ANCSLEEP BLOG

Anti-Anxiety Drugs and Sleep Apnea

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 2, 2019 8:19:47 PM

What Exactly is an Anti-Anxiety Drug

Anti-anxiety drugs are a class of medications called benzodiazepines, which, in addition to treating anxiety, are used to treat muscle spasms. Some examples are:

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Topics: Sleep Apnea

Prone to Sleep Apnea – Biggest Risk Factors

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 26, 2019 7:00:00 PM

What is Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a medical disorder where you repeatedly stop breathing throughout the night, anywhere from 40-100+ times per night. When you stop breathing you temporarily wake up to start breathing again to start breathing – you won’t remember these arousals in the morning, and they will prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep.

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Topics: Sleep Apnea

What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

What is Restless Leg Syndrome and Why It’s a Problem

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a nervous system disorder that causes uncomfortable feelings in your legs (and other extremities) during the night. By “uncomfortable”, we mean that RLS usually causes enough discomfort to interfere with sleep (causing sleep deprivation) and so it is considered a sleep disorder as well.

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Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 25, 2019 8:07:14 AM

What is Restless Leg Syndrome and Why It’s a Problem

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) disorder (caused by nervous system) that causes uncomfortable feelings in your legs (and other extremities) during the night. RLS usually causes enough discomfort to interfere with sleep (causing sleep deprivation) and so it is considered a sleep disorder as well.

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Essential Things You Need to Know Before a Sleep Study

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

What is the Purpose of a Sleep Study?

Sleep studies are important diagnostic tools for common sleep disorders like sleep apnea, insomnia, circadian and rhythm disorders. Sleep studies have proven to be particularly important in Alaska where the extreme darkness and lightness tend to either cause or worsen sleep disorders.

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Topics: sleep study

What is Central Sleep Apnea (Complete Overview)

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 18, 2019 10:29:10 AM

What is Central Sleep Apnea (CSA)

Central sleep apnea (CSA) is a group of conditions in which you repeatedly stop breathing throughout the night because your body ceases to try and breathe (i.e., brain doesn’t send proper signals to muscles that control breathing).

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Topics: Sleep Apnea

Most Common Causes of Chronic Fatigue

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 17, 2019 8:53:17 AM

Chronic Fatigue –Life Doesn’t Have to be Miserable

Chronic fatigue tends to zap your enjoyment out of life. Small chores become a bid deal. It’s hard to function at work or school. You lose the drive to spend time with friends and loved ones. In so many words, chronic fatigue makes you less yourself.

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Topics: Chronic fatigue

Sleep Tips for Alaskan Summers

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Alaskan Summer Makes it Hard to Sleep

Alaskan summers can hit your sleep schedule hard. If you’re reading this, you are likely one of those people. And it’s not just the midnight sun, or lower down in Alaska the “twilight night.” Alaskan summers can make it hard for many Alaskan’s to sleep because:

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Do You Have Restless Leg Syndrome? Symptoms, Causes, Risks

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 11, 2019 4:01:00 PM

What is Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a nervous system disorder that causes uncomfortable feelings in your legs, making you want to move them. The discomfort of RLS is usually enough that it interferes with sleep (causing sleep deprivation) and so it is conserved a sleep disorder as well.

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Socially Unacceptable Snoring – The Real Reason You Should Care

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 11, 2019 8:37:13 AM

What is the Socially Unacceptable Snoring Threshold (Criteria)

Yes, there’s actually a term for loud, and chronic snoring. Many bed partner are saying to themselves, Finally a term for what I’ve been dealing with for years! There’s normal or periodic snoring, and then there’s the socially unacceptable snoring (SUS) that you might describe as extreme or over the top or embarrassing snoring. Socially unacceptable snoring describes a person whose snoring may fit many or all of the following:

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Topics: Sleep Apnea, Snoring