Posts With Category: ‘Sleep Apnea’
6 CPAP Alternatives That Will Actually Make Your Life Better
For many who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the go-to therapy option. For those who feel comfortable using a CPAP machine, the treatment is quite effective. Unfortunately, not everyone can tolerate CPAP machines; up to 86% of CPAP patients are non-compliant with treatment. For this reason, many patients […]
Shocking: Sleep Apnea by the Numbers
Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious disorder that causes shallow breathing or pauses in breathing during sleep. These pauses can last from seconds to minutes, and the results can lead to major health concerns. Just how many people are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea and how does it impact them? Here are some statistics that […]
How Does the CPAP Mask Work?
Those who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, or suspect that they might have the condition, often find themselves wondering about treatment options. One of the most well-known treatments for obstructive sleep apnea sufferers is continuous positive airway pressure, (CPAP) therapy. This therapy option uses a machine and attached mask, which helps people with sleep […]
How to Stop Someone from Snoring
Anyone who has dealt with a snoring bed partner understands the impact that lost sleep can have on mood and health. While it can be tempting to poke a partner in the ribs and go back to sleep, snoring can pose serious health risks, so ignoring the problem isn’t necessarily the best tactic. A National […]
The Hidden Dangers of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder, affecting more than 18 million American adults. Commonly associated with snoring, the disorder is more than an inconvenience. In fact, untreated sleep apnea can lead to serious, even life-threatening health risks. What is Sleep Apnea? There are five general types of sleep apnea, all of which pose significant […]
3 Common Reasons for Waking Up Tired
3 Reasons You Wake Up Tired Waking up tired everyday is a common complaint. What happens to you while you are sleeping affects how alert you feel during the day. If your sleep cycle is interrupted multiple times throughout the time, you probably will not wake up feeling your best. 1. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) […]
A Guide to Sleep Tracking
It’s normal to wake up tired and groggy from time to time, but, for some, daytime sleepiness is an everyday occurrence. If you’re wondering if you are really getting the rest that you need, you may be able to gain more clarity at home, using the latest sleep tracking technology. Just as smart phones and […]
Celebrities with Sleep Apnea; You Are Not Alone
Embed from Getty Images Sleep apnea can seem like such an isolating condition, but you are not alone. Celebrities, just like average Americans, fight their own battles against debilitating diseases and conditions. Think about Michael J. Fox, known for his role in Back to the Future as “Marty;” he struggles with Parkinson’s disease. Or Sarah […]
Compare Outcome of Septoplasty or Use of CPAP Machine
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, the first line of treatment is the nightly use of a CPAP machine. This treatment works well for those who consistently comply with its use and have no other physical obstructions that prevent effective breathing. Unfortunately, most cases of sleep apnea and snoring aren’t very simple. Also, […]
Sleeping in Separate Beds Due to Snoring
Although snoring is more common in men and overweight individuals, it can affect anyone. As you age, the tendency to snore increases, and it can have drastic effects on you or your partner’s sleeping habits. Snoring disrupts your sleep and ruins your sleep quality. Also, from a psychological standpoint, snoring can put a strain on […]
Correlation Between Sleep and Financial Success
We all know there are positive health benefits to getting a good night’s sleep, but recent research indicates that there is also a correlation between sleep and income. So, what exactly is this link, and how can improving your sleep lead to a better quality of life? Sleep Research In the National Health Interview Survey, the […]
Is the Pillar Procedure Recommended for People with Subtle Snoring?
The Pillar Procedure is a minimally invasive procedure that can help prevent snoring and sleep apnea. Candidacy for the procedure is based more on the cause of your snoring rather than how loudly you snore. If you or a loved one snores quietly but regularly, contact the sleep specialists at eos sleep to get an […]
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 […]