Ashford Clinic Blog
How Are You Sleeping?
Other than a lumpy and uncomfortable mattress, pregnancy or feeling generally achy in the muscles, sleep should be easy to come by. You should be able to set up a comfortable sleep space that makes you feel warm, toasty and ready to sink into a deep sleep cycle that sees you through until the morning. You should be waking up rested and ready to take on the day, with your body feeling relaxed and muscles comfortable.
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that gently opens sinus passages restoring air flow and providing immediate relief for pressure from the sinus passages. It is a short, in-office procedure (typically one hour) to dilate the inflamed passages and flush the infected sinus cavities.
Most patients report that nasal breathing improves during the procedure and sinus and head pressure are immediately lessened. Because this is a minimally invasive procedure under light sedation, recovery is much shorter and less painful than traditional sinus surgeries.
Breathe through your nose – fall asleep faster
Are you one of the millions of people who can’t seem to fall asleep, or stay asleep? In our smart-phone age, it’s getting more difficult to wind down our overactive waking selves and get a healthy period of sleep. Here’s a simple technique for falling asleep that works for thousands.
Sleep, snacking, and optimal breathing habits
It’s a common, and unhealthy combination: you’re bone tired, you can’t sleep because you can’t breathe right, and you crave sweet, or salty, or fatty foods – or all of them! All too often we find ourselves in an unhealthy cycle of poor sleep, obstructed breathing and cravings for the least nutritious foods: sweet, salty, or fatty.
How to Thrive in Pollen Season
It's hard not to notice that we're deep into pollen season, with the fine layer of yellow covering everything left outdoors and the coughing, sneezing, and runny noses of those suffering from Seasonal Allergies. An estimated 36 million Americans deal with some form of Seasonal Allergies, and with hundreds of medications, home remedies, and other products available on the market all claiming to help rid you of your allergy symptoms, it's hard to know where to start or what would even work for you.
The congested breather’s guide to Septum, Turbinates and Nasal Valve
What parts of your nose get stuffed up, why, and what to do. It’s more than just annoying and inconvenient when you can’t breathe properly through your nose. Medical experts, athletic trainers and yogis all agree that nose breathing is beneficial.
Why Can’t I Breathe When I Exercise?
I’m healthy, but I can’t inhale enough through my nose when I exercise. What’s up? Take a tour through the online forums on fitness and exercise, and you’re likely to see questions and complaints from many people who wonder why it feels like they can’t get enough air through their noses during exercise. Runners, bicyclists, body builders, soccer players and aerobics enthusiasts – it’s a problem that lots of athletes have.
Snoring and its Treatment (or How Can I Sleep without Sounding Like a Freight Train!?!)
You snore. No, you really snore – like the-neighbor-down-the-block-complains snoring; like your-family-moved-to-the-next-county-to–get-a-good-night’s-sleep snoring. Even your dog won’t sleep in the same room with you. They are all mad because you wake up refreshed, when they lose sleep because YOU SOUND LIKE A TRUCK! What is a person to do?