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Sleep apnea affects nearly 20 million people in North America. It is an epidemic illness, and we are only beginning to realize how serious it is. Most people quickly associate snoring (and the sudden stoppage of snoring) in the middle of the night with obstructive sleep apnea. There are, however, many less obvious issues that […]

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According to the Mayo Clinic, half of adults snore. Snoring is a loud, hoarse sound that occurs when airflow through the mouth and nose becomes obstructed as you sleep. Most times snoring is normal, such as when you have a stuffy nose from a cold or sinus infection. Loud and excessive snoring, however, can be […]

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Sleep is just as important part of a healthy lifestyle as diet and exercise. Many people get less than six hours of sleep due to their busy lifestyles. This results in sleep deprivation and excessive daytime sleepiness, both of which can be harmful to your health in the long run. Sleepiness can be caused by […]

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According to the National Sleep Foundation, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects 18 millions Americans. Until now, no research on the effectiveness of CPAP for sleep apnea in seniors had even been conducted. A new study, recently published in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine, suggests that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy can be very effective for […]

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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by brief, repeated pauses in breathing during sleep. Three are three types: central, mixed and obstructive, with obstructive sleep apnea being the most common. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 18 millions Americans have sleep apnea, and 2 to 20 percent of those Americans are children. Sleep apnea […]

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition that causes a person’s airways to become obstructed, often requiring interruption of sleep in order to regain normal breathing. A person can have as many as thirty of these obstruction events an hour, restricting blood flow and causing a buildup of carbon dioxide. Around 18 million Americans have […]

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Researchers from the University of Chicago found that the main ingredient in marijuana, THC, might be a good treatment option for sleep apnea patients. Sleep apnea is an often-undiagnosed sleep disorder that causes harmful pauses in breathing patterns during sleep. The trial involved seventeen sleep apnea patients, each have been given a pill form of […]

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  When patients are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, they are often surprised to find out that medication will not fix the problem. While various treatment options exist, one of the best things that you can do if you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea is to make healthy lifestyle changes. When these changes are […]

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Researchers in Spain have discovered a link between sleep apnea and skin cancer. More specifically, the severity of sleep apnea might be able to predict how aggressive skin cancer may become. While past studies have shown that sleep apnea increases the risk of cancer and showed that sleep apnea actually enhanced tumor growth in mice, […]

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Researchers at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have found an interesting link that may help people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea and depression. While many people prefer to sleep with a nightlight or hall light on to make them feel more secure, the dim light may actually increase depression in sleep apnea sufferers. […]

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