Can Removing Tonsils Help Sleep Apnea?

Tonsillitis is a rather common disease that causes generalized discomfort and pain when swallowing. Since this condition involves the tonsils (located in the throat area), people wonder whether having them removed can help with the symptoms of other disorders that also affect this area, such as sleep apnea….

Drowsy Driving and Sleep Apnea

Drowsy driving poses a significant health risk. When you get behind the wheel when you have had too little sleep, you place yourself, your passengers and other road users in danger.  We all have the occasional poor night’s sleep — and can appreciate the effect it has the next day on concentration and performance. …

Does Sleep Deprivation Cause Weight Gain?

How often are you able to enjoy a sound night of sleep? Do you toss and turn due to intense dreams? Are you plagued by anxiety and intrusive thoughts?  Many people are unable to obtain the seven hours of rest required to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. …

PTSD and Sleep Apnea: How Do They Connect?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can cause sleep disturbance, resulting in daytime fatigue and low moods. Often associated with military veterans, PTSD is a mental health disorder which can affect anyone involved or witness to a traumatic event. Nightmares, flashbacks and often feeling on edge are some of the symptoms of the disorder….

Still Snoring With CPAP: What to Do

Snoring is one of the prime symptoms of sleep apnea. As well as impacting on the quality of your own sleep, snoring often affects a partner’s sleep too. It can place a strain on a relationship, with a partner potentially starting to sleep in another room….

The First Subtle Signs of Sleep Apnea

Sleep is a crucial restorative tool for maintaining good overall health. Sleep apnea is a disorder which leads to fragmented sleep, as the body responds to drops in blood oxygen levels caused by breathing pauses. The brain prompts the body to awake for air and these micro-arousals, which may only last for seconds, can happen hundreds of times every night in more severe cases….

What is EPR on CPAP and What Does It Do?

Anyone who has been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is likely aware of the benefits associated with a continuous positive airway pressure machine. 

Often referred to by the acronym CPAP or APAP, these mechanisms help the user to breathe more comfortably during the overnight hours. They have already alleviated the symptoms of thousands of individuals and this technology continues to evolve….

How Common is Sleep Apnea Overall?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) currently affects countless individuals and unfortunately, the cases seem to be on the rise in certain countries. While the severity of the symptoms may vary, the fact of the matter is that failing to obtain the proper amount of rest each night will inevitably place our health at risk. Still, we need to ask an important question….

Central vs Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The Primary Differences

If you find yourself consistently exhausted and drowsy during the day, it is possible you may have sleep apnea. This is quite a common sleep disorder, one which in the US alone affects around 30 million people. With sleep apnea, there are frequent pauses to your breathing when you sleep – prompting your body to awake for air. These incidents can be very brief, and you’re likely unaware they occur. …

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