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Posted December 20th, 2022

Setting the record straight – What insomnia is and what it isn’t

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 […]

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Posted December 13th, 2022

Here’s what you need to know about sleep apnea and memory loss

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 […]

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Posted January 3rd, 2022

The importance of regulating your body’s cortisol levels

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 […]

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Posted July 30th, 2021

Dry eyes cause CPAP users much sorrow

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 […]

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Posted July 30th, 2021

A drug cocktail may improve sleep apnea symptoms, but not in the USA

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. […]

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Posted March 26th, 2021

Need to get more exercise? Treat the sleep issue first

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 […]

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Posted March 26th, 2021

Treating obstructive sleep apnea improves mental health

Yet another study has shown a clear link between getting screened and treated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and better mental health. Scientists at the University of Turku in Finland studied patients diagnosed with sleep apnea and followed them for three years after diagnosis.  All patients were screened for depression and anxiety at the start […]

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Posted March 26th, 2021

FDA approves new CPAP alternatives for people with OSA

As more Americans get screened, diagnosed, and treated for OSA, more alternatives to CPAP therapy are coming on the market. This is a huge benefit since many people find the CPAP difficult to use. A less effective treatment with better compliance can give more relief than a CPAP that sits unused on the bedside table. […]

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Posted March 1st, 2021

Sleep apnea could improve flu outcomes

The American Journal of Managed Care recently reported on a new study that links sleep apnea treatments to improved flu outcomes. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, looked at 53 patients with OSA who had confirmed flu cases in the 2016, 2017, and 2018 flu seasons.  Patients who did not comply […]

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Posted January 5th, 2021

Teens can’t get to sleep? VR could help

Does your teenager wake up tired? Do they complain about having trouble falling asleep because they can’t stop thinking? Have you tried every home remedy you can find with no luck?  There may be another way to help your teen relax and fall asleep at night using technology that has only become widely available in […]

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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.

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