Month: October 2017

Pop Quiz: Are You Sleep Deprived?

If you don’t recall staying up late unable to fall asleep, or waking up constantly in the middle of the night, then sleep deprivation may not seem like something you should worry about. Nevertheless, millions of people in America lose precious sleep to disorders like obstructive sleep apnea without realizing it until they’re diagnosed. Because… Read more »

Diagnosing Your Sleep Apnea

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) don’t always require a complicated machine to address their condition. In fact, not all patients with sleep apnea snore, either. The term “apnea” is a Greek expression that means without breath, or to stop breathing. With sleep apnea, there are different ways for you to stop breathing in your… Read more »

Trouble Sleeping? Try These Tips Before Trying Sleep Aids

Approximately one-third of all Americans complain of insomnia and other sleep problems. In response, many people turn to sleeping aids in their quests to find rest. While medications can help you temporarily sleep better, relying on them can prove detrimental to your sleep cycle. To help you avoid exacerbating your sleep troubles, we explain what… Read more »

Take Our Quiz About Sleep Apnea

Understanding a disorder is your first step to effectively treating it. For instance, many patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea are often not aware of their predicament, even when the effects of the sleep disorder begin to manifest in their daily lives. To help you stay vigilant against sleep apnea and its destructive influence,… Read more »

Detecting Sleep Apnea When You Sleep Alone

Obstructive sleep apnea describes a condition during which your breathing is completely interrupted multiple times throughout the night, depriving your mind and body of the deep rest they need to rejuvenate. As a result of overly relaxed oral tissues, sleep apnea is typically marked by excessively loud snoring, and an irritated sleeping partner usually points… Read more »