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How are Sex and Sleep Connected?

When speaking of adults, there’s no doubt that one of the elements important for good health is sex and sexuality. However, mind that sexual health involves emotions, relationships, and quality of life, rather than just being physical. And, we all know that getting enough quality sleep is crucial for overall health and wellness as it is important for different body processes and systems. That said, we can agree that both …

New Treatments for Sleep Apnea

Did you know that sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders? In fact, a bit more than a quarter of the American population suffers from sleep apnea. This condition is characterized by long breathing interruptions during sleep and if left untreated it can lead to other even more serious health issues. What’s more, there are two main types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep …

Can Using Sleep Equipment Cause Sinus Problems?

In general, sleep experts think of the usage of sleep equipment as a very effective method for alleviating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Otherwise, those patients are exposed to a higher risk of developing many serious chronic health issues. However, while some patients adjust to using sleep equipment from the first time, others experience specific side effects and discomfort of which the most common are sinus infection (sinusitis) and nasal congestion …

Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator Surgery for Sleep Apnea

Many people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea start exploring surgical treatment options after trying out the common therapies. One of these options is Inspire – the hypoglossal nerve stimulator. If you aren’t familiar with it, read on to learn everything needed about the Inspire. Who Should Try the Inspire Placement? This surgical procedure is recommended for those who have moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (with AHI – apnea-hypopnea index …

Men’s Dental Health and Snoring

Without a shadow of a doubt, men tend to do dental check-ups less than women. But, why is this problem? Namely, many common health problems affecting males can be early detected by a dental exam. One of these health issues is snoring, which is related to dental health and is considered one of the main signs of obstructive sleep apnea.  Sleep apnea is a serious sleeping disorder that could even …

Pregnancy and OSA

The truth is, as a pregnancy unfolds, your snoring may progress too from soft to loud. But, you may also notice that you experience breathing interruptions or disruptions while sleeping. This condition is known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and is not that common in pregnant women but it is still possible. Precisely speaking, less than 10% of pregnant women develop sleep apnea during pregnancy. Risk Factors for Developing OSA …

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 …