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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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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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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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