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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Aug 26th, 2021
Ways to Help You Keep Hope Alive

We all are well aware of how difficult 2020 has been because of the Covid pandemic. Throw on the stress related to recent social injustices and a Presidential Election year, and it’s downright hard not to let things get you down. So here are some ways...

Oct 16th, 2020
Sleep Apnea: Causes, Effects and Treatment Options

One of the first indications that you may have sleep apnea is if you snore loudly when you sleep. If you stop breathing abruptly and start breathing again during the night, it is a serious indication that you have this disorder.

Jun 27th, 2019
Sleep Disorders, Sleep Doctors and Sleep Studies

The quality of sleep can impact our overall health, quality of life and safety. It is quite common to experience sleep disturbance at one time or another in life. The disturbance may be as a result of factors such as stress, long distance travel, life...

Jun 11th, 2019
The Importance Of Sleep As A New Parent

Half-sleeping while you listen for your baby on the monitor? Praying for just one uninterrupted night of shut-eye? Going through the day feeling like a groggy Mommy-zombie?

Dec 11th, 2017
Cold Weather And Your CPAP

It’s getting cooler and soon we will be getting colds, the flu, sore throats, sinus infections, dry air, and other winter gifts. PAP humidifiers can help alleviate these ailments.

Nov 22nd, 2017
8 of the Best Apps for Insomnia and Sleep

We talk an awful lot about why it’s important to get enough quality sleep each night, for reasons that range to pleasantly beneficial to physiologically necessary. And most people don’t really need to be sold on the idea; most of us know we don’t get...

Jul 11th, 2017
Get Better Sleep in the Heat With These Simple Tricks

There’s no escaping it: summer is here, and it is in full swing. Here in Texas, we’re hitting triple digits and we’re likely to stay there for a while. While you’re probably already keeping an eye on things like UV levels and your water consumption, you...

Jul 5th, 2017
Carrie Fisher and the Hidden Dangers of Sleep Apnea

When Carrie Fisher passed away last year, her death left a lot of people shocked and more than a little devastated; she was well loved for her role as the fierce and capable Princess Leia — and later, General Leia — in the Star Wars franchise and, as an...

Jun 27th, 2017
These Are the Long-term Effects of Poor Quality Sleep

You probably don’t need a sleep doctor to tell you that not getting enough sleep is terrible for you. Chances are, you’ve already felt the effects of a sleepless night the next day, or noticed that a week of tossing and turning leaves you feeling foggy,...

Jun 20th, 2017
Hey CPAP Users: Meet the Pillow of Your Dreams

What’s The Ultimate Pillow? It’s a uniquely shaped pillow made of quality, ventilated memory foam that makes it a whole lot easier to sleep at night, especially if you use a CPAP machine and face mask. If you do, we probably don’t need to tell you how...

Jun 16th, 2017
Men: Here’s How Sleep Deprivation Can Mess with Your Health

June is all about the guys: with Father’s Day just around the corner, and Men’s Health Week underway, this month is a great time to take a moment and reflect on the lives and health of men. Men face specific challenges when it comes to all aspects of...

Jun 13th, 2017
Are You Getting Quality Sleep? Four Ways to Tell

When we talk about sleep, it’s easy to focus on the fact that people simply aren’t getting enough of it. When so many people skimp on a full night’s rest that our collective lack of slumber is considered a public health crisis, it’s tempting for sleep...

May 30th, 2017
Spring Clean Your Way to Better Sleep

Believe it or not, spring is almost over. It seems just yesterday we were all navigating the zombie-like fog of everyone’s least favorite springtime tradition: Daylight Saving Time.

May 23rd, 2017
New Moms Want More Sleep: 7 Ways to Sleep with a Newborn

Earlier this year, a “groundbreaking” study enjoyed a good bit of popularity on social media and other corners of the internet, in part because it confirmed what so many of us already knew: moms are more sleep deprived than dads.

May 16th, 2017
The One Test Everyone with Diabetes Should Know About

It’s no secret that insufficient sleep makes us cranky and wreaks havoc on our ability to focus and function. But sleep deprivation’s more insidious side effects include physical risks that are far more serious.

May 5th, 2017
How Would a Doctor Fix Our Health Care System?

The state of health care and insurance in our country has been a hot topic in recent months. Politicians have tried and failed to fix it – perhaps because they have no real experience with it themselves.

Apr 18th, 2017
Our Sad News

It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of our medical assistant Kamren Morgan on April 8, 2017. She was a valued member of our family here at Dallas Sleep and she will be missed by all of us. A funeral has not yet been planned.

Apr 11th, 2017
5 Good Reasons for Getting Rid of Daylight Saving Time

We’re halfway through the first week of Daylight Saving Time, or DST. If you’re like me and many others, you’re still having trouble getting up in the morning. And who could blame you? Not only has your sleep and wake schedule been abruptly shifted by...

Mar 16th, 2017
Ask A DME: What’s The Best Way To Clean CPAP Equipment?

Note: This content is syndicated and originally appeared on the Blue Mountain Sleep Shop blog and is reprinted here with permission. For a lot of patients, the process of transitioning to a “new normal” with CPAP therapy is equal parts relief...

Mar 10th, 2017
Parents: Do You Know These 6 Signs of Childhood Sleep Disorders?

There’s a lot you can say about the state of America’s health. We have a stubborn love affair with bacon and binge watching. It’s fair to say that we work too much and sleep too little, even when we know the risks of sleep deprivation, stress, and...

Mar 2nd, 2017
We Need To Talk About Opioid-Induced Sleep Apnea

There is no denying that narcotic medications have allowed for much-needed relief for patients in debilitating pain. But there can also be no denying that there is a dark side to the skyrocketing rate of prescribed narcotics like hydrocodone,...

Feb 20th, 2017
3 Keys to Successful CPAP Treatment

People often mention they have heard about friends or others who have had difficulty with CPAP treatment for sleep apnea. Similarly, some biased dentists will often quote unsubstantiated statistics on the lack of successful CPAP treatment.

Feb 7th, 2017
The Case For Later School Start Times For Teens

If you have a teenager, you’ve likely noticed that they tend to sleep half the day away when Saturday rolls around. Maybe you’re not surprised — teens aren’t particularly well known for their early bedtimes, either.

Feb 1st, 2017
Pillow Talk: The Different Types of Pillows You Need

Go walk down the bedding aisle in Target and you’ll find there are as many different types of pillows as there are people who sleep on them! Knowing which one to use can help you sleep better, but that’s only half the battle.

Jan 24th, 2017
How Often Should You Replace Your Mattress?

It’s funny: just a few years ago, the bedding industry was recommending mattress replacement every 10 years. Now, you can see advertisements by the mattress companies recommending that you replace your mattress every 8 years.

Jan 10th, 2017
5 Facts About Sleep Health Every Veteran Should Know

Each year on November 11th, we celebrate Veterans Day — a day set aside to honor, celebrate, and express our gratitude for the men and women who place country above self daily. But as the day is winding down and many of us settle in for a good night’s...

Nov 11th, 2016
Good Morning Texas Show with Dr Kakar and PA Angie

We’re excited that Dr Kakar and our PA, Angie Prosise, came on Good Morning Texas today! Please see the link below to see the segment. They were asked great questions about sleep apnea and snoring.

May 12th, 2015
The Silent Killer

It is said that Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a silent killer because it causes damage to your eyes, kidneys, heart, and brain, and in most cases this occurs without any symptoms. Elevated blood pressure is many times discovered during a routine...

Mar 18th, 2015
Drowsy When Driving

November marks that special time in most of the U.S. when we “fall back” one hour for Daylight Savings Time. It’s always nice to get an extra hour of sleep.

Nov 7th, 2014
Children First

For my first blog post, I was considering various topics and having some difficulty deciding which topic would be best for my inaugural blog post. Finally, I remembered “I believe the children are our future. Lift them up and let them lead the way.

Jul 31st, 2014
Dallas Sleep Launches New Website

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May 14th, 2014