Posts With Category: ‘Sleep Issues’
How Accurate is a Home Sleep Study?
Are home sleep tests accurate? Home sleep tests prescribed by your doctor are extremely accurate. However, they do not always capture as much information about your health as a study conducted in a special sleep lab. If your situation requires the added precision of a lab test, your doctor will let you know. Can a […]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
How Does Sleep Deprivation Affect Your Heart?
Sleep Deprivation and Heart Health Being sleep-deprived, especially over a long period of time, can put you at risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke. One of the reasons this might occur is the fact that not getting enough sleep can cause blood pressure to increase. Having high blood pressure raises the risk […]Read More
What Happens if I Don’t Treat My Snoring?
Snoring not only disturbs your sleep partner, but it can also be a symptom of a serious medical condition if left untreated. Why Do People Snore When They Sleep? People snore when they sleep because they are unable to pass air freely from the nose to the throat. This restriction causes the tissues inside the […]Read More
Does Snoring Always Mean You Have Sleep Apnea?
You may have heard that snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder. But does that mean if you snore, you definitely have sleep apnea? What is snoring? Snoring is the sound that’s made when air flows past the tissues in the back of your throat. It happens when the tissues relax […]Read More
Does A Home Study Produce The Same Results As An In-Office Study?
Sleep apnea is a dangerous disorder that can affect your overall health, and a sleep study is the only way to definitively diagnose this condition. These tests have traditionally been conducted in a sleep lab, but in many cases, your doctor may be able to gather the information needed through a convenient at-home sleep test. […]Read More
What Is Involved In A Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure?
Chronic sinusitis is a common illness that’s characterized by inflammation in the nose and sinuses that don’t go away even after you take medication. This can cause uncomfortable symptoms that linger for months on end, but many patients can get relief from a procedure called balloon sinuplasty. In this blog, the board-certified physicians at eos […]Read More
Do Oral Appliances Really Work for Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a common yet serious sleep disorder, and the first type of recommended treatment is usually a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. But many patients find it uncomfortable and stop using it, putting their health in jeopardy. Oral appliances are an effective alternative in many cases, offering an easier, more comfortable way […]Read More
Is Inpatient Sleep Surgery Right for Me?
Sleep apnea is a very common yet potentially serious sleep disorder. In some cases, it can be treated without surgery, but surgery can sometimes provide the best form of treatment to alleviate your symptoms. In this blog, the sleep specialists at eos sleep explain the different types of inpatient sleep apnea surgeries to help you […]Read More
Can Snoring Be Fatal?
Snoring is often viewed as just a nuisance or is even the subject of jokes, but it can be a symptom of something much more serious. In this blog, the sleep specialists at eos sleep discuss the effects that snoring has on your health and whether it can actually be fatal. What is snoring, and […]Read More
When to See a Sleep Doctor
Everyone has trouble sleeping on occasion. Whether you’re worried about something or have a temporary illness, many factors can cause sleep to be elusive. In some cases, however, the issue continues and may be caused by a sleep disorder. If this is the case, you may need to see a sleep doctor in order to […]Read More
How To Get A Better Night’s Sleep
If you’ve having trouble getting a good night’s sleep, the effect can go far beyond feeling a little tired the next day. Adequate sleep is vital to your physical and cognitive health, and a lack of sleep can cause a variety of problems in many areas of your life. In this blog, the board-certified physicians at […]Read More
Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea
If you have sleep apnea, it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis and receive effective treatment for this serious disorder. It can cause short- and long-term health issues that may affect your well-being in serious ways if left untreated. What is sleep apnea? This very common disorder causes breathing to pause repeatedly during sleep. These […]Read More
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