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Ways to Tell If It’s Obstructive Sleep Apnea or Just Loud Snoring

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Importance of Just Snoring vs Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Is your or your partner’s snoring the primer for family jokes? Does your loud snoring require come with an “earplugs required” caveat for your partner? Is your snoring the rule, not the exception?

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Topics: OSA, Sleep Apnea, Snoring

What it’s Like to Experience Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleeping disorder and medical condition that causes you to repeatedly stop breathing and then rouse yourself throughout the night. OSA happens when the throat muscles in the back of your throat relax, causing the airway to narrow and your tongue to cleave to the back of your mouth, instigating snoring and a closed airway. Because you have rouse each time this happens, OSA prevents you from getting restful sleep, resulting in chronic (and potentially severe) sleep deprivation.

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Topics: Sleep Apnea

Obesity, Diabetes, and Sleep Apnea

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The Revolving Circle of Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, and Obesity

The connection between diabetes, obesity, and sleep apnea is fairly well studies and undeniable. Regardless of whether the chicken or the egg comes first in this case – i.e., the root cause of the sleep apnea, diabetes, obesity connection – the point is that all they are linked in ways that negatively affect each other.

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Who is at Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jan 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a medical condition and sleeping disorder that causes you to stop breathing for about 20 seconds many times throughout the night. Each time you stop breathing, your body rouses itself to force you to start breathing again. Each of these stop-start breathing cycles is called an apnea event, and they essentially prevent you from getting restful sleep, leading to moderate to severe sleep deprivation. OSA can cause significant and negative impacts on your life. Some are more at risk to develop OSA than others, the question is: are you at risk?

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Topics: Sleep Apnea

Is My Snoring Normal or Caused by Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jan 5, 2020 7:47:26 PM

Chronic Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Chronic, “socially unacceptable” snoring could just be something that is the cause of jokes in your family. It could also be sign that you have obstructive sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder and medical condition. Loud, chronic snoring is one of the primary symptoms of OSA, and is often one of the first signs that something isn’t quite right about one’s sleeping.

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Topics: Sleep Apnea

Do I Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea? How to Know.

Posted by Tyler Britton on Sep 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder and potentially serious medical condition. OSA causes you to stop breathing for 20+ seconds many times throughout the night, anywhere from 40 to hundreds of times per night. Each time you stop breathing you rouse yourself out of sleep to begin breathing again - this rousing prevents you from entering the deep, restorative stages of sleep. In the morning you will not remember rousing, though you will certainly feel the effects of not having any restful sleep!

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Topics: Sleep Apnea

Why Minor Obstructive Sleep Apnea Still Requires CPAP Therapy

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 25, 2019 10:00:00 AM

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a medical condition and sleeping disorder where you repeatedly stop breathing throughout the night, anywhere from 5 times per hour up to 30+ times per hour. Each time you stop breathing you rouse yourself out of sleep to begin breathing again, though in the morning you will not remember rousing.

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Topics: Sleep Apnea

Overview of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Posted by Tyler Britton on Aug 15, 2019 8:54:41 AM

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious medical condition and sleeping disorder that can lead to severe sleep deprivation. OSA causes you to repeatedly stop breathing throughout the night, anywhere from 5 times per hour up to 30+ times per hour. Each time you stop breathing you rouse yourself out of sleep to begin breathing again, though in the morning you will not remember rousing.

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Topics: Sleep Apnea

Sleeping Pills and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Posted by Tyler Britton on May 16, 2019 8:15:49 AM

What Exactly is a Sleeping Pill

Sleeping pills are known as sedative hypnotics. They relax the mind and body in order to help prompt sleep. They are prescribed to people who have trouble getting asleep, and/or staying asleep, such as I the case of insomniacs.

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Topics: Sleep Apnea

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

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