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This is how sleep apnea affects every part of your body

This is how sleep apnea affects every part of your body

A misconception of our bodies being inactive while we are napping or sleeping is one of the reasons that one-third of Americans don’t get enough sleep, according to the CDC. It isn’t just about rest. There are very discreet physiological stages that take place throughout the night and understanding them can help improve your health. […]

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Your Family is the First to Notice Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Your Family is the First to Notice Sleep Apnea Symptoms

The reason many people seek diagnosis and treatment is because a concerned spouse or family member has noticed sleep disturbances. This occurs more frequently than a person complaining about the condition themselves. Sleep apnea directly affects family members as much as it would affect the person with the condition because the symptoms associated with sleep […]

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June is National Aphasia Awareness Month

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month

The summer season means fun in the sun, but don’t lose sight of your overall health. June is National Aphasia Awareness Month. Aphasia is the loss of ability to understand or express speech, caused by brain damage. And the leading cause is stroke, which can be caused by untreated obstructive sleep apnea. As you know, […]

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Coping with the side effects of wearing an oral appliance

Coping with the side effects of wearing an oral appliance

Whether you were prescribed an oral appliance for the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction (TMD) or sleep apnea, it is important to understand what some of the side effects might be. Most treatments come with their share of side effects, but it is important to understand that this does not mean you should avoid […]

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Helpful tips to improve your sleep

Helpful tips to improve your sleep

Have you ever woken up feeling like you didn’t have a wink of sleep last night? We’ve all been there before–probably numerous times throughout our lifetime. Our sleep habits have a significant impact on how well we sleep every night. If you are able to maintain a regular schedule while also avoiding behavior that promotes […]

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What you need to know about sleep apnea and pregnancy

What you need to know about sleep apnea and pregnancy

If you are pregnant and tired it’s because your body is simply going through normal pregnancy changes, right? It’s possible. However, if you are tired and pregnant it might also be gestational sleep apnea. Researchers continue to advance their knowledge of sleep apnea complications and continue to raise awareness for sleep apnea in pregnant women. […]

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Driving while tired can be dangerous

Driving while tired can be dangerous

If you are driving while drowsy, you are about eight times more likely to cause an accident, according to federal estimates. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety used in-vehicle camera footage of thousands of drivers who previously agreed to participate in the study. After reviewing all the information, the study found that motorists are falling […]