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How you sleep affects your health

How you sleep affects your health

As you attempt to fall asleep, do you find yourself struggling to drift off? Well, when you’re trying to sleep, you might not be thinking about the position you’re lying in. Some people sleep on their backs and others sleep on their stomachs. Then there are those who prefer the fetal position while others spread […]

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Are you at risk for sleep apnea?

Are you at risk for sleep apnea?

How do you know if you are at risk for sleep apnea? While sleep apnea can affect anyone, even children, certain factors will put you in an increased risk for developing this condition. To help you better understand if you are at risk, let’s take a look at some of the factors involved in sleep […]

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Understand your risk to improve your health

Understand your risk to improve your health

If you are at risk for something, it increases your likelihood of getting a disease or other condition. While you are more likely to develop temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) if you have one or a few of the risks, but it also doesn’t mean you won’t develop TMD if you don’t have any risk factors […]

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A Sleep Apnea History Lesson

A Sleep Apnea History Lesson

Sleep apnea isn’t new. It’s actually been observed since ancient times. While a treatment or cause was not clear, people were still aware of this condition. In the late 19th century, the term “Pickwickian syndrome” was created to describe symptoms of sleep apnea. Unfortunately though, the research mainly concentrated on the patient’s obesity rather than […]

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Sleep Apnea: The Silent Killer for Older Adults

Sleep Apnea: The Silent Killer for Older Adults

As you get older, the more likely you are to develop health complications (unless you take proper care of yourself and pre-existing conditions). A recent article on Forbes, took at look at sleep apnea and how it negatively affects older adults. Chronic poor sleep and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in anyone, especially older adults, can […]

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Infographic: 10 Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea

Infographic: 10 Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea

If you were to be accused of snoring, you might get defensive–none of us want to think we snore. However, snoring is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea, which is a serious condition that shouldn’t be brushed off and ignored. If you have been told you snore, don’t just deny it, seek […]