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The Best 7 Sleep Apnea Apps

If you think you may have sleep apnea – the most common sleep disorder Americans suffer from, the most reasonable thing for sure is visiting a sleep specialist. However, if you can’t wait until you do a sleep study and get your test results, the following apps can help you track and manage sleep, and in some cases, help you uncover sleep apnea. SleepTracker 24/7 Cost: $0.99; Platform: Android and …

Everything You Need to Know About Sleep Apnea and Epilepsy

It is not uncommon that people suffering from one health problem, like epilepsy, for example, suffer from others that worsen the condition of the first one. And, when it comes to epilepsy, the condition can exacerbate easily if the person suffers from a sleep disorder like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The reason for this is the fact that OSA interferes with normal brain activity and sleep and may increase the …

Dreams and Nightmares with Sleep Apnea

Surprisingly but true, the most common sleep disorders Americans suffer from – sleep apnea – can actually affect dreams. If you want to know further on the topic, don’t hesitate and continue reading this article to find out everything you need to know to understand sleep apnea dreams and nightmares. Sleep Apnea Dreams Getting a good night’s sleep with obstructive sleep apnea, especially with untreated one, is quite a challenge …

Sleep Apnea and Brain Damage

Did you know that one-quarter of the American adult population suffers from sleep apnea? And unfortunately, many patients don’t receive adequate treatment which can lead to other serious health problems. To be more precise, untreated sleep apnea is closely linked to the following health conditions: type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Furthermore, there’s also a lesser-known sleep apnea connection with brain damage. For that reason, continue reading this article …

Asthma and Sleep Apnea

According to statistics, a whopping 19 million people have asthma. Even though it is a manageable condition for many, there are also those who suffer from severe asthma and whose symptoms worsen over time and develop other respiratory conditions. In this case, asthma can really affect their quality of life. And, since sleep apnea is also a respiratory condition, it is logical that these two are connected. However, although they …

Everything You Need to Know About Sleep Apnea Surgery

Namely, there are more than a dozen procedures for alleviating sleep apnea by correcting anatomy including the tongue, soft palate, nose, and/ or jaw. Sleep apnea surgery is usually an outpatient surgery meaning that it does not require an overnight stay at the hospital. To help you be well-informed about sleep apnea surgery, how to prepare, what to expect, and how to recover from it, we’ve come up with the …

Guide: Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

A condition in which obese people fail to breathe deeply or rapidly enough is known as obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS). This condition is also defined as alveolar hypoventilation and results in low oxygen levels and high blood carbon dioxide levels. Plus, 90% of OHS obesity hypoventilation syndrome patients have obstructive sleep apnea, too. And, since OHS can have quite serious or even fatal consequences, seeking medical treatment early is of …

Arthritis and Sleep Disorders

Did you know that solely in the US, almost 55 million adults suffer from arthritis – a condition characterized by joint inflammation that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling? The most common arthritis types include rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and gout. Logically, the pain caused by arthritis can have a huge influence on sleep and make it challenging for a person to get a good night’s sleep. …

OSA Might Make COVID-19 Worse

According to a new study, a great share (29%) of hospitalized COVID-19 patients also suffer from obstructive sleep apnea which suggests that this sleep disorder is linked to poor outcomes including hospitalization and mechanical ventilation for those who got infected with the novel coronavirus. In other words, OSA can be considered as a risk factor for COVID-19. Namely, people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea are usually obese, older, and have …

Sleep Apnea and Cancer

Unfortunately, researchers have come up to the conclusion that there’s a link between sleep apnea and cancer. To be more precise, they have found out that certain sleep apnea aspects increase the risk of cancer development, even cancer death. The main cited reason is low oxygen levels (hypoxia) due to frequent breathing interruptions. So, even though more research is needed, there are several things you should know about cancer and …