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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Jan, 2016
Category

Relationships, Sleep Apnea, Snoring

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 […]

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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 […]

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Dec, 2015
Category

Sleep Apnea

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 […]

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‘Tis the Season to Stop Snoring

The holiday season is a time of joy and visits with friends and family. Many will be hosting overnight guests, and for homes with snorers, this can dampen the festive spirit. If you or someone you love snores, there is no better time to discover a solution. The Effects of Snoring Snoring is not only […]

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Dec, 2015
Category

CPAP, Sleep Apnea, Snoring

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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, […]

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