A Dangerous Season for Sleep Apnea

Epidemics and illnesses are center-stage right now. Current events and healthcare experts remind people every day about the potential dangers of getting sick and its impact on their community at large. Cold and flu prevention are significant health concerns, especially during a pandemic. With disease at the top of our minds, people are practicing better …

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While the continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine is generally the most common treatment for sleep apnea for doctors, it’s one of the most hated among those who have to use it. Why? Those who dislike the machine say it is uncomfortable, loud and can make them feel claustrophobic, which doesn’t really add up …

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Fluctuations and Sleeping Changes

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Women who are gearing up for or currently going through menopause may notice a few changes as hormones ebb and flow. Some of these changes cause not-so-fun side effects, such as hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain and even the chance of developing breathing issues, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). These side effects can be …

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Less Sleep May Mean More Risk

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Can sleep apnea increase your risk of getting cancer? According to a new study published in the European Respiratory Journal, women with severe cases of sleep apnea may have an increased risk of developing cancer. But, the connection is not totally clear. One theory is that increased levels of nocturnal hypoxia — or time without …

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Breathe Deep

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When you think about orthodontic treatment, you might consider how it will improve your appearance. But, did you ever consider how it can improve your breathing? While it’s true that orthodontics can enhance your smile, give you a more youthful appearance and boost your confidence, the right orthodontic regimen can also change your airway and …

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Sleeping Peacefully? Maybe Not.

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Sleep apnea is not just getting enough sleep – it’s also not just harmless snoring. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that causes repeated breathing interruptions during sleep. Despite its serious nature, many people think that sleep apnea is loud snoring that annoys your partner. But it’s so much more. The condition affects 22 …

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