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<strong>Here’s what you need to know about sleep apnea</strong>

Here’s what you need to know about sleep apnea

I recently read an article from the American Medical Association (AMA) from their What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™ series. Two sleep medicine physicians shared some great information that is important for patients to know about sleep apnea. It is a great go-to article for an overview of a health topic that is near and dear […]

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<strong>How sleep apnea presents in children</strong>

How sleep apnea presents in children

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep-related breathing disorder and is one component of a spectrum of sleep disordered breathing. OSA occurs when the muscles relax after you fall asleep, which leads to the collapse of the soft tissue in the back of the throat. In turn, the airway is blocked leading to partial reductions […]

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Here is how to improve sleep apnea treatment outcomes

Here is how to improve sleep apnea treatment outcomes

If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, are older in age and have reduced body mass index (BMI), it might limit your success of treatment. These are all predictors of upper airway stimulation treatment response. With that, what can you do to protect yourself and improve treatment outcomes? Make appropriate lifestyle changes By taking the […]

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Think about quitting smoking for your resolution

Think about quitting smoking for your resolution

It is clear that if you quit smoking, it will significantly improve your overall health—especially your lungs. But did you also know that by quitting smoking you may also significantly improve your sleep?  There are an array of factors that influence how well you sleep each night, and smoking plays a major part in that. […]

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Your weight is linked with snoring and sleep apnea

Your weight is linked with snoring and sleep apnea

There are numerous influencers on the development of sleep apnea.  While we do not always understand each relationship, one thing is clear–weight loss can help improve symptoms of sleep apnea. It can significantly improve, and potentially eliminate, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) symptoms in obese people. Let’s take a closer look at the link between weight […]

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Lack of sleep can negatively impact your creativity

Lack of sleep can negatively impact your creativity

When you don’t get proper rest every night, it can hinder your creativity. And when you experience creativity struggles, it can impact your daily life, potentially interrupting your work and other activities planned for the day. Let’s take a look at how you can maximize your creativity by improving your sleep. Why sleep is key […]