Should I Consider an Alternative to CPAP?

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What is a CPAP machine? CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is a piece of equipment that individuals with sleep apnea use when they sleep. It is designed to ensure that the patient breathes continuously throughout the night, eliminating interruptions and irregular breathing patterns. What is sleep apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep condition…

Answers to Common Questions About Sleep Apnea

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Do you have burning questions about sleep apnea? We hope they don’t keep you up at night. Let’s discuss the most frequent questions. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing stops and starts during the night. Sleep apnea is more common in men. Older, obese people are more at…

Lack of Sleep Slows Reaction Time

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Life in Houston, like other places in Texas and around the country, is relentlessly fast-paced. In the course of a day, each of us makes thousands of quick decisions. Many of these are trivial: “Boxers or briefs?”, “White or wheat?”, “Paper or plastic?”, or “Call or text?”. However, some split-second judgments have significant consequences; “I…

3 Persistent Misconceptions About Sleep Apnea

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At Houston Sleep Solutions, we work to eliminate misconceptions about sleep apnea. Let’s discuss three of them. 1. Sleep apnea is caused by being overweight. Being overweight is a considerable risk factor for developing sleep apnea, but there are many other possible causes, such as diabetes. Being overweight increases the risk of developing sleep apnea.…

Snoring And Sleep Apnea: Are They The Same Thing?

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What is going on in the throat when a person snores? The tissue in the back of the throat collapses onto the soft palate. This collapses the airway. As the person breathes, this area opens and closes. It’s amazing how loud it can be. What is going on in the throat when a person has…

How Is Snoring Different From Sleep Apnea?

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It’s estimated that 50% of people snore at some point during their life. Sleep apnea is a more serious, but also common sleep disorder. Snoring and sleep apnea are related. Many men and women who snore also have sleep apnea. However, they are two distinct disorders. Why Is Sleep Apnea So Dangerous? Snoring alone doesn’t…

Can Untreated Sleep Apnea Shorten My Life?

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Sleep apnea doesn’t just reduce your quality of life. Untreated sleep apnea can actually shorten your life. In multiple ways. Chronic Diseases Untreated sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure and other types of heart disease. These issues, in turn, can result in a fatal stroke or heart attack. According to the Centers for Disease…

What is a Sleep Study?

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If you’ve done any research on sleep apnea, you may realize that it must be diagnosed by a medical doctor. What type of doctor diagnoses sleep apnea? As it turns out, there quite a few disciplines. This is from the American Sleep Apnea Association: Sleep specialists come from a variety of medical backgrounds. They may…