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Back to the basics: What is obstructive sleep apnea?

Back to the basics: What is obstructive sleep apnea?

Frequent, loud snoring may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, which is a common and potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts as you sleep. Severe snoring can cause an array of problems, including sleep disturbances for the snorer and other household members as well as waking episodes.   Snoring does not […]

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Put the gum down. Think twice before chewing.

Put the gum down. Think twice before chewing.

Bubble gum popping can be a daily habit for most people. Whether a person chews gum as a snack or because they like the flavor, it is a common occurrence. However, if you chew gum and suffer from headaches or jaw pain, you might want to think before you pick up that new pack of […]

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2 ways to identify and prevent migraines

2 ways to identify and prevent migraines

If you’ve never had a migraine, consider yourself lucky. Migraines are known to be so painful that many people will lock themselves in a quiet, dark room to minimize the discomfort. To make matters worse, these migraines can sometimes last multiple days, interrupting your daily life and taking you down for the count. We want […]

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Fact or fiction? Uncover myths about sleep apnea

Fact or fiction? Uncover myths about sleep apnea

Regular breathing usually continues with a loud snort or choking sound. Sleep apnea causes the airway to collapse or become blocked during sleep. Patients who are overweight are usually affected, but it can actually happen to anyone. To help you better understand sleep apnea, let’s take a look at some common myths and facts to […]

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6 tips to improve your sleep

6 tips to improve your sleep

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 sleep disruption, you can minimize insomnia, allow for an adequate amount of sleep and reduce sleep-related headaches. If you are ready to take charge of your […]

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Painful migraines are linked to sleep apnea

Painful migraines are linked to sleep apnea

Do you suffer from migraines or headaches? Do you also suffer from sleep apnea? If you suffer from sleep apnea and experience migraines, there is a treatment in sight. Many times, people with headaches will have a hard time sleeping, or attempt to go to a quiet space to sleep in order to relieve their […]

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Sleep apnea and smoking are not a good combination

Sleep apnea and smoking are not a good combination

Everyone is aware that smoking causes lung cancer. That alone should be proof that you need to quit smoking to maintain your health and well-being. But if that doesn’t do the trick, we have one more combination you will want to beware of: Sleep apnea and smoking is a deadly combination.  Smokers have an increased […]

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Infographic: Hypertension affects your entire body

There so many connections between certain conditions and sleep apnea. One condition is hypertension. As you know, hypertension can have harmful effects on a person’s body if left untreated. Seeking treatment for your hypertension or high blood pressure might be a no brainer, but did you know that sleep apnea shares those same exact risks? […]

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Losing sleep does not help burn body fat

Losing sleep does not help burn body fat

Cutting calories and exercise often helps a person lose weight. However, some people might have a harder time getting rid of excess body fat if they don’t get enough sleep. When people want to lose weight–particularly fat–they need to avoid sleep loss during the week because there is no such thing as “catching up on […]