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How Harmful Can Sleep Apnea Be?
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How Harmful Can Sleep Apnea Be?

While snoring can make for a tough night’s sleep for you and your bed mate, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sign of a bigger problem that should be looked into. This condition raises your risk for other health issues like high blood pressure and diabetes, and can even make you more dangerous when you get behind the wheel of a car, so to say sleep apnea can be harmful is something of an understatement

Understanding Sleep Apnea: Causes and Treatments
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Understanding Sleep Apnea: Causes and Treatments

A more common sleep disorder than most people are even aware, sleep apnea occurs when an individual’s breathing repeatedly stops and starts during the sleep process. The classic symptoms of this ailment include daytime fatigue, obnoxious snoring and overall restless sleep, with the most typical causes stemming from a blocked airway or a signaling problem in the brain.

Celebrities with Sleep Disorders
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Celebrities with Sleep Disorders

Insomnia is a consistent problem with falling asleep and staying asleep.  It is the most common sleep disorder in as many as 70 million Americans at some point in their lives.  It has been reported that 10 – 15% of the population suffers from chronic insomnia and that women are 3 times more likely to suffer bouts of insomnia than men.

The Effect Menopause Can Have On Your Sleep
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The Effect Menopause Can Have On Your Sleep

Menopause is a time of major hormonal, physical and psychological change for women although menopausal symptoms vary from woman to woman. During the perimenopause or transition phase, a woman's ovaries gradually (over several years) decrease production of estrogen and progesterone. If a woman has her ovaries surgically removed, periods end abruptly and menopausal symptoms become more severe.

Seven Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea
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Seven Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders afflicting approximately 20 million adults in the U.S. with an estimated 80% of cases going undiagnosed. Many people may be unaware that a sleep disorder is the underlying cause of their health problems, and others may be aware of their sleep disorder but uninformed of...

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...

Is My Husband’s Snoring Normal?
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Is My Husband’s Snoring Normal?

Snoring  Many people snore.  It can happen when you have a cold or if the air is dry, or even if allergies are bothering you.  Snoring is caused by your throat becoming so relaxed that it becomes narrowed and soft and then your tongue falls backward.  The more your throat narrows the greater you snore.  This...

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