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What Are the Top Summer Allergens? (Plus, the Connection to Snoring)

June 21st, 2017

April showers bring May flowers. For allergy sufferers, June brings…relief? Not quite. While spring is when allergies ramp up for a lot of Houstonians, the summer months can also be tough for many. Summer officially kicked off last week, so we’ll take a look at the top summer allergens on a month-by-month basis. Even if your allergies have you feeling sour, you don’t have to miss out on summer fun! We’ll also touch on some popular indoor activities to check out.

What is the Link Between Allergies & Sleep-related Issues?

Allergies and Sleep Issues: How Do They Relate?

March 30th, 2017

Today is National Doctor’s Day! Promoted by Physicians Working Together (PWT), a grassroots group that addresses issues pertinent to healthcare, National Doctor’s Day is part of National Physician Week. The goal of this week is to preserve a quality medical system that is based on the patient-physician relationship, something we take pride in at the Pasha Sinus & Snoring Center. As part of our promise to educate our patients, we’re uncovering the link between allergies and sleep issues because, often, they’re not as unrelated as they may seem.

How Are Allergies Affected by the Weather?

How Are Allergies Affected by the Weather?

March 21st, 2017

It’s finally spring! For some, this means warmer weather and beautiful spring flowers, but for many, springtime signifies allergy season. Transitioning from one season to the next can set off allergies, but so can small, daily weather variations like a change in temperature or precipitation levels. Read about some of the ways the weather can set off your sniffling and sneezing.

Dreams and How They Relate to Your Sleep Cycle

March 14th, 2017

World Sleep Day is an event that celebrates sleep and brings attention to important issues related to sleep. Tomorrow marks the 10th annual World Sleep Day. In the spirit of the event, this blog will focus on dreams and how they relate to your sleep cycle. Have you ever wondered why some dreams are so […]

How Daylight Saving Time Impacts Your Sleep Habits and What You Can Do About It

March 7th, 2017

Fall back or spring forward? Each spring, we set our clocks forward one hour. This year, Daylight Saving Time in Texas will start at 2 A.M. on Sunday, March 12. While the time change affects individuals in different ways, “losing” an hour of sleep in the spring is often more difficult to cope with. We’ll discuss how Daylight Saving Time affects your sleep cycle and offer some tips on how you can maintain healthy sleep habits through the change.

5 Things Everyone Needs to Know About Sleep Apnea

February 27th, 2017

Did you know that 18 million americans suffer from sleep apnea? Sleep Apnea is a common sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops during sleep. It can be life-threatening, and it can lead to many serious health problems if left untreated. Here are five things you need to know about this sleep disorder.

4 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Weight

February 21st, 2017

Do you always feel like there just aren’t enough hours in a day? Whether it’s working, spending time with the kids, or pursuing your hobbies, it’s tough to get everything done. You may be so caught up in the daily grind that you lose sight of what’s truly important: your health. If you suffer from a sleep-related disorder, such as sleep apnea, there is a close connection between your condition and weight gain. Sleep apnea causes weight gain and weight gain worsens sleep apnea. If you suffer from sleep apnea, this only stresses the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

At the Pasha Snoring & Sinus Center, we have developed a medically-supervised weight loss program. Spearheaded by our advanced practice registered nutritionist, Ellis Morrow, our comprehensive program is tailored to the challenges patients with sleeping disorders face. We value an active lifestyle, so here are four ways to maintain a healthy weight in your daily life.

Our Education Library Is the New Go-to Hub of Information

February 15th, 2017

Over the past month, we have explored various sections of our new website including the Sinus & Allergy page, the Snoring & Sleep Apnea page, and the Patient Information page. The final frontier that we will navigate together is our Education Library page. The Education Library page is an extensive resource where you can learn everything about ear, nose, and throat problems.

Why Snoring Treatment Is a Wonderful Valentine’s Day Gift

February 8th, 2017

Are you tired of getting your significant other the same Valentine’s Day gift every year? Instead of buying a stale card and a bouquet of flowers, or taking him or her out to a restaurant, surprise that special someone with the gift that keeps on giving—snoring treatment! This year, instead of booking a couples massage, consider couples snoring treatment. Give each other the gift of a good night’s sleep by both getting sleep tested!

What Happens When You Get Too Little Sleep?

February 2nd, 2017

What would happen if a popular quarterback only got three hours of sleep the night before the Big Game? What if he only slept for four hours every night for a week before the Big Game? What if it had been months since he’d gotten a good night’s rest? One thing’s for sure, there would be a lot of angry football fans.