5 Myths & Facts About Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is Often Misunderstood Though sleep apnea is a very common disorder, affecting around 25% of Americans aged 30-70 (over 60 million people), there are many misconceptions about it. Learn about some of the most common myths surrounding sleep apnea as well as the truth behind them. 1. Snoring Isn’t a Big Deal Snoring is commonly seen as a quirk — some people twitch in their sleep, take up a lot of space in the bed, and some snore. But snoring isn’t harmless. In fact, it’s one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea. If you snore loudly

Is Quality or Quantity More Important When it Comes to Sleep?

How Sleep Cycles Work When you sleep, your body goes through different categories of sleep called cycles. These cycles are divided into two types: non-REM and REM sleep. Both of these types of sleep are important for your health, but missing out on REM sleep has been shown to have a significant impact.  REM, short for rapid eye movement, is the period of sleep where you experience brain activity that’s similar to when you’re awake. This is the stage of sleep in which you dream the most and it plays an important part in processing memories and regulating emotions. The

Is It Sleep Apnea or ADHD?

Sleep apnea is often misdiagnosed as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) because the two conditions share similar symptoms. See how you can spot the difference.

Sleep Apnea & Heart Health

Your quality of sleep directly impacts the health of your heart. Dr. Simmons discusses the correlation between sleep apnea and cardiovascular health.

Could My Child Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a severe condition that is often misdiagnosed in children as ADHD. Explore this post so that you can identify the signs of sleep apnea in your child.

4 Ways to Fight Sleep Apnea at Home

Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that requires professional help. After Dr. Simmons has provided treatment, combine it with these lifestyle changes to eliminate sleep apnea symptoms.

Foods to Help You Sleep Better

Whether you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, suffer from symptoms of sleep apnea, or just can’t get the same quality of sleep you used to receive, at the Encino Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders, we have created this page of small dietary improvements that can significantly impact how you sleep.