Most of you would never think of hitting the wheel after a few drinks. You wouldn’t give a second thought to honking and shaking your fist to anyone speeding or looking down at their phones. But would you keep yourself from driving for being a bit too drowsy? When you’re just tired enough, and in […]
If you’re depressed and snore most nights, quit taking pills and get a sleep study to rule out obstructive sleep apnea!
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Routine snoring is the #1 sign of obstructive sleep apnea and will only increase with the passage of time. You can’t keep doing what you’ve been doing, expecting a different result! Click here to learn more.
These two authors successfully adapted to the CPAP machine, unlike 50% to 80% of the population and good for them! However, it’s too bad they didn’t research and provide more information on the #1 alternative recommended treatment to CPAP, oral appliance therapy, other than just mentioning it in their article. Kudos to them explaining the hassles and hidden costs of acquiring a CPAP though. I suspect they will be writing an article on oral appliance therapy at sometime in the future when they tire of using the CPAP everywhere/everytime they sleep.
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Almost half of all patients with diabetes also have obstructive sleep apnea!
So the next question would be the age old “Chicken or the Egg” question.
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Family members of a majority of my patients expressed their concerns about their loved ones snoring, holding their breath and gasping for air. If patients could only hear the noises they make when trying to sleep, they would be scared as well. Too bad it took a stroke for this woman to start listening to her loved ones and see a sleep medicine specialist!
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If you’re hitting that snooze button a lot, you’re not getting good sleep. Could it be undiagnosed sleep apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea has become so widespread that your eye doctor is being trained to look for symptoms in their patients in an effort to save lives.
Until recently, women were not considered equal to men….at least when it comes to obstructive sleep apnea. In a recent study, among women aged 20-44, 25% had sleep apnea, compared to 56 % of women aged 45-54 and 75 % of women aged 55-70. Among women with hypertension or who were obese – two risk […]
U.S. obesity rates to soar by 2030. Historians will also look back on the 21st century as the “Golden Age” of Obstructive Sleep Apnea! FAT is the OBSTRUCTIVE part of sleep apnea and is it’s number one cause! I guess you don’t necessarily need water to drown. FAT is slower, but it will get the […]