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What is a Good Night’s Sleep Anyway?

by Americare Respiratory Services
Sleep monitoring devices can tell us how we’re doing while we sleep, but what does a good night sleep look like, or more importantly, what does it feel like?

Does the Brain Ever Adjust to Working Night Shift?

Does the Brain Ever Adjust to Working Night Shift?

by Americare Respiratory Services
The importance of getting enough sleep on a regular basis – 7 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep – seems common sense, but how do you insure you can accomplish that when you work a night shift or swing shift job?

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.

FDA Approves New Device for Insomnia

FDA Approves New Device for Insomnia

by Americare Respiratory Services
The FDA has recently approved the first prescription device aimed to help insomniacs get a better night’s rest without the use of medications.

Snoring is a breathing problem that affects sleep quality

by Americare Respiratory Services
When the airway is blocked, not only is the obnoxious snoring sound made, but your lungs are not getting enough air.

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.

Sleep disturbances common after a concussion

by Americare Respiratory Services
Post-traumatic sleep disturbances have been reported in up to 70% of people with TBIs.

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.

Sleep paralysis - Help! I’m awake and I can’t move

by Americare Respiratory Services
You are lying on your back, and you suddenly realize you can’t move. This can happen when you are transitioning in or out of REM cycle.