October 14, 2017

Detecting Sleep Apnea in Children by Monitoring Oxygen Levels

Sleep apnea in children is often underdiagnosed or completely missed. It’s not uncommon for children to snore. However, some of these snoring kids may be suffering from a dangerous sleep disorder. Diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea in children was once a lengthy and expensive process. However, recent studies may show how […]
September 30, 2017

Mixed Sleep Apnea Basics and Options for Treatment

Mixed sleep apnea isn’t something many people know about. This dangerous sleeping disorder occurs when an individual suffers from both central sleep apnea (CSA) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This means they face the control challenges of breathing while asleep, in addition to airway obstruction. This dangerous combination can often […]
September 16, 2017

Fitbit Steps into the Medical Monitoring Field to Track Sleep Disorders

Individuals who want to track sleep disorders at home may soon have a new tool at their disposal. Fitbit exploded onto the scene a few years ago with their popular wearable detection device. The Fitbit is designed to encourage people to live a healthy, active lifestyle. It monitors steps, heart […]
August 23, 2017

Sleep Disorders may be a Sign of Other Neurological Conditions

Sleep disorders point towards other impending neurological conditions according to recent studies. Over the past few years we’ve learned about the connection between obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, and hypertension, obesity, and heart disease. However, new studies are now showing a possible connection to neurological conditions that develop later in […]
August 9, 2017

Detect Sleep Disorders with a Patch in the Comfort of Your Own Home

In order to detect sleep disorders data must be collected while you sleep. This typically requires the patient to stay overnight in a sleep center hooked up to several wires and sensors. Tests such as this are often enough to cause people to shy away from diagnosing their potential sleep […]
March 26, 2017

Sleep Apnea Compromises Blood Pressure

Sleep Apnea Compromises Blood Pressure According to a 2016 study by the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus, sleep apnea has an immediate effect on blood pressure. The study concludes that even a single sleep apnea incident impacts the human body’s ability to regulate blood pressure. Sleep apnea repeatedly stops […]
March 10, 2017

Brain Harmed by Untreated Sleep Apnea

Brain Harmed by Untreated Sleep Apnea Untreated sleep apnea in children can harm brain cells tied to cognition and mood says a March 2017 study by the University of Chicago. Significant reductions in gray matter were found in children 7 to 11 years old who had moderate to severe sleep […]
January 23, 2017

Sleep Apnea in Teenagers: Causes of Sleep Apnea in Teens

Sleep apnea may be causing your teenager to experience daytime drowsiness. They could also have a hard time concentrating in class and have falling grades. Other symptoms of sleep apnea include frequent sore throats or headaches in the mornings. If you’ve noticed these symptoms in conjunction with excessive snoring you […]
January 18, 2017

Sleep Apnea in Teenagers: Does Your Teen have a Sleeping Disorder?

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that many adults suffer with. However, many people don’t realize that teenagers are also susceptible. Unfortunately, this dangerous disorder does not discriminate based on age. Just like adults, teenagers may be suffering from frequent or extended pauses in breathing during sleep. At the Bethesda […]
December 20, 2016
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Sleep Apnea: Foods that May Worsen Your Condition

Sleep apnea patients are often on the lookout for ways to improve their condition and quality of sleep. Sleep apnea causes the sufferer to stop breathing several times throughout the night, greatly impacting the amount and quality of sleep obtained. Patients diagnosed with sleep apnea can make lifestyle choices in […]
December 12, 2016
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Sleep Apnea Tips and Tricks: Foods to Help You Sleep

Sleep apnea sufferers are often looking for any and all treatment options that will allow them to get a night’s rest. People who suffer from this dangerous sleeping disorder often find themselves battling day-time drowsiness. This is a result of the constant waking that those who suffer from sleep apnea […]
March 12, 2014

Do You Have Sleep Apnea?

Do you have obstructive sleep apnea? How would you know? Sleep apnea is a sleep breathing disorder that causes people to stop breathing during sleep. This happens anywhere from a few, to several hundred times each night. The soft tissues of the mouth and throat collapse and block the airway. […]