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Sleep Apnea Affects Children Too

Sleep Apnea Affects Children Too

by Tiffany (SU)
Research shows that 1 to 4% of children between the ages of 2 and 8 suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, which can have long-term effects. Learn more about symptoms and treatments for kids with sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea Presents Differently in Women

by Americare Respiratory Services
Doctors often have a preconceived notion of what a typical sleep apnea sufferer looks like – a middle-aged, overweight male who snores and wakes up gasping for air. This bias produces a roadblock to diagnosing women with sleep apnea.

Your CPAP is your best sleeping partner

Your CPAP is your best sleeping partner

by Americare Respiratory Services
If you have been diagnosed with OSA and prescribed a CPAP or BiPAP machine, it is important to your health and your daily life to use it. Here are a few tips that may help.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) versus central sleep apnea (CSA)

by Americare Respiratory Services
OSA 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.

Disorders you didn’t know were related to sleep

Disorders you didn’t know were related to sleep

by Americare Respiratory Services
The National Sleep Foundation lists 33 different types of sleep disorders. Did you know that conditions like ADHD, pain, and teeth grinding are related to sleep.

1 in 10 sleep apnea patients have been injured at work

by Americare Respiratory Services
More than 10% of people with sleep apnea reported injuries at work, compared to about half that amount for people without sleep apnea.

Healthy sleep = Healthy mind

Healthy sleep = Healthy mind

by Americare Respiratory Services
May is mental health awareness month, and today we are focusing on the links between sleep and mental health conditions.

Are you too stressed out to sleep?

Are you too stressed out to sleep?

by Americare Respiratory Services
Certain processes in your body only happen at night, when you are asleep. If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, you may be stressed out.

Can Sleep Apnea be Treated at Home?

by Americare Respiratory Services
For mild cases of sleep apnea, you may get some relief with home remedies but nothing is as effective as CPAP therapy.

Treatment for sleep apnea reduces “dawn phenomenon” by 45% in one week

by Americare Respiratory Services
Untreated sleep apnea has been shown to raise glucose levels, causing the “dawn phenomenon” that many diabetics experience in the early morning hours.