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Can One Oral Appliance Work for Sleep Apnea and TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint disorders (called TMJ or TMD) and sleep apnea often occur in the same person. Since many people have both conditions, and we treat both conditions with oral appliances, patients often ask: can I get just one appliance for both my conditions? Not really. The two treatments [...]

By |September 8th, 2022|Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on Can One Oral Appliance Work for Sleep Apnea and TMJ?

Off-the-Grid Sleep Apnea Solutions for Hiking

Do you think you can't do the Colorado Trail or other long hiking trips because CPAP chains you to a power supply? Hiking ten miles and more a day at elevation is extremely difficult when you’re not sleeping well at night, and you can't really bring your CPAP with you. But that doesn't mean [...]

By |June 6th, 2022|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Off-the-Grid Sleep Apnea Solutions for Hiking

What to Do When CPAP Makes You Gassy

CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) can be a life-saving treatment, if people use it. However, CPAP comes with many side effects that make it unpleasant to use. This makes people sleep without CPAP, choosing untreated sleep apnea over their treatment. Understanding these side effects can help you understand how to deal with [...]

By |May 17th, 2022|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on What to Do When CPAP Makes You Gassy

Is Sleep Apnea Making You Sleepy During The Day?

Do you sleep looking forward to a great night’s rest only to wake up feeling like you never went to sleep at all? Does this lack of sleep cause you to feel tired throughout the day, affecting your overall concentration and work effort? If so, your lingering daytime sleepiness may be a sign of [...]

By |April 21st, 2022|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Is Sleep Apnea Making You Sleepy During The Day?

Is It Nightmares or Sleep Apnea Waking You Up?

Are you waking up with nightmares regularly? Although nightmares themselves may be your problem, for many adults, it's actually sleep apnea that is causing wakeful nights in terror. If you have trouble waking up regularly in a cold sweat with a sense of panic, have your primary care physician refer you for [...]

By |February 23rd, 2022|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Is It Nightmares or Sleep Apnea Waking You Up?

Sleep Apnea Can Contribute to Headaches, Too

With the major link between TMJ and migraines via the trigeminal nerve, it’s understandable that normally when we talk about headaches, we emphasize Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD). However, sleep apnea is also a major contributor to your headache risk, and it can lead to all common types of [...]

By |November 3rd, 2021|Headache, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Can Contribute to Headaches, Too

CU Anschutz Researches Technique to Improve Sleep in Active-Duty Military and Veterans

Sleep is essential to the fitness of our fighting soldiers. In fact, it’s one part of the performance triad that the army recommends its soldiers observe to maintain battle fitness.  It’s also essential to help veterans adapt to civilian life and enjoy a good quality of life after their tours of duty. Unfortunately, sleep [...]

By |October 6th, 2021|Sleep Apnea, Snoring|Comments Off on CU Anschutz Researches Technique to Improve Sleep in Active-Duty Military and Veterans

What is the Best Treatment For Sleep Apnea?

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea, or you suspect having sleep apnea, you might wonder what treatment options are available to you. Fortunately, sleep apnea treatment has come a long way in the past 20 years. In the past, CPAP was the only available treatment. Today, there is a [...]

By |August 3rd, 2021|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on What is the Best Treatment For Sleep Apnea?

Dr. Kevin S. Berry Recently Obtained a Master of Science in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine

A huge congratulations are in order for our very own Dr. Kevin S. Berry who recently obtained a Master of Science in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine from the prestigious Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry USC. The 37-month program provided Dr. Berry with advanced training and knowledge of orofacial pain and oral medicine including [...]

By |July 8th, 2021|Chronic Pain, Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on Dr. Kevin S. Berry Recently Obtained a Master of Science in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine

Don’t Forget Sleep Apnea & TMJ When Considering Sleep Position

As a way to get your best night of sleep yet, you might have come across several articles across the internet that say which positions are best and which are the worst. Sleeping on your back is good for X but it’s bad for Z. How do you know which sleep position is actually [...]

By |July 6th, 2021|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Don’t Forget Sleep Apnea & TMJ When Considering Sleep Position

Losing Weight to Treat Sleep Apnea

If you suffer from both obesity and {{{{link id='16' text='sleep apnea'}}}} you must be able to get the treatment you need. With the use of a CPAP machine or oral appliance therapy, you will find that you feel much more rested and awake during the day. As your energy levels continue [...]

By |May 4th, 2021|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Losing Weight to Treat Sleep Apnea

5 Ways Sleep Apnea Could Be Causing Your Headaches

If you are having frequent headaches, they can be disruptive. It can be hard to work, and even harder to play when you have bad headaches. It can feel very hard to track down the cause of your headaches, too, which makes them even more frustrating. Sleep apnea [...]

By |March 1st, 2021|Headache, Migraine, Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on 5 Ways Sleep Apnea Could Be Causing Your Headaches

CPAP Can Make Morning Breath Worse

We’ve previously noted that {{{{link id='16' text='sleep apnea'}}}} can cause bad morning breath. So, shouldn’t CPAP cure morning breath related to dry mouth during sleep? We would like to think so, especially since mouth drying overnight is associated with an increased risk of cavities. However, for some people, [...]

By |November 3rd, 2020|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on CPAP Can Make Morning Breath Worse

New Surgery Techniques Could Aid Oral Appliance Therapy

Although CPAP is an effective treatment for sleep apnea, many people hate it. These people dislike the treatment so much that they would rather suffer the health consequences of sleep apnea--up to and including death--than use their CPAP. Clearly, these people need an alternative.  Sleep Apnea Appliances Denver

By |September 9th, 2020|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on New Surgery Techniques Could Aid Oral Appliance Therapy

CPAP Use Went up in European Lockdowns for COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has had some dramatic effects on the way we live our lives. Perhaps none of these effects were more severe than the various isolation orders, such as the “shelter-in-place” or “stay-at-home” orders issued by Governor Polis or Mayor Hancock. These orders changed the way people spent their time, making most of [...]

By |August 12th, 2020|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on CPAP Use Went up in European Lockdowns for COVID-19

Sleep Apnea Treatment Could Help Black Americans Manage Diabetes

Sleep is one important cornerstone of health. During sleep, our body performs vital tasks, including regulating our metabolism. When a condition like sleep apnea disrupts sleep, it can disrupt the body’s functions, either causing or worsening systemic health conditions, such as diabetes.  According to a new study, sleep apnea is associated with higher blood sugar [...]

By |June 9th, 2020|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Treatment Could Help Black Americans Manage Diabetes

Sleep Apnea Treatment Is an Urgent Medical Need

If you have sleep apnea, you might be considering postponing getting treatment until later because of the coronavirus pandemic. While many people focus on some of the long-term risks of sleep apnea, such as increased dementia and cancer risk, it’s important to understand that not all of the consequences of sleep apnea [...]

By |April 8th, 2020|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Treatment Is an Urgent Medical Need

Low Testosterone Levels? Sleep May Play A Role. Or Maybe Not.

The symptoms of sleep apnea aren’t ones that are unexpected with a condition that causes interrupted and inconsistent sleep. Problems such as daytime sleepiness, fatigue, a lack of energy, and restlessness all seem to fit with a condition that negatively impacts our sleeping patterns. However, with more studies we realize the impact can [...]

By |March 25th, 2020|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Low Testosterone Levels? Sleep May Play A Role. Or Maybe Not.

Treating Sleep Apnea Helps Beauty

Recently, Married at First Sight star Mishel Karen caused a bit of a stir this week when she revealed her “extreme” beauty routine. Among the elements in her routine, she includes BOTOX ® Cosmetic injections, teeth whitening, and working out with a personal trainer. However, what most people found most surprising was her use [...]

By |February 12th, 2020|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Treating Sleep Apnea Helps Beauty

You Don’t Have to Try CPAP before Getting an Oral Appliance

You might think that just because your doctor’s diagnosed CPAP, that’s how you have to treat your sleep apnea. If you don’t like the idea of CPAP, you should get a second opinion about sleep apnea treatment. So, you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea. This often leads to a number of conflicted feelings. Many people [...]

By |December 11th, 2019|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on You Don’t Have to Try CPAP before Getting an Oral Appliance

Sleep Apnea in You and Your Pet: Don’t Let Snoring Dogs Lie

Dog owners share a lot with our pets (sometimes whether we want to or not): our homes, our furniture, our food, etc. Although contagious diseases that can cross species are rare, there are some medical conditions common in dogs and people alike: arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and sleep apnea to name [...]

By |November 21st, 2019|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea in You and Your Pet: Don’t Let Snoring Dogs Lie

Most People with Insomnia Have Sleep Apnea

Sleep disorders are complex to diagnose and treat. It’s hard even to get a good sense that you have a sleep disorder, since your doctor might not ask about it (and might not even know much about it). And once you think you might know you have a problem, it’s easy to misdiagnose the specific [...]

By |November 7th, 2019|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Most People with Insomnia Have Sleep Apnea

Is Coffee Causing Your Migraines?

For many of us, coffee is part of our daily routine. While one cup of java in the morning might be the perfect pick-me-up, adding too many more caffeinated drinks over the course of the day could be increasing your risk of migraines. That’s according to a new study, which suggests that [...]

By |October 9th, 2019|Bruxism, Migraine, Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on Is Coffee Causing Your Migraines?

Could Treating Sleep Apnea Help with Depression?

We know that people with chronic health problems often experience depression or anxiety associated with their condition, but the link with sleep apnea is stronger than usual. Mood disorders are common in people with sleep apnea, and depression is so commonly linked that it often masks the underlying problem [...]

By |June 26th, 2019|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Could Treating Sleep Apnea Help with Depression?

Sleep Apnea Linked to Cancer in Women

Sleep is critical to our body’s overall health and proper function. So it makes sense that a condition like sleep apnea, which disrupts sleep, would have far-ranging effects on our health. That’s why it’s not a surprise that new research has reaffirmed the potential link between sleep apnea and cancer. Although this [...]

By |May 29th, 2019|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Linked to Cancer in Women

Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy Leads to Higher Blood Sugar

For pregnant women, controlling blood sugar is an important way to stay healthy. Women with higher blood sugar during pregnancy are more likely to develop diabetes, and their babies are more likely to be obese. Unfortunately, a new study shows that sleep apnea during pregnancy can lead to higher blood sugar all [...]

By |April 3rd, 2019|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy Leads to Higher Blood Sugar

Does Sleep Apnea Make You Older?

No matter what anyone tells you, age is not just a number. Sure, we may have our chronological age, which is just a simple number, but in truth we all also have a biological age, which is much more than a number. Instead, it’s a complex manifestation of how our body is aging. Some factors [...]

By |March 6th, 2019|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Does Sleep Apnea Make You Older?

Waking Up to Urinate at Night? Could Be Sleep Apnea, Not BPH

Nighttime urination, called nocturia, is one of the most annoying (and common) symptoms of aging. It makes it harder for you to get sleep you need, and it can be very uncomfortable, too. If you are experiencing this, you might first think that it’s linked to prostate problems like bph (benign prostatic hyperplasia), [...]

By |January 2nd, 2019|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Waking Up to Urinate at Night? Could Be Sleep Apnea, Not BPH

Women Might Be at Greater Risk from Snoring, Sleep Apnea

According to a new study, women might be at a higher risk for heart problems related to snoring and sleep apnea. They may also start to develop symptoms at a younger age. Researchers in the study also found that sleep apnea is probably greatly underdiagnosed among snorers. Women at [...]

By |December 5th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Women Might Be at Greater Risk from Snoring, Sleep Apnea

6 Benefits of Seeing an Experienced Sleep Dentist

If you are looking for a sleep dentist to help you treat your sleep apnea without CPAP, take the time to consider your options carefully. Your sleep dentist will make a tremendous difference in the quality of your results and in the quality of your experience. One important thing [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on 6 Benefits of Seeing an Experienced Sleep Dentist

Questions to Ask When Your Regular Dentist Offers You a Night Guard

You’ve discovered that you’re a night bruxer. In other words, you clench and grind your teeth at night while you sleep. Your regular dentist is offering to give you a night guard to protect your teeth from future damage. It seems like a good idea to take it, but before you do, there are some [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|Bruxism, Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on Questions to Ask When Your Regular Dentist Offers You a Night Guard

Link Between TMJ & Sleep Apnea

Sleep dentists are trained to help treat sleep apnea with the use of oral appliances. There are many dentists who will advertise their services as sleep dentists after just a short, focused training on oral appliances. However, if you are looking for a sleep dentist who is likely to give you [...]

By |September 6th, 2018|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on Link Between TMJ & Sleep Apnea

For People at Risk for Dementia, Sleep Apnea Causes Brain Changes

As America’s population is getting older, we see an increased risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. This condition can lead to dramatically shortened lives for sufferers, and even in its early stages, dementia can rob sufferers of their quality of life. It also dramatically impacts the family of sufferers, who have to watch a loved [...]

By |August 9th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on For People at Risk for Dementia, Sleep Apnea Causes Brain Changes

A Blood Test for Sleep Apnea? That Might Work

Sleep apnea is a potentially deadly condition, but, with treatment, risks may be reduced. However, before treatment can start, we have to detect people with the condition. That’s where having additional screening techniques can be helpful. The more ways we can detect sleep apnea, the more likely we are to find it [...]

By |June 28th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on A Blood Test for Sleep Apnea? That Might Work

AASM Recommends against Medical Marijuana for Sleep Apnea

The approval of recreational marijuana in Colorado took some of the shine off the medical marijuana (MMJ) trade, but people still seek MMJ for a wide range of illnesses, such as nausea, headaches, chronic pain, anxiety, and insomnia. But is it good for sleep apnea? The Minnesota Department of Health apparently thought [...]

By |May 31st, 2018|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on AASM Recommends against Medical Marijuana for Sleep Apnea

Can Advanced CPAP Help Vets with PTSD?

Sleep apnea has become one of the leading categories of disability handled by the Veterans Administration (VA). It’s even been shown that sleep apnea is causing these veterans to lose brain matter. But there are many challenges for trying to get help for veterans’ sleep apnea. Many of these veterans have PTSD [...]

By |April 12th, 2018|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Can Advanced CPAP Help Vets with PTSD?

How to Tell If Sleep Apnea Is Affecting Your Driving (Before You Have an Accident)

One of the potentially deadly impacts of sleep apnea is that it can increase your risk of a serious car accident. In fact, it can increase your car accident risk five times. Sleep apnea is partly dangerous because most people who have it don’t know they have it. But it does leave [...]

By |March 15th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on How to Tell If Sleep Apnea Is Affecting Your Driving (Before You Have an Accident)

Which Women Are More at Risk for Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy?

We are learning that sleep apnea is a major risk during pregnancy. It can harm both the mother and child. It’s vitally important that we identify which women are at risk for sleep apnea during pregnancy? That’s the focus of a new study from the NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver [...]

By |March 1st, 2018|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Which Women Are More at Risk for Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy?

New Study Will Tell Us Whether Treating Sleep Apnea Prevents Dementia

Sleep apnea has been linked to an elevated risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. And it’s been shown to make it more likely that you develop dementia at an early age.  But there are still some gaps in our knowledge. Most importantly, we don’t yet know whether treating sleep [...]

By |February 15th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on New Study Will Tell Us Whether Treating Sleep Apnea Prevents Dementia

Diagnosing and Treating Sleep Apnea in the Hospital Improves Survival

Medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the US, according to recent estimates. Although it’s hard to say for sure, it’s likely that one of the most serious--and easily preventable--medical errors is a failure to treat sleep apnea among hospital patients. Now a new large study shows just [...]

By |January 25th, 2018|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Diagnosing and Treating Sleep Apnea in the Hospital Improves Survival

Snoring, Impacts Dominated Top 10 Health Concerns in 2017

Welcome to 2018. Now that 2017 is behind us, it’s a great time to look back at the year that was and consider its impacts. Enter all the year-end retrospectives, some of which are more interesting than others (top 10 retractions, anyone? Anyone?) One of the more interesting lists that came out at the end [...]

By |January 4th, 2018|Sleep Apnea, Snoring|Comments Off on Snoring, Impacts Dominated Top 10 Health Concerns in 2017

New Study Shows Oral Appliances as Effective as CPAP for Sleep Apnea

For years, CPAP has been considered the gold standard of treatment for sleep apnea. It’s essentially 100% effective: people using CPAP properly don’t have apneic episodes. However, there have also been doubts about whether this theoretical effectiveness translated to the best results for patients. Now we know that oral [...]

By |December 21st, 2017|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on New Study Shows Oral Appliances as Effective as CPAP for Sleep Apnea

Even Healthy Weight Women See Higher Sleep Apnea Risk at Menopause

A woman’s risk of sleep apnea can vary widely over her lifetime. She is at the highest risk for the condition when she is pregnant and after menopause. In the past, it seemed that weight gain played the most significant role in increasing risk at these times, but a [...]

By |November 30th, 2017|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Even Healthy Weight Women See Higher Sleep Apnea Risk at Menopause

No Matter the Cause, Sleep Disturbance Leads to Recurring Heart Risk

Getting enough sleep is critical to ensuring the health of your body, especially your heart. Many people don’t understand this, however, until they end up in the hospital after a heart attack or other major coronary event (MCE). By that time, the situation is critical, and sleep problems like sleep apnea have to be treated. [...]

By |October 19th, 2017|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on No Matter the Cause, Sleep Disturbance Leads to Recurring Heart Risk

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis Saved the Career of NFL Center Ryan Jensen

It’s impossible to understand just how damaging sleep apnea can be if you haven’t been there. And, unfortunately, for many people who are there, the cause of their problems isn’t at all obvious. That was the case for current starting center Ryan Jensen, who didn’t realize that sleep apnea was causing him [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Diagnosis Saved the Career of NFL Center Ryan Jensen

Eye Disease Risks Higher for Those With Diabetes, Sleep Apnea

If you wake up your partner with loud snoring throughout the night, it may be more than just an annoyance — it could be a red flag. Sleep apnea has many symptoms, including daytime fatigue and morning headaches, but snoring is the hardest symptom to miss. If you do have sleep apnea, [...]

By |August 24th, 2017|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Eye Disease Risks Higher for Those With Diabetes, Sleep Apnea

Does New Sleep Apnea “Pacemaker” Go Too Far?

After sleep apnea diagnosis, the first line of treatment is usually a machine called CPAP, which stands for continuous positive airway pressure. This machine forces air through a facial mask to keep your airway from collapsing, preventing sleep apnea episodes. Unfortunately, despite its effectiveness as a treatment, CPAP only works if patients [...]

By |August 10th, 2017|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Does New Sleep Apnea “Pacemaker” Go Too Far?

CPAP Can Help… If You Use It Right

If you’ve been doing your research on sleep apnea, you know that this sleep disorder is accompanied by some potentially deadly risks, ranging from blindness to stroke to kidney disease. To avoid those risks, it’s essential to seek treatment for sleep apnea. But new research shows that simply going through the motions [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on CPAP Can Help… If You Use It Right

Sleep Apnea Shares Deadly Risks of Hypertension

You’re probably aware of the dangers of high blood pressure, also called hypertension. The long term pressure of your blood against your artery walls can eventually lead to health problems if untreated. But are you aware that those same risks accompany sleep apnea? The Dangers of Hypertension Although the heart problems associated with hypertension are [...]

By |June 29th, 2017|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Shares Deadly Risks of Hypertension

Which Type of Sleep Apnea Do You Have?

You may know that sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes the sufferer to stop breathing periodically while asleep. You may know that aside from unpleasant symptoms like snoring, daytime fatigue, and difficulty focusing, it also comes hand-in-hand with life-threatening risks like stroke and heart failure. But you [...]

By |June 14th, 2017|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Which Type of Sleep Apnea Do You Have?

Is TMJ Affecting Your Sleep?

If you’ve been diagnosed with TMJ or you suffer from TMJ symptoms, you may not think to link those troubles to your sleep. This common joint disorder is characterized by a misaligned bite, resulting in tension and stress on the temporomandibular joint, which connects the jaw to the skull. That tension can [...]

By |June 7th, 2017|Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on Is TMJ Affecting Your Sleep?

Sleep Apnea Could Come With Pregnancy Complications

Pregnancy often comes with anticipation, celebration, excitement, and nerves. But if you have obstructive sleep apnea, pregnancy could come with more than just a healthy glow and some morning sickness: It could come with complications. To make matters worse, even if a woman doesn’t suffer from sleep apnea normally, her pregnancy can [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Could Come With Pregnancy Complications

What To Expect From a Sleep Study

Have you been snoring, experiencing daytime fatigue and focus problems, or even just waking with the feeling that you didn’t sleep well? These could be signs of a sleep disorder. If you’ve been experiencing sleep-related symptoms, it may be time to have a sleep study done. Your doctor can refer you to [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on What To Expect From a Sleep Study

Sleep Apnea Is Killing Kids’ Brain Cells

Far from a simple snoring problem, sleep apnea has been proven again and again to be incredibly dangerous. This sleep breathing disorder doesn’t just impact daily quality of life, but increases your risk of premature death by three times. Untreated sleep apnea puts you at heightened risk of high [...]

By |April 19th, 2017|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Is Killing Kids’ Brain Cells

Is Sleep Apnea Linked to Cognitive Decline?

Even though the average person may still view sleep apnea as little more than an embarrassing or disruptive snoring problem, studies have repeatedly shown that the widespread sleeping disorder is responsible for a host of deadly side effects. Stroke, heart disease, kidney damage, and more are all provably connected [...]

By |April 6th, 2017|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Is Sleep Apnea Linked to Cognitive Decline?

There’s An App For That Apnea (Or Will Be!)

It’s a common misconception that sleep apnea is nothing more than a snoring problem. But in reality, sleep apnea is a dangerous, potentially even deadly disorder that impacts everything from your daily routines to your life expectancy. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes the sleeper’s airway to become obstructed, stopping [...]

By |March 10th, 2017|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on There’s An App For That Apnea (Or Will Be!)

Sleep Apnea, Hypertension Tied to Deadly Health Risks

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans — some research suggests as many as one in ten. People with sleep apnea may stop breathing hundreds of times per night. Of course, it’s hard to recognize your symptoms when you’re sleeping through many of them: Most people with the disorder go [...]

By |February 10th, 2017|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea, Hypertension Tied to Deadly Health Risks

Should Everyone Be Tested for Sleep Apnea?

There are plenty of routine screenings that are accepted as a normal part of our lives and medical experiences. When women reach their forties, doctors start recommending that they get regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer. Once you hit fifty, you enter colonoscopy territory. Tests like these become standard because they can help expose [...]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Should Everyone Be Tested for Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea Endangers Truckers, Train Operators

Last week, a commuter train derailed at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal, injuring more than a hundred people. The cause of the crash hasn’t yet been confirmed, but it didn’t take long for investigators to draw comparisons to a similar crash in Hoboken last September. The cause of that crash was sleep apnea. The train [...]

By |January 12th, 2017|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Endangers Truckers, Train Operators

Broncos Past and Present Join Fight to Tackle Sleep Apnea

A number of current and former Denver Broncos players, as well as other NFL greats, will ring in the new year with an event to raise awareness about sleep apnea and its related health risks. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet NFL players, learn about sleep apnea, win prizes, and bid [...]

By |December 27th, 2016|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Broncos Past and Present Join Fight to Tackle Sleep Apnea

Train of Thought: Sleep Apnea a Factor in Fatal Rail Crashes

Sleep apnea was recently revealed as a factor in two deadly railroad accidents, and this life-threatening sleep disorder is the driving force behind an effort to require train operators and commercial truck drivers to undergo additional screening to improve rail safety. Sleep Apnea and Driving Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the most common [...]

By |December 14th, 2016|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Train of Thought: Sleep Apnea a Factor in Fatal Rail Crashes

Sleep Apnea Can Fuel Depression in Kids

Depression is an oft-overlooked side-effect of sleep apnea, and it can be especially dangerous to one of sleep apnea’s most oft-overlooked demographics: children. Sleep Apnea and Children Upward of 3 percent of children are believed to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a recent Fox News report that examines the [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Can Fuel Depression in Kids

Some Stay Sleepy Despite CPAP

A limited attention span, impaired decision-making skills and daytime fatigue are among the common side-effects of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Treatment is supposed to eliminate these and other effects of sleep apnea. However, a new study indicates those complications may persist even if an individual is treated with continuous positive airway pressure [...]

By |October 27th, 2016|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Some Stay Sleepy Despite CPAP

New Sleep Apnea Study Gives Old Research a Hands-On Twist

A recent study illustrated with three-dimensional life what related research has indicated primarily with boring numbers: Untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) impairs driving and increases the risk of traffic accidents. Though its findings aren’t surprising, this new look at OSA and driving arrives amid a broader discussion of sleep apnea’s dangers and [...]

By |September 22nd, 2016|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on New Sleep Apnea Study Gives Old Research a Hands-On Twist

Sleep Apnea, CPAP Study a Wake-Up Call

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has long been the most widely prescribed treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a life-threatening disorder that causes sufferers to repeatedly stop breathing during sleep. OSA is thought to affect more than 25 million Americans, and it is accompanied by an increased risk for heart disease, heart [...]

By |September 1st, 2016|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea, CPAP Study a Wake-Up Call

Fitness Doesn’t Always Offer Solace from Sleep Apnea

Obesity is a risk factor for sleep apnea, although not everyone who suffers from sleep apnea is overweight. Similarly, exercise and weight loss can reduce the risk for sleep apnea and—in conjunction with treatment—limit sleep apnea’s effects, although many who suffer from sleep apnea are within their ideal weight ranges and are [...]

By |August 17th, 2016|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Fitness Doesn’t Always Offer Solace from Sleep Apnea

Snoring Rate May Help Predict Sleep Apnea

Snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, and for loved ones in the presence of a snorer the term “snoring threshold” has a figurative meaning as well as a medical one. A literal snoring threshold that gauges snoring instances could prove valuable in assessing sleep disorders. A recent study suggests home-based screening of this [...]

By |July 28th, 2016|Home Care, Sleep Apnea, Snoring|Comments Off on Snoring Rate May Help Predict Sleep Apnea

Are You a Drowsy Driver? Sleep Apnea May be Behind the Wheel

Many people dismiss consistent feelings of daytime fatigue and drowsiness while driving. Yet these two symptoms can be indicators of serious medical problems, including sleep apnea, and increasing attention is being focused on the dangers they pose to others. The Deadly Effects of Drowsy Driving Harvard University recently hosted a forum titled [...]

By |July 8th, 2016|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Are You a Drowsy Driver? Sleep Apnea May be Behind the Wheel

A Little Exercise May Go a Long Way in Treating Sleep Apnea

Moderate, regular exercise has health benefits too numerous to list, among them — according to recent research — is that it may help prevent or reduce the adverse effects associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Exercise and Sleep Apnea OSA is the most common type of sleep apnea, and [...]

By |June 22nd, 2016|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on A Little Exercise May Go a Long Way in Treating Sleep Apnea

Study Furthers Evidence That Sleep Apnea Raises Heart Risks

Previous research has linked sleep apnea to an increased risk of heart problems including high blood pressure, heart attack and heart disease. The results of a new study indicate that the connection may run deeper, and that sleep apnea might actually worsen existing heart disease. Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease Obstructive [...]

By |June 3rd, 2016|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Study Furthers Evidence That Sleep Apnea Raises Heart Risks

CPAP Alternatives Overlooked in Sleep Apnea Testing Debate

Potential federal sleep apnea testing regulations for truck drivers, railroad operators and bus drivers have stirred substantial debate since they were proposed just over a month ago, but one fact is often overlooked amid public comment and commercial-transport industry discussions: When it comes to treating sleep apnea, CPAP is not the only [...]

By |May 3rd, 2016|CPAP, Oral Appliance, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on CPAP Alternatives Overlooked in Sleep Apnea Testing Debate

5 Often-Overlooked Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Snoring excepted, many people with sleep apnea suffer in silence. But snoring alone is not always a symptom of sleep apnea, and if only people realized the impact sleep apnea on their lives, they would be more likely to speak up to their doctor. Following are five common, but [...]

By |April 21st, 2016|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on 5 Often-Overlooked Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Sleep Apnea Strikes Out Against Baseball All-Star

This week marks the opening of the 2016 baseball season, and while the Denver-based Colorado Rockies again seem faced with big questions, one Major League All-Star in the offseason found the answer to sleep apnea, a common and potentially life-threatening disorder. Fielder Fields Sleep Apnea Early in spring training, six-time All-Star Prince [...]

By |April 7th, 2016|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Strikes Out Against Baseball All-Star

Consumer Watchdog Takes Bite out of Pillow’s TMJ Claims

A quality pillow is an important component of a good night’s sleep, but there is no medical evidence indicating it can treat physical ailments like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), a fact the consumer watchdog nonprofit Truth in Advertising noted last month in regards to claims made by a popular pillow manufacturer. MyPillow [...]

By |March 17th, 2016|Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on Consumer Watchdog Takes Bite out of Pillow’s TMJ Claims

What is GABA and How Does it Relate to Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea, a common condition in which a person’s breathing stops multiple times during the night, wreaks havoc on sleep patterns and leads to daytime drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, irritability, and other adverse symptoms. It also contributes to a heightened risk of serious health problems including hypertension, heart disease and stroke. Yet until recently, [...]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on What is GABA and How Does it Relate to Sleep Apnea?

Doctors Don’t Tell Patients about CPAP Alternatives

When it comes to treating sleep apnea, CPAP is a paradox. On the one hand, it’s the best treatment available. It’s almost 100% successful when used properly. But on the other hand, it’s the worst treatment possible. Many people who are prescribed CPAP find that they can’t deal with the side effects, such [...]

By |January 20th, 2016|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Doctors Don’t Tell Patients about CPAP Alternatives

The Future of CPAP Machines

Despite being the gold standard for the potentially life threatening condition, sleep apnea many people have issues using their CPAP machines. Many find the machines too cumbersome, or have issues with the mask not fitting quite right. Those suffering from PTSD find the CPAP machine especially difficult to [...]

By |January 7th, 2016|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on The Future of CPAP Machines

Bad Morning Breath Could Indicate Sleep Apnea

Having a little bit of morning breath is normal and may not be a cause for alarm, but if you’ve noticed that your morning breath has gotten worse, or if it’s gotten more common and you can’t improve it, then you might want to consider it might be related to sleep apnea. Linking [...]

By |December 23rd, 2015|Sleep Apnea, Snoring|Comments Off on Bad Morning Breath Could Indicate Sleep Apnea

Robotic Sleep Apnea Surgery on the Rise

Sleep apnea has been linked to a number of adverse health effects such as stroke and even depression. Typically a CPAP machine or dental appliance in conjunction with lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise are used to treat sleep apnea. Despite the proven effectiveness in treating sleep apnea, [...]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Robotic Sleep Apnea Surgery on the Rise

Is Sleep Apnea Leading to Gout Flares?

Sleep apnea can cause a huge strain on your life. It leads to a wide range of health issues, such as difficulties with cognition, and an increased risk of heart failure, heart disease, and stroke if left untreated. As if all of those conditions were not bad [...]

By |November 17th, 2015|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Is Sleep Apnea Leading to Gout Flares?

Epworth Sleepiness Scale Helps Diagnose Sleep Apnea

It is normal for people to go through their days a little groggy, but for many it is hard to simply rate their level of sleepiness. Would you rate it on a one to ten scale? What different variables go into the equation? Luckily there is a way for sleep specialists to quantify sleepiness [...]

By |October 28th, 2015|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Epworth Sleepiness Scale Helps Diagnose Sleep Apnea

Oral Appliances, A Good Alternative for Truckers

We recently discussed how CPAP is proving to be a difficult method of treatment for sleep apnea for those with PTSD, and truck drivers have been also finding issues with CPAP. The federal government has been increasing screenings for sleep apnea among truckers. While this is not necessary a bad idea, [...]

By |October 21st, 2015|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Oral Appliances, A Good Alternative for Truckers

Sleep Apnea’s Impact on Daily Cognition

We know that sleep apnea has a long-term impact on cognition. It can lead to dementia. But it’s been harder to measure the impact of sleep apnea on your cognitive acuity daily. Now, though, researchers have shown that they can measure cognitive changes related to sleep apnea on a daily basis. Not only [...]

By |October 2nd, 2015|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea’s Impact on Daily Cognition

Sleep Apnea Treatment Can Break the Cycle of Poor Health

Many people with sleep apnea don’t realize they have it. They also don’t realize that it’s behind many of the serious health problems they’ve been experiencing. Worse, when people have sleep apnea, it creates a cycle of poor health that can cause rapid declines in health and make it hard to get better. Fortunately,

By |September 23rd, 2015|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Treatment Can Break the Cycle of Poor Health

Using CPAP to Treat Sleep Apnea May Not Help Patients with PTSD

Sleep apnea can be hard to deal with, and often the treatment doesn’t really seem a solution so much as another set of problems. The most commonly prescribed form of treatment, CPAP, can be enough to drive anyone crazy, though it works well for people who adjust to it properly. But for veterans suffering from [...]

By |September 10th, 2015|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Using CPAP to Treat Sleep Apnea May Not Help Patients with PTSD

New Hospital Screening Program for Sleep Apnea Could Save Lives

People who check into the hospital with undiagnosed sleep apnea are at very serious risk. Sleep apnea increases the risk of serious complications from anesthesia, can slow healing and recovery, and can even reduce the effectiveness of treatments for heart failure. Doctors need to know when their patients have sleep apnea [...]

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Sleep Apnea Doubles the Risk of Workplace Injury

Recent research shows that sleep apnea doubles the risk of workplace injury, making it more dangerous than other sleep problems. With this increased risk, it’s important for workers who are at risk of harming themselves and others to get sleep apnea treatment. Linking Accidents and Apnea Researchers in this study started by recruiting [...]

By |July 15th, 2015|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Doubles the Risk of Workplace Injury

Could Shift Work Cause Your Sleep Apnea?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 15 million Americans (about 16%) work full time or part time jobs with fluctuating schedules known as shift work. Although these jobs can be just as prestigious as any Nine-to-Five occupation, this kind of job wears hard on your body. Recent studies show that these jobs can [...]

By |June 10th, 2015|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Could Shift Work Cause Your Sleep Apnea?

Improve Your Sleep with These Healthy Foods

Choosing to consciously change certain habits can help you manage your sleep apnea and rest more deeply at night. One way to improve your sleep is by working anti-inflammatory foods into your diet. Throughout the day, you can encounter foods, air quality, stress, and other factors that can increase inflammation in your throat [...]

By |June 3rd, 2015|Sleep Apnea, Snoring|Comments Off on Improve Your Sleep with These Healthy Foods

Athletes Should Bring CPAP to Higher Altitudes

Athletes travel frequently for events all over the nation, and sometimes, the world. Whether you play football, complete triathlons, or bike marathons, you go where your sport takes you. Sometimes, this means sudden gains in altitude. Altitude gain can throw off your game by leaving you struggling to breath thinner air, but that’s not the [...]

By |May 13th, 2015|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Athletes Should Bring CPAP to Higher Altitudes

Could Playing a Wind Instrument Reduce Sleep Apnea Risk?

Playing musical instruments offers many benefits. For one thing, it is a known stress reliever. Additionally, it may increase your memory capacity, make you better at math, and even give you better focusing skills. A recent study conducted in India may have found yet another reason why you should learn to play an instrument. [...]

By |April 29th, 2015|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Could Playing a Wind Instrument Reduce Sleep Apnea Risk?

Sleep Apnea is Largely Under Diagnosed in Women

Sleep apnea, especially obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is largely under diagnosed among women. Part of the cause of this under diagnosis is cultural perceptions of the relationship between snoring, sleep problems, and gender. Both snoring and sleep apnea are often portrayed as conditions that largely affect middle-aged men. With [...]

By |April 22nd, 2015|Sleep Apnea, Snoring|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea is Largely Under Diagnosed in Women

Can Travel Cause CPAP Infestation Risk?

Traveling can be stressful. Whether you are traveling for work or pleasure, there are many steps involved in making sure that your trip goes smoothly. No matter how well you plan, there are often variables that you may not anticipate. One is the sanitation of the hotel rooms you inhabit along the way. In any [...]

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Sleep Apnea Increases the Risk of Stroke

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans, and many people don’t even realize they have it. People suffering from sleep apnea experience multiple sleep disruptions at night when they stop breathing. Although sleep apnea itself is nonfatal, it has been linked to increasing the risk of other conditions such [...]

By |March 25th, 2015|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Increases the Risk of Stroke

Sleep Apnea and Heartburn Possibly Linked

Sleep apnea and acid reflux (GERD) are both conditions that affect a large number of people in the United States. GERD is estimated to affect 7 million people in the U.S., and sleep apnea is thought to affect as many as 18 million. Although the two disrupt your body in very different ways, [...]

By |February 24th, 2015|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea and Heartburn Possibly Linked

Baby Boomers at Higher Risk of Depression In the US

Constant sleep disruption is just one of many known factors that can lead to depression. The list of other known contributors is lengthy, and includes physical health, social isolation, age, and habits. A recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found that it may also depend on what generation you are part of. In the index [...]

By |February 18th, 2015|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Baby Boomers at Higher Risk of Depression In the US

FAA Announces New Policy for Sleep Apnea in Pilots

In 2008, the impact of sleep apnea (specifically, obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA) on pilots attracted heightened public attention when a commercial flight missed its destination. The commuter jet, carrying 40 passengers between islands in Hawaii, flew 26 miles past its destination. Air-traffic controllers lost contact with the jet for 18 minutes. Fortunately, [...]

By |February 16th, 2015|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on FAA Announces New Policy for Sleep Apnea in Pilots

NIH Grant Funding for Possible Sleep Apnea Drug

In the ongoing search to find medications for breathing disorders like sleep apnea and asthma, two teams of researchers based at the University of Chicago have received grants from the National Institutes of Health for the development of possible solutions. One team, lead by Nanduri Prabhakar, PhD, will focus on researching [...]

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Sleep Resets and Restores Your Body

During the day, our bodies take all kinds of abuse from our daily lives that we don’t even notice. From the spine-jarring action of walking on the sidewalk to expending large amounts of energy running for the bus stop, our bodies are worn out by the day’s end. Our sympathetic nervous system, which is active [...]

By |January 28th, 2015|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Resets and Restores Your Body

Depression and Heart Disease Linked

A recent article posted in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, designed to provide up-to-date health information world-wide, discusses a health index that found a close link between heart failure and depression. This index included 164,102 adults in the U.S. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in adults in the United States. Recent [...]

By |January 23rd, 2015|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Depression and Heart Disease Linked

Sleep Apnea Makes It Hard to Exercise

People with sleep apnea are often encouraged to exercise to control their weight, increase muscle tone, and improve sleep. Unfortunately, it turns out that sleep apnea can make it harder for individuals to exercise. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego published findings that sleep apnea results in about a 14% reduction [...]

By |December 8th, 2014|Home Care, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Makes It Hard to Exercise

Is It Hot Flashes or Sleep Apnea Waking You?

During menopause, hormonal changes lead to a broad range of effects. Many women suffer sleeping problems, but may not realize that menopause increases their risk of sleep apnea, which not only wakes them at night, but leads to serious, potentially fatal consequences. How Menopause Contributes to Sleep Apnea Menopause contributes significantly to sleep [...]

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Sleep Apnea Screening Could Have Averted Deadly Bronx Train Derailment

Last year, a commuter train sped much too fast around a corner in the Bronx. The train derailed, killing four commuters and injuring more than 60 others. When the train derailed, windows came off and those injured fatally were thrown from the train, while those injured remained in the train. The property damage was in [...]

By |November 6th, 2014|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Screening Could Have Averted Deadly Bronx Train Derailment

How Sleep Helps Memory

Sleep is important for the brain to consolidate memory. In fact, sleep isn't just one type of experience, it's many types, each with a specialized role in promoting memories in your brain. You need them all to ensure your brain is functioning at its highest levels. Here's a breakdown of the different types of sleep [...]

By |October 20th, 2014|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on How Sleep Helps Memory

Sleep Bruxism Connected to Sleep Apnea

There are many potential causes of sleep bruxism (teeth clenching or grinding at night), but the most serious is sleep apnea. Many sleep apnea sufferers clench their teeth to help hold their airway open and help them breathe at night. This strategy has only limited success, and over time it can lead to [...]

By |September 26th, 2014|Bruxism, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Bruxism Connected to Sleep Apnea

If You Are Close to Your Spouse, Your Pain Affects Their Sleep

If chronic jaw pain or headaches make it hard for you to sleep, you may be surprised to learn that your pain is affecting your spouse's sleep. If you have a close relationship, that is. Chronic Pain Affects a Spouse's Sleep The recent study, published in the journal Pain, looked at [...]

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New Anesthesia Guide Creates Risks for Sleep Apnea Sufferers

A leading anesthesiologist is fighting against new safety guidelines published by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), because, he says, they actually put sleep apnea sufferers at risk, and could lead to unnecessary deaths. Managing Perioperative Risk Sleep apnea puts sufferers at risk for negative consequences during or after the use of anesthesia, [...]

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Inducing Sleep Apnea Safely to Prepare for Surgery

Surgery is not recommended as a frontline sleep apnea treatment for many reasons. One of them is that it's hard to figure out how much of various tissues need to be removed to open up the airway. For this planning stage, surgeons typically induce sleep apnea, but this can be risky. Now a [...]

By |August 28th, 2014|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Inducing Sleep Apnea Safely to Prepare for Surgery

TMJ Therapy & Sleep Center of Colorado Announces Scholarship

The TMJ Therapy & Sleep Center of Colorado is offering a $500 scholarship for students who are going (or in) a D1 athletics program but didn't receive an athletic scholarship. To qualify, students must submit an application and a statement of need in the form of a 500 word essay. Student Debt Linked to Poor [...]

By |August 20th, 2014|Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on TMJ Therapy & Sleep Center of Colorado Announces Scholarship

NFL’s Campaign against Sleep Apnea to Get Documentary

With the NFL preseason already underway, excitement for the coming season is ramping up all around Bronco country. But it's important to remember that the players who put their bodies on the line every week for our entertainment sometimes suffer dire consequences as a result of the punishment they put on their body. The NFL [...]

By |August 13th, 2014|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on NFL’s Campaign against Sleep Apnea to Get Documentary

No Drugs for Sleep Apnea? No Problem.

The American medical system generally loves its drugs. As a result, about 70% of Americans take at least one prescription drug, and 20% of us take five or more. Crunch the numbers on that and you can see that there's a lot of revenue there, revenue that pharmaceutical companies are more than happy to collect. [...]

By |July 2nd, 2014|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on No Drugs for Sleep Apnea? No Problem.

Largest Study Ever Links Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

According to a new study published online ahead of print, sleep apnea is indeed strongly associated with diabetes. This study confirms earlier smaller studies that found the association between the sleep disorder and the metabolic disorder. The Largest Study Ever The new study looked at nearly 8700 adults in Canada over a median [...]

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Sleep Apnea Associated with Hearing Loss

According to a new large population-based study, sleep apnea is an independent risk factor for hearing loss in both the low-frequency and high-frequency ranges. Although the results are preliminary and haven't been peer-reviewed yet, this represents a new potential danger of sleep apnea. A Large Study of the Hispanic Population The results presented [...]

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5 Things to Try before You Buy a Snoring Remedy

Snoring has become big business. Just do a quick search and you will find yourself bombarded with snoring remedies of all sorts. There are nasal strips and knock-off mouthguards that are designed to look like the prescription ones. There are rinses and sprays and even yoga courses. Everyone is trying to make money [...]

By |May 21st, 2014|Home Care, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on 5 Things to Try before You Buy a Snoring Remedy

Sleep Apnea Could Cause Liver Damage

Sleep apnea is associated with many serious health risks, including heart disease and cancer. Now new research suggests it may damage your liver as well. Morbidly obese patients with sleep apnea have a high risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), but until now no one has known whether that's because both are [...]

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Migraine Relief from Sleep Apnea Treatment

One in four people with migraines has sleep apnea, which has led some people to wonder whether sleep apnea might contribute to migraines. If so, then sleep apnea treatment should give migraine relief, and, according to a small new study, that seems to be the case. However, researchers used [...]

By |April 30th, 2014|Migraine, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Migraine Relief from Sleep Apnea Treatment

Floppy Eyelid Syndrome Called Sure Sign of Sleep Apnea

According to optometry professor Brad Sutton, practically 100% of floppy eyelid syndrome patients have sleep apnea. He also added that optometrists need to do their part to help identify people with the condition. Sleep Apnea Strongly Associated with Eye Conditions According to Dr. Sutton, sleep apnea is strongly associated with many eye conditions, [...]

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FAA Revises Sleep Apnea Guidelines

Last year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) introduced rules that would have forced all pilots with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more to undergo mandatory sleep apnea testing. However, protests from pilots' groups and timely action by the House and Senate led FAA to back off and rewrite the rules, [...]

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Poor Sleep Quality Associated with Loss of Brain Mass for Vets

According to a new study, poor sleep quality is associated with a loss of gray matter in the brain. Although previous studies have suggested a connection between sleep disturbances and gray matter loss in the frontal lobe, this study suggests that the damage may be far more widespread than previously suspected. Measuring Brain Matter In [...]

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What’s Waking You Up at Night? We Might Have the Answer.

If you have no trouble falling asleep, but find yourself waking up in the middle of the night, you have what is sometimes described as maintenance insomnia. Often, though, your sleeping difficulties are attributable to other sleep conditions that can be treated to give yourself a complete night's sleep. Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is one [...]

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Sleep Apnea and Chronic Pain: Scylla and Charybdis

In Greek mythology, Scylla and Charybdis flanked either side of a narrow channel, commonly thought to be the Strait of Messina, and threatened all vessels that passed between them. Scylla, a monster with six heads, would reached down from her cave and grab sailors from ships, while Charybdis, was a monster that sucked in the [...]

By |January 23rd, 2014|Chronic Pain, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea and Chronic Pain: Scylla and Charybdis

Sleep Helps You Overcome Fear

According to new research at the Boston University School of Medicine, a specific brainwave triggered during REM sleep is crucial to consolidate memories of safety and allow you to overcome the fear associated with traumatic events. This shows us another reason why sleep is so crucial and why sleep apnea can be so devastating to [...]

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Death of 13-Year-Old Girl Shows Sleep Apnea Surgery Is Risky

After tonsillectomy for sleep apnea, a 13-year-old girl in Oakland, California has been declared brain dead. Evidence shows the procedure may be useful, but the risks mean it should be considered as a treatment of last resort. Tonsillectomies Used to Be Common Tonsillectomy used to be a normal thing for kids growing up in the [...]

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Mile High Hypopnea, Sleep Apnea Treatment for Better Sleep on Ski Weekends

We know that as we go up higher in altitude, the air pressure decreases, and with it the amount of oxygen in the air. This can lead to a sleep-apnea-like condition, and for people who already have sleep apnea, the effects can be even worse. The good news is that sleep apnea treatment [...]

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Difficulty Sleeping after a Car Accident or other TBI Could Be Sleep Apnea

Are you having trouble sleeping after a car accident? Perhaps you are waking up frequently, or you're waking up in the morning with headaches or feeling completely unrested. You may be lethargic and sleepy all day, and find yourself dozing off when working, watching TV, or, worse, when driving. This could be the result of [...]

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Could a High-Salt Diet Be Contributing to Your Sleep Apnea?

There are many reasons why the rate of sleep apnea in this country is increasing. Partly, it's weight gain. As the obesity levels in this country rise, it makes sense that obstructive sleep apnea rates would as well. However, a new study begun by Brazilian researchers, seeks to determine whether a diet high [...]

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Toothy Tale of Terror: The Sleepless Woman

Adapted from the story by William Jerdan (1831) The Dying Baron The old Baron de Launaye was dying, dying under the eyes of those who had gone before him. The dark bedroom was decorated with the portraits of every Baron de Launaye since the family had come over with The Conqueror. His own portrait sat [...]

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Yoga Helps Menopausal Insomnia–What About Sleep Apnea?

Researchers trying to determine whether so-called alternative approaches could help women overcome menopause symptoms found that only one had any effect, and that only partial. Yoga helped women overcome insomnia associated with menopause, but since sleep apnea is also associated with menopause and the two conditions are confused by sufferers, it's possible yoga [...]

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New Sleep Apnea Risk: Glaucoma

As if the current list of risks associated with sleep apnea were not enough--heart attack, stroke, mood disorders, violence, workplace and car accidents--researchers have added the vision-threatening condition glaucoma to it. The research was backed by a large study, and the connection between them makes sense, so it's likely that this connection will [...]

By |September 19th, 2013|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on New Sleep Apnea Risk: Glaucoma

Long-Term Weight Loss Equals Long-Term Sleep Apnea Reduction

We all know that people are more likely to suffer sleep apnea if they are overweight, and that lifestyle modification can be used to help with sleep apnea treatment. However, some people are skeptical about the long-term effect of this type of treatment, especially given that many people regain lost weight. However, a [...]

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Sleep Apnea Treatment Can Help with PTSD

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often described as an invisible wound that many soldiers suffer as a result of combat. PTSD affects about one in six combat veterans, and can severely hamper their ability to return to a normal life, including their ability to work and to maintain intimate or family relationships. Nightmares are [...]

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Study Shows Couples Fight More with Less Sleep

New research published by a doctoral student from the University of California at Berkeley shows that couples who experience trouble sleeping are more likely to fight. If you are suffering sleep problems, it's likely that this study confirms your personal experience. Fortunately, with sleep apnea or snoring treatment, you may be able to get better [...]

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Study: Sleep Deprivation Harder on Female Hearts

Insufficient sleep has been linked to a number of troubling medical problems that can kill. Studies have already found that long-term sleep deprivation can increase anyone's risk of cancer, dementia, diabetes and heart disease. Now, new research suggests that sleep difficulties could be especially dangerous for women. Increased Biomarkers A study appearing in the Journal [...]

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Pain Keeps Numerous Americans Up at Night: Study

These days, life moves quickly and many people are having a difficult time keeping up. A recent survey suggests that 83 percent of Americans sleep poorly or inconsistently. In fact, this problem runs so rampant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has named insufficient sleep a public health epidemic. All sorts of different things [...]

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Sleep Apnea, Asthma Closely Linked: Study

Just about anyone can develop obstructive sleep apnea, whether they're young, old, male or female. With that being said, certain people are more likely to suffer from this dangerous disorder. We already know that overweight people are more likely to develop OSA. Now, new research indicates that asthmatic people may also be at greater risk. [...]

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Study Points Toward New Generation of Sleep Aids

Numerous people suffer from sleep problems which leave them feeling tired throughout the day. To promote better sleep, some use products which emit white noise to help create a more peaceful environment. Now, new research indicates that we may be better off switching out these devices for machines that replicate our brain activity during sleep. [...]

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Sleep Deprivation Can Cost You Money: Study

It's no mystery that deep, restorative sleep promotes better physical and mental performance. Now, a new study indicates that a good night's sleep can also make us more financially secure. Poor Decision Making The Medical News Today recently published new research which indicates that inadequate sleep leads people into making poor financial choices. Conducted by [...]

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Puts Drivers at Risk: Study

Linked with a host of serious medical problems, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is well-known for putting people in harm's way. Now, new research suggests that it can shorten lives in another way: by putting people at a higher risk for deadly automobile accidents. Impaired Driving Researchers at the University Hospital in Leeds, England, recently conducted [...]

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Study Links Diabetes to Low Melatonin

Numerous studies have demonstrated that insufficient sleep can cause medical problems, such as dementia, cancer, heart disease and more. For years, health professionals have known that sleep deprivation also increases the risk of diabetes; however, until recently, it wasn't clear how. Now, new research has added more information to this complex equation by establishing a [...]

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Sleep Difficulties Linked to Brain Problems: Study

A mountain of research has shown that sleep deprivation can have a significant effect on our health. By increasing the risk for diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease, insufficient sleep can shorten lives. Just as worrisome, more and more studies are showing that sleep difficulties can also harm our brains by promoting serious degenerative problems. Alzheimer’s [...]

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New Sleeping Pill Works without Side-effects: Study

These days, about 50 percent of Americans suffer from inadequate sleep. While some endure traditional insomnia; others experience maintenance insomnia, which is characterized by frequent waking combined with an inability to return to sleep. To promote drowsiness, countless people rely on sleep aids, which often come with a host of unwanted side-effects. To satisfy a [...]

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Insufficient Sleep Can Make You Fat Rather Quickly: Study

A substantial amount of research has shown that sleep keeps us healthy in a variety of ways. Past studies have linked inadequate sleep to all sorts of medical issues, including obesity. Now, new research has shed light on just how powerful sleep is when it comes to regulating weight. An Immediate Impact University of Colorado [...]

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Can Sleep Difficulties Offer Actual Benefits?

Sleep problems don't just make life miserable by causing chronic fatigue; they've been linked to some deadly health problems, including cancer, dementia and heart disease. With all the negative things associated with insomnia, few would ever view it as a good thing. With that being said, new research suggests that this common problem could actually [...]

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Sleep Plays a Critical Role in Our Relationships

Numerous studies have shown that sleep plays a huge part in keeping our minds and bodies healthy. Chronic sleep deprivation has been linked to deadly diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, dementia and poor cardiovascular health. Now, new research suggests that sleep may also play a big role in keeping relationships healthy. Getting Closer [...]

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Insufficient Sleep Can Hurt Your Brain: Study

Over the decades, researchers have uncovered fascinating ways in which sleep aids brain function. On the other hand, some of their studies have uncovered disturbing information which indicates that insufficient sleep could actually damage our brains in irreversible ways. Interesting Discoveries Past studies have drawn a link between inadequate sleep and degenerative brain diseases, such [...]

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Are Your Sleep Problems Caused by Your Diet?

Numerous people endure sleep difficulties on a nightly basis, with many struggling to cope with frequent waking and general insomnia. While many can blame bad lifestyle choices that promote shallow or fragmented sleep; others owe their problems to sleep apnea, which causes breathing difficulties that awaken them throughout the night. With that being said, new [...]

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What Your Sleep Position Says About You

Sleep is a fascinating thing that has long intrigued medical professionals. Every day, we learn more and more about how sleep benefits our minds and bodies; however, we still don't completely understand why we need it. On the other hand, researchers continue to uncover interesting facts surrounding the way many of us slumber. Positions [...]

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Fascinating Facts about How People Sleep

Sleep is a fascinating thing that attracts the attention of numerous researchers. For many years, people have pondered why we slumber; and health professionals have many questions pertaining to sleep and the many benefits it provides. Research suggests that inadequate sleep can lead to an assortment of deadly health problems; however, it's not clear why [...]

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Can A Pillow Offer Real Snoring Relief?

Countless people suffer from snoring; however, the causes are not always the same. While certain people owe this issue to benign physical characteristics; many snore because they have obstructive sleep apnea, a serious disorder that causes breathing difficulties during sleep. Whatever the cause, snoring can make sleeping difficult both for sufferers and the [...]

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Technology Can Hurt Our Sleep, Sex Life: Study

Most people realize that insufficient sleep can negatively affect our lives. Not only does it cause daytime drowsiness and fatigue; research has linked it to numerous health problems that can shorten lives. Studies indicate that technology may be responsible for keeping many people awake at night; and some interesting new research suggests it may also [...]

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Sleeplessness Costing America Billions of Dollars

These days, Americans are sleeping less for a variety of reasons. For some, poor lifestyle choices contribute to sleeping difficulties; for others, physical disorders are to blame. Whatever the reasons, widespread sleeping difficulties have proved costly in more ways than one. A 2011 study out of Harvard Medical School estimated that insomnia cost the national [...]

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Is Your Thermostat Causing Your Sleeping Problems?

Sleep problems plague numerous Americans, who struggle to fulfill their daily responsibilities, thanks to daytime drowsiness and chronic fatigue. In search of relief from insomnia, Americans spend billions of dollars each year on everything from herbal remedies to massage to expensive medical treatments aimed at alleviating physical sleep disorders. Now, a new study suggests that [...]

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Our Health Depends on Adequate Sleep: Studies

Not long ago, health experts didn't understand the power of sleep; however, over the decades, an increasing body of evidence has shown that it is critical to our survival. Studies have shown that sleep doesn't just keep us refreshed and alert; it helps to keep us healthy and able-bodied, and it all begins early on. [...]

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Sleep Difficulties Can Cost You Money: Study

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified inadequate sleep as a public health epidemic - and for good reason. Research has linked poor sleep to more than a few long-term medical issues, including dementia, diabetes, heart disease and more. Additionally, sleep difficulties cost America untold millions every year, thanks to low worker productivity [...]

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Is Artificial Light Causing Your Sleeping Problems?

Sleep difficulties can occur for a number of reasons; however, a growing body of evidence suggests that technology might play a role in this growing problem. Research suggests that exposure to artificial light from iPads, smartphones and televisions could trigger the brain to release stress hormones that keep us awake when we should be sleeping. [...]

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Abbreviated Sleep Tied to Hormone Changes that Promote Obesity

More than 35 percent of U.S. adults suffer from obesity and millions more hover just above the cut-off. While weight gain is typically attributed to poor lifestyle habits, a growing body of evidence suggests that partial sleep deprivation may play a major role. Influencing Hormones A study out of the Pennsylvania State University suggests that [...]

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New Technology May Make Sleep Apnea Diagnosis Easier

These days, more Americans are learning they have sleep apnea, thanks to new advancements which allow sleep physicians to better diagnose patients. Modern technology now allows patients to get tested while they sleep inside their own homes; and a new study suggests that testing could become even easier in the near future. Amazing Technology A [...]

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Research May Explain Link between Obesity, Diabetes and Sleep

Nowadays, numerous Americans are either diabetic, obese or both. Although poor exercise and eating habits play a big role for many people, others may be able to blame sleeping problems. Over the decades, a mountain of research has uncovered an association between insufficient sleep, diabetes and obesity. Now, a recent study may have explained the [...]

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Sleep Problems Costly for American Businesses

Insomnia is a common problem that affects numerous American workers, who have difficulty performing at their best, thanks to daytime drowsiness and fatigue. Now, a recent study has shed light on this growing problem, and the results are stunning. Costly Problem New research appearing in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry estimates that insufficient sleep [...]

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Sleep Issues Costing American Students, Workers

It's no mystery that sleep plays a critical role in how we perform at work and school. Unfortunately, many Americans practice poor lifestyle habits that keep them from getting sufficient sleep on a daily basis. Research has proved that insufficient sleep prevents us from functioning at our best. A recent University of Arkansas study uncovered [...]

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Sleep Apnea Related to Overactive Bladder Syndrome: Study

Many U.S. women blame bladder problems for preventing them from getting a good night's sleep; however, a new study indicates that sleep apnea could be contributing to the problem. A Noticeable Connection Research conducted at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona, Spain, recently uncovered a link between overactive bladder syndrome and sleep apnea in women. [...]

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Sleep Problems Now a Public Health Epidemic, says CDC

Insufficient sleep is a major issue that affects numerous Americans throughout the United States; however, until recently, no one knew just how big the problem had grown. After reviewing several national surveys, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called inadequate sleep a public health epidemic. In fact, according to the CDC, approximately 38 [...]

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More Sleep Enhances Athletic Performance: Study

Most people understand that quality sleep has the ability to promote better cognitive skills. Now, new research indicates it also has the ability to enhance athletic performance. A study appearing in the journal Sleep suggests that increased sleep has the ability to aid vigor, reaction time and mood in athletes. To reach their findings, researchers [...]

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Getting More Sleep By Improving Sleep Hygiene

Traditional insomnia plagues millions of Americans; however, some are affected by another sleep issue, called maintenance insomnia. This problem is defined as frequent waking throughout the night with an inability to fall back asleep. Most of the time, sufferers can encourage better sleep by improving their sleep hygiene. This term is used in reference to [...]

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Sleep Promotes Health, Strengthens Relationships

For years, scientists have wondered why people in serious, committed relationships tend to outlive people who live by themselves. Now, an increasing amount of research suggests healthy bedroom activity may play a role; just not the kind you think. Studies Look at Sleep According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, recent studies indicate [...]

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Can Poor Sleep Promote ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects countless children throughout the country. Unfortunately, health professionals aren't sure why some kids develop the disorder, while others do not. Some researchers have focused on potential environmental factors, such as petroleum-based food dyes, as potential causes of ADHD; while others have looked for genetic links. Although experts still don't [...]

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Quality Sleep Boosts Mathematics and Physical Education Scores

According to a study published in the journal International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology in 2011, students who receive between seven and nine hours of sleep per night score higher in mathematics and physical education classes than those who sleep significantly less or more. The study, led by Raúl Quevedo-Blasco and Victor J. Quevado-Blasco, [...]

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Study Suggests Hearing Loss and Sleep Apnea May Be Linked

After researching one of Taiwan’s largest health insurance databases, Dr. Jau-Jiuan Sheu of the Taipei Medical University Hospital and his team of researchers found a possible link between sleep apnea and sudden deafness. The study reviewed over 1 million Taiwanese health records pulled from the database, and it was quickly found that 3,200 patients of [...]

By |May 28th, 2012|Sleep Apnea, Tinnitus|Comments Off on Study Suggests Hearing Loss and Sleep Apnea May Be Linked

Lack of Sleep Affects Health, Happiness and Performance

If you often have difficulties sleeping through the night, staying asleep or even falling asleep, you are not alone. According to a poll in 2011 involving 1,500 people, 60 percent reported various problems while trying to sleep. Poor grades, mood swings, relationship troubles, and impaired driving all relate to sleep deprivation; yet few of us [...]

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Risks of Developing Sleeping Disorders Increases with Age

As we get along in years, we know there will be times when our health will not be at its best, because of our daily habits and the natural wear on our bodies. There are thousands of health problems that can come with age, including arthritis, osteoporosis, alzheimer’s and loss of vision and hearing; however, [...]

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Sleep Apnea Affects Women Too

Most of the research on sleep apnea to date has concentrated solely on those with the ‘Y’ chromosome, telling of males who have trouble breathing while they sleep and suffering from heart attacks because of their severe sleep apnea. That said, new information shows that women’s health can also be severely affected by sleep apnea. [...]

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Staying Awake: Caffeine vs. Sleep Apnea Treatment

Waking up is hard to do; and the process is even harder if you’ve experienced poor or inadequate sleep. Unfortunately, sleep-deprived Americans tend to have trouble staying awake and energized throughout the day. To help those people who need the energy and ability to stay awake, there is a new product known as AeroShot. By [...]

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Many Police Officers Sleepy, Fatigued due to Sleep Apnea

Police officers are expected to take care of society; however, a recent study has shown that they may not be as physically and mentally prepared for their jobs as we’d like. Posted in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the study found that, in the U.S. and Canada, 40 percent of the surveyed [...]

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Resignation of Packers Vice President Caused By Bad Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea can ruin your nightly sleep and your daytime energy levels; however, we don’t normally associate the condition with job-loss. Recently, former Green Bay Packers Vice President Jason Wied resigned, due to an addiction to herbal remedies he took to treat both insomnia and sleep apnea. News of failed sleep apnea treatment isn’t uncommon; [...]

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A Mail-order Sleep Apnea Treatment?

While effective for patients who can tolerate them, CPAP machines have earned a bad reputation for being almost as disruptive as sleep apnea, itself. If you use CPAP or sleep next to someone who does, you're probably well-aware of the annoying squealing and snorting noises associated with the masks. Recently, one company has [...]

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AccuSom Connects with Verizon for Effective at Home Apnea Diagnosis

Usually when a patient is suspected of having sleep apnea, that patient would undergo a night sleep study at a local sleep center. These sleep studies are usually performed by a sleep physician using PSG technology. Once the test is complete, the patient leaves the sleep center and waits for his results to be reviewed [...]

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Mild Sleep Apnea Is Just As Dangerous As Severe Sleep Apnea

Patients can be diagnosed with three different types of sleep apnea, including obstructive, central, and complex sleep apnea. These three types can then be broken down into three levels of severity known as mild, moderate, or severe. This means that one person could be diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea while another patient [...]

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Sleep Apnea – A Treatable Condition That Can Ruin Careers

Healthy people, such as athletes, rarely have severe health problems, right? Athletes are active and in shape; however, the notion that healthy people cannot suffer from dangerous health problems is wrong. Even some of today’s up and coming athletes are at risk of suffering from a variety of health problems. Take for instance JaMarcus Russell, [...]

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SomnoMed Receives “Best Of Class” Award From Pride Institute

To many, sleep apnea and CPAP therapy often go hand in hand. However, just like with the process of treating many other types of conditions, there is never one treatment type that works for every single patient. While you may not hear much about alternative sleep apnea treatment types, the recent awarding of “Best Of [...]

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The Prevalence Of Sleep Apnea In Truckers

Trucking is a job that must be done in order to get materials from one state to the next and believe it or not the number of truckers on today’s roads is at an all time high. In fact, in 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said that over 6.8 million drivers were registered [...]

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Pregnancy Increases Chances of Sleep Apnea

Pregnancy is definitely a time for celebration and joy but it’s also a time when the importance of quality sleep really comes into play. In non-pregnant women, sleep disorders are common enough as disturbed sleep regularly accompanies the fluctuation in hormones that happens throughout each month. However, in expectant moms, the symptoms and vulnerability of [...]

By |September 22nd, 2011|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Pregnancy Increases Chances of Sleep Apnea

Stopping Treatment? Think Again

When you think about treating a disease or disorder, many people immediately think that treatment is a one and done process, meaning that once symptoms and side effects go away, treatment can be stopped. While this is true in the event of treating certain types of diseases, such as the common cold or bronchitis, when [...]

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Dementia And Sleep Apnea

If you have sleep apnea or know someone who does, you probably know the common risks and symptoms associated with the disorder. Those who have untreated sleep apnea will commonly suffer from fatigue, daytime sleepiness, a lack of energy and concentration and possibly even decreasing cardiovascular health. As if the symptoms and health [...]

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Poor Sleep Linked To High Blood Pressure

Poor sleep has been linked to a variety of problems including sleep deprivation, a lack of energy throughout the day, and daytime sleepiness. Not only has poor sleep been connected to those problems, recent studies have shown that older men who miss out on deep sleep have an 80% increased risk of suffering from hypertension. [...]

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Having Darth Vader As A Husband: Noisy CPAP Machines

Whenever you hear or read something about sleep apnea you’ll more than likely encounter CPAP technology. Over the years CPAP has become the gold standard for treating those with sleep apnea. The technology has proven to be very effective and most sleep physicians tend to prescribe CPAP for patient who have sleep apnea. CPAP technology [...]

By |August 20th, 2011|CPAP, Sleep Apnea, Snoring|Comments Off on Having Darth Vader As A Husband: Noisy CPAP Machines

Daytime Sleeper? Sleep Apnea Is Still A Risk

Sleep apnea can be a tricky disorder for doctors to diagnose. So many factors may predispose someone to suffer from the condition. One can be, in all other ways, healthy and still suffer from sleep apnea just as someone who is unhealthy can suffer from the condition. While we generally sleep at night, those who [...]

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Children, and Bed Wetting – The Connection

When looking at sleep apnea as a whole, patients should recognize that there are 3 main types that one can suffer from. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the most commonly diagnosed type of sleep apnea, occurs when the soft palate collapses during sleep which then causes obstruction to the airway. This leads to cessations [...]

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Is Computer-Aided Diagnosis for Sleep Apnea The Wave Of The Future?

Because of the vast number of advancements in the dental world, dentistry nowadays is much more reliable. Technologies such as the the TENS have made diagnosing and treating certain oral conditions much easier and a lot more dependable. The TENS System is often used to determine one’s ideal bite, a necessity in treating a patient [...]

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Air Traffic Controllers With Sleep Apnea Encouraged To Seek Treatment

Sleep apnea is a condition that truly affects people in all aspects of their lives. When one isn’t able to get the quality, restorative sleep they need, sleep deprivation can cause all sorts of problems during normal, daily life, including a lack of concentration, energy, and high levels of fatigue. Learn to Recognize Common Signs of Sleep Deprivation

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Sleep Apneics Who Smoke – How Treating Both Conditions Is A Must Do for True Success

Sleep apnea can effect anyone at anytime. From children to star athletes, no one is immune to the condition which is why it is all too important to be tested for sleep disorders if you display any of the common symptoms, such as snoring and daytime sleepiness that never goes away. [...]

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Waist-size and Sleep Apnea – A Connection But Not Direct Correlation

Common sense and some medical studies conducted in the past have lead to the general belief that people who are overweight and/or obese are more prone to suffer from a variety of health conditions, especially those dealing with cardiovascular health. We’ve all seen or read something that claims that those who are overweight are more [...]

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The Sleep Apneic’s Outlook On The World

Life is what you make of it; or so we are told. We all have some degree of control as to how our days pan out and whether or not we are able to have a day full of success or one that isn’t so productive. However, the fact is that certain bodily conditions, such [...]

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Working While Sleepy -Dangerous for You and Those Around You

People don’t always think about the fact that sleep affects you not only during the night but throughout your entire day. We’ve all had nights where we don’t sleep well and the next day we find that we are sluggish, tired, and lacking the normal energy levels that we usually have. Usually our concentration is [...]

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Sleep Apnea Treatment Alternatives for CPAP-Intolerant Patients

CPAP and sleep apnea treatment tend to go hand in hand. The CPAP, considered the gold-standard in treating sleep apnea, has become the go-to method to ensuring that sleep apneics sleep well at night. As the amount of patients diagnosed with sleep apnea continues to grow on a yearly basis, more and more [...]

By |April 25th, 2011|CPAP, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Treatment Alternatives for CPAP-Intolerant Patients
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