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Tag Archives: Sleep Apnea

Lack of Sleep Could Reduce Testosterone

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Some effects of sleep deprivation are immediately obvious—like fatigue, difficulty focusing, reduced productivity, and increased appetite. Lack of sleep can also have much broader effects on the body—like the reduction of testosterone levels in men. A study conducted from 2003-2009 revealed that sleep deprivation decreased testosterone levels up to 15 percent among male study participants. […]

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How to Sleep Well During Spring Allergy Season

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Spring is such a beautiful time of year. I love the return of bright sunlight, watching flowers emerge from my garden, and enjoying seasonal fruits and vegetables. The only downside I see to spring is the resurfacing of seasonal allergies that vary in intensity from year-to-year. Untreated allergies can result in restless nights from constant […]

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Why Women Need More Sleep Than Men

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I remember when the book “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” generated a lot of buzz. That book became a go-to tagline about how different men and women are and it still resonates today—The Huffington Post actually has a blog on relationships that’s named after the book. Some would argue that men and […]

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Go Easy on the Green Beer and Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Good Night’s Sleep

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  St. Patrick’s Day will be here sooner than you can say “top of the mornin’!” This holiday marks an annual opportunity to fully embrace the color green, celebrate Irish heritage, and remember why you only opt to eat corned beef and cabbage once a year. There, I said it; I’m not a huge fan […]

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Oral Treatments Provide Alternatives to CPAP Therapy

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Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy has long been the go-to, gold standard for treating sleep apnea. This form of therapy is widely known as the most effective way to reduce apneas, which are the pauses in breathing that patients with sleep apnea experience during the night. However, “anywhere from 30% to more than half […]

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How Veterans Can Win the Battle Against Sleep Disorders

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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the more commonly known conditions that veterans struggle with upon returning from war. Between 11 and 20 percent of veterans that served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom have PTSD, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Understandably, many veterans also battle sleep disorders like insomnia […]

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How to Help Your Teen Practice Healthy Sleep Habits

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  If you’re a parent, you’re probably familiar with your teen’s pleas for 5 more minutes of sleep in the mornings. It can be a regular struggle to get kids going in the morning, and part of the problem is that teens aren’t getting the recommended amount of sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, […]

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How to Make a Home-Made Chin Strap

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When I have a cold, a good night’s sleep is what I crave most, but it’s often hard to get quality sleep when you’re sick. As I struggle with a stuffy nose and other symptoms of congestion, I often wake up with a sore throat or dry mouth and realize that I’ve slept with my […]

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Snoring while Pregnant is More Common than You Think

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One frequent question that pregnant women get is, “Have you had any morning sickness?” Nearly 75% of pregnant women experience some morning sickness symptoms, and half experience both nausea and vomiting. On the other hand, pregnant women don’t often hear the question “Have you started snoring?” Snoring during pregnancy is actually relatively common – nearly […]

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Parents Transform Children’s Bedrooms into ‘Snore Rooms’

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I was watching a movie the other day, and in one scene, the lead actress returns home and visits her childhood bedroom. She smiles as she looks at mementos from her childhood – everything in the room is exactly the same as she left it. This is another case where the movies are far different […]

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