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Are you having nightmares? Experiencing insomnia? Do you have the sensation that you’re falling through the air when you fall asleep? Or do you grind your teeth at night? All these symptoms belong to the same category of disorders, which are called parasomnias, or sleep disorders. All categories combined, parasomnias affect about 4% of adults […]

Did you know that we spend a third of our lives sleeping? Sleep is considered to be one of the three pillars of long-term good health, alongside healthy eating and active living. However, many see it as a waste of time; people sleep on average one hour less per day than their physiological needs. Good […]

Let’s face it, many of us are living the present pandemic with anxiety, one of the risk factors associated with sleep disorders. The worry of contracting the virus, uncertainty about the future, or even simply our schedule being disrupted by confinement are all triggers. In addition to affecting the quality of our sleep, by causing […]

Regular meditation does not only improve your mental health but also boosts your mood. Some studies1 suggest that it helps reduce anxiety, addiction, chronic pain, and blood pressure—all while improving memory, awareness and harmony in interpersonal relationships. Eight weeks of practice is more than enough to reduces stress and anxiety, or help you concentrate. Regularly […]

In Canada, 1 person in 20, which represents 5% of the population, suffers from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)*. It is a disorder that causes breathing to stop during sleep and includes various symptoms, such as headaches, difficulty concentrating, drowsiness, fatigue, etc. To find out if you suffer from OSA, you should consult a doctor for […]

Do you suffer from migraines that are affecting your quality of life? Did you know that these can be caused by a simple sleep disorder? In addition to severe headaches, there are tell-tale symptoms related to lack of sleep: Painful jaws when you wake up Difficulty opening your mouth when you wake up Sensitive or […]

Do you snore so much that your family grinds their teeth in frustration? Snoring can be caused by sleep apnea, which may require medical and dental care. Here are a few tips to help you reduce snoring. Clear your nasal cavities before going to sleep: a warm shower, a nasal solution, and nasal strips sold […]

Did you know that snoring, which is bothersome for the entire household, can indicate obstructive sleep apnoea? When we sleep, our tongue and tissues at the back of the throat relax, partially blocking the air and vibrating when we breathe and causing us to snore! Certain conditions, such as pregnancy, being overweight, having very large […]

Did you know that apnea, a sleep disorder, can affect your overall health? Poor sleep can cause headaches and chronic fatigue, affect your work performance and, in serious cases, lead to health problems, such as hypertension, diabetes, gastric reflux, etc. More than 25% of Canadians have issues associated with a high risk of developing obstructive […]

Whether you clench your teeth or you grind them, the result is the same: it wears the tooth enamel. Bruxism can appear at any age. As there is no curative treatment, the prevention of lesions to the bucco-facial structures is the main therapeutic objective. This motor activity is mostly unconscious, so pay attention to the […]

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Meet the founder and owner of Dr. Lechner Sleep Health Clinic. Mastering all aspects of general dentistry, Dr. Lechner developed an interest in sleep disorders and in neuromuscular dentistry.