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. Diagnosing sleep apnea requires an overnight stay in a sleep medicine center. At-home sleep studies are
Sleep apnea treatment
The new Philips DreamStation is a special type of positive airway pressure (PAP) machine that will help people who suffer from sleep apnea get the restorative sleep they need. The DreamStation includes many features that help support your sleep therapy. The device’s sleek design makes sleeping comfortable and its quiet motor won’t disrupt anyone else’s
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.
Has this ever happened to you? When we are asleep, the brain shuts down part of our nervous system so that we do not act out our dreams. We are essentially in a state of paralysis while sleeping, but unaware that we can’t move. The ability to move is restored before we completely wake up,
May is mental health awareness month, and today we are focusing on the links between sleep and mental health conditions. If you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), there is a good chance that you also have depression. A recent study reported that 19% of people with OSA were also depressed. People who have depression, anxiety,
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
Sleep apnea symptoms often go undiagnosed or dismissed. For example, you might complain to your doctor about having heartburn at night, so he prescribes you something for the heartburn without investigating WHY you are getting heartburn. Likewise, someone who has trouble sleeping all night long might get a prescription for sleeping pills, but that does
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
Sleep apnea treatment requires you to sleep with a mask. It can be difficult to get used to wearing a mask at first, but rest assured, you will soon be enjoying the best sleep of your life. If you’ve been browsing our selection of CPAP masks, you have noticed the wide variety of styles available.
Your sleep health and heart health may be more connected than you realize. In light of National Heart Health Month this February, let’s take a moment to review the risks that can jeopardize your sleep and your heart. Poor diet Lack of exercise or physical activity Being overweight or obese Smoking or alcohol abuse High-stress