CategorySleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea: Symptoms, Treatments, Tests, Causes, and Cures

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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which causes breathing to completely stop and then restart. There are two main types of sleep apnea; obstructive and central. Some individuals may have a combination of the two which is called complex sleep apnea. Symptoms The symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea are similar which can make it difficult to determine the root cause of the...

Wearing Support Stockings to Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea

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Snoring doesn’t tend to bother the person doing it, just the person who shares a bed with them or, in the case of really loud snoring, the person who shares adjoining walls with them. But snoring can often be a sign of a much more serious condition, sleep apnea. That condition – in which up to 30 times an hour your breath stops during sleep – affects millions, and can adversely affect their...

The Dangers of Sleep Apnea

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Do you stop breathing during your sleep? More important, if you do, how would you know? Sleep apnea is a condition that afflicts millions, and can have serious effects on their health. The term means “without breath during sleep,” and what this means is that periodically, up to 30 times an hour, you experience a short stoppage of breath. This corrects itself quickly, usually within...

Sleep Apnea Surgery Options

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Apnea is the Greek word for “without breath” and sleep apnea means the inability to breathe during sleep. More than 12 million people in United States have sleep apnea, according to the ASAA (American Sleep Apnea Association). In an advanced stage, this condition can actually kill a person. The short-term effects are often equally as drastic as the long-term ones. Interrupted sleep is...

Side Effects of the CPAP Machine

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CPAP machine has been in picture since quite some time. It has successfully treated individuals suffering from sleep apnea. Despite having a worldwide acceptance, one can’t stay completely immune to the side effects associated with CPAP machine. In most cases, the side effects are linked with wrong mask selection, existing ailment or incorrect practice followed by the patients. Let’s unveil some...

Alternative Treatments for Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder. Individuals suffering from this ailment experience breathing problem intermittently while sleeping. Their breathing stops for a brief period while they are asleep. As such, there are 3 types of sleep apnea. -Obstructive apnea -Central apnea -Complex apnea Most of the individuals out there suffer from obstructive apnea. Reports suggest that more than 85% of the...

The Weight Gain Sleep Apnea Link

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Apnea is a sleep condition, characterized by the obstruction of air flow through the windpipe due to relaxed muscles as the back of the throat and nose. These are the same muscles that produce snoring, but when the condition worsens they can physically block air from going in and out of the lungs, causing the individual to gasp for air or even jolt awake feeling breathless. Scientists have, for...

Symptoms Sleep Apnea

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Most of us are aware that snoring is caused by relaxed muscles at the back of the airway, which vibrate when air passes into the lungs. For an astonishingly high proportion of the US population, however, these muscles relax so much that they obstruct the air flow between the nose, mouth and lungs so that breaths are frequently missed and the blood oxygen level falls. This condition is known as...

How the Didgeridoo Can Be Used to Treat Sleep Apnea

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The didgeridoo is considered by many to be the oldest wind instrument in the world. And, lately it has been found to alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnea. In this article, we explore the history behind this ancient instrument and how recent research claims that playing the didgeridoo has health benefits. Early History: We should start by saying that the didgeridoo has not always been known by...

Alternative Therapies For Sleep Apnea

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Alternative therapies for sleep apnea focus to promote natural ways, to provide relief from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a recurrent condition where during sleep, the breathing stops for a while, and regains normal breathing only after a few seconds. Sleep apnea is considered to be one of the serious sleep disorders since it results in two impacts on the functional system such as oxygen...

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