How to Manage Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the soft palate, tongue, or tonsils obstruct the airway during sleep and prevent you from breathing properly. The obstruction restricts the airway to such a degree that your brain does not get the oxygen it needs. This forces you into a cycle of waking up, often gasping for air, then […]Read More
Is There a Relationship Between Sleep Apnea and Obesity?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing is disrupted throughout the night. A person with sleep apnea may stop breathing for over a minute at a time, multiple times throughout the night, depriving the body and brain of necessary oxygen. There are two main types of sleep apnea: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and […]Read More
Am I a Good Candidate for Telesleep Services?
As we learn to adjust the way we live, work, and congregate, more medical consultations and treatments are taking place over video chat and phone calls. It is not surprising, then, that people suffering from sleep apnea are also inquiring about obtaining services and treatments from a distance, including home sleep studies and ongoing sleep […]Read More
Can Sleep Apnea Interfere with Surgery?
If you have an upcoming surgery scheduled and you are concerned that you may have sleep apnea, you may be at risk. Undergoing a procedure that requires general anesthesia when you have obstructive sleep apnea can increase your risk during surgery. Not only are you more susceptible to problems during the procedure but it can […]Read More
How Do I Know If I Have a Sleep Disorder?
Everyone has a sleepless night now and then. Whether you’re stressed about work or the neighbors are making too much noise, it’s normal to have the occasional night of disrupted sleep. But how do you know if you have a sleep disorder? The best way to find out what is causing the disruption to your […]Read More
Do I Have Circadian Rhythm Disorder?
Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep as a result of rotating shifts at work, extensive travel in different time zones, or feel “off” after daylight savings time shifts? Your inability to get a good night’s sleep may be a result of circadian rhythm disorder. What Are the Symptoms of Circadian Rhythm Disorder? […]Read More
Alternatives to CPAP for Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Are you one of the thousands of people who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea but have avoided using your CPAP machine? A CPAP mask can be a highly successful treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, but if you don’t tolerate the mask or cannot get used to using it, and you’re just not treating […]Read More
How Does Sleep Apnea Related to Dental Health?
Sleep apnea – a breathing-related sleep disorder characterized by repeated disruptions in normal breathing that can last from a few seconds to over a minute – can have a big impact on your health. It can increase your chance of developing high blood pressure and your risk of having a heart attack. It can also […]Read More
Are Sleep Disorders Common in Children?
There are a number of pediatric sleep disorders that are common in children. Some of these sleep disorders will be outgrown as the child ages, but others require intervention and treatment. How Do I Know If My Child Has a Sleep Disorder? All children have the occasional restless night, nightmare, or a patch of difficulty […]Read More
How Is Sleep Apnea Diagnosed?
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which a sleeping person stops breathing several times throughout the night. It can be very dangerous and lead to long-term complications such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes. One of the most recognizable signs of sleep apnea is snoring. If you suspect you might have […]Read More