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The Dangerous Consequences of Untreated Sleep Apnea

October 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 5:15 pm
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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disorder that occurs when tissues in the airway prevent a person from breathing during sleep. These episodes, called apneas, can occur dozens or even hundreds of times in a single night. Unfortunately, some people dismiss OSA as nothing more than an annoyance that makes them feel tired. However, it should not be taken so lightly! In fact, if sleep apnea remains untreated, it could lead to some dangerous consequences, including:


Does Sleep Apnea Make You Age Faster?

June 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 6:57 pm
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In a quest to hold onto their youth, many people exercise regularly, eat a balanced diet, and stick to other healthy habits. However, such good practices can only do so much, particularly if a person suffers from sleep-disordered breathing. Does sleep apnea make you age faster? How can treatment help you turn back the clock? Continue reading to find out.


6 Surprising Facts about Sleep Apnea

April 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 5:09 pm
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Obstructive sleep apnea, abbreviated as OSA, is among the most common sleep disorders. It is also one of the most dangerous. Without proper treatment, it has the potential to lead to heart problems, motor vehicle accidents, and other life-threatening circumstances. To protect yourself, you should be well-informed about this serious condition. Here are some surprising facts about OSA that can motivate you to take action to safeguard your health:


Keep It Cool! How Temperature Can Affect Sleep Apnea

April 12, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 5:07 pm
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Summer will be here before you know it! Perhaps you are looking forward to fun vacations and lazy days on the beach. Unfortunately, though, the hottest season of the year is not all fun and games. It is important to consider how warmer weather might impact your health. In particular, you should know how temperature can affect sleep apnea. This blog post provides valuable information on that topic.


How Anxiety & Sleep Apnea Make Each Other Worse

March 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 12:16 pm
young woman anxious in bed

While sleep apnea and generalized anxiety disorders (GADs) might not seem to have a lot in common, there is actually quite a bit of overlap when it comes to the symptoms. And for the unlucky people who have both conditions, they can exacerbate one another’s symptoms, creating a less-than-ideal situation. Understanding the relationship between the two can often serve as a first step toward treatment and lasting relief, because while it can feel overwhelming, overcoming each of these problems is very possible in today’s world.  


Will My Sleep Apnea Stop On Its Own?

March 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 12:41 pm
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“You’ll grow out of it” is a phrase you likely heard when you were a child, and you might have even used it yourself. While many, many things change over time, sleep apnea is not something that will just go away on its own. Why is this the case, and more importantly, what should someone with the condition do to get the help they need?


How Are ADHD and Sleep Apnea Connected?

February 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 4:32 pm
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Millions of people throughout the U.S. struggle with ADHD. Countless more individuals may have it but remain undiagnosed due to things like a lack of awareness or reluctance to seek professional care. ADHD can have significant effects on a person’s quality of life.

When ADHD is coupled with a sleep disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), its effects can be even more troubling. How are ADHD and sleep apnea connected? Continue reading this blog post to find out.


Is Drooling a Sign of Sleep Apnea?

February 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 4:29 pm
Man sleeping with mouth open, drooling

Have you ever woken up only to find a small wet spot on your pillow next to your mouth? Or have you woken up with chapped skin at the corners of your mouth? It is possible that you were drooling in your sleep. While this issue can be a little embarrassing, it can be much more than that in some cases. It might indicate a serious health problem. Is drooling a sign of sleep apnea? Continue reading to learn the answer.


Sleep Apnea Treatment Could Help You Live Longer!

January 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 6:00 pm
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In the U.S., the average life expectancy is slightly higher than 77 years of age. However, millions of people enjoy life far beyond that marker, remaining active and happy well into their 80s or even their 90s. What can you do to be part of that group? For one thing, it is important that you get enough high-quality sleep. Continue reading below to learn how disordered nighttime breathing could shorten your life expectancy and how appropriate sleep apnea treatment could help you live longer.


Want to Reduce Your Sleep Apnea Symptoms? Try Exercise!

January 14, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 5:56 pm
Woman exercising outside to reduce sleep apnea symptoms

Numerous research studies highlight the benefits of exercise. It is excellent for cardiovascular health, can improve mood and concentration, provides great opportunities for socialization, promotes mobility, and much more. It also has the potential to reduce your sleep apnea symptoms. Read on below to learn how that is the case.

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