Sleep 101

Getting To Sleep

Getting To Sleep

There are certain cues that a person may associate with sleep. I like to work with examples. My primary example that I discuss with patients is a Hotel room. Many people when they go to a hotel they get great sleep (at least before children). You walk into the room, the bed is made, room… Read more »

What Is A Sleep Study and Sleep Fragmentation

What Is A Sleep Study and Sleep Fragmentation

Polysomnography (PSG) is a sleep study that records several changes in your physical body as you sleep. The breakdown of term is as follows: “Poly” which means “many”, “somn” which means “sleep” and “graphy” which means “writing or to record.” So putting each part together, poly-somno-graphy means we record many things in sleep. The polysomnography records… Read more »

Quick Sleep Facts

Quick Sleep Facts

  • One-Third of our lives are spent in sleep. • Learning and memory is directly tied to sleep. • In 1998, in the U.S.A. there were 2,474,430 disabling injuries resulting from accidents where decreased mental efficiency and attentiveness due to sleep loss was the major causative factor. • Sleep Apnea is an independent rick factor… Read more »

What Is Normal Sleep?

What Is Normal Sleep?

Understanding Normal Sleep Is The Key To Understanding Any Sleep Disorder The key to understanding any sleep disorder is understanding normal sleep. Just as there are there are different types of sleep disorders, there are different types of sleep studies. There are different indications as well. Here are three of the most common sleep studies… Read more »

Sleep Like an Olympian

Sleep Like an Olympian

World-class athletes competing in the Olympics obviously need their sleep if they’re going to bring home the gold. For those of us who can only dream of top-level gymnastics and track, counting sheep is just as important. “More has been learned about sleep over the last decade than the last century beforehand,” says Dr. Jose… Read more »