Sleep

If you work at night or know someone who does, you may find that you’re experiencing or witnessing Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD). What is SWSD, and how could it be affecting me? Shift Work Sleep Disorder, or SWSD, is common in those who work non-traditional or...

Undiagnosed and untreated sleep apnea can not only disrupt your sleep, but also cause many of these potentially hazardous medical issues. Various health conditions linked to sleep apnea Obesity and high blood pressure are only two of the medical conditions linked to sleep apnea. Other conditions include: Blood...

It is estimated that approximately 20 million adults in the U.S. suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. But what is more alarming is that an estimated 80% of people with sleep apnea don’t get the disorder diagnosed. But who can blame them?! If someone isn’t there...

Sleep There is no denying the fact that technology has made it more convenient for us to live daily. Advancement in medicine, communication, and industry has made life a lot easier and has provided with a source of income for a lot of people. But with...

The relationship between the two Is your kid having trouble paying attention, forgetfulness, poor impulse control or hyperactivity?! These are the behaviors commonly associated with ADHD, but these same symptoms have also been diagnosed as signs of lack of sleep. Consequently, differentiating between the two then...

Over the years, the correlation between sleep and mental and physical health have been thoroughly established. Consequently, a good night’s rest is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet. But unfortunately not many are blessed with the gift of sleep. Because, while...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1541793413952{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}"]Many people have asked me to share the story behind why I left general dentistry to become an Orofacial Pain and Dental Sleep Medicine specialist. Ultimately, it was because I personally suffered from both of these issues and could not find help....

Sleep Apnea Curious about the process of diagnosing sleep apnea? Here’s what you should know.    Testing for Diagnosis For an accurate diagnosis, Dr. Hartsfield may use the results from one or both of these tests performed by a board certified sleep physician: Home Sleep Testing – Also known...

Wondering what actually causes sleep apnea? Read on for a list of possible root causes. The Basics The most common form of Sleep Apnea is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and has to do with interrupted breathing during sleep. People who are awake have certain muscles that stiffen their airway...