Sleep Apnea

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What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea and What Are the Signs and Risk Factors?

Dr. Marc Bowen of New York, NY, describes obstructive sleep apnea, also called OSA, as a condition that occurs when the soft tissue at the back of your throat blocks your airway. As you sleep, your body experiences pauses in breathing because you are unable to get enough air. This causes a drop in levels …

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Why Am I Not Sleeping?

Every now and then, we all experience some sleep difficulties. One or two nights of poor sleep can usually be overcome pretty easily. When sleep is disrupted routinely, the result is sleep deprivation that can interfere with a good quality of life. Sleep deprivation is described as getting less than the ideal amount of sleep …

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What Causes Sleep Apnea?

People who snore often also complain of feeling tired during the day. This is no surprise. Snoring is disruptive to a good night’s sleep. However, it is inaccurate to assume that snoring is the big picture here. Often, snoring and daytime sleepiness are both symptoms of a bigger issue. That issue is sleep apnea. Here, …

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Can I Fix Sleep Apnea on My Own?

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder. It has wide-ranging implications for your long-term health, which is why it is so important to seek diagnosis and treatment from a doctor. There are certainly lifestyle changes you can take on independently, but it is best to do so as part of an overall treatment plan. Attempting …

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What Happens to Your Body When You Don’t Treat Sleep Apnea?

If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) you may be hesitant to move forward with treatment. There are, however, a variety of treatments for sleep apnea. Finding one that’s right for you is crucial but treating your sleep apnea is imperative. Without treatment for your sleep apnea, you run the risk of the …

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Why Should I See a Pulmonologist for Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea often brings to mind the picture of someone who stops breathing intermittently throughout the night. A pulmonologist is a doctor who treats heart-related conditions in patients. Your body is a machine that depends on every system to work well with one another, in order to keep your body working properly. When one system …

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