Posts With Category: ‘Obstructive Sleep Apnea’
How Can Sleep Affect Your Health?
Everyone has suffered through a restless night of sleep and the ensuing problems. Poor sleep causes a myriad of troubles ranging from poor concentration to irritability. Recent studies indicate that a lack of shut-eye is even worse than originally thought. There is now evidence that poor sleep can negatively impact the heart, one’s weight and […]
What are the Long-Term Effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Snoring?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when your breathing is interrupted several times while you’re sleeping. This sleep disorder affects more than 18 million people in the US, according to the National Sleep Foundation. When you have sleep apnea, your throat muscles repeatedly block your airway, which causes you to snore and wake up abruptly throughout […]
Depression & Other Sleep Apnea Related Conditions in Men
Physicians agree that sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, and certain health issues are closely linked. If you are a man, there are specific health issues that you’ll need to watch closely. Men experiencing sleep disorders have unique health needs. The most research indicates links between conditions such as sleep apnea and heart problems, testosterone […]
5 Ways to Know If You Have a Snoring Problem
Do you have a snoring problem? Snoring is not just an annoyance, it can signal major health concerns. Sleep apnea, a serious medical condition characterized by pauses in breathing that obstruct airflow is closely associated with chronic snoring. So, how can you figure out if you snore? Here are 5 tools that you can use […]
What Causes Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Really?
If you find excessive daytime sleepiness interfering with your daily activities several times per month or even a few times per week, you’re not alone. Nearly half of us say that excessive daytime sleepiness, or EDS, causes us problems a few times a month, and one fifth admit that it happens several days a week. […]
What No One Told You About Sleep Apnea Symptoms in Women
Sleep apnea is a far more common problem now than it was when it was first described sixty years ago because more people today are overweight or obese. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious health problem that affects over 20 million Americans with over 38,000 deaths every year from cardiovascular problems that are due […]
New Technology Finds Its Way to the CPAP Mask
Your sleep apnea or snoring no longer have to remain untreated. Technology has advanced rapidly since the first CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines arrived on the scene in the early 80s. For those with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a CPAP can literally be a lifesaver. Untreated sleep apnea can result in significant health conditions, such as […]
How Do You Know It’s Time to See a Sleep Doctor
Sleeping is a natural function of the body, and doctor’s recommend that we get as many as 8 hours of sleep every night. Many can attest, however, that sometimes sleep doesn’t always come as easily as we would like. When Is It Time To See A Sleep Doctor? We dream about those extra Zzz’s all […]
The Easiest Way to Stop Snoring and Start Sleeping Better
It’s no secret that many of us don’t get enough sleep. We’ve all witnessed coworkers dragging into work with under-eye bags, or find ourselves guilty of nodding off in midafternoon meetings. But if you’re consistently devoting enough time for a decent night’s sleep and you still aren’t feeling refreshed in the morning, then something is […]
A Brief History of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea, also called obstructive sleep apnea or OSA, is not a new disorder by any means. While it might seem like it’s becoming more prominent due to the increase in obesity over the past few decades, symptoms of sleep apnea-like disorders have been observed for centuries. Luckily, technology and doctors’ understanding of the causes of […]
How Men and Women are Different When it Comes to Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Over 20 million American adults live with sleep apnea. While the symptoms of sleep apnea may differ between men and women, the condition is associated with equally serious health consequences for both genders. May 10-16th is National Women’s Health Week, a time for women’s health issues to take center stage. Here’s a look at snoring […]
How to Stop Snoring and Get Better Sleep
Each May, we welcome Better Sleep Month – a month dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of sleep and the conditions that may negatively impact your sleep and overall health, including snoring. For many, this month may serve as a “wake-up call” about the risks and consequences of inadequate sleep and the importance of […]
Home Sleep Study Offers More Convenient Sleep Apnea Testing in NYC
Patients Can Now Get Diagnosed with Sleep Apnea Without an Overnight Stay at the Sleep Lab For many years, the only way you could be diagnosed with sleep apnea was by undergoing a sleep study, also known as a polysomnogram, in a sleep lab setting. But new advances in medical devices have made an accurate […]
Does Poor Sleep Lead to Dementia?
It is a well-known fact that sleep deprivation has many negative health consequences. Anyone who has experienced a poor night’s sleep – or perhaps a night of no sleep at all – has likely endured some unpleasant side effects. A lack of sleep can noticeably impact a person’s ability to concentrate, impairing memory and cognitive […]
Why Drowsy Driving is Dangerous
We’ve all done it – gotten behind the wheel when we’re less than alert, pulled out of the driveway with sleepy eyes because obligations required us to do so. Maybe it was a big day at the office, an early flight or a child’s school drop-off. Perhaps it was coasting home on empty roads at night […]