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Can You Die from Sleep Apnea?

May 1, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepbetterteam @ 3:14 pm
Man with sleep apnea lying awake worrying

When it comes to recharging the body and staying awake and alert during the day, there’s nothing more important than sleep. To function properly, the CDC recommends that adults get between seven and eight hours of uninterrupted shuteye each night, but for those with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea (CSA), getting the minimum hours of required rest can be a big challenge.

CSA and OSA occur when you struggle to breathe as you sleep. With CSA, your brain fails to signal your body that it needs to continue to breathe, while with OSA, your airway collapses while you are in a reclined position, making it harder to inhale and exhale.

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Can Sleeping Pills Help with Sleep Apnea?

April 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepbetterteam @ 11:27 pm
Woman struggling to sleep

Do you struggle to stay asleep throughout the night? Do you find that you are constantly feeling exhausted throughout the day? Is your focus lacking when you are trying to get work done? You may think that taking a sleeping pill can help you get the quality sleep you need, but when you have sleep apnea, it can be quite the opposite. Continue reading to learn more about sleep apnea and why sleeping pills are likely not the best option for you.

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Celebrate Sleep Awareness Week with OSA Treatment

March 1, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepbetterteam @ 12:32 am

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepbetterteam @ 3:07 am

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

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepbetterteam @ 2:52 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepbetterteam @ 5:09 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepbetterteam @ 4:27 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepbetterteam @ 6:04 pm
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

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepbetterteam @ 6:33 pm

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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