Posts With Category: ‘Sleep Apnea’
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
What is Sleep Apnea? 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 […]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 […]
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 […]