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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Weird dreams?

Weird dreams?

 

As I began treating sleep apnea patients, they would tell me that they felt more refreshed in the morning, had less snoring and did not feel as tired during the day as they had before using their sleep retainer. That’s what I would expect to hear because their retainer was keeping their airway open while they slept.

 

What I didn’t understand were their reports of having “vivid or weird dreams.” I didn’t have much experience with […]

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Let’s All Do the 4-7-8…

Let’s All Do the 4-7-8…

Have you ever experienced lying awake at night trying hard to go to sleep and having nothing work? Sure you have, because it is estimated by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine that every night 30% of the U.S. population cannot get to sleep because of insomnia.

 

And when you are caught up in this ‘spin cycle’ of wakefulness you might think there’s not much you can do to break free. Your doctor can prescribe you […]

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