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Celebrate Sleep Awareness Week with OSA Treatment

March 1, 2024

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Physician for sleep apnea treatmentIf you rely on several cups of coffee to get through the day, your sleep schedule can affect your physical and mental health. There’s no denying the importance of getting a good night’s rest. The National Sleep Foundation launched Sleep Awareness Week in 1998 to enhance awareness of the necessity of getting 7-9 hours of rest nightly. Sometimes, going to bed earlier isn’t enough, especially if you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Here’s how an oral appliance can help you breathe better to get the rest you need.

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Can Cell Phones Affect Sleep Apnea?

February 1, 2024

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Woman sitting in bed looking at her cell phoneIf you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a good night’s rest can be difficult. Frequent breathing disruptions deplete your body of oxygen and interrupt your sleep cycle. Poor sleep quality can cause daily fatigue, irritability, and anxiety. Not to mention, untreated sleep apnea is connected to potentially life-threatening complications, like heart disease, diabetes, and sleep deprivation. Worrying about breathing disruptions or poor sleep can cause anxiety levels to rise, which can make it difficult to fall asleep. However, your cell phone could also make you toss and turn at night. Here’s why you should shut off your cell phone before heading to bed.

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Gifting Your Partner with a Snoring Solution for Valentine’s Day

January 19, 2024

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Close-up of an oral appliance for sleep apnea

Many people default to giving their partners boxes of chocolate for Valentine’s Day, but there are other ways to express your feelings as well. For example, if your partner has been suffering from chronic snoring lately, helping them find a solution that results in more peaceful nights for both of you can be a great gift. Below is a brief look at what could be causing your partner’s snoring and how you can help them treat it.

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Could Sleep Apnea Be Contributing to My Depression?

December 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepbetterteam @ 9:10 am
Someone in bed looking sad

Most people have some idea of what sleep apnea is, and a little bit of an understanding of what it entails. They might be aware that it can lead people to snore, that some people wake up during the night because of it, and that some may need to wear masks while sleeping to deal with it.

However, sleep apnea is an incredibly complex condition with multivariate effects, both physical and mental. For example, did you know that sleep apnea has been connected with depression? If you want to learn more about what sleep apnea is and what it can do to the body, here’s some information you might find interesting.

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6 Home Remedies for Sleep Apnea

November 1, 2023

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Person stepping on scale

If you snore loudly or sometimes wake up gasping for breath, it is possible that you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). You should certainly visit a qualified professional to seek diagnosis and treatment. However, there may also be some things you can do on your own to lessen the severity of your symptoms. Here are some home remedies for sleep apnea that might just help you get the rejuvenating rest you deserve:

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4 Tips for Keeping Sleep Apnea Under Control on Halloween

October 7, 2023

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Bed surrounded by a number of Halloween decorations

Sleep apnea is a disorder that can leave you feeling exhausted during the day and could potentially put your life in danger if it isn’t managed properly. This won’t stop you from taking part in any Halloween festivities, but you do need to be careful about making decisions that won’t make your sleep problems worse. Below are 4 tips that sleep apnea sufferers should keep in mind on Halloween.

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4 Things That Can Make Your Sleep Apnea Worse

September 8, 2023

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person snoring while they sleep

Sleep apnea is a hazardous sleep disorder, and if left untreated, it can pose a serious risk to your life. Prompt action is essential to address sleep apnea symptoms, but it’s equally crucial to avoid any actions that might exacerbate the situation. If you’re working to manage sleep apnea, pay close attention to these four factors that could worsen the condition.

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Can Children Have Sleep Apnea?

August 1, 2023

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Sleeping child hugging a stuffed animalObstructive sleep apnea affects 18 million Americans, which causes frequent breathing disruptions. Contrary to what you might believe, it doesn’t just affect adults. 7% to 9% of children have a sleep-related breathing disorder, like sleep apnea; however, up to 90% of cases aren’t diagnosed because symptoms can be subtle. Here’s how to spot the signs of childhood sleep apnea, so your little one can sleep peacefully. 

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The Truth Behind the Relationship Between ADHD and Sleep Apnea

July 15, 2023

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Chalkboard that says “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder”

Plenty of people have heard of ADHD, which is short for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. But what many don’t realize is that this condition can sometimes be linked to sleep-disordered breathing. What do sleep apnea and ADHD have to do with each other? Here’s what you need to know if someone in your family has one or both of these disorders.

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5 Surprising Facts About Sleep Apnea

June 28, 2023

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Myths & Facts under torn paperSleep apnea is a common condition that causes frequent breathing disruptions while sleeping. Approximately 1 in every 15 Americans has sleep apnea, but there’s a lot of misinformation about the breathing disorder. It involves much more than loud snoring. Don’t place your life on the line believing false information. Here are 5 surprising facts everyone should know about sleep apnea.

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