Managing Stress for Better Sleep

Is stress keeping you up at night? If so, follow these steps to reduce stress and improve the quality of your sleep. Identify your stressors and work toward eliminating them. Do you struggle to make ends meet? Do you live with pain? Do you dislike your boss? These are common stressors that can impact your sleep. Talk about your stressors with the people who care for you. Practice positive thinking to improve how you feel and to reduce stress levels. Avoid negative thoughts such as “I’m a horrible parent” or “We’ll never get out of this mess.” Stay active. Exercise …

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Being a “Night Owl” may be Encoded in our Genes

People with a natural inclination to go to bed later and wake up later than what is typically considered normal (a.k.a Night Owls) are often diagnosed with Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD). Their 24 hour sleep-wake cycle is delayed, making them energetic long after most people have fallen asleep. DSPD is estimated to affect 15 percent of the U.S. population. Researchers out of Rockefeller University report they have discovered a genetic variant of the CRY1 gene which actually slows the internal biological clock. This “clock” controls the circadian rhythms, which are the somatic mechanisms within all living creatures that controls patterns …

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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 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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More Stress Leads to Less Sleep

Many of us toss and turn when we can’t sleep for a night or two. But for some, a restless night is routine. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 40 million Americans suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders, and an additional 20 million report having an occasional sleeping problem. Stress and anxiety are key contributors to these reported sleep problems. Stress is our response to daily life. It affects us emotionally, physically, and behaviorally. Seven out of ten adults in the United States say they experience stress or anxiety daily, and most say it interferes at least moderately …

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Thanksgiving Tips for those with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Thanksgiving is a time when families gather to share thanks and to indulge. Families travel near and far to share festive meals and celebrations with those they love. For those with sleep disorders these indulgences and celebrations can wreck havoc on their sleep routines. Following these few Thanksgiving and Obstructive Sleep Apnea guidelines makes it possible to enjoy the holidays and maintain positive sleep health. Avoid Overeating  Healthy eating and weight management are an important part of any obstructive sleep apnea treatment plan. These guidelines also pertain to the holidays. You can still enjoy the Thanksgiving feast it just requires …

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TIRED OF BEING TIRED – Are you putting yourself in danger?

“Sleep-deprived drivers cause more than 6,400 deaths and 50,000 debilitating injuries on American roadways each year.” said Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD who is working with the National Sleep Foundation on its Drowsy Driving Consensus Panel. If your quality of sleep is compromised due to an issue such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) you are putting yourself and others at risk every time you get behind the wheel.  Drowsy Driving is Dangerous! Get out of danger – see Patient Info to take your next steps!

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