Dementia Risks Linked to Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Dementia Risks Linked to Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

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Dementia Risks Linked to Obstructive Sleep Apnea? As we get older, it’s natural for us to undergo some new health problems. It’s only natural as our bodies age. But if you have untreated obstructive sleep apnea, you could be increasing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of dementia. Recent research shows that people with obstructive sleep apnea who treat sleep apnea with a CPAP machine have a lower risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's.  To understand the connection between dementia and sleep apnea, ApneaMed has outlined these conditions and their connection. What Is Sleep Apnea? Obstructive sleep...

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Sleep Apnea and Medical Marijuana

Sleep Apnea and Medical Marijuana

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Sleep disturbances are more than just a nuisance. Poor sleep does more than leaving you feeling tired and unrested as you go about your day — it can drastically impact your overall health. For those with obstructive sleep apnea, you’re likely aware of treatment options such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, tongue-retaining devices, mouth guards, and other dental devices.  But did you know that medical marijuana is being used as an alternative treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea in certain states, such as Minnesota? Does marijuana provide relief for those with sleep apnea? ApneaMed dives into the details...

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Can CPAP Machines Make You Sick?

Can CPAP Machines Make You Sick?

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When using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to treat sleep apnea, you might find yourself asking if CPAP therapy can lead to infections or other health problems. With CPAP therapy, the individual wears a mask that provides continuous air pressure while sleeping to help their airways open. As a result, the sleep apnea patients’ airways don’t collapse, allowing them to get a sound night’s sleep. But with the machine consistently blowing air through your lungs, it can leave you questioning its overall cleanliness.  While the CPAP machine itself is a sterile breathing device, it becomes exposed to germs...

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How to Convince Your Partner They Snore and Need Help

How to Convince Your Partner They Snore and Need Help

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We all value the moment we get to crawl into bed after a long day to share pillow talk with our partners. But when you turn out the lights, you’re probably hoping to fall into a deep sleep that leaves you feeling refreshed the next day. So when your partner begins snoring loudly, you’re in for a rude awakening — quite literally! There are few things more frustrating than sleeping beside someone who snores all night long. While it may start as a minor nuisance, it often leads to frustration in a relationship. If your partner’s snoring keeps you awake...

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Does Fitbit Work to Track Sleep Apnea?

Does Fitbit Work to Track Sleep Apnea?

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There are few things more frustrating than getting a bad night’s sleep — especially when your wearable device lets you know about it as soon as you wake up. Many individuals rely on their smart trackers, such as Fitbits, for more than just step counting.  In recent years, Fitbit has introduced new technology that provides wearers with detailed insights into their sleeping patterns, helping pinpoint a deeper issue that needs to be resolved. While wearable technology makes tracking sleep possible, can a Fitbit track sleep apnea?  ApneaMed walks you through how Fitbits track sleep and if they can reliably diagnose...

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