The longest a human has survived without sleep is 264 hours, or 11 days. Sleeping is like eating and breathing – it is an essential human function. When you sleep, your body works to maintain your health; in particular, it maintains the health of your brain. During sleep, your body forms new pathways to help you learn information the next day. It also solidifies both short and long-term memories from the previous days. If you have trouble falling or staying asleep, your physical, mental and emotional health are at risk. Dr. Manning is triple board certified, one of which is in sleep medicine.

Snoring/Sleep Apnea

As many as forty-five percent of adults report occasional snoring, and over twenty-five percent snore every night. Snoring occurs when there is an obstruction in air flow in the throat, mouth and/or nose. The sound we hear is the result of the tongue or upper throat vibrating against the soft palate and uvula during breathing.…

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Sleep Treatment

CPAP A continuous positive airway pressure device (CPAP) is a treatment option for those with sleep apnea or other breathing problems. The CPAP consists of three major parts: a mask that fits over the mouth and nose with straps to hold it in place, a tube that connects the mask to the motor and the…

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