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The Connection Between Room Temperature and Sleep Apnea

December 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 4:26 am
person sleeping in bed with partner

Affecting a significant number of adults, sleep apnea is a common disorder characterized by breathing pauses during sleep. While many factors contribute to this condition, did you know that the temperature of your sleeping environment could affect the severity and frequency of apneic episodes? Finding the perfect temperature could be a game-changer in managing this condition! Read on to learn more.


Can Sleeping in a Recliner Relieve My Sleep Apnea?

November 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 6:23 pm

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder where breathing repeatedly stops and resumes throughout the night. When one isn’t getting the quality sleep they need at night, it becomes impossible to thrive during the day. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to reduce your sleep apnea symptoms and get more quality sleep. Some people claim that sleeping in a reclined position can help, but is this recommended? Continue reading to learn more.


Caution: 4 Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea

November 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 3:13 pm
tired driver yawning in the morning

It’s just a bad night of sleep—no big deal. That’s what you tell yourself day after day, but could your nightly problems lead to more serious dangers? If it’s sleep apnea and you don’t get treated, it could be a life-or-death situation! You may underestimate the impact that your sleep apnea can have on you and those around you, so keep reading to learn about how it could lead to disaster and why you should get treated.


Sleep Test Coming Up? Here’s What to Know & How to Prepare

October 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 6:32 pm
a patient smiling before a sleep test

People who struggle to get a good night’s rest due to complications like chronic snoring or interrupted breathing might be suffering from sleep apnea. If your dentist suspects that you may be dealing with this disorder, they can recommend you to a specialist who can perform a sleep test—which is designed to collect essential information to determine if you truly have sleep apnea. Keep reading to learn what happens during this examination and how you can prepare for your visit.


Are Anxiety and Sleep Apnea Related?

October 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 8:09 pm
Woman with anxiety

It is estimated that approximately 22 million Americans are suffering from sleep apnea. This number is rising every year as more and more people are being diagnosed. Similarly, anxiety is on the rise. While it’s normal to have a certain amount of anxiety as a response to stress, higher levels of anxiety can become a problem. What many people don’t know is that these two conditions can sometimes be related. Continue reading to learn how.


Sleep Apnea and Aging: Is There a Connection?

September 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 10:09 pm
woman suffering from sleep apnea

Are you a loud snorer? Do you often wake up feeling grouchy and exhausted, despite a full night’s sleep? If so, you might be dealing with sleep apnea. While it may not seem like a big deal, failing to seek treatment for this condition can significantly impact your well-being. In fact, a recent study conducted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) revealed that untreated sleep apnea can accelerate epigenetic aging. Read on to learn about the details of this study and the consequences of leaving sleep apnea untreated!


Trouble in Paradise: How Sleep Apnea Can Harm Your Relationships

September 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 3:36 pm
man snoring and woman covering her ears irritated

As the sunlight shines on your bed, you and your partner stir awake. What could be a sweet, romantic moment between you instantly turns sour when they complain yet again about your loud snoring throughout the night. Reluctantly, the two of you start another fatigue-filled day on a resentful note. In this instance and many others like it, sleep disordered breathing (e.g., sleep apnea) could be interfering with your relationship.

Relationships can be challenging enough without sleep apnea, so continue reading to learn why you should eliminate this problem and how addressing the condition can help.


Will Sleep Apnea Treatment Be Covered by My Medical Insurance?

August 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 3:09 pm
Health and dental insurance card

For you to thrive throughout the day, you must get quality sleep each night. For someone with sleep apnea, it is much more difficult to stay asleep throughout the night without interruptions. This can lead to numerous other serious health effects. If you think that you might have sleep apnea or you have recently received a diagnosis, you are likely starting to think about the cost of your treatment. Will it be covered by your medical insurance? Continue reading to learn more.


Understanding and Overcoming Sleep Apnea Nightmares

August 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 8:38 pm
young woman holding blanket after nightmare

Nightmares can be unsettling for anyone, but for those with sleep apnea, they can be an all too frequent occurrence. Understanding the connection between sleep apnea and nightmares is crucial for finding solutions that promote restful sleep. Read on to learn more about this phenomenon and explore practical steps to improve sleep quality and banish unsettling dreams!


Not Just for Grownups: Sleep Apnea in Kids

July 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 3:28 pm
boy sleeping with his mouth open

Your child can be a handful during the day. As you check on them at night, you hear them snore gently with their mouth open. While you may brush it off with a smile or laugh, it could indicate a serious health issue: obstructive sleep apnea.

Isn’t sleep apnea an adult problem? Not necessarily. It can affect children as well, just with slightly different signs. Keep reading to learn how to recognize symptoms of sleep apnea in kids and why you should seek treatment.

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