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...READ More
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...READ More
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)...READ More
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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...READ More
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....READ More