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
Can Sleep Apnea Lead to Heart Problems?
Sleep apnea is a serious condition that causes you to stop breathing multiple times throughout the night. There are three different types of sleep apnea – obstructive, central, and complex – and in all its forms, it can be bad for your health. More than 20 million Americans have sleep apnea, and it’s important to […]
Can Treating Sleep Apnea Lower Your Blood Pressure?
Sleep apnea is a problem for more than 20 million people in the U.S. This condition, in which a person stops breathing several times throughout the night, can result in chronic fatigue, adult-onset diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. What Are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea? Excessive snoring – the kind that keeps your partner awake at […]Read More
Will Smoking Worsen My Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea causes breathing problems when you’re asleep, resulting in frequent sleep interruptions. Over time, this can lead to an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, and other serious health issues. If you’re a smoker, does this behavior make sleep apnea even worse? Learn more about the effects of smoking on this sleep disorder. […]Read More
How Does Sleep Apnea Affect My Blood Pressure?
Sleep apnea along with high blood pressure can be harmful to your health. It’s important for you to have both conditions treated to help prevent serious complications. What is the Relationship Between Sleep Apnea & Blood Pressure? It is important to get an adequate amount of sleep each night to restore as well as refresh […]Read More
Strategies for Managing Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea occurs when you have trouble breathing freely throughout the night while sleeping. This causes you to stop breathing from time to time, which can wake your body up from sleep. Managing your sleep apnea can help prevent further health problems from developing. What Causes Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea can happen when you have […]Read More