It has been well established that to function at our best it is important to have adequate sleep time and for adults this appears to be between 7-9 hours. What happens to us when we do not get adequate sleep? Studies have... Read more
Snoring is the bane of many a bed partner.
Snoring is ubiquitous, effecting men more than women and increases in frequency as we age. In women snoring becomes even more common in the postmenopausal state.
What causes snoring?... Read more
As we age we get to look forward to the golden years. Unfortunately, when it comes to women and their sleep, age does not often enhance.
Sleep apnea, defined as repetitive episodes of decreased or lack of airflow, is more... Read more
Sleep apnea is a common problem that can affect all age groups and can result in serious health issues. The two main types of sleep apnea are Obstructive, where the upper airways collapse during sleep thus preventing airflow,... Read more
Hypertension is a common ailment, affecting 33.5% of all adults above the age of 20, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Overall prevalence of sleep apnea, depending on the study, ranges from 9%-38%... Read more
Traveling with a CPAP can be an intimidating event for those new to CPAP therapy. As you are aware, CPAP stands for continuous positive air pressure to treat your diagnosis of sleep apnea. Questions while traveling with... Read more
In the last 30 years there has been great interest in understanding what sleep is, what it does and how it relates to our health. During this time there has also has been an increased effort in understanding the real meaning... Read more
It is clear that exercise has multiple positive effects on health. Improvement in overall sense of well-being, memory, depression, blood pressure, decrease in stress levels, and lower cardiovascular disease risk have all... Read more
You have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and have been prescribed to use a machine while you sleep every night. You have a potentially severe problem that is readily resolved with your new device. This is actually good news,... Read more
There are two key symptoms of abnormal sleep; the inability to sleep and the feeling of sleepiness during the normal waking period.
What is Insomnia
The inability to sleep is called insomnia and this can manifest as trouble... Read more
CPAP is generally used to treat mild obstructive sleep apnea by preventing the airway from collapsing during sleep.
BiPAP is short for Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure and this machine has a very similar function to CPAP machine therapy.
PAP Face Masks
PAP masks help patients to breathe through their mouth, nose or both and provide relief from sleep apnea symptoms.