DSM Sleep Blog



One of the problems with access to healthcare in this country is that often the patient has to miss work to receive services. Missing work is a significant problem for many Americans. Efforts by healthcare providers to help... Read More


It has been well established that to function at our best it is important to have adequate sleep time and for adults this appears to be between 7-9 hours. What happens to us when we do not get adequate sleep? Studies have... Read More


If we look deeper into this question the real mystery is what exactly does sleep do for us? The most obvious and quoted need for sleep is to make us not sleepy. An easy rule often expressed is that an individual’s proper... Read More


Snoring is the bane of many a bed partner. Snoring is ubiquitous, effecting men more than women and increases in frequency as we age. In women snoring becomes even more common in the postmenopausal state. What causes snoring?... Read More


Post Menopause and Sleep

December 29, 2017

As we age we get to look forward to the golden years. Unfortunately, when it comes to women and their sleep, age does not often enhance. Sleep apnea, defined as repetitive episodes of decreased or lack of airflow, is more... Read More


Sleep apnea is a common problem that can affect all age groups and can result in serious health issues. The two main types of sleep apnea are Obstructive, where the upper airways collapse during sleep thus preventing airflow,... Read More


Sleep Apnea and Hypertension

November 13, 2017

Hypertension is a common ailment, affecting 33.5% of all adults above the age of 20, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Overall prevalence of sleep apnea, depending on the study, ranges from 9%-38%... Read More


Over the last several years there has been an array of devices that are available to monitor sleep from the comforts of one’s own bed. These devices claim to monitor the quantity of sleep and some also claim to monitor... Read More


Traveling With A CPAP Machine

September 26, 2017

Traveling with a CPAP can be an intimidating event for those new to CPAP therapy. As you are aware, CPAP stands for continuous positive air pressure to treat your diagnosis of sleep apnea. Questions while traveling with... Read More


What We Eat & How We Sleep

September 1, 2017

In the last 30 years there has been great interest in understanding what sleep is, what it does and how it relates to our health. During this time there has also has been an increased effort in understanding the real meaning... Read More