Posts With Category: ‘Sleep Apnea’
Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatments
It’s no surprise that snoring is to blame for not getting enough sleep at night, but it can also signal sleep apnea. For some, snoring is just an annoyance, but for many, it’s a sign of a serious medical condition known as sleep apnea. Those who suffer from sleep apnea experience pauses in breathing throughout […]Read More
Warning Signs that Your Snoring is Serious
Many people view snoring as simply an annoyance. Either out of embarrassment or because you don’t view is as a serious problem, you may have never mentioned it to your doctor. As tempting as it is to ignore the problem, it could be caused by a serious medical condition. If your snoring is severe, you […]Read More
Consequences of Sleep Deprivation
Most people know that sleep is important, but not everyone understands just how dangerous sleep deprivation can be. Sleep (just like water, food, and air) is a necessity for all humans. While you sleep, your body is hard at work, restoring, strengthening and rejuvenating itself. Researchers suggest that the average amount of sleep needed to […]Read More
What is Sleep Apnea?
In recent years, sleep apnea is becoming a familiar topic of conversation in the media. As awareness grows, more and more people are wondering if they may have the condition. So, what is sleep apnea and how do you know if you have it?Read More
We Offer a Sleep Study at Home
In order to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), doctors need to gather anatomical information from you first. A sleep study, either at home or in a sleep lab, can provide this information. It will help doctors determine what is causing your sleep disturbances and how severe they are. A polysomnogram is a test that records […]Read More
What Are Sleep Apnea Surgery Options?
Several minimally-invasive sleep apnea surgery options are available if you are noncompliant with your CPAP mask. Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that causes your sleep to be disrupted by pauses of breathing. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to a host of related concerns, including high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, depression and accident risk […]Read More
Are Sleep Apnea and High Blood Pressure Related?
Sleep apnea is not just a nuisance, it’s a serious health condition with many health complications, including high blood pressure. Yes, sleep apnea and high blood pressure typically go hand in hand. Because as many as one in five adults suffers from at least mild sleep apnea, it is vital to know the warning signs […]Read More
7 Signs & Symptoms of Severe Sleep Apnea in Adults
Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition, experienced by millions across the United States. Unfortunately, many don’t even realize that they have a sleep condition, let alone severe sleep apnea. When left untreated, this can lead to long-term and even life-threatening symptoms. Sleep apnea is characterized by pauses in breathing that happen while you sleep. […]Read More
How To Stop Snoring
If you are like many, you view your snoring as a problem that you simply have to live with. Not only is this mindset false, it can also be dangerous. Snoring is nothing to be embarrassed about. In fact, 1 in 4 Americans are habitual snorers. Snoring is your body’s way of alerting you that […]
What To Do When You’re Tired Of Wearing Your CPAP Mask
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is considered by most sleep experts to be a highly effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Unfortunately, a treatment can only be effective if patients use it, and many sleep apnea sufferers have abandoned their CPAP treatment. Obstructive sleep apnea is a fairly common sleep disorder that has been linked to […]
When We Don’t Sleep Enough, We Eat Too Much: Here’s Why
Many have long-suspected that lack of sleep leads to unhealthy eating habits and weight gain. A new study published in the journal SLEEP is helping to explain exactly why this is the case. Linking Sleep to Appetite Researchers at the University of Chicago determined that 14 individuals who were sleep-deprived consumed almost 1,000 calories by snacking in the […]
CPAP Masks: They Are A Love-Hate Relationship
Almost all sleep apnea sufferers are familiar with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines, and their corresponding masks. Millions of Americans are dealing with sleep apnea, and CPAP therapy is the most frequently prescribed treatment for the disorder. CPAP machines help people with obstructive sleep apnea to sleep better by increasing air pressure in the throat so that […]
When Should I Be Retested For Sleep Apnea?
If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you understand the negative impact of sleep conditions. Lack of quality sleep can lead to a host of medical, logistical, safety and relationship problems. Ensuring that your sleep apnea is under control and that you have access to all of the latest treatments is vital to maintaining good […]
How Better Sleep Contributes to Safer, Healthier Lives
When it comes to good health, sleep plays one of the most important roles. Getting the right amount of quality sleep at the right time protects your physical well-being, quality of life, mental health and safety. But just how vital is sleep, and what happens when you […]
10 Tips for People Who Sleep with a Snorer
Trying to get a good night’s sleep when your partner snores can seem like an impossible feat. Snoring is a fairly common problem that can lead to relationship strife and sleepless nights. Sleep is vital for your health and wellbeing, so finding a solution is likely high on your priority list. Luckily, there are several […]