ANCSLEEP BLOG

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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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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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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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

What Makes You at Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Apr 1, 2019 8:35:32 AM

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

Does Mild Sleep Apnea Still Require CPAP Therapy?

Posted by Tyler Britton on Mar 29, 2019 11:21:35 PM

What is Sleep Apnea?

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. This can happen because of:

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea vs Central Sleep Apnea

Posted by Tyler Britton on Mar 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

What are the Types of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea (root meaning: "sleep" + "breathless") is a medical sleep disorder where you stop breathing for short periods (10 seconds or longer) throughout the night. When you stop breathing, your brain eventually rouses your body and you wake up. The point? You get a poor nights "rest" because you wake up many times during the night to prevent yourself from the self fulfilling prophecy of not breathing.

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When Snoring is a Bigger Problem: Loud Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Posted by Tyler Britton on Mar 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When Snoring is a Personal Problem, Not Just a Nuisance

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: Sleep Apnea, Snoring

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 5, 2019 9:14:29 PM

You've gotten pokes and prods in the rib from your partner in the middle of the night to wake you from sleep. He or she rolls over and groggily moans, "You're snoring again." After months of this repeated ritual, you begin to wonder: Do I have sleep apnea?

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Topics: Sleep Apnea, Snoring