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Children can Have Sleep Apnea, Too
While the effects of sleep apnea and sleep disorders are well-documented in adults, you may be surprised to learn how sleep disturbances affect children — and in ways you may not have imagined. Irregular sleep patterns may be affecting your child’s moods, health, and performance at school. Read more.
Sleep Therapy for the Frequent Traveller
It’s hard to sleep when you are not at home. If you have to travel a lot for business or even if you choose to travel for pleasure, it can be hard to manage your natural rhythm. It’s hard, though, isn’t it, to have to balance work, or pleasure with your health? Still, though, there are ways to adjust so that you can make travel a part of your healthy living routine. Read more.
Can Sleep Apnea Kill You? When to Be Concerned.
Yes, sleep apnea can kill those who suffer from it, but it doesn’t always. With attention and treatment, it is much less likely to be life threatening, but it does require care and attention to health and situation. Read more.
What are Common Side Effects of CPAP Therapy?
If you are just starting to wear a CPAP mask while you are sleeping, you might not be too sure about it. Are you wondering about some of the side effects from keeping the mask on your face all night? There are some positive side effects you are probably noticing already, like an improved night’s sleep, and less snoring. Those affects might transfer into better performance and alertness during the day as well. You are likely finding that the benefits of getting a good night’s sleep are some of the definite positive effects. Are there any negative side effects? Read more.
Sleep Apnea and the Dream Cycle
Do you remember your dreams? Perhaps you have noticed a difference in dreams depending on how well you slept. Or perhaps, you can remember something from your dream, but as you struggle to recall it. See how sleep apnea could be affecting your dream cycles. Read more.
Sleep Apnea can Put Your Heart at Risk
Sleep apnea may be doing more damage than previously thought. If you suffer from it, or suspect that you do, see a specialist as soon as you can. Sleep apnea is a momentary stop to the breathing cycle in sleep, usually accompanied by loud, disturbing snoring that your bed partner may have mentioned. But other than preventing your sleep, and straining your relationship, sleep apnea could also be damaging your heart regardless, putting you at a greater risk for an irregular heartbeat, new research shows. Read more.
Try These Snoring Cures, but Don’t Forget to Check out CPAP therapy!
English writer and composer Anthony Burgess once humorously misquoted Ella Wheeler Wilcox saying, “Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone.” Burgess would have probably been very interested in finding some kind of “cure” for snoring, so that he could make his nights better for many reasons. He probably tried some of these old home remedies to help stop or at least quieten snoring. There is no guarantee that any of them will work for everyone at every time but they may work for moderate snorers. If you are a heavy snorer, it would be a good idea to check into the snoring to see if it a sign of a more serious problem. Read more.
The Types of Snoring That Indicate a Health Problem
Everybody snores, from the youngest of us to the oldest. Even animals snore occasionally. Most of the time, snoring is just snoring, but it can also be a sign of something more serious. How do you know the difference? There are a few types of snoring: occasional, habitual and obstructive. The obstructive kind should concern you. Read more.
Do you need sleep therapy? What to expect
Sleep! We don’t sleep enough or we sleep too much. We worry because we are not asleep and we hope we can stay awake long enough to complete our responsibilities. It seems so frustrating, and yet, it should be so simple. Why can’t we just go to sleep? Read more.
How the Seasons Affect your Breathing and Ability to Sleep
Is it fair to blame the weather for the way we breathe? Some people feel that they sleep better in warm weather, and some better in cold. Some people need the window open, others have to have it closed. If the air we breathe changes the way we sleep, then what we breathe should make a difference. It does seem unfair, however, to try and control so much about our lifestyle only to find that environmental factors are outside our control. So how do the seasons affect our ability to sleep? Read more.
Levels of Sleep Apnea
There are different levels of sleep apnea, a condition where the respiratory system narrows during a sleep, state. For people with obstructive sleep apnea, the respiratory system narrows in sleep, which decreases the amount of oxygen that enters the lungs. This lowered level of blood oxygen causes the sleeper to wake suddenly. Sometimes the sleeper does not realize their sleep was interrupted. Read more.
Weird Snoring Cures that People Thought Might Help
Snoring is one thing that everyone agrees on — at least they agree that they don’t like it. Whether you snore yourself, or sleep close to someone who snores, people are always trying to find a cure for snoring, and thereby, take back the night. For a very long time, people have been sharing snoring stories, and old wives tales as to what might cure snoring, but did they really help? Read more.
CPAP Therapy: Two Signs It’s Time to Talk to a Specialist
Sleep apnea affects more than 18 million American adults to varying degrees. It can be a very big deal. For some, sleep apnea disrupts breathing during sleep. Simply put, people with the disorder may find it difficult to breathe while they sleep. They wake to breathe and this can affect everything. It may not always be anything serious, or it may be something that a few small lifestyle changes can fix. How can you tell the difference if you are asleep? Here are two important signs that should be concerning you and let you know that it is time to talk to a specialist. Read more.
What to Expect From a Visit to the Sleep Clinic
Have you ever slept with a team of scientists and doctors watching every snore you make? No, maybe not, but your doctor thinks it might be a good idea, and has recommended that you spend a night undergoing some kind of sleep testing to assess the seriousness of your snoring, or daytime sleepiness. You probably have some anxiety about the whole experience, and are worried that it might be kind of creepy. Read more.
Two Times Snoring Drove a Family Apart
Are you worried that your marriage can’t survive another night of that high decibel, grunting, snuffling snore of the loved one sleeping next to you? Sure, you give them a kick some times — of course, you meant that to be a loving kick, didn’t you? — and they roll over, but sometimes, that is not enough. You have to wonder, how often has snoring torn families apart? Read more.
CPAP Therapy Explained
How have you been sleeping? Do you have any problems? Are family members kept awake by your snoring? Do you wake up with a headache, or a dry mouth? Or do you wake up frequently, through the night, gasping and choking, with your brain confused about whether it should be breathing or sleeping? Read more.
How Bad is Sleep Apnea for Your Health?
It’s great to get a good night’s sleep, but too many people get just the opposite without realizing how much they missed out on. A poor night’s sleep can make you feel awful the next day, making it harder to do planned tasks well, or meet obligations. If the poor sleep continues night after night, things can get much worse than that. Over 800,000 Canadians have been told at one time or another that they may have sleep apnea, a condition that interferes with sleep. Many people are aware they have sleep apnea, without realizing how serious it can be. How bad is sleep apnea for your health? Quite bad, actually, as sleep apnea and poor health usually have a cause and effect relationship, each problem making the other worse, and harder to overcome. Read more.
Tips on How to Adjust to Sleeping While Using a CPAP Machine
Is the thought of wearing a device to help keep your airways open while you sleep worrying you a little bit? Maybe you are concerned that it’s going to be hard to get to sleep while wearing a breathing mask. Will it be uncomfortable, heavy, too warm, itchy, painful, noisy? Will it keep your bed partner awake? These are good questions because it actually can take some time to get used to wearing the CPAP machine, but it can be done. Here are some tips to help you adjust. Read more.
The Misinterpretation of a Good Eight Hours
In the past, we didn't sleep for a clean, restful eight hours a night. We followed the pattern of the light, and the rhythm of our bodies. In fact, in feeling guilty, or ashamed of ourselves for not being able to sleep, we may be setting ourselves up for an impossible task. Impossible because the modern idea of a good night’s sleep was not ever our ancestors' ambition and not something our bodies come by naturally. Before the Industrial Revolution, we had segmented sleep, said Roger Ekirch of Virginia Tech, who researched every written source available where people discussed their sleep habits. Read more.
How to Cure Your Sleep Apnea (or at Least Learn to Live with It)
Sleep apnea is a problem that can interfere with your sleep in various degrees. If you snore, if you wake with a headache or a dry mouth, or if you are constantly tired or feeling less alert the next day, then sleep apnea may be a problem. And let’s be honest — you might not be able to completely cure it, especially if your type of sleep apnea is the more medically termed obstructive sleep apnea – but here are some things you can do during the day to breathe better while you sleep. Read more.
Three Signs You Need to Visit a Sleep Specialist
Lack of sleep is a big problem throughout the nation. In fact, it is becoming a global epidemic. There are serious health risks; some say that our sleep deficit eventually builds up a debt that our bodies can never fully repay. Sleep problems, such as insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome and many other diagnosable sleep disorders affect up to half of the world’s population. Sleep specialists can help if you think that you are among those who are building up a big sleep debt and you don’t know why. Read more.
What is Sleep Apnea and How Does it Affect Your Health?
We all know a good night’s sleep is important for optimal health, but few understand how big of a role sleep plays in our daily lives. In fact, many have gotten to the point where being tired is almost a badge of honour. Bags under the eyes, a lack of focus and being too sleepy to cook healthy meals or exercise is a way of saying, “Look at how much I get done in a day! I’m so busy I don’t have time to sleep!” Read more.
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World Sleep Day
World Sleep Day is a day to look at and become aware of the importance of a good night’s sleep. Have you heard of it? It happens every year on the Friday before the Spring Vernal Equinox. In 2018, it will be on March 16, and next year it will fall on March 15, 2019 and on March 14 in 2020. Why does it matter, and what happens on that day? Read more.