Category: Sleep Apnea



Do Not Deprive Me of Life, Liberty or Sleep!

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


To Snore or Not To Snore, That is The Question

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


Post Menopause and Sleep

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


What Are The Risk Factors of Sleep Apnea?

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


Sleep Apnea and Hypertension

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 Machine

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


What We Eat & How We Sleep

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


Benefits of Exercise For Sleep Disorders

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


Proper Maintenance of Your CPAP Equipment

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


What Causes Insomnia? Signs, Symptoms & Treatments

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