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Sleeping Well
Over the years I have picked up and developed various techniques which I would like to call The Art of Sleeping Well, art because we can learn, adapt and adopt. Some of these are obvious and even advised by many parents. more »
Other Advantages of a Sleep Study
Folks other than those who suspect they may have a sleep disorder can benefit from a sleep study at Alto Sleep Clinic. more »
Detecting Sleep Apnea
One of the most common of the sleep disorders is "sleep apnea," an interruption of breathing during sleep consisting of brief periods during the night when breathing stops, accompanied by loud snoring. more »
Sleep Hygiene
Sleep hygiene is all about establishing and maintaining good sleep habits. Following these guidelines will lead to good sleep hygiene and will help you optimize your sleep. more »
What's keeping you awake?
Insomnia is the most common sleep problem and it is recognizable by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, having a sense of light and un-refreshing sleep or waking up too early. more »

Do you snore?

  • DO YOU have excessive daytime sleepiness?
  • DOES anyone complain about your snoring?
  • ARE YOU anxious or depressed?
  • HAVE YOU ever fallen asleep while driving?
  • DOES anyone complain of your excessive movement while sleeping?
  • DO YOU awaken in the morning with headaches?
  • DO YOU have a decreased interest in sex?

You may be one of the many people in America who are affected by sleep disorders ranging from snoring to sleep apnea (interruptions in breathing), to insomnia and narcolepsy (inability to stay awake). You should not be embarrassed by these conditions, but you should be concerned.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that only occurs when you are asleep. If while sleeping you stop breathing, then you likely have sleep apnea. This breath-holding usually lasts at least ten seconds in duration. It may occur without you even knowing about it. You may tend to feel tired, drowsy, or low on energy during the day. Other problems you may have are morning headaches, poor memory and concentration, irritability and loss of sex drive. Also, it is common for spouses to complain that you snore loudly. spouse may complain that you snore loudly. For some people, the snoring is so intense that it will actually cause them awaken during the night.

To learn more about sleep apnea, diagnosis, and treatment, have a look at our library of articles. If you have any questions, please contact us right away.