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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 […]

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Snoring can ruin your camping trip

Snoring can ruin your camping trip

Now that it is summer, how about a camping trip? It is a way to really enjoy the nice weather with friends, right? Maybe not if Billy is joining the crew for camping–he tends to snore louder than a freight train. When it comes to camping with a friend, family member or significant other you […]

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Start now to understand stroke and sleep apnea

Start now to understand stroke and sleep apnea

Untreated sleep apnea is dangerous because it can lead to a variety of health conditions. From increased risk of cardiovascular disease to diabetes, health complications of sleep apnea are nothing to be ignored. While we raise awareness for aphasia, let’s take a look at the connection between sleep apnea and stroke, too. Heart disease and […]

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June is National Aphasia Awareness month

June is National Aphasia Awareness month

Stroke is the number five cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the U.S. A stroke can have a variety of communication effects, one of which is aphasia. Stroke is the most common cause of aphasia, which is a language disorder that affects the ability to communicate. Awareness for aphasia June is […]

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Pay attention to men’s health and sleep apnea

Pay attention to men’s health and sleep apnea

Each June is celebrated as men’s health month. Celebrated across the country, Men’s Health Month provides screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities. Why? To help raise awareness for men and their health conditions. One area we need to focus on is that men have an increased risk of developing […]