Monthly Archives: November 2012

Common Sleep Treatments For Adults

Common Sleep Treatments For Adults

Treatments for Adults I am commonly asked what I feel about a certain treatment. Melatonin, Dental Devices, and new medications. My answer is always “what are you treating”. As discussed in my Sleep 101 Series, treating sleep begins with establishing a diagnosis. Disrupted sleep is a symptom, and once we find what the cause(s) are… Read more »

Sleep & Anxiety

Sleep & Anxiety

Anxiety can cause poor sleep, just as poor sleep can contribute to anxiety. You may say sleep and anxiety/panic are not compatible. Have you ever had a dream that you fell or missed a step and woke up to a startle body jerk? I bet you never finished that dream where your head cracks from… Read more »

Adverse Effects of Poor Sleep

Adverse Effects of Poor Sleep

Effects of Sleep Deprivation When adults are sleepy they yawn. When a child is sleepy they tantrum. But adult or child general processes occur with sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation has systemic effects. It can range from more permanent and serious effects leading to cognitive impairment and an inflammatory state that effects your immune system and metabolic function. Sleep… Read more »

Common Sleep Disorders By Age

Common Sleep Disorders By Age

Here we are going to breakdown what the common Sleep disorder is per age group. This is will help us get an idea of an appropriate diagnosis, give you an insight as to what may be the source of your problem, or what to watch out for as you progress in your life. We will, over… Read more »

OSA Treatments For Kids

Treatments for Pediatric OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) is one of the most sleep disorders around, even in pediatrics. The main treatment for OSA in Pediatrics is a TnA (Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy). However, it is important to note that only 2-3% of the Pediatric population has OSA, yet 10% of the Pediatric population has BPS (Benign… Read more »