How To Stop Tossing and Turning When You Sleep

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I usually learn something new from each person I treat for mouth breathing and snoring. One reason is because I ask so many questions that most would think are irrelevant. As a result, I have a growing list of behaviors that might occur during or after a night of restless sleep. For example, I started asking people about the condition of their bedclothes (sheets, blanket) when they awoke in the morning. Continue reading

How to Function on 3 Hours of Sleep: A Stop-Snoring Case Study

Function on 3 Hours of Sleep

Amy was a 41-year-old news reporter. She contacted me because she was getting complaints from viewers who said she was too slow and robotic.

Amy’s life: She was working weekends at the TV station and only getting about 3 hours of sleep per night. Amy complained of a severely dry mouth and she was afraid she was going to mispronounce words because of the dryness. Hence, the slow and labored word production. Continue reading

Getting up at night to urinate may be sign of sleep apnea

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I finally understand why people who have completed the IJustWantToSleep® program report that they no longer get up during the night to go to the bathroom! Dr. Ilene Rosen from the University of Pennsylvania explains that when you stop breathing because something is blocking the airway, the brain works very hard to keep your oxygen level up. Continue reading

WANTED: A Silent (non-snoring) Partner

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A large percentage of people breathe through their mouth when they sleep. You may say you don’t breathe through your mouth but if you snore, drool, wake up with a dry mouth/sore throat, wake up tired or with a headache, or have daytime sleepiness, then you do breathe through your mouth for at least part of the night.

Your mouth doesn’t have to be all the way open. Air only needs a small opening between the lips to be inhaled. Continue reading

At-Home Sleep Apnea Test

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Only about 4% of those with sleep apnea actually get a sleep study done to diagnose it. Why? Probably because the thought of “sleeping” in a strange lab room with electrodes all over your body, knowing that someone is watching you, is not very exciting. Continue reading