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Posts With Category: ‘Sleep Apnea’

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 […]

July 15th, 2015
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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 […]

July 8th, 2015
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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 […]

July 1st, 2015
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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 […]

June 29th, 2015
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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 […]

May 26th, 2015
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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 […]

May 11th, 2015
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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 […]

May 8th, 2015
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How Secondhand Snoring Affects Relationships

Sleep should make you feel refreshed and rested, not groggy and craving more sleep. However, if you’re one of the many people who snores — or who has a snoring bed partner — then sleep may not be making you feel as good as it should. The causes of snoring are sometimes temporary, but in […]

April 24th, 2015
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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 […]

March 12th, 2015
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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 […]

February 18th, 2015
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Sleep Recommendations By Age from the National Sleep Foundation

How much sleep do we really need? Well, it turns out that it ranges. And in more ways than one. An updated report recently published by the National Sleep Foundation reveals that it not only depends on your age group, but on your individual needs – needs that are impacted by factors such as your […]

February 12th, 2015
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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 […]

January 22nd, 2015
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Tackling Snoring and Sleep Apnea in the New Year

Resolve to Get a Better Night’s Sleep in 2015 Each January marks the dawn of new personal goals — for fitness, self-improvement, relationships and more. Surprisingly, one very simple resolution is often overlooked despite the dramatic impact it can have upon a person’s quality of life. It’s one that spawns positive effects like improved concentration, […]

January 6th, 2015
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CPAP Therapy in New York City

Tolerating your CPAP mask is not impossible, it just requires taking some specific steps so that the change in treatment can be justified and covered by insurance. First and foremost, an ENT specialist should evaluate the upper airway to determine if there is any obstruction.  If the doctor suspects you are at risk for sleep apnea, you […]

September 17th, 2014
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How PTSD Relates to Obstructive Sleep Apnea & CPAP Therapy

In 2010, The American College of Chest Physicians published a study in the Chest Journal to determine how frequent Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is among combat veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD may develop after a person is exposed to one or more traumatic events, such as assault, warfare, serious injury, serious psychological trauma […]

September 11th, 2014
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