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Chicken or Egg? The Frustrating Connection Between Sleep Apnea & Obesity   

June 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 12:39 pm
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Within the health community, sleep apnea is frequently referred to as a “growing problem.” That’s because the number of people with the condition is increasing each year (affecting around 30 million Americans), and it’s also closely tied to the obesity rate. In short, as more people become obese, more have sleep apnea. Researchers have discovered that either condition can lead to the other, so if you’re dealing with both issues, which one should you address first?

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Alcohol, Sleep, & Why You Feel Tired All the Time  

May 25, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 12:07 pm
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Everyone has an evening ritual. For some, it’s a long hot shower before reading a book in bed, and for others, it’s nodding off on the couch with their beloved pet. Many look forward all day to having an alcoholic beverage to soothe their nerves and make it easy for them to fall asleep. Unfortunately, unlike the previous two examples, this last one can wreck someone’s rest, especially if they have sleep apnea. Is your nighttime cocktail making your mornings worse?

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One Piece of Advice Prediabetics Haven’t Heard Yet

May 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 11:38 am
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Millions of Americans are diagnosed as prediabetic each year, and with it comes tons of advice from doctors, loved ones, and of course, the internet. Amidst the repeated calls for people to improve their diet and lose weight, one suggestion is often overlooked: getting better sleep. For prediabetics, particularly those with sleep apnea, it could be the lynchpin for all the other changes that get more attention.

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Can Untreated Sleep Apnea Be Fatal?

April 26, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 1:27 pm
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The current estimate is that over 20 million Americans are struggling with sleep apnea, but every major healthcare organization agrees that the real number is likely much larger because roughly 80% of cases go undiagnosed. While it’s well-documented that sleep apnea is terrible for your health, can it actually kill you? The answer is actually quite nuanced and shows that being tired all the time isn’t the worst thing the condition can cause.

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Why is Cancer More Common in Women with Sleep Apnea?

April 16, 2024

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A 2019 study from the European Respiratory Journal uncovered an unnerving discovery—compared to men with sleep apnea, women with the disorder were shown to develop cancer two to three times more. This is despite the fact that men have sleep apnea at a much higher rate. So what is causing this correlation? Is there something women can do that could both reduce their sleep problems and keep them protected from cancer?

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Dripping in Dreamland: Is Sleep Apnea Making You Drool?

March 26, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 5:32 pm
Man sleeping with his mouth open due to sleep apnea

When you think of sleep apnea, you may often envision loud snoring, restless nights, and daytime fatigue. But did you know that sleep apnea could also be linked to something as mundane as drooling? There’s no need to panic if you do this occasionally, but if it’s a frequent occurrence, you might want to see your dentist. But what does drooling have to do with sleep apnea, exactly? Continue reading to find out.

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Can CBD Reduce Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

March 25, 2024

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CBD Oil

In the past few years, CBD oil has become a popular over-the-counter method to address pain, reduce cancer symptoms, and much more. There have been numerous claims that the use of CBD oil can help those who are experiencing sleep problems, including insomnia and sleep apnea, but are these claims something that you can trust? Continue reading to learn more about CBD, its effects on sleep apnea, and what you should do.

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Does Secondhand Smoke Increase Your Child’s Risk of Sleep Apnea?

March 18, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 10:38 pm
Child sleeping

You already know about the negative effects that smoking has on your body, but did you know that it can affect the people around you as well? Secondhand smoke can have all sorts of dangerous side effects – especially for younger children. In fact, secondhand smoke may increase children’s risk of obstructive sleep apnea. This disorder keeps them from getting the quality sleep they need to thrive. Continue reading to learn more about obstructive sleep apnea and how secondhand smoke plays a role.

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Can Sleep Apnea Cause Bedwetting?

February 19, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 7:49 pm
Lady is frightened

While about one in four children have problems with wetting the bed at some point, it is believed that one to two percent of adults may deal with this same embarrassing problem. While it isn’t a big deal if it happens once or on occasion, persistent or frequent bedwetting may be the result of a medical condition called sleep apnea. Here’s how sleep apnea and bedwetting are related and how they can be treated.

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Unseen Complications: Can Sleep Apnea Lead to Blindness?

February 16, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 2:45 pm
a person covering their eyes due to trouble sleeping

Did you know that there are millions of people throughout America who have issues with blindness or significantly impaired vision? These disabilities can be due to a number of reasons, including cataracts, accidental injuries, or simply genetics. However, one of the biggest culprits of vision impairment is diabetic retinopathy, which can be minimized with plenty of rest. But if you’re struggling with sleep apnea? Keep reading to learn how this sleeping disorder can contribute to blindness and what you can do about it.

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