Vitamin D: Your #1 Ally for Better Sleep

Vitamin D: Your #1 Ally for Better Sleep

Learn how Vitamin D deficiency is responsible for insomnia, fatigue, and depression and what you can do to increase your Vitamin D to naturally improve your restorative sleep with Austin's top-rated sleep disorders testing and treatment center, SleepSomatics.

Does iOS 10 “Night Shift” and Sleep Analysis Sleep Mode Improve Sleep and Cure Insomnia?

Does iOS 10 “Night Shift” and Sleep Analysis Sleep Mode Improve Sleep and Cure Insomnia?

Sleep clinical research on whether Apple iPhone iOS 10's new “Night Shift” and Sleep Analysis Sleep Mode can actually improve sleep and cure insomnia. From American Board of Sleep Medicine registered sleep technologist and clinician at SleepSomatics, an American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited sleep disorders center in Austin, TX.

Sleep More to Reduce Diabetes Risk

Sleep More to Reduce Diabetes Risk

A U.S. research study indicates that increasing quality, restorative sleep can reduce diabetes risk, confirming that improving sleep improves one's health.

Mandating Commercial Motor Vehicle CDL Obstructive Sleep Apnea Testing

Mandating Commercial Motor Vehicle CDL Obstructive Sleep Apnea Testing

The most effective way to reduce automobile fatalities caused by sleep deprivation are to mandate screening of all CMV operators for obstructive sleep apnea, enact verifiable sleep testing protocols for these screenings, and enforce nationwide compliance for all commercial drivers’ license medical examiners. 

This article is an opinion essay by a SleepSomatics clinician. The views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of SleepSomatics.

The Relationship between Sleep Apnea, Depression, and Erectile Dysfunction

The Relationship between Sleep Apnea, Depression, and Erectile Dysfunction

"A new research study finds link between depression, erectile dysfunction, and the common and untreated sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea."

1 in 5 Deaths from Drowsy Driving

1 in 5 Deaths from Drowsy Driving

Drunk driving kills nearly 30 Americans daily. Texting and distracted driving kills more than 9 Americans daily. What about drowsy (or fatigued) driving? The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates a staggering 1 in 5 fatalities are caused by drowsy drivers.

NFL Offensive Lineman Diagnosed with Severe Sleep Apnea

NFL Offensive Lineman Diagnosed with Severe Sleep Apnea

Sixth-round draft pick (and recently released) Ravens offensive lineman Ryan Jensen just confirmed he was diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea.

Battle of the Bulge is a Battle of the Sleep Deprived

Battle of the Bulge is a Battle of the Sleep Deprived

Monday morning: we head back to work, get a fresh start on the new week, and often yawn repeatedly as we wish we could have gotten just a few more hours of sleep over the weekend. Sound familiar? For millions of sleep-deprived Americans, Blue Monday is a fatigued, somnolent reality.

Caution on Ambien and sedative sleep aide usage

Caution on Ambien and sedative sleep aide usage

60 million prescription sleep aides are prescribed in the United States. Ambien is the #1 prescribed hypnotic. And new physician research recommends greater caution for doctors and patients when considering these sleep aides as a first response to sleepiness and insomnia complaints.

Fragmented or Interrupted Sleep As Bad As No Sleep At All!

Fragmented or Interrupted Sleep As Bad As No Sleep At All!

Do you wake up often at night with insomnia or snore heavily and ignore your sleep apnea? New research shows that fragmented or interrupted sleep is just as potentially fatal as getting no sleep at all!

Poor Sleep Increases Risk for Dementia and Alzheimer's

Poor Sleep Increases Risk for Dementia and Alzheimer's

Several recent sleep medicine studies demonstrate poor sleep and sleep disorders are significant risk factors for dementia and Alzheimer's.

Fan So Tired He Slept Through Yankees Game

Fan So Tired He Slept Through Yankees Game

Tom Hanks said it best in A League of Their Own: "There's no crying! There's no crying in baseball!" For Andrew Rector, there was a lot of emotion after he was caught sleeping during a Yankees vs. Red Socks baseball game.

Even Missing One Night of Sleep Can Be Dangerous

Even Missing One Night of Sleep Can Be Dangerous

Researchers at University of Bonn and King's College London found that even as little as 24 hours without sleep can produce symptoms of schizophrenia.

Gym vs. Bed: Evening Workouts and Sleep

Gym vs. Bed: Evening Workouts and Sleep

Avoiding strenuous exercise or working out in the evening has been a hallmark of sleep hygiene counseling, and recent studies are suggesting that this may not be entirely accurate for all people.

Sleep More to Lose Weight

Sleep More to Lose Weight

Poor sleep is known to produce a range of unusual and life-threatening conditions that, if left untreated, are ultimately deadly. One consequence of broken or insufficient sleep is obesity.