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.
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Sleep is important. If you’ve been following our sleep apnea blog, you know very well how important sleep is to your health. This post is perfect for sharing with someone who might need to prioritize their sleep a little more. You might also learn an interesting fact about sleep – like this one: Before the
More than 28 million Americans suffer from type 2 diabetes, and most of these people also have sleep apnea. The combination of sleep apnea and diabetes is a major public health problem in the US. Rising rates of obesity also contribute to more cases of sleep apnea and diabetes. Untreated sleep apnea has been shown
The ASA settles the debate over how early is too early for school to start. In 42 states, the starting bell for middle school and high school rings before 8 am. This requires kids to wake up as early as 5 or 6 am to get dressed, eat breakfast (hopefully), and arrive at school on
Many aspects of your health are affected by the quality of your sleep. Apparently, eye health is one of those. We do not know if sleep apnea causes keratoconus or if it is the other way around, but the researchers found a strong association between the two health conditions. In other words, if you have
Do you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep? Do you snore loudly or gasp for breath when you sleep? Do you feel sleep deprived for weeks at a time? Nearly 7 out of 10 Americans said they experience frequent sleep problems in a recent poll. If you said yes to any of the questions
CPAP therapy is an effective treatment, prescribed by a doctor, for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Depending on what your doctor prescribes, your CPAP machine will be equipped with a nasal mask or full face mask that delivers a precise amount of pressurized air through your nose and/or mouth to keep your airways open while you