Do you snore? Many Americans do, but most never seek medical attention for snoring. People who snore have a partially blocked or narrowed airway when lying down. When the airway is blocked, not only is the obnoxious snoring sound made, but your lungs are not getting enough air. And, your brain is not getting enough
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Your doctor diagnoses you with sleep apnea and says you need to purchase a CPAP machine right away. On one hand, you are happy to have a solution for your sleep problems. On the other hand, you are concerned about the cost. CPAP machines and accessories can be expensive, but CPAP therapy can be life-saving
When people talk about sleep apnea in general, they are almost always referring to obstructive sleep apnea or OSA. This is the most common type of sleep apnea, but there is another type that deserves discussion. Central sleep apnea (CSA) also cuts off your air supply when you sleep, but for an entirely different reason.
Nearly 2 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), ranging from mild to severe. A concussion is a type of mild TBI. A concussion happens whenever you suffer a blow to the head. This can happen in contact sports like football and soccer (and in basketball, as we saw in the NBA finals recently), during