Sleep Apnea Causes Memory Loss

Sleep Apnea Causes Memory Loss

Recent studies have shown a link between obstructive sleep apnea and memory loss. Obstructive sleep apnea affects an estimated 900+ million people in the world, making this a global concern. How Does OSA Cause Memory Loss? People think that they are having issues with memory because of not sleeping enough. However, studies point to the brain actually being injured, and […]

Teen Obesity Linked to Sleep Apnea

Teen Obesity Linked to Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is an issue that affects all ages. People typically associate the condition with older generations. However, teenage kids are also at risk. Obesity is a major contributor to sleep apnea. Therefore, the rise in teen obesity means a rise in teen sleep apnea. How Are Sleep Apnea and Teen Obesity Connected? Sleep apnea and obesity can be symptoms […]

5 Ways Electronic Devices Hurt Your Sleep

5 Ways Electronic Devices Hurt Your Sleep

Devices Are Keeping You Awake While you may feel the itch to constantly be on your phone, tablet, or laptop, you may want to consider putting it away in the evenings. Research has shown that stimulation from electronic devices negatively affect healthy sleep. 1. Reduces Melatonin Melatonin is the hormone your body naturally releases to stimulate sleepiness and the circadian […]

CPAP Sanitizers: Sleep8™ Vs SoClean™

CPAP Sanitizers: Sleep8™ Vs SoClean™

Here is a brief breakdown and comparison of both the Sleep8™ and SoClean™  CPAP sanitizing devices.     SoClean™ Sleep8™ What is the price? $319 $199 What is the size? 13”x 6.75”x 7.25” 6.25”x 4.5”x 3.25” What is the weight? 8 lbs. .6 lbs. (10 oz.) Is the device travel sized? No, but there is a travel-sized version, the SoClean™ […]

High Blood Pressure Improves from CPAP Therapy

High Blood Pressure Improves from CPAP Therapy

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a consequence of untreated sleep apnea. Blood pressure is an important aspect of the cardiovascular system. If that pressure is too high it can lead to numerous complications that are both scary and life threatening. CPAP therapy is a proven method of treating sleep apnea. Therefore, in a way CPAP is responsible for lowering […]

Commercial Drivers and Sleep Apnea

Commercial Drivers and Sleep Apnea

Did you know that truck drivers, and other commercial drivers, are a risk on US roadways when they do not adhere to obstructive sleep apnea treatment? This article discusses DOT regulations, how sleep apnea affects drivers and driving, some risk factors, and symptoms. Lastly, you can review some F.A.Q.’s. “An American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) survey of more than 800 […]

PTSD Linked to Sleep Apnea

PTSD Linked to Sleep Apnea

PTSD and sleep apnea are linked according to a study done that involved military veterans. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder affects hundreds of thousands of people across the nation. Those people, consequently, find it difficult living a normal life. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder A traumatic life experience, or witnessing a traumatic event can lead to ongoing effects. As a result, PTSD sets in. […]

Exercise to Combat Sleep Apnea

Exercise to Combat Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Exercise…Really? This article will discuss some exercises you can do to strengthen your respiratory muscles. First, ill explain a little about how the respiratory system works. Then, you will read through some tongue & jaw exercises, as well as breathing exercises that will help manage your sleep apnea symptoms.     What does an athlete do to get […]

Sleep Apnea: 7 Spooky Aspects

My how the year is flying by! Halloween is right around the corner; Thanksgiving and Christmas are looming. The fall season brings about hoodies & sweatpants, bonfires & s’mores, and hayrides & cider… Consequently, the summer/fall changeover also brings stuffed noses, congestion, sinus problems, and over-agitated sleep apnea symptoms!     Obstructive sleep apnea is a beast of a condition, […]

Brain Damage Reversed by CPAP

Obstructive sleep apnea has many terrible side effects, one being brain damage. No, not the brain damage you’re thinking of…(the vegetative, unable to take care of yourself, type) More like damage to grey and white matter that cause impairments to cognition, mood, and daytime alertness. CPAP therapy has shown to reverse the damage done to the grey and white matter […]