Sleep

The Secrets of Sleep: The Vital Role of Hormones In each person’s body, many glands and related organs secrete hormones; they make up the body’s endocrine system. Hormone secretions initiate essential physiological processes and regulate critical bodily functions, like sleep. Your health is highly dependent on the...

If you struggle to fall asleep at night, you’re definitely not alone. Millions of Americans have sleep deprivation and insomnia, a sleep disorder in which a patient has trouble falling asleep, staying asleep throughout the night, getting quality rest while sleeping, or all of the...

It’s estimated that around 20 million adults in the U.S. suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, and an alarming 80% of people with sleep apnea go undiagnosed. However, if you live alone and someone isn’t there to hear you snoring loudly or gasping for air during...

Your snoring may not seem like a big deal, but it could be a symptom of something more with your health. In fact, snoring is one of the most common indicators that you may have undiagnosed sleep apnea. Keep reading to find out why it’s...

It’s no secret—it’s easy to lose sleep next to a loudly snoring partner.  At TMJ and Sleep Solutions of Alabama, we’re committed to helping you (and your partner) get a great night’s sleep. Read on to learn the effects of snoring and sleep apnea on relationships,...

Effects of Lack of Sleep on the Brain In 1973, in a small town in Northern Italy, a woman named Elisabetta died from a mysterious disease. The town physician, after digging deeper into the cause of her death, discovered that she had developed acute insomnia. This...

Are you struggling with disrupted or poor quality sleep? Are you unable to identify the reason for your troubled sleep? You may benefit from a sleep study. Sleep studies are tests that record and measure activities in your body during sleep. They are used to...

Social media is a powerful agent for making relationships and cultivating connections, but when it comes to sleep, the side effects are reason for concern. As studies have shown, high levels of social media use is linked with sleep issues, such as difficulty falling asleep, poor...

Sleep – it’s something that we all need, but few of us get it consistently. In our fast-paced world, it can seem increasingly difficult to get regular sleep, let alone actually getting to a point of feeling well rested. Often, we cut back on sleep...