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How to Tell If Your Snoring Means It’s Time to Get Tested for OSA

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Snoring during your sleep on a regular basis certainly isn’t unusual. It’s estimated that 90 million Americans snore on a regular basis, which is the equivalent of roughly 29% of the American population. But just because snoring is a common habit doesn’t mean it should be ignored. Recent estimates from the National Sleep Foundation suggest that of these 90 million people, approximately half may actually have obstructive sleep apn...

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Don't Mix Driving and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Everyone has been a little tired behind the wheel once or twice. But when it comes to driving with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the risk to your safety and others may be greater than you think.   The Proof Is Out There Recent studies have examined the effects of obstructive sleep apnea on our ability to drive well. As it turns out, the fatigue and lack of concentration that naturally accompanies sleep apnea can have noticeable...

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How Your Sleeping Position Affects Your Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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When it comes to how you rest comfortably through the night, not all sleeping positions are created equal. This is especially true if you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It will put added pressure on already struggling airways, and will exacerbate irritating side effects such as snoring. Hence your sleeping position impacts the frequency and severity of your sleep apnea. So with this is mind, here’s a closer l...

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Five Common Things That Increase Your Risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) knows no limits when it comes to who can develop this potentially life-threatening condition. OSA has been diagnosed in adults (and even kids!) of all ages, ethnicities, and genders. And doctors are quickly discovering there’s no set profile when it comes to who should be tested for this treatable sleeping disorder. However, there are some common characteristics and habits that make us more at risk for deve...

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Men’s Health Month: Preventable Health Problems

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Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country with screenings, health fairs, health education and outreach activities. We celebrate it as an effort to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men to seek regular medical advice an...

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Men's Health Month: How Sleep Deprivation Can Mess with Your Health

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June is all about the guys. There’s Father’s Day just around the corner, and Men’s Health Week coming up. So, this month is a great time to take a moment and reflect on the lives and health of men. Men face specific challenges when it comes to all aspects of health — they’re less likely to see a doctor when they’re sick. In addition, mental health concerns often take a backseat to work and family obligations. Unfortunately,...

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Beat the Heat! 6 Tips to Stay Cool for a Better Night's Sleep

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Summer is just around the corner. And for folks all around the country, hot and sleepless nights may be on the horizon. Millions of Americans report they are unable to sleep when the temperatures start to rise, and it’s easy to see why. In order for our brains to reach that “sleepy” mindset, our internal body temperatures have to slowly drop before we can shut our eyes. And that can be hard to do when you are sleeping in a hot or...

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Feeling Forgetful? It Might Be Sleep Apnea

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It’s easy to spot the more common symptoms and side effects of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Sleep apnea can cause you to produce a loud and roaring snore. And it can make you tired and moody throughout the day. Maybe worst of all, it can also cause searing morning headaches lasting well after you first wake up. But one more, subtle sign of obstructive sleep apnea isn’t a physical symptom – it’s a change in our cognitive functio...

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The Top 5 Sleeps Myths Demystified

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As we continue our discussion of Better Sleep Month for May, let’s review the five most common sleep myths that lead to the vicious cycle of confusion and sleep loss. And with this, we will reveal the truth behind them so we can all get some better sleep!   Sleep Myth #1: Getting eight hours of sleep is a luxury. Reality: Sleeping is a necessary part of being happy and healthy -- and there is nothing luxurious about that! ...

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10 Tips for Better Sleep Month

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May is Better Sleep Month! It is recognized for encouraging people to establish better sleeping habits and patterns. Refreshing sleep is a significant factor in maintaining good health. The Better Sleep Council (BSC) supports Better Sleep Month. It aims to raise awareness about the benefits of better sleep and how poor sleep can disrupt our lives.   What Does a Lack of Sleep Do? Just as a balanced diet and consistent exercise ar...

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