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The Pros and Cons of Sleeping with Your Pet

November 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 10:07 pm
Woman sleeping in bed, cuddling with her dog

More than one-third of the homes in the U.S. have a dog, while about one-fourth have a cat, according to a survey by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Indeed, our culture places a high value on our furry friends. Some people even spoil their pets by allowing them into their bedroom — many even share a bed with their dog or cat. If that’s true of you, you might wonder how this arrangement is affecting the quality of your sleep. Do pets and sleep apnea have a positive or negative relationship? Let’s talk about these important topics.

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Sleep Apnea and Brain Health: What You Should Know

November 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 10:04 pm
Illustration of man with poor brain health due to sleep apnea

The human brain is one of the most wonderful and complex creations in the universe. Unfortunately, though, it is also quite delicate. Even something as simple as not getting enough high-quality rest could drastically affect its ability to function. Let’s talk about the connection between sleep apnea and brain health and what you can do to keep your brain working its best.

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Can a Sleep Diary Help Diagnose Sleep Apnea?

October 15, 2021

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Man lying on bed, recording notes in sleep diary

Have you been feeling tired lately? Do you find it difficult to sleep? Do you often wake up with a headache or sore throat? It is possible that you are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Getting an accurate diagnosis can be your first step on the road to receiving the treatment that you need to achieve more restful sleep. But how can you receive such a diagnosis? Let’s talk about the role a sleep diary may play in helping your doctor determine the cause of your sleep problems.

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Will My Sleep Apnea Go Away on Its Own?

October 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 2:52 pm
Woman struggling with sleep apnea symptoms early in the morning

The human body is amazing. It can resolve many health problems, such as colds, flus, and other sickness, all on its own. However, some medical conditions require proactive treatment. Sleep apnea falls into the latter category. Let’s talk about why it is unlikely to go away on its own and what you can do to reduce or eliminate your symptoms.

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Is Sleep Apnea a Risk Factor for Cancer?

September 15, 2021

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Woman with cancer and sleep apnea taking medication

Cancer is among the leading causes of death in the United States. While some cases of cancer occur due to unchangeable circumstances, such as genetics, other cases are the result of modifiable risk factors. Research suggests that obstructive sleep apnea may be one such risk factor, particularly in women. Let’s take a look at the relationship between these serious conditions.

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Does Sleep Apnea Make You Age Faster?

September 3, 2021

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Woman with sleep apnea concerned about signs of aging

As humans, we tend to do everything we can to hold onto youth for as long as possible. We might exercise diligently, use all sorts of skincare products, and always be on the lookout for tips on how to eat better. But did you know that the quality of your sleep can also affect how rapidly you age? Research suggests that sleep disordered breathing, such as what is associated with sleep apnea, can speed up the clock. Let’s talk about why that may be the case and how you can tell if you would benefit from sleep apnea treatment.

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How to Adjust to Your Oral Sleep Appliance

July 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 7:57 pm
Prosomnus oral appliance for sleep apnea isolated against white background

When you first learned about oral appliances for sleep apnea, you might have been excited — finally, a more convenient option than CPAP! But after you got your oral appliance, did you find that it wasn’t as easy to use as you anticipated? That’s quite common. Fortunately, adjusting to your new appliance isn’t difficult and shouldn’t take more than a few weeks. Let’s talk about some common side effects of oral appliances and what you can do to adapt to your treatment as quickly as possible.

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4 Tips for Planning a Trip with Sleep Apnea

June 22, 2021

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Crowd of people at an airport

When you begin sleep apnea treatment, you’ll receive a series of instructions on how best to use your oral appliance or CPAP machine. Following the necessary routine is easy enough at home, but what happens when you need to travel? How can you make sure that you’ll be able to remain compliant with your treatment once you arrive at your destination? Here are 4 tips to help you plan your next trip and take some of the stress out of traveling with sleep apnea.

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Does Sleep Apnea Lead to Depression?

June 18, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 8:34 pm
Man with sleep apnea and depression sitting on bed

There are plenty of treatment options available for those suffering from depression, but around 20% to 30% of people with depression and other mood disorders find that the existing therapies do not help. There could be a variety of reasons for this, but one possible explanation is the presence of sleep apnea. More and more studies point to a link between sleep apnea and depression that suggests that treating the former could be a necessary step to treating the latter. Read on to learn more about the link between these conditions.

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The Importance of the 4 Stages of Sleep

May 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 12:22 am
Woman sleeping peacefully in bed

Whenever you fall asleep, there’s quite a lot going on in your brain and body. There are 4 distinct stages of sleep, and you need to go through each one of them to reap the full benefits of a good night’s rest; if the cycle is interrupted by sleep apnea, then you won’t be enjoying a proper full night’s rest no matter how early you went to bed. Take the time to learn more about the different stages of sleep and why you should take every possible step to make sure that your body can complete the cycle.

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