Sleep apnea can not only take a tremendous toll on someone’s physical health, but their mental health as well. Being exhausted all the time has been shown in studies to lead to feelings of depression, plus people simply don’t have the energy they need to do what they want in their lives. While professional help offers the most direct solution, there are actually three things you can do on your own that are proven to reduce sleep apnea symptoms and greatly improve your overall well-being.(more…)
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November 12, 2023
November 3, 2023
An estimated 20+ million Americans have some form of sleep apnea, and given that high number, there is a good chance some of the people struggling with this condition are also pregnant. Expecting a baby should be a joyous experience, but untreated sleep apnea can lead to several complications for both mother and child. What are they, and more importantly, what can be done to make sure everyone stays healthy until the big day arrives?(more…)
October 25, 2023
Our genes influence everything from the color of our hair and eyes to our height and even our personality. They are often linked to an increased or lowered risk of developing certain health conditions as well, which raises a simple question: What role do genes play when it comes to sleep apnea? Is there a sleep apnea gene? Are you doomed to struggle with the condition because of an unfortunate hand dealt by nature? Fortunately, there is more nuance to the answer than this, and you don’t have to let your genes stand in the way of getting a good night’s rest.(more…)
October 16, 2023
It’s probably safe to assume that you’ve spent most of your life not sleeping with an oral appliance, but after months (or years) of dealing with persistent exhaustion and snoring, you’ve finally been given the key to consistently great rest. Of course, making any alterations to your sleep routine is bound to require some adjustment time, but these three tips will help make things much easier so you’re getting the best sleep of your life sooner rather than later.(more…)
October 8, 2023
Approximately 65% of American households own a pet, with the favorites of course being cats and dogs. If you look at the science, having a pet offers a litany of benefits, from companionship to security to reduced stress and more. We love our furry friends so much that we even share bedtime with them. While this might sound warm and cuddly at first glance, is it smart to sleep with a pet if you have an issue like sleep apnea? It turns out that the issue isn’t so cut and dry, but knowing more about it can help you make the best decision for yourself and your pet.(more…)
September 28, 2023
Life for people with Type 2 diabetes can be pretty complicated. They have to be very diligent about their diet, take their insulin regularly, and stay in constant communication with their doctor. It’s well documented that it can have negative effects on cardiovascular health, but did you know it can exacerbate problems like sleep apnea as well? These two conditions actually influence each other more than people think, and seeing how the rates of both are currently skyrocketing, those with either one need to keep these three connections in mind.(more…)
September 13, 2023
According to SleepFoundation.org, approximately 32% of Americans snore, and chances are that you know at least one of them. Whether it’s yourself or a loved one, snoring can be extremely annoying, but there is a more serious side as well. It’s one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea, a condition that is known to cause daily exhaustion as well as drastically increase someone’s risk of being in a motor vehicle accident or suffering a heart attack or stroke. While snoring and sleep apnea are definitely connected, they are not one in the same, and being able to spot the differences can have a big impact on someone’s overall health.(more…)
August 28, 2023
Regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health. It can reduce your risk of heart disease, support mental and emotional wellness, offer opportunities for socialization, and more. It can even help you sleep better! In fact, research suggests that a regular routine of physical activity can do much to reduce symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.(more…)
September 14, 2022
With travel returning to pre-pandemic levels, many Americans are booking hotel rooms and Airbnbs to take off on vacations around the globe. But what does this mean for our sleep health?
Turns out, we may sleep better in an Airbnb than a hotel, and some even report sleeping better in one compared to their own home. Why is this the case? New research has shed some light on the subject so we can all get more Zs whether we’re at home or on our dream trip.(more…)
September 7, 2022
The “Sunday scaries” describe the common worry about returning to work on Monday morning, and it can unfortunately affect the sleep health of many Americans.
The “Sunday scaries” can be psychological, but they can also manifest physically, causing a heightened heartbeat, sweating, difficulty breathing, trembling, upset stomach, and more.
Stress and anxiety that is work-related can often cause a loss of sleep, which can lead to harmful health consequences. While “Sunday scaries” is a term associated with younger generations, Gen Z’ers and Millennials aren’t the only ones impacted by this stress.(more…)