Sleep Apnea in Women vs Men

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We all know how important a good night’s sleep is – it gives your body a chance to heal itself, improves your mood, and makes sure you’re functioning at peak mental and physical condition the next day. However, over 18 million Americans have a condition that prevents them from accessing all the benefits a good night’s sleep brings: sleep apnea.

5 Things That Can Make Sleep Apnea Worse

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About 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a disorder that affects the way you breathe while you’re asleep. It causes your shallow breaths to wake you up many times each night. Snoring is one of the most common side effects, but sleep apnea can actually cause many other more serious problems such as cardiovascular disease, heart attack, high blood pressure, and stroke. If you suffer from sleep apnea, be sure to avoid these five things that can make it worse.

Is Sleep Apnea Curable?

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Do you experience loud, chronic snoring and extreme fatigue? It may be more than just getting repeatedly bad sleep – it could be sleep apnea. Sleep apnea affects over 18 million Americans alone and is often very difficult to diagnose due to its seemingly random list of symptoms.

Is Driving While Tired Actually Dangerous?

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Many of us have gotten behind the wheel at the end of a long night or in the morning after a sleepless night. And maybe you've heard driving while tired compared to driving drunk. Just how true is that comparison? It's more accurate that you probably think!

How Sleepiness Affects Your Mental State

Chronic sleepiness can cause a number of issues when it comes to a person's mental state, including:

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Sleep Apnea?

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Everyone knows that sleep is important – and who doesn’t love to sleep – but do you know just how important it is for your long-term health? If you suffer from sleep apnea, you are one of 18 million Americans affected by the disorder. While it’s a very common affliction, a lot of people who suffer from it do not get the adequate care that they need, which could lead to long-term health issues.

Counting Sheep: Why Do We Do It?

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One sheep, two sheep, three sheep, four. Sleep hasn't come; let me count some more. Five sheep, six sheep, seven sheep, eight. The sleep I'll have will not be great.

Counting sheep: many of us do it while others need no part of it to sleep. their sleep comes swiftly and blissfully. But for those of us that need to do it to fall asleep, the question is why, and does it actually help?

The Hidden Dangers of Snoring

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Snoring is extremely common, and it's estimated that between 30 and 50% of adults snore and as many as 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. Snoring is both uncomfortable and disruptive for your sleep and for those who sleep near you, but it can also lead to serious side effects to your overall health. These are just a few of the hidden dangers of snoring.


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