Neck Circumference and Sleep Apnea: Do They Relate?

There are many physical conditions which can lead to the onset of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Some common issues include obesity, a genetic predisposition, smoking cigarettes, and an excessive use of alcohol. However, another variable that can sometimes play a critical role involves the physical dimensions of the neck. …

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….

Typical Sleep Apnea Symptoms for Men

Men have a much higher risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), compared to women – 25% higher risk, studies show. The risk increases with age, as those between 60 and 70 years old are most likely to be affected by this medical condition….

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