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Sleeping Pills Can Cause Fatal Accidents – FDA Warns

Sleeping Pills Can Cause Fatal Accidents – FDA Warns SLEEPING PILLS CAN CAUSE ACCIDENTS. Eszopiclone (Lunesta), zaleplon (Sonata), and zolpidem (Ambien) can cause automatic sleep behaviors leading to injuries from falls, car accidents, and accidental overdose. Talk to us (574-534-9911) and your family about preventing such accidents. “Most people have talked or walked during sleep […]

Limit Teens’ Screen Time for Better Sleep & More Alertness – A Study

Limit Teens’ Screen Time for Better Sleep & More Alertness – A Study A study published in Sep 2019 issue of the Journal Sleep showed that sleep and next day alertness improve if teens abstain from using their electronic devices after 9 pm.  Using actigraphy and daily questionnaires in a large sample of students (12 […]

Launching Doc’s Book – CPAP is Sexy

Launching Doc’s Book – CPAP is Sexy Untreated obstructive sleep apnea increases the risk of sexual dysfunction, stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythm, diabetes, weight gain, drowsy driving, and early death.  The CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is the preferred treatment recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, but it can […]

How Much Sleep Do I Need, Doc?

How Much Sleep Do I Need, Doc? This is the question I get asked most commonly. My answer is simple: whatever it takes for you to feel alert, energetic all-day long, every day. For your spouse, it can be 7 hours, for you it can be 7.5 hours.  In a Consensus Statement published in June 2015 […]

Share Driving, Save a Death.

Share Driving, Save a Death. Sharing driving responsibility is difficult. Sometimes, we don’t want to pull over and get out of the car to change the driver, but the studies have shown that accidents increase after two hours of continuous driving. Please get into the habit of saying, “Can you drive please?” You may not […]

Drive Alert This Weekend and Beyond

Drive Alert This Weekend and Beyond Here, are a few tips to help you and your loved ones stay safe on the road this weekend and beyond. 1. Get a good night’s sleep every night, certainly prior to the long trip. 2. Avoid driving between mid-night and 7 am as our brain is sleepiest during […]

Fall in Love Again (with Your CPAP) – 5 Tips From Your Sleep Doc

Fall in Love Again (with Your CPAP) – 5 Tips From Your Sleep Doc Most patients love their CPAP, but a few really hate it. They do not like the fact that they have to strap themselves to this cumbersome gadget every night. They do not perceive the benefits of CPAP use. They hate the […]

Seven Benefits of PAP Nap Room at Snooze Clinic

Seven Benefits of PAP Nap Room at Snooze Clinic My wife and I visited the campus of Williams’ Brothers in Washington, IN to learn how we can serve our patients better. Williams brothers run their family business in a compassionate, caring, and efficient manner. Julie, their CPAP specialist, a pleasant young lady in her 30s […]

The #CPAP Tube Choked Me! | SnoozeClinic.com

The #CPAP Tube Choked Me! | SnoozeClinic.com “I do not thrash around in bed much, doc. This is the reason I was surprised and startled when the hose got tangled around my neck and choked me hard enough to cause a bout of coughing. It scared my wife too in the middle of the night.” […]

​“The Air Leak Irritates My Eyes.” #CPAP #AirLeak

​“The Air Leak Irritates My Eyes.” #CPAP #AirLeak Today in our clinic, a sleep apnea patient in his 40s, a welder, complained that he wakes up with red eyes because of the air leaking into his eyes. The commonest cause of this is a poorly fitting nasal mask. If the mask is too big and reaches […]
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