Sunday, April 11, 2010

Zoom Contest - Part Deux

Due the popular response we had to last months contest, we decided to have an encore. Or as they often say in the movies, "Part Deux (Two)." It's the same system that was featured on ABC's Extreme Makeover. Zoom offers a great alternative to take-home and over-the-counter systems. One visit after a thorough exam can lighten your teeth up to 10 shades in just 2 hours! To be entered into this contest, be sure you're signed up for our newsletter. It's free and who knows, you might be one of winners one of these months!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Why Am I Feeling So Tired?

Are you constantly feeling tired during the day? There could be many reasons behind this feeling. Perhaps you have a newborn that needs attention, maybe you're consuming one too many cups of coffee during the day. But, suppose you're simply not getting enough sleep? Even more complicating, suppose you DON'T KNOW you're not getting enough sleep. There's a condition called sleep apnea that causes you to temporarily stop breathing while you're sleeping. In doing so, you often wake up which disrupts your sleep cycle. The end result, even though it appears by your clock that you've gotten enough hours of bedtime, you in fact have been short changed. The only real sign you might have to all this is that you experience constant fatigue no matter how many hours you sleep each night. Left untreated, sleep apnea can increase your risk in other areas of your health.

One way to see if this might be the case is to take an Epworth Sleep Apnea Test which you can find on our website. It's a simple online quiz that shouldn't take you long, but could provide some useful insight.

One Thing Leads to Another - This Too Shall Pass

Did you ever have one of those days, where one small thing leads to another small thing, then to another, and another... Well, here's a video that does this on purpose. It's a musical video put out by the same guys who did the Dancing Treadmills - "OK Go."

It's fun to watch, yet I can't imagine how long it took them to put this together for it to work. Enjoy and share it with your friends.