Blog Archive

3 Tips for Preparing for Your Upcoming Sleep Testing Dec 10th, 2018

Let’s face it: It can be hard to fall asleep during a sleep study. Very few people are comfortable in a new environment. Many patients don’t sleep well away from their own bed. And then you have to wear sensors and wires while you try to nod off. The team...

The Importance of Understanding Why You Snore Nov 9th, 2018

When your snoring is loud enough to affect your partner or others in your household, you need to learn what causes your snoring. Why? Because it’s a sure sign of obstructive sleep apnea, which can have a serious impact on your health and well-being. At the very least, loud snoring...

What to Expect From an Overnight Sleep Study Oct 19th, 2018

When all signs indicate you don’t get a good night’s sleep, a sleep study is the only way to get to the bottom of the problem and determine which one of the many possible sleep disorders is the culprit.At ApneCare Sleep Lab, our state-of-the-art facility gathers the information your doctor...

How Untreated Sleep Disorders Can Affect Your Overall Health Sep 26th, 2018

Sleep. Many of us need more of it. About 40% of Americans get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep a night. Sometimes it’s just not possible to get enough shut-eye. But if you don’t get enough sleep for prolonged periods, your body suffers damage. Research shows that some...

Are Sleep Issues Genetic? Aug 16th, 2018

Is the thought of a good night’s rest more of a dream than a reality? Perhaps you’ve tried every possible sleep remedy, tip, and trick out there, with little or no success. Could your family history be the missing link to solving your sleep issues?Recent studies have found a link...

Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents Are More Common Than You Think Jul 20th, 2018

Almost 70% of children experience some type of sleep problem. Children and adolescents need more sleep than adults to support proper growth and development — 9 to 10 hours a night.When youngsters miss out on sleep, it poses a serious threat to their overall health. Get the facts on the...

Can Insufficient Sleep Add Inches to Your Waistline? Jun 11th, 2018

There’s a strong link between energy-regulating hormones and how much sleep you regularly get. In fact, we want patients to understand that insufficient sleep due to issues like sleep apnea or insomnia can not only make it harder to shed extra pounds, it can contribute to weight gain. Our experts...

How Does Room Temperature Affect Your Sleep? May 24th, 2018

Do you struggle to fall asleep at night? Do you wake up and toss and turn instead of getting some shut-eye? If insomnia keeps you from getting the zzz’s you need, it’s time to check your temperature. Your bedroom temperature that is.At ApneCare Sleep Lab, we understand the fundamentals of...

The Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea Apr 20th, 2018

Sleep apnea means “sleep without breath,” and that’s exactly what the condition is: you stop breathing repeatedly during your sleep. There are several reasons you may stop breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea, the most common form, means that something is blocking your airway. Central sleep apnea is when your brain fails...

An Easy Guide to Keeping Your CPAP Machine Clean Apr 3rd, 2018

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the treatment we most often prescribe for patients with sleep apnea because it’s very effective. The therapy isn’t possible without a smoothly functioning CPAP machine, which blows a continuous stream of air into your nose or throat when you’re sleeping. This prevents your airway...

Importance of Sleep: 6 Reasons Why You Need Your Shut-eye Feb 16th, 2018

Importance of Sleep: 6 Reasons Why You Need Your Shut-eyeWe’ve all heard that we need to get at least eight hours of sleep each night, but have you actually wondered why? At ApneCare Sleep Lab, in both Bakersfield, California and Mesa, Arizona, people come to us to figure out why...

6 Tips to Prepare for Your Overnight Sleep Study Feb 1st, 2018

So, your doctor wants us to have a sleepover in the form of an overnight sleep study. While this sleepover may not be filled with late-night TV and practical jokes, there are a few ways you can make your stay with us at either of our ApneCare Sleep Lab in...

Benefits of a Salt Lamp Jan 31st, 2017

Himalayan salt lamps are handed chiseled solid blocks of ancient Crystal Salts. They are often a beautiful pink color, often pink/orange due to the high concentration of minerals.Here are some benefits of having a Himalayan salt lamp in your home:Better overall sense of health and well-beingImproved skinRelaxingEasier to get sleep...

What is Sleep Hygiene? Jan 31st, 2017

Sleep hygiene a lot like dental hygiene. Dental hygiene is something that you do every single day to maintain your oral health. The same goes for sleep hygiene.Obtaining healthy sleep habits is vital to your physical and mental well-being. You cannot function at 100% if your sleep needs are not being...

What are some common pediatric sleep problems? Jan 31st, 2017

Disorders in children are extremely common- even infants may have sleep disorders. Many studies have shown that problems can correlate with social problems, weight problems, developmental problems, behavioral problems, even academic problems. Not only do pediatric sleep disorders affect the child, but they can also greatly impact to you. Are...

What is Restless Leg Syndrome? Jan 31st, 2017

Restless leg syndrome is a nervous system disorder that causes a literal urge to move the legs. Since it usually disrupts sleep, it can also be a sleep disorder. Severity and symptoms range from very mild to intolerable. Sometimes restless leg syndrome can be caused by chronic diseases, medications, or...

What is Narcolepsy? Jan 31st, 2017

Narcolepsy Is a sleep disorder characterized by excessive sleepiness. Symptoms can include:Daytime DrowsinessSleep ParalysisHallucinationsIn some cases episodes of cataplexy (or total loss of muscle control, often triggered by strong emotions such as laughter)Involuntarily falling asleep during normal activitiesVivid nightmaresDisrupted nighttime sleep“Narcolepsy with cataplexy is caused by the loss of a...

What is Insomnia? Jan 31st, 2017

Insomnia is a complicated condition that can be characterized based on its duration.Acute insomnia is brief and usually happens due to life circumstances. for example it if you are stressed because you have a tough exam the next day or because you just heard bad news Gary thank you insomnia is...

Why Can't I Sleep? Jan 31st, 2017

There are many, many reasons why people can’t sleep. Every now and again we all have a bad nights sleep! Bad nights of sleep, especially if they are frequent, may reduce your ability to do things that you would normally do every day. They might also increase your risk of...