Posts With Category: ‘Sleep Apnea’
Will the Holidays Impact My Sleep Apnea?
Around the holidays, a lot of patients struggle more with their obstructive sleep apnea. While there are many reasons why sleep apnea is aggravated during the holiday season, these are the most likely reasons – and they are all ones you can avoid. Alcohol Consumption During the holidays, with parties and gatherings (which may be […]Read More
Surgical Options for the Treatment of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a condition affecting millions of Americans. For most people suffering from sleep apnea, there are any number of non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments available. From CPAP masks to oral appliances, septoplasty to balloon rhinoplasty, there are very effective treatments available that help most patients. However, some people do not respond to these […]Read More
Benefits of Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea
If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you should not ignore the diagnosis or the suggested treatment options. Sleep apnea can be detrimental to your health in many ways, and there can be significant health (and mental health) benefits to be gained from treating obstructive sleep apnea. Sleeping Well Is Good for Your […]Read More
Surgical Treatments for Sleep Apnea
While inpatient surgery for sleep apnea is never the first choice for treatment, for some people suffering from sleep apnea, it is a welcome choice. Whether you are CPAP intolerant and have not found a suitable alternative treatment for your apnea or your sleep apnea is so severe that it is interfering with your quality […]Read More
Is Stress Aggravating My Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Raise your hand if you’re feeling more stressed lately. You’re not alone. Almost everyone is experiencing a higher level of stress right now, and you may be wondering if stress is aggravating your obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Stress and sleep apnea are very poor bedfellows, and stress can impact your sleep. The Stress – Sleep […]Read More
Septoplasty in the Treatment of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing is interrupted during sleep. While this sometimes occurs because the brain fails to send the proper messages to the body to continue breathing (central sleep apnea) the most common form of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea – where the tongue, soft palate, and throat muscles relax […]Read More
How Is My Health Impacted by My Sleep Deprivation?
If you have untreated sleep apnea and you have night after night of poor sleep, the lack of sleep can cause serious health ramifications. Oxygen Supply to Organs Every organ can be impacted by sleep apnea. Breathing is an autonomic function, meaning it is something we don’t consciously control. It is necessary for oxygenating the […]Read More
Will I Sleep Better with CPAP?
Are you struggling to stay awake during the day or feeling like you’re moving through your days in a haze because you are not sleeping well at night? Do you feel like you can’t concentrate or get to the afternoon and simply can’t keep your eyes open? These are common complaints for people who have […]Read More
Do I Need a CPAP Mask?
A CPAP mask is a common treatment for people suffering from sleep apnea. Because sleep apnea can be so dangerous to your health, increasing the risk of high blood pressure, treating your apnea is important. A CPAP mask can be beneficial to many people who suffer with sleep apnea. How Does a CPAP Mask Work? […]Read More
Does Weight Gain Cause Snoring?
Snoring is something many people joke about, whether they are the one who snores, or their spouse keeps them up at night. But snoring is no laughing matter, as most often, snoring is a sign of some other health problem like sleep apnea or nasal obstruction. Everyone Snores Sometimes. When Is It a Problem? While […]Read More
How is Sleep Apnea in Children Treated?
How Do You Treat Sleep Apnea in Kids? Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea can be treated in several ways. Which treatment works best depends on where the blockage that reduces airflow is located: Topical nasal steroids can produce relief for children with allergies or sinus issues. Removal of the tonsils or adenoids can help when they […]Read More
What are Common Signs of Sleep Apnea?
What Are the Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a condition where a person suffers brief “apneas” or pauses in breathing throughout the night lasting a few seconds. In most cases, however, the person is not aware of either the apneas or being awakened. How Would I Know if I Had Sleep Apnea? […]Read More
How Can a CPAP Mask Help with Sleep Apnea?
If you stop and start breathing repeatedly during sleep, you may have a condition called sleep apnea. A CPAP machine can help. Is It Dangerous to Sleep Without a CPAP? A CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine provides a constant supply of pressurized air to keep your airways open as you sleep. A fitted mask […]Read More
Is My Child’s Snoring Normal or a Sleep Disorder?
If your child snores, you may think it is exhaustion. In some cases, however, snoring can indicate the presence of a sleep disorder that can affect your child. What Makes a Child Snore? The following are some of the most common causes of snoring in children: Enlarged tonsils and adenoids A cold or another form […]Read More
Could Your Child Have Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea isn’t just a sleep disorder that affects adults. Children can also be affected by sleep apnea, which can lead to problems at school and health issues without treatment. Causes of Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea occurs when children experience breathing pauses while they are asleep. An estimated one to four percent of children between […]Read More