Dr. Brandon Hedgecock on Fox 7 Austin: Pandemic Stress and Sleep

Millions of people across the globe suffered from sleep issues before COVID-19 and unfortunately, the pandemic has created a whole new host of problems, even for people who previously didn't have sleep concerns. Dr. Brandon Hedgecock recently spoke to Fox 7 Austin about the impact of pandemic-related stress on sleep habits. The uncertainty of COVID-19 paired with changes in daily schedules... read more »

Are you and your partner headed for a Sleep Divorce?

First there was “unconscious coupling,” now there’s “sleep divorce.” Sleep divorce is the term coined for partners who may be loving and amicable throughout the day but have a hard time sharing a bed at night. Sleep “divorcees” are opting for another spot in the house to slumber or even looking to buy a second bed in order to garner... read more »

Did You Know That Your Child Can Suffer From Sleep Apnea?

When talking about sleep apnea, you commonly hear about it affecting adults. But did you know that sleep apnea also impacts children? In fact, there are estimates that one to four percent of children experience sleep apnea, and they are often between 2 and 8 years old. Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea happens when your child’s breathing is partially or completely... read more »

Better Sleep Means Better Immunity

Sound sleep is elusive for millions of people even under normal circumstances. Now with the added stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of those having trouble sleeping has increased tremendously. According to a recent survey conducted by SleepHelp.org, more than than one in five people say their sleep quality has suffered since the arrival of the Coronavirus. Google even... read more »

Check Out Our Sleep Better Austin YouTube Channel!

Do you want to learn more about Sleep Better Austin? Check out our videos on YouTube! Follow the link and you'll hear Dr. Brandon Hedgecock and our team talk about the following: Video 1 First Responder Free Oral Appliance Jessica gives our chosen first responder patient the certificate of a free oral appliance! SO EXCITING TO GIVE BACK TO OUR... read more »

Recognize These Signs? You May Have Sleep Apnea and Need Treatment

If your partner or roommate complains that you snore when you sleep, you might feel embarrassed, but it should raise some concerns. If you get complaints about your snoring and experience excessive tiredness throughout your day, you may have a serious medical condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea causes your breathing to stop and start during sleep. If you find... read more »

Treatment Options for Central Sleep Apnea

If you have trouble breathing while you sleep, you may have a type of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea comes in several forms: – Central sleep apnea (CSA) – Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – Mixed sleep apnea (a combination of both central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea) Sleep Apnea Causes The most common sleep apnea condition is obstructive sleep apnea,... read more »