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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.

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Sleep Apnea and Aging: Is There a Connection?

September 14, 2023

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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!

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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.

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Will Sleep Apnea Treatment Be Covered by My Medical Insurance?

August 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 3:09 pm
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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.

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Understanding and Overcoming Sleep Apnea Nightmares

August 10, 2023

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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!

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Not Just for Grownups: Sleep Apnea in Kids

July 13, 2023

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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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Will Sleep Apnea Just Go Away? How to Achieve Good Sleep Again

June 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 1:16 pm
man covering his face feeling tired and frustrated

When you have a bad cold, getting deep, restful sleep can be difficult—temporarily. Eventually, your body fights back naturally and you get back to normal. So, when you regularly wake up in the middle of the night gasping or feel tired day after day for months, you wonder if this problem, which could be sleep apnea, is just a passing issue.

In other words, you need to know: does sleep apnea just go away on its own? No, it will continue to disrupt your rest and harm your health unless you do something about it. Fortunately, solutions and treatments exist that can help you overcome this condition.

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Under the Veil: Can Sleep Apnea Lead to Depression?

June 16, 2023

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a depressed man sitting tiredly on the couch

Sleep apnea is a prevalent issue among millions of people, and it can come with various complications to your overall health. Not only are you more likely to struggle with fatigue, headaches, and insomnia, but it has even been found to have a connection to depression. Keep reading to learn how sleep apnea relates to this condition and what you can do about it.

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Drowsy Driving and Sleep Apnea: A Potentially Deadly Combination

May 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 2:15 pm
yawning man in the driver’s seat of a car

As your tires run over the rumble strip between lanes, you jolt. For a split second, you’re not sure where you are or what you’re doing. You realize you’re driving and have been sleepy for the past few miles. In fact, you weren’t paying enough attention and have missed your exit. But driving while you’re drowsy can lead to more serious consequences than just an annoying inconvenience—it could be deadly!

In this post, you’ll learn why drowsy driving is not something to take lightly and how it’s connected to sleep apnea and snoring.

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The Hidden Link Between Sleep Apnea, Deprivation, and Unwanted Thoughts

May 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdunwoodyteam @ 8:35 pm
man snoring while partner is awake

Do you ever find yourself struggling to get a good night’s sleep? You might be one of the millions of Americans dealing with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This condition disrupts your breathing patterns while you sleep, leaving you feeling groggy and unrested. But did you know that sleep apnea isn’t just about snoring and feeling tired? It could also be linked to something unexpected: unwanted thoughts. Read on to learn more!

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