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Should I Use a CPAP Device for Mild Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common sleep conditions people suffer from characterized by breathing interruptions while sleeping caused by a blockage of the upper airway. In general, 20% of the world population has this disorder, especially obese people or those who suffer from heart or metabolic conditions. If left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea may lead to poor cardiac and metabolic health, insomnia, daytime sleepiness, depression, and …

Is There Even Such Thing as a Sleep Doctor?

In an ideal world, people have a long face-to-face appointment with their primary care doctor at least once a year to discuss overall health and issues. They may share they have breathing problems, high blood pressure, pain in the neck, excess weight, etc. But, do they tell their doctor if they experience sleeping issues? – Probably not. So, who should they talk to? Is there such a thing as a …

What is Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation Therapy for Sleep Apnea?

Even though continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy has proven to be the most beneficial for combating obstructive sleep apnea, those who suffer from the condition know how challenging and annoying sleeping with a mask can be. Therefore, many sufferers are looking for alternative ways to fight sleep apnea, one of which could be hypoglossal nerve stimulation (HGNS) therapy. So, read on and find out what hypoglossal nerve stimulation (HGNS) …

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatments Options

A sleep condition characterized by breathing interruptions during sleep is called obstructive sleep apnea. The severity of the condition, which can range from mild to severe, will determine the treatment option which may be as simple as a lifestyle change to surgery. Here are the common obstructive sleep apnea treatments options based on the severity of the symptoms: Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment Options If you experience mild symptoms of …

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty and Sleep Apnea

If you have a few extra pounds that you desperately want shed, you will be interested in learning more about endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, especially if you have sleep apnea. Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a completely new procedure used for weight loss. This procedure is minimally invasive and leads to significant weight loss. During endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, the endoscopist inserts a suturing device into your throat and down to your stomach. …

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Sleep Apnea

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), is a neurodegenerative brain disease associated with repeated blows to the head. CTE is also known as “punch-drunk syndrome.” Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is very common in sportspeople, such as hockey players, boxers, and footballers. Likewise, combat veterans and victims of domestic abuse that have experienced repeated head trauma have also been affected by CTE. However, it is often the case that doctors overlook other treatable conditions …

Guide: Pillar Procedure for OSA

You might have heard about pillar procure until now, but if you aren’t familiar with this procedure, there are a number this you should know. The pillar procedure is a minor surgery that helps relieve snoring and treat mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Hence, this procedure helps alleviate habitual snoring, as well as, OSA which is a potentially serious disorder where breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep. Both these …

Traveling If You Have OSA

Summer is usually the time of the year that associates us on holidays and travel. However, if you are dealing with obstructive sleep apnea, traveling might seem intimidating and hard to plan. What’s usually most troublesome when planning your travel is the CPAP machine that is an essential part of your everyday routine. In fact, traveling with a CPAP machine usually means reading a manual to understand everything so you …

7 Showings of Sleep Apnea and CPAP In Hollywood

What we see on television and film screens greatly impacts our perception of sleep apnea. Stereotypes about sleep apnea and the use of CPAP equipment can be broken when we identify with our favorite movie characters. With these stereotypes being broken it is easier for us to communicate and share our problem with our doctor and inside our home. We will present 7 showings of sleep apnea in Hollywood that …

Everything You Need to Know About the Sleep Stages and Sleep Apnea

On average, people spend around one-third of their lives sleeping or trying to sleep. But have we ever asked ourselves what happens in our brain, and throughout our body within each stage when we are asleep. Knowing what is going on within the different sleep stages can help us improve our sleep quality and quantity. What Are the Stages of Sleep Sometimes it might be challenging for you to get …