Waking up in the middle of the night is stressful. Maybe you’ll fall right back asleep. Or maybe you’ll toss and turn for hours or be up the rest of the night. You can’t be sure. And the anxiety over not knowing can also cause you to stay awake. So what should you do if […]Continue Reading »
If you have sleep apnea, your most effective treatment option is likely a CPAP machine. This device uses a mask and air pressure to keep your airways open while you sleep so you can get the rest you need. Many first-time users go through an adjustment period with their CPAP machines. They find the mask […]Continue Reading »
Most parents know that getting a good night’s sleep is essential for their kids’ healthy growth and development. But did you know there are strategies your kids can try to improve their sleep? There’s a nerve in the body called the vagus nerve. And stimulating this nerve can help your kids relax and sleep better. […]Continue Reading »
Be honest: how many times did you hit the snooze button on your alarm clock this morning? If you’re like a lot of people, the answer is probably “too many.” But did you know there are health risks associated with snoozing? Stealing a few extra minutes of shuteye once in a while isn’t a big […]Continue Reading »
Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders. It affects an estimated 30-50% of adults in the United States. But what is insomnia exactly? And what are the different types? Insomnia is a sleep disorder that causes problems falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting restful sleep. A variety of factors can cause insomnia. These […]Continue Reading »
It’s a scary thought: losing your memory. But for many people, it’s a reality. Several factors can lead to memory loss. These factors include age, disease, and injury. But a lesser-known cause of memory loss is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes breathing to stop and start during sleep. This temporary […]Continue Reading »
Cortisol is a hormone produced and released by the adrenal glands in response to stress. It plays an important role in regulating many bodily functions, the chief of which is your body’s stress response. When your body experiences stress, it releases adrenaline, your “fight or flight” hormone. Then, it releases cortisol so you remain on […]Continue Reading »
A new study from Italian researchers suggests that dry eye disease (DED) may be an overlooked complication of CPAP machine use. According to the American Optometric Association, dry eye disease occurs when a person is either not making enough tears to moisten the eye or when the tears they make have the wrong chemical composition […]Continue Reading »
A team of Australian researchers has discovered that a two-drug cocktail can improve obstructive sleep apnea symptoms. The researchers used two already-approved drugs together and found a 30% improvement in patients’ AHI and oxygen saturation. One of the drugs, reboxetine, was a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. The other drug, hyoscine butyl bromide, is an antispasmodic drug. […]Continue Reading »
When you have obstructive sleep apnea, you get used to everyone telling you to exercise. Reducing body fat can improve OSA. OSA causes cardiovascular problems, so you need to exercise. Are you prediabetic because OSA is messing with your hormones and causing insulin resistance? Well, the answer is to exercise more. The problem is that […]Continue Reading »
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Healthy Sleep Revolution Podcast
Snoring? Tired all day? Trouble focusing?
So many think these symptoms are common in kids and adults when tired. Join us as we debunk some of these common myths and put the spotlight on Sleep Apnea. Discover what constitutes healthy sleep and how we can help ourselves and our kids get the best sleep ever.