, sleep-deprived drivers cause more than 6,400 deaths and 50,000 debilitating injuries on American roadways each year. 1 Drowsy driving is when a driver is fatigued due to lack of sleep. Drowsy drivers have diminished awareness, delayed braking and can even fall asleep at the wheel. Studies show that being awake for more than 20 hours …

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SLEEP TEST AT HOME – No need to go to lab!


Did you know there is an alternative to testing in a lab? We provide portable home sleep testing in the comfort and privacy of your own home.  In recent years the technology in sleep diagnostics has evolved. First, it is important to note that not all portable home sleep monitoring or testing are equal. A Home Sleep Test, know as HST, can lead to accurate diagnosis while allowing patients to stay in their familiar home environment. Millenium Sleep Lab offers a comprehensive Home Sleep Test (HST) instead of the cumbersome and expensive attended lab sleep test, know as Polysomnography (PSG). Although these two test differ slightly …

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Snoring affects approximately 90 million American adults and is a common problem among all ages and both genders. It can cause disruptions to your own sleep and your bed-partner’s sleep. It can lead to fragmented and un-refreshing sleep which translates into poor daytime function (tiredness and sleepiness). The two most common adverse health effects that are linked to snoring are daytime dysfunction and heart disease. About one-half of people who snore loudly have Obstructive Sleep Apnea. For details on how we can help you, see Patient Info.

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