Is smoking to blame for your sleep problems?
You are probably tired of everyone – from your boss to your mother – nagging you to quit smoking. However, the list of reasons to quit just keeps on growing. If you’ve been having problems sleeping, you should know that this is one more thing that may be caused by smoking. How does smoking affect sleep? […]Read More
Pregnancy and Sleep Problems
When you are pregnant, there is always something new happening to your body. Suddenly you’ll have bad heartburn every night (no matter what you eat), your shoes won’t fit anymore, or you’ll notice that your belly button goes from an inney to an outey. Perhaps most concerning (and annoying), though, is the changes you’ve noticed […]Read More
PTSD and Sleep Apnea
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is very often seen in war veterans or first responders who have been through a traumatic situation, but it can affect your average, everyday person as well. After all, the definition of “trauma” is subjective. If you have PTSD, unfortunately, you may also be at risk for OSA – recent research […]Read More
Are Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Tooth Grinding Related?
Obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-related bruxism are two serious problems that can affect your health and your well-being. Even worse, some people have both of these disorders and may not even know it. Here are some things you should know if you think you might have both of these problems. What is bruxism? From time […]Read More
Can Changing Your Diet Help Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea can seriously affect not only your sleep but your quality of life, leaving you mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted. It is hard to enjoy life if you are tired all the time! If left untreated, it can lead to even more serious health problems. There are a few things you can do to […]Read More
How Do I Manage Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder that occurs when breathing is interrupted while sleeping. There are a few different kinds of sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common. Having sleep apnea means that you occasionally stop breathing when you sleep. When we say occasionally, we don’t mean every few years or every few months; […]Read More
Managing Obstructive Sleep Apnea Effectively
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common condition that causes a person to stop breathing multiple times throughout the sleep cycle. During these bouts, the brain is deprived of oxygen. Sleep apnea can cause or worsen other health conditions such as blood pressure and can contribute to the development of other health conditions, like Type II […]Read More
Can Stress Aggravate Sleep Apnea
There’s no doubt most of us have been under unimaginable levels of stress lately. But are stress and sleep apnea connected? Can stress aggravate or even cause sleep apnea? The Connection Between Stress and Sleep Apnea The connection between stress and obstructive sleep apnea is indirect, but stress can make your sleep apnea worse. When […]Read More
Daytime Exhaustion and Sleep Apnea
Do you often wake up after what you thought was a full night’s sleep and get started on your day, only to almost immediately feel exhausted? Is it difficult to concentrate during the day, or does your brain feel “fuzzy”? Do you doze off at your desk? If your days are a blur of tiredness […]Read More
CPAP Safety with COVID-19
There has been a lot of question about the safety of using CPAP machines if you have the novel coronavirus or are at risk for getting it. As every community finds ways to support their residents through this crisis, we want to make sure you have the most up-to-date information possible about the impact of […]Read More