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Why Am I So Sleepy All the Time?
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Why Am I So Sleepy All the Time?

“I’m tired and sleepy every day,” said the exhausted patient. No matter how early she went to bed or how late she slept, she still felt extremely tired and fatigued. She lacked the energy and mental clarity to do the things she loved to do. Sometimes she’d take naps at work, or worry about falling...

All Sleep Disorders Do Not Require a Sleep Study
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All Sleep Disorders Do Not Require a Sleep Study

Do you—or does your primary care physician—have reason to believe that you may have a sleep disorder? You may think that you need to have a polysomnogram (sleep study) in order to verify you have a sleep disorder or sleep problem, and furthermore to determine which one you have and what’s causing it. However, this...

What is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Titration Study?
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What is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Titration Study?

If your doctor or sleep medicine specialist has already performed a sleep study and has determined your airway becomes blocked while you’re sleeping, they’ll likely prescribe you continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. Once they decide you require CPAP therapy, they’ll likely order a CPAP titration study. What is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)...

What is a Sleep Study or Polysomnography? (Types, Reasons, and Indications)
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What is a Sleep Study or Polysomnography? (Types, Reasons, and Indications)

Sleep disorders are common and not only do they disrupt your sleep, they can truly impact your quality of life. They can also affect your partner’s sleep as well. To receive an official sleep disorder diagnosis, your primary care physician will likely refer you to a sleep professional for an in-laboratory sleep study test known...

Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT): Uses, Indications and Reasons
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Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT): Uses, Indications and Reasons

If your doctor suspects you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), they’ll likely recommend you have a sleep study conducted to diagnose the disorder properly. To determine the diagnosis, there are two primary types of sleep study tests: a polysomnogram (PSG) where you’re supervised by a sleep technologist and a home sleep apnea test (HSAT) where...

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? (Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnosis)?
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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? (Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnosis)?

Sleep apnea and other sleep disorders have become a significant health problem in the U.S. And, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association, around 22 million individuals in the U.S. suffer from sleep apnea — 80 percent have undiagnosed moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler, American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s President...

Sleep and Alzheimer’s
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Sleep and Alzheimer’s

This article highlights just how important sleep is for our health. Losing sleep can really impact our health in many ways.  This is one of those ways.  “If you think that a bad night’s sleep is harmless, think again. New research suggests that a single night of sleep deprivation can increase levels of a protein...