Technological Advances in the Treatment of Sleep Apnea

A man sleeping with a CPAP machine to manage sleep apnea.

A common sleep disorder called sleep apnea can cause shallow or paused breathing while you’re asleep. These breathing pauses can cause restless nights, weariness during the day, and other health issues. Therefore, you need to treat this condition at the right time and get a peaceful sleep. Fortunately, technological advancements have led to innovative treatment options […]

The Importance of Sleep Hygiene

Sleep hygiene is critical to your overall health, as it supports your body’s ability to fall asleep, reach deep sleep, and remain asleep for the entire night. Good sleep hygiene practices help you feel rested when you wake up. This post explains the basic concepts of sleep hygiene, including its importance to your health. Overview Maintaining […]

Shedding Light on Sleep Wellness: Addressing Sleep Apnea in Houston

beautiful girl sleeping in bed in morning

Houston, a vibrant city filled with energy, holds a hidden truth—the prevalence of sleep apnea among its residents. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals a startling reality: between 450,000 to 500,000 adults in Houston remain undiagnosed with sleep apnea. This revelation underscores the urgency for proactive intervention. At Sleep […]

5 Surprising Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea You Shouldn’t Ignore

Sleep apnea is a type of sleep disorder characterized by breathing that continually stops and starts throughout the night. If you’re worried about whether you will develop sleep apnea, there are a few essential risk factors to be mindful of. In this blog, we’ll go over the five surprising risk factors of sleep apnea. The Sleep […]

The Relationship Between Sleep Apnea and Hypertension


Sleep apnea can impact your cardiovascular health in many ways and can result in hypertension. If you suffer from sleep apnea, it’s smart to work with medical experts to mitigate the issue as much as possible. The right forms of treatment can help you and your loved ones enjoy more restful nights and may also help […]

Is It Ok That You Snore? Experts Agree: Definitely Not

Snoring is often viewed as humorous or innocuous, but experts say it’s a design flaw — and a danger signal Dr. Colin Sullivan is a prominent sleep expert the inventor of the continuous positive airway pressure machine, better known as the CPAP, which helps the millions of patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, or […]

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Obesity: Understanding the Connection


Snoring affects both men and women, but noticeably, men tend to be louder. Snoring tends to develop stronger with age, weight gain, lack of exercise, and diet. While the problem generally is disturbing your partner during the night, snoring can also be a sign of a serious health risk, such as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea […]

The Surprising Connection Between Sleep Apnea and Acid Reflux


The exact cause of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is not known, and it can vary from patient to patient. So far, science has revealed that certain conditions pose a higher risk of developing the disorder. Among all OSA patients, up to 60% have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), commonly known as “acid reflux.”  Acid Reflux and Sleep Apnea — […]

Understanding the Effects of Oxygen Depletion with Sleep Apnea on the Brain

Understanding the Effects of Oxygen Depletion with Sleep Apnea on the Brain written by Dr. Hans Schleicher DDS of Sleep Houston Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by interrupted breathing during sleep, leading to oxygen depletion. While the impact of sleep apnea on overall health is well-known, its effects on the brain are […]

CPAP Intolerance: Are There Any Alternatives to CPAP Therapy?


Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep-breathing disorder that causes individuals to stop and start breathing multiple times throughout the night. OSA is caused by the throat muscles and tongue relaxing back into the throat, blocking the airway. One of the most common treatments available for OSA is continuous positive airway pressure ( CPAP) machines. […]

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