Star Sleep & Wellness Blog

Screen Time, Cell Phones, and Sleep

January 9, 2024

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Someone struggling to sleep

There’s nothing worse than chronic sleeplessness. If you’re someone who can’t get to bed at night, who can’t sleep through the night, and who wakes up every morning feeling exhausted, you know how much it can start to wear on you over time.

There are a variety of things that can cause difficulty in sleeping, but there’s one in particular that just about everyone is affected by—cell phones. If you’re interested in getting a better night’s sleep, here’s how reconsidering how much time you spend on your phone could help you to do that.


Foods That Can Make Sleep Apnea Symptoms Worse

December 20, 2023

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Obstructive sleep apnea can wreak havoc on your life, especially when the condition goes left untreated and unchecked. However, there are a variety of factors that can play into the severity of your sleep apnea. One that many patients aren’t aware of is the foods that they eat. Knowing what foods to avoid and which ones can help minimize your snoring and cessation of breathing as you rest could help boost your health and energy. Read on to learn how your diet and sleep apnea symptoms are connected.


Can Sleep Apnea be Genetic?

November 23, 2023

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A snoring man suffering from sleep apnea

As you might know, sleep apnea has various risk factors. Common ones include things like obesity, age, smoking, etc. Therefore, you may wonder if sleep apnea is genetic. Can a person’s genes make the condition more likely? Well, the answer to that question is a resounding “yes.” If you want to learn the details, just listen to your Plano sleep dentist. Here’s a primer on sleep apnea, its genetic links, and when to see a doctor for it.


What Makes Untreated Sleep Apnea Dangerous?

October 3, 2023

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young man asleep while mouth breathing

Sleep apnea affects more than 20 million people in the United States. Many of its symptoms go undetected for years, or patients choose to avoid them hoping that they’ll eventually dissipate over time. Unfortunately, the signs that point to an obstruction in the airway can lead to life-threatening health conditions. If you are concerned that you may be dealing with untreated sleep apnea, read on to find out how timely treatment can help.


I’m Confused- Does Insurance Cover Sleep Apnea?

September 12, 2023

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No one wants to wake up from a full night’s rest still feeling exhausted, but if you have sleep apnea, this could be a daily struggle. If you’ve been diagnosed with this disorder, your breathing is regularly interrupted at night. That means you’re not effectively cycling through the sleep stages to really restore your mind and body. Thankfully, there are treatments available, but you might have questions. How do you get started? Where do you go? Will insurance help pay for appointments or equipment? Keep reading to find out!


The Link Between Sleep Deprivation and Unwanted Thoughts

August 3, 2023

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a woman with a tired facial expression

It’s not uncommon for an unwanted or obtrusive thought or feeling to pop into our heads every now and again; for most people, these thoughts pass quickly and without distress, but for others, they can be repetitive, uncontrollable, and disturbing. But did you know that one common trigger for these types of intrusions is sleep deprivation? Here’s more about this connection and why it’s important to seek treatment for sleep disorders such as sleep apnea that have the potential to deny you a good night’s sleep.


Welcome to Star Sleep & Wellness in Plano!

July 14, 2023

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Everyone has a rough night every now and then. Whether you’re particularly stressed about a project at work, have kids or pets, or stay up late on your phone, infrequent bad sleep is just part of life. But what if you suffer from poor sleep regularly?

Welcome to Star Sleep & Wellness in Plano! We recently opened our doors and are happy to work with patients who struggle with getting sufficient quality sleep on a consistent basis. Namely, we help people with sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, loud snoring, and nocturia. In the future, this blog page will share useful information and tips for dealing with these issues, but we wanted to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and explain how we’re different from other clinics.