Star Sleep & Wellness Blog

Normal Napping: 4 Ways to Prevent Sleep Apnea

January 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — starsleepdenton @ 5:43 pm
Man in bed unable to sleep

Did you know that sleep apnea diagnoses have been increasing? Approximately 39 million adults in the United States suffer from this condition in which your breathing repeatedly stops and starts at night. This interrupts your sleep cycles and causes excessive daytime exhaustion, headaches, and trouble focusing, in addition to more serious health concerns. In time it can contribute to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, for example.

In some cases, biology is to blame. Those who have a narrow throat or a thicker neck sometimes develop this issue because their tissues block their airway. That said, some factors within your control can prevent sleep apnea. Keep reading to learn about 4 of them!


How Do Sleeping Pills Affect Sleep Apnea?

December 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — starsleepdenton @ 11:42 am
A snoring man suffering from sleep apnea

As you’d expect, sleep apnea prevents restful nights. The condition keeps you from sleeping deeply and leaves you exhausted. That said, many sleep medicines won’t fix this problem. Pills meant to help you snooze can actually make sleep apnea worse. So, you ought to see a sleep specialist for a quality solution. If you want more details, we’ll happily explain. Here’s a summary of how sleeping pills affect sleep apnea, including why you should see a specialist.


Are Sleep Apnea and ADHD Related?

November 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — starsleepdenton @ 9:48 pm
Woman struggling to focus

Sleep apnea and ADHD can make themselves known with similar signs – difficulty paying attention, forgetfulness, and increased anxiety. Because these conditions have so many overlapping symptoms, it can sometimes be difficult to tell which one you suffer from. Continue reading to learn more about these disorders, how they are linked, and what you should do if you think you may have one or both of them.


Can Essential Oils Be Used to Treat Sleep Apnea?

October 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — starsleepdenton @ 6:27 pm
a closeup of an essential oil being poured

Sleep apnea affects an estimated 39 million US adults, making it quite a common condition! But despite its rampancy, it’s not harmless by any means—if left untreated, lost sleep is far from the only consequence you’ll face, as it also has some pretty serious health implications. Fortunately, sleep apnea can be treated with the help of a skilled sleep dentist—but outside of that, many patients wonder if things like essential oils can provide symptom relief. Continue reading below to learn more about sleep apnea and some oils that might prove useful for getting sleep.


Clear Your Mind: The Relationship Between Sleep Deprivation and Unwanted Thoughts

September 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — starsleepdenton @ 5:55 pm
a person in bed feeling stressed and restless

Throughout the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s quite easy to neglect getting enough sleep each night. After all, many of us have important responsibilities, exciting hobbies, or other things that eat into our daytime and nighttime schedules and ultimately cut into our rest—including even conditions such as sleep apnea! But few of us actually stop to consider the negative impact that inadequate rest can have on our bodies. While daytime fatigue and excessive sleepiness are often the first symptoms to manifest, did you know that sleep apnea can also inhibit your ability to block out unwanted thoughts? Here’s what you need to know.


A Closer Look at the Different Stages of Sleep

August 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — starsleepdenton @ 8:18 pm
a person sleeping on an imaginary cloud

Every night when your brain powers down and your body goes to sleep, there are actually quite a few different processes going on despite your idleness. Primarily, your brain must cycle through different stages of sleep, in order for you to receive all of the benefits that a night of rest has to offer. However, conditions such as sleep apnea don’t always make this easy and can prove detrimental to your well-being if left unchecked. Here’s a brief overview of the different stages of sleep and why each one is important for your body’s wellness.


Welcome to Star Sleep & Wellness in Denton!

July 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — starsleepdenton @ 2:00 pm
Denton logo

At some point, you’re bound to have a rough night of rest. Occasional stress at work, kids or pets, or being on screens late into the night can leave you yawning the next day, but these infrequent days are just a normal part of life. Where can you turn if you consistently have bad sleep?

Introducing Star Sleep & Wellness in Denton! We are a new sleep clinic, and we specialize in treating patients who routinely don’t get sufficient quality sleep. More specifically, we help people with sleep apnea, nocturia, insomnia, and loud snoring. In the future, we will utilize this blog page to share useful tips and information about these issues, but first, we want to explain what makes our practice unique!