Thyroid Problems Could Also Mean Sleep Apnea Problems

Thyroid Problems Could Also Mean Sleep Apnea Problems

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Hormones control and regulate almost every system in our entire body. Because it’s supposed to run like a well-oiled machine, when one thing goes wrong, it can have a domino effect on other parts of your health. Because of hormones’ importance, the thyroid can be extremely important in regulating several systems.  Having an under or overactive thyroid can cause weight gain, weight loss, dizziness, fatigue, and several other more insidious symptoms. But, did you also know that your improperly functioning thyroid can also cause sleep problems?  One of the best ways to see if your thyroid is going haywire is...

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How Sleep Affects Your Immune System

How Sleep Affects Your Immune System

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When you have a sleep disorder like sleep apnea, it does a lot more than cause fatigue due to a lack of quality of sleep. Because, when you lack the right amount of sleep, your immune system is also impacted in a number of ways, such as slowing down your immune system.  Poor Sleep Inhibits T Cells Your T cells are part of your immune system. These cells specifically fight off viral pathogens, from the regular flu to cancer. But, without enough sleep, your body's T cells become inhibited by higher levels of stress hormones—specifically, noradrenaline and adrenaline—which makes your...

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Veterans Are Highly Impacted By Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Veterans Are Highly Impacted By Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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While you may be just one of the tens of millions of Americans that suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), there’s one group you are more likely to be in than others: veterans. According to the Sleep Disorder Center at the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center, veterans are highly impacted by sleep apnea and are almost 4X as likely to suffer from the sleep disorder than most other groups of Americans.  The group estimates that about 20% of veterans are coping with sleep apnea and so this particular respiratory disorder is one of the most common service-connected disabilities on record....

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