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The Newest on Caffeine, Sleep and Alertness

Recent studies reveal how caffeine affects performance and sleep You may have heard that drinking coffee, or any type of caffeinated beverage before bed, can disrupt your sleep cycle. In fact, a research study published back in 2013 states that caffeine taken 3 to 6 hours before bed significantly disrupts sleep by 1 hour or [...]

By |September 21st, 2016|Sleep and Health|Comments Off on The Newest on Caffeine, Sleep and Alertness

Want to Snore Less? Start Singing, Study Says

A study from the UK found that regular singing may help reduce snoring and improve sleep for some sleep apnea patients. Many people begin to snore simply because they’ve lost tone in their throat muscles. Participants in this study focused on singing certain sounds, which specifically tone certain muscles in the throat related to snoring. [...]

By |July 15th, 2016|Sleep and Health|Comments Off on Want to Snore Less? Start Singing, Study Says

New Office Location for Dr. Maya Thomas, Sleep Doctor

Sleep Medicine and Neurology Clinic Dr. Thomas, a leading sleep physician in the Salt Lake City area, has moved her sleep disorder clinic to a new location. The new location is even better equipped to serve the people in Murray, Sandy, Holladay, Salt Lake City and beyond. More Space The new location will have a [...]

By |March 18th, 2016|Sleep and Health|Comments Off on New Office Location for Dr. Maya Thomas, Sleep Doctor

Sleep Awareness Week

        Day 1: Make time for sleep Day 2: Leave a couple hours between eating and going to bed Day 3: Turn off electronic devices Day 4: Make bedroom all about sleep Day 5: Create a bedtime ritual Day 6: Put troubles aside and drift away Day 7: Sleep is important for everything https://sleepfoundation.org/SAW

By |March 8th, 2016|Sleep and Health|Comments Off on Sleep Awareness Week

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome

Disrupting your internal clock Some of us just can’t help but delay sleep a little longer. Whether it’s one more show, one more chapter or one more level on Candy Crush, we like to do some unwinding before we go to sleep. Continually delaying sleep can cause our internal clocks to be readjusted, however, and [...]

By |February 21st, 2016|Sleep and Health|Comments Off on Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome

Study suggests that what you eat can influence how you sleep

American Academy of Sleep Medicine News, 01/20/2016 A new study found that eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter, less restorative, and more disrupted sleep. Results show that greater fiber intake predicted more time spent in the stage of deep, slow wave sleep. In contrast, a higher percentage of [...]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Sleep and Health|Comments Off on Study suggests that what you eat can influence how you sleep

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM on Sunday, November First. Drowsy Driving Prevention Week immediately follows the end of Daylight Saving Time from November 2nd through the 9th. This is an annual public awareness campaign that is committed to alerting drivers about sleep & safety. The Montana Sleep Society joins the National Sleep Foundation [...]

By |October 29th, 2015|Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Sleep and Health, Sleep Deprivation|Comments Off on Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Sleep Apnea and Stroke Risk

Missing out on sleep can make us miserable, we all know. Cranky children, snappy adults and feeling drowsy when trying to be productive are all causes of misery, caused in part by lack of sleep. But sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, can have more serious consequences than falling asleep at work. Multiple studies have [...]

By |February 4th, 2015|Sleep and Health, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Testing|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea and Stroke Risk

Sleep And Memory

Untreated sleep apnea is related to cognitive impairments including speed of information processing, attention and working memory, executive functioning, alertness and sustained attention, visuospatial learning, motor performance, and constructional abilities. Sleep favors the integration of newly acquired memories and promotes permanent storage or consolidation. While obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) does influence cognitive ability in the [...]

By |December 5th, 2014|Sleep and Health, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep And Memory

Commandments of Healthy Sleep

A good, restful night’s sleep can do wonders to refresh the body. This, however, can be easier said than done. If you have a hard time falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking in the morning, consider the following commandments of healthy sleep to get your sleeping habits back on track. Follow a strict schedule of [...]

By |October 3rd, 2014|Sleep and Health, Sleep Testing|Comments Off on Commandments of Healthy Sleep