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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 …

Does Sleep Apnea Get Worse in the Winter?

Believe it or not, the physiology of the body is actually affected by winter changes. The cold weather impacts the respiratory system, especially in people who suffer from sleep apnea. In other words, sleep apnea will worsen during winter. Luckily, there are certain changes you can introduce to reduce the negative side effects of winter. So, read on and find out more about the connection between winter, health, and sleep …

Keto Diet and Your Sleep

Without a shadow of a doubt, the keto diet, characterized by high fat and low carb intake, is one of the worlds’ most popular ways to get rid of excess weight since the 1980s. According to studies, by controlling carbohydrates consumption our bodies release ketones which offer strong anti-inflammatory properties. Those ketones also help in immediate water weight loss and control appetite which helps in losing weight.  The Basics of …

Sleep Paralysis Guide

Although it isn’t as prevalent as sleep apnea, sleep paralysis is a common sleep disorder people suffer from. It usually begins in the teenage period, but most sleep paralysis instances are reported by people aged 20 to 40. If you, or someone from your close family, suffer from sleep paralysis, you may be familiar with how it can disrupt your sleep. But, in case you still need some information, continue …

How Can Sleep Improve Your Intimate Relationship?

According to a recent poll about how the pandemic has influenced couples, 1 in 10 find themselves very likely to separate, 1 in 5 couples report more fighting than before, and 1 in 3 feel more annoyed with their partner when compared before the pandemic. Luckily, you can improve your intimate relationship with better sleep. Even though it may sound surprising, but sleep can have a transformative impact on relationships. …