Why Aren’t You Sleeping Through The Night?

Why Aren’t You Sleeping Through The Night?

There’s nothing quite like waking up after a good night’s sleep!  But unfortunately, that isn’t the case for most adults. If you are struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep throughout the night, you’re probably looking for a way to feel refreshed come morning. Before you can get the night’s sleep you deserve, you need to figure out what is causing your sleep problems. Here are a few of the most common reasons why you aren’t sleeping through the night. Caffeine Do you rely on coffee to get you through the day? If you’re like most Americans, you enjoy the...

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Sleep Apnea A Problem With Aging HIV Patients

Sleep Apnea A Problem With Aging HIV Patients

According to research presented at IDWeek 2020, there has been an increase in obstructive sleep apnea cases in individuals living with HIV. While the connection is found across all age ranges, those impacted are usually above 50 years old and suffer from additional comorbidities like obesity, restless leg syndrome, lipodystrophy, and peptic ulcer disease. Researchers conducted a large-scale analysis across the United States by pulling insights from the National Inpatient Sample database to examine this association. Investigators were looking for the incidence of obstructive sleep apnea and related risk factors from inpatient admission over nearly a decade from 2007 to...

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Sleep Apnea Linked With Indicators of Aging

Sleep Apnea Linked With Indicators of Aging

We’ve all felt like we aged by a few years after a bad night’s sleep. But suppose you have untreated obstructive sleep apnea or another sleep disorder. According to research, you may be putting your body through accelerated aging.  A study published in Annals of the American Thoracic Society suggests that severe cases of obstructive sleep apnea, especially in patients below the age of 50, can lead to aging. Because of this, the early detection of sleep apnea is imperative to prevent accelerated aging and the problems it brings.  The Connection Between Sleep Apnea and Aging A recent study found...

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Repairing A Broken CPAP

Repairing A Broken CPAP

There’s no better feeling than a good night’s sleep — but if you’re suffering from sleep apnea, you know how hard that is to come by. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment option that makes it easier to breathe consistently throughout the night and prevents your airways from closing and becoming blocked.  If you’re still experiencing sleep apnea symptoms, there might be a problem with your CPAP machine. But before you can repair your breathing equipment, you need to know what problem you’re dealing with.  Signs Your CPAP Machine Is Broken Here are some common indicators that...

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CPAP Boosts Physical Activity In Adults With Sleep Apnea, Heart Disease

CPAP Boosts Physical Activity In Adults With Sleep Apnea, Heart Disease

Those diagnosed with sleep apnea have a much higher risk of developing heart disease. Because of the increased risk, the sleep apnea patient must take action to lead a healthier lifestyle to fight against high blood pressure and heart disease. Engaging in regular physical activity is an easy way to encourage a healthier lifestyle.  But when sleep apnea leaves you feeling tired and unrested after a full night’s sleep, the last thing on your mind is getting physical activity.  A recent study conducted by the Sleep Apnea cardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) found that treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with continuous positive...

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