ANCSLEEP BLOG

Should I Travel With My CPAP Machine?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 18, 2018 8:38:08 PM

Should You Travel With Your CPAP Device?

Traveling is often a hassle, and your CPAP device takes up space. Additionally, people with CPAP devices may wonder if they even can travel with their CPAP device. Because of this, people with sleep apnea can be a bit...neglectful in being diligent about traveling with their CPAP device. None the less, it remains important to wear your CPAP every night.

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Topics: CPAP

Dealing With Shift Work and Sleep Problems

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 13, 2018 8:56:37 PM

Shift Work and Sleep

A shift worker is anyone whose work schedule does not follow the typical 9-5 business day. The most typical example of this are businesses that operate 24 hours per day. This is increasingly common as modern demands and competition push businesses production and customer service. Millions of Americans are working non-traditional hours (about one-fifth of the US population [1]) – are you?

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Topics: Sleep Disorders

How Opiate Medications Affect Sleep

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Nov 8, 2018 8:21:24 PM

Do Opiate Medications Cause Sleep Problems?

Opiate use is at an all-time high in the US. It is a serious epidemic in many cities, especially in Anchorage. It goes without saying that opiate dependency can have dramatic effects on someone’s psychological and physical health. In light of this, lifestyle problems and periphery effects of opiate addiction or taking opiate medications, such as sleep health, go virtually unacknowledged.

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Topics: Better Sleep

How to Beat Jet Lag If You Have a Sleep Disorder

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 6, 2018 8:14:34 PM

Who Suffers from Jet Lag Most

Anyone who has traveled has dealt with jet lag. Some people cope with jet lag better than others. Some people seem to suffer from jetlag only when traveling in one direction – it’s not a problem going to a destination, but it’s a significant problem after going home.

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Topics: Travel

Coping for Couples with Different Sleep Routines

Posted by Tyler Britton on Nov 4, 2018 4:52:20 PM

 

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Its Role in Diabetes

Posted by ANCSLEEP BLOG on Nov 1, 2018 8:47:43 AM

Common Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

Individuals who struggle with diabetes could very well struggle with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Over the past two decades, an increasing number of research have illuminated the fact that many symptoms of diabetes are common in people with OSA. These similarities include:

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Topics: Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea and High Blood Pressure

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 30, 2018 12:18:12 PM

 

Those who know little about sleep apnea oftentimes don't know how exactly it relates to changes in blood pressure. However, sleep apnea can cause a significant and sometimes dangerous increase in blood pressure.

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Topics: Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Effects on Mood

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 26, 2018 4:21:28 PM

 

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is, to put it simply, a term that means your breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. There are three types of sleep apnea – the difference between these types relates to what causes the sleep apnea:

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Topics: Sleep Apnea

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 21, 2018 8:12:28 PM

 

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Topics: Sleep Apnea

How Sleep Apnea Affects Brain Function

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 17, 2018 6:51:38 PM

Sleep apnea, a disorder wherein an individual's breathing recurrently starts and stops, impacts an estimated 22 million Americans. Shockingly, approximately 80% of those affected have moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea and are undiagnosed. Given these statistics, it's alarming to know that sleep apnea can trigger side effects that can cause harm to a critical organ in your body: the brain.

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Topics: Sleep Apnea