The Sleep Blog

  • Smoking and Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea can occur in anyone, from young children to star athletes. Certain conditions can make you more predisposed to developing it—including smoking. Since November 17th marks the Great American Smokeout, we’re going to address how tobacco effects your sleep apnea. The connection between smoking and sleep apnea. In the United States, about 18% of … Read More »

  • 3 Common Sleep Positions and How they Affect Sleep Apnea

    If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you’ve probably already taken steps to mitigate it, such as purchasing a CPAP machine and other equipment. Perhaps in your quest to get a good night’s sleep you’ve changed a few of your habits, such as powering off your screen before bed and cutting back on caffeine consumption. … Read More »

  • Contact Pressure Sores: 3 Reasons Why You Get Them and What You Can Do

    Contact pressure sores are usually associated with those who are bed-ridden, but this painful condition can also happen after using a CPAP mask. Not only is it highly uncomfortable, it can also interfere with your sleep apnea treatment. Today, Advanced Sleep Medicine Services is going to offer three common reasons why contact pressure sores happen—and … Read More »

  • Medicare Has Changed the Rules for Sleep Centers – We’re Ready!

    Medicare has issued new rules for sleep centers in California, Nevada and Hawaii requiring accreditation by a national accrediting body effective June 5, 2017. The new rules, announced only last month, dramatically change the landscape for sleep centers. Many sleep centers are not accredited or may not meet the accreditation standards, and for new applicants the accreditation … Read More »

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    Exercise to Help You Sleep Better

    Exercise has endless health benefits – stress management, weight loss, self-esteem, mental health, to name a few. Among those benefits is the impact it has on a good night’s sleep. What is the best time of day to exercise to help you sleep better? The time of day you choose to work out and the … Read More »

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    Aromatherapy to Help You Sleep

    Your sense of smell is a very powerful thing. It is our only sense that goes directly into our brains. Smells enter our nostrils and up the olfactory nerve onto the surface of our brain. It’s no surprise, then, that certain smells can have an impact on our mood and behavior. That’s essentially what aromatherapy … Read More »