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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Is Sleep Apnea Causing Trucking Accidents?

Is Sleep Apnea Causing Trucking Accidents?

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Truck drivers spend a lot of time on the open road, often maintaining an odd sleep schedule that enables them to efficiently get from Point A to Point B. But if your truck drivers aren’t getting enough quality sleep each night, it leaves them feeling fatigued and unrested throughout the day — making it difficult to concentrate and function properly.  In order to operate a tractor-trailer safely, your truck drivers need to be well rested, which is why it’s imperative that all truck drivers are tested for sleep apnea. While sleep apnea affects approximately 4% of the general population, it...

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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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Are Allergies Making You Snore?

Are Allergies Making You Snore?

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While snoring may not impact your sleep quality, your snoring may be making it difficult for your partner to sleep through the night. Because there are a number of reasons why you may be snoring, it can be difficult to pinpoint what is causing you to snore. Along with sleeping disorders like sleep apnea, your snoring may be caused by allergies. Although allergies themselves don’t cause snoring, the impact that allergies have on your body can cause or exacerbate snoring symptoms. Today ApneaMed will discuss what makes allergies cause snoring, what you can do to alleviate the symptoms, and when...

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Breaking Down Three Types of Sleep Apnea

Breaking Down Three Types of Sleep Apnea

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Have you ever found yourself struggling to stay awake during the day? Are you constantly feeling drowsy or tired — even after getting a full night’s sleep? There are few things more frustrating than getting the recommended hours of shuteye and still feeling like you barely slept. If this sounds like you, you may want to get tested for sleep apnea so you can undergo treatment that will help you feel more rested throughout the day. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes individuals to experience breathing disruptions while they sleep, impacting their quality of sleep each night. In...

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