Sleep Apnea

Loud Snoring a Sign of Sleep Apnea

Nearly everyone snores at one time or another, but when it is a nightly occurrence it may indicate a more serious condition called obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA.  This condition occurs when the airways become obstructed due to chronic inflammation in the airways or their collapse during sleep when the muscles relax.  Not only can this condition lead to other health problems, but it can be fatal if the sleeper doesn’t wake up to change [...]
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Snoring Kills Productivity

You found the perfect employee.  She shows up early for work each morning, is pleasant to be around, and gets a lot of work done before lunchtime.  But by two o’clock in the afternoon, she is slumped at her desk, asleep.  She probably isn’t the only one in the office that has this problem.  And after the first few weeks of work, you notice the development of irritability and trouble concentrating.  Does this pattern sound [...]
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Sharing the Bed with Your Husband Can Help Him Stop Snoring

We have all experienced this, or at least heard of it. As you begin to drift off to sleep, you hear some loud noises that would be similar to a lumberyard, but don’t worry, it’s not a nightmare, it’s your husband, and he is snoring. So, what can you do? Well, some new studies show that in married couples the wife holds the keys to helping her husband with his sleep apnea problems. Obstructive sleep [...]
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Sharing The Bed With Your Significant Other Helps To Reduce Snoring

Have you ever laid down beside of your partner, seemingly just fallen asleep, and then it sounds like a jackhammer is sharing the bed with you? Do not worry; your house is not in the process of being demolished. Instead, your partner is snoring up a storm, and you find it hard to sleep because of it. I am sure this has happened too many times to count on both of your hands, but in [...]
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A Link Between Psychiatry and Sleep Apnea?

It sounds rather crazy (no pun intended) but a hospital Salt Lake City, Utah started a pilot program designed to test their psychiatric patients for sleep apnea.  Sleep apnea is a condition where someone that snores heavily stops breathing for moments at a time due to airway obstruction.  (The definition of apnea is “the absence of breath.”)  In compiling the statistics that were gathered during the implementation of their new program, they found some surprising [...]
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Snoring and Psychiatry

10 Ways to Make CPAP More Comfortable

The following article is written by a guest expert from Best CPAP Price. Every CPAP user knows that it can be difficult to adjust to sleeping while wearing a CPAP mask. Here are some things you can do to be more comfortable while sleeping with a CPAP machine. Make Sure You Have the Right CPAP Mask One of the most important things you can do to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep with CPAP is to [...]
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