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Sleep Apnea and COPD

If you suffer from COPD, you know how difficult it can be to breathe at times. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is not one singular condition, but a collection of conditions that affect the lungs. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has many causes, including smoking, exposure to chemicals, and more. Another condition that makes it […]

CPAP Therapy May Cause Dry Eye

  Side effects are a common drawback to medical treatments. From pills to medical devices, side effects can be caused by many things. Unfortunately in the case of some side effects, the benefits of the treatment outweigh the issues caused by side effects, and as a result, patients must simply adapt to these often uncomfortable […]

A Sedentary Lifestyle May Increase OSA Risk

Leading a sedentary lifestyle isn’t just bad for the waistline, it’s bad for the entire body. From increased blood pressure to higher instances of diabetes and heart disease, sitting or simply not moving enough can have very dangerous repercussions to our overall health. Now, a new study has found that being sedentary poses yet another […]

Latinos and Sleep Apnea

It is an unfortunate fact that our race plays a role in whether we are pre-dispositioned to be at a higher risk for certain medical conditions.  For Latinos, there may be a higher risk for conditions like untreated sleep apnea, according to a new study published on the Alzheimer’s Association website.   While it is […]

Medications Could Treat Sleep Apnea

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you know how limited your options for treatment can be. Most people with sleep apnea are prescribed continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, which requires the use of a complicated machine with an uncomfortable mask. As a result, many don’t use their CPAP machine as prescribed, which means they’re […]

Sleep Orthotics Are Your Travel Solution

With travel restrictions being lifted around the globe and more and more people feeling ready to get back out there and see the world, this summer will no doubt look different than last summer. But before you take that dream vacation, there may be some planning you need to do to prepare yourself for your […]

Weight Cycling Could Cause Sleep Apnea

  It’s called “weight cycling,” and simply defined it means the loss and gain of weight over a lifetime. While anyone can weight cycle it is particularly common in women, as hormonal shifts can often aid in this pesky problem. As if gaining a few pounds wasn’t frustrating enough, a new study has identified yet […]

New Feature on Fitness Tracker Could Monitor Snoring

Talk about key features! Our fitness trackers can do some pretty cool things when it comes to monitoring our health and fitness. From counting our steps to monitoring our heart rate, fitness trackers like Fitbit are a great way to get an accurate picture of our health. But did you know that Fitbit may be […]

Hormonal Changes May Cause Sleep Apnea

  As we age, our bodies experience many changes, including hormonal changes in both men and women. In men, testosterone levels can be affected, and in women, estrogen levels – especially during menopause. While menopause can come with many uncomfortable side effects such as hot flashes, it can also affect other areas of your health, […]

OSA May Cause Infertility in Men

There’s some bad news out of Tapei, Taiwan for men with obstructive sleep apnea who are trying to conceive. Researchers at the Tri-Service General Hospital at the National Defense Medical Center have found a connection between obstructive sleep apnea and male infertility. In a study of 4,607 men with infertility diagnosis from the Longitudinal Health […]

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