CGM for Diabetes and Effect on Sleep Apnea Control

If you have sleep apnea, there’s a good chance you also have Type 2 diabetes – and being overweight is a risk factor for both conditions. With diabetes, it’s important to keep blood sugar (glucose) levels under control – or risk damaging inflammation to vital blood vessels, nerves and organs.

A fingerstick has long been the traditional method to monitor blood sugar levels for diabetics. However, the advent of CGM for diabetes means you can now continuously monitor glucose levels rather than rely on a single fixed reading from a fingerstick. …

How To Get Used To a CPAP Device

A continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP device is recognized as the best method for controlling obstructive sleep apnea. These devices work by delivering air under a set pressure to the nose and/or mouth during sleep and this pressurized air forces the air passage to remain open and unobstructed during sleep.

However, as this necessitates wearing a mask and tubing, it can be difficult to become accustomed to. Over time, a sleep apnea sufferer learns how to get used to a CPAP machine – but it takes patience….

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Neck Size

There can be a higher risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) for those people with a larger neck size. This is, of course, not always the case but it can play a role if any form of sleep apnea is suspected.

Sleep experts believe that any neck circumference greater than 17 inches for males — or 16 inches for females — can play a role in the onset of obstructive sleep apnea. …

How to Overcome Nasal Congestion with Sleep Apnea

Anyone who has grappled with the ongoing effects of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is already aware that periods of nasal congestion can lead to even more frustration.

Even though these two conditions are not necessarily related, when you suffer from both it can certainly make sleep more difficult. …

How Smoking Affects Sleep Apnea

The health risks from smoking have been well publicized for many years. However, the impact of smoking on the quality of your sleep could be another reason to leave cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and vapes alone.
Studies show how smoking may increase the risk of sleep problems by up to 50%. It could also be a contributing factor in sleep disorders like sleep apnea.

Selecting a Pillow to Help with Sleep Apnea

There are a few ways in which obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be treated — and the use of a PAP (positive airway pressure) device is by far the most common, and typically the most effective.

While these devices can indeed provide an incredible amount of relief, they may only represent part of the equation….

Can Diabetes Cause Sleep Apnea? Learn How to Manage

The impact of poor-quality sleep can go far beyond feeling fatigued during the day. A sleep disorder such as sleep apnea increases the risk of developing serious health issues including type 2 diabetes. Obesity is a contributing risk factor for both sleep apnea and diabetes.

What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common form of sleep apnea and is caused by an obstruction to the airways as the tissues in the throat relax while you sleep. The tissues collapse to narrow or block the airways leading to breathing difficulties….

How Non-Obstructive Sleep Apnea Differs from Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Many people have sleep apnea yet they don’t know it. They put up with daytime fatigue, can’t concentrate, or even drift off while driving. They never feel rested, despite the number of hours they spend sleeping. They snore so loudly, yet don’t realize it’s a major sign of sleep apnea.

It’s a real risk, having sleep apnea, as the lack of sleep contributes to heart disease and diabetes – and to serious car accidents — yet people often don’t hear much about this condition. …

Sleep Apnea and Migraines: Is There a Connection?

Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is a common sleeping disorder that affects countless millions of people across the globe. Among the most common symptoms of OSA is snoring which, in itself, can trigger a morning headache.

This is not a typical side effect of obstructive sleep apnea — but does occur often enough for sleep researchers to conclude that OSA is a contributory factor and this is most prevalent among OSA sufferers who also suffer with migraine….

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