Macular Edema and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Macular Edema and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is often linked to various health problems, including high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and irregular heartbeats, diabetes, and more. A recent study presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2019 Annual Meeting in San Francisco shared their findings indicating that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may also be a risk factor for diabetic macular edema (DME).  ApneaMed is here to walk you through how sleep apnea and macular edema are linked. What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes an individual to have involuntary cessations in breathing throughout the night. This...

Read more →


Sleep Apnea And Indoor Air Quality

Sleep Apnea And Indoor Air Quality

There are few things more frustrating than having trouble sleeping. Maybe you’ve tried lowering the temperature on your thermostat or getting blackout curtains to help improve your sleep, but have you tried improving your home’s indoor air quality? It’s been speculated for quite some time that there is a connection between obstructive sleep apnea and indoor air quality. While indoor air pollution has been shown to harm an individual’s overall health, recent studies indicate that poor indoor air quality is linked with obstructive sleep apnea. ApneaMed is here to help you better understand this connection between sleep apnea and indoor...

Read more →


Supporting A Spouse Diagnosed With Sleep Apnea

Supporting A Spouse Diagnosed With Sleep Apnea

When an individual suffers from obstructive sleep apnea, they often find themselves feeling groggy or unrested during the day — even after getting a whole night’s sleep! But sleep apnea doesn’t only affect the diagnosed individual; it can wreak havoc on the spouse’s sleep quality. If your partner is diagnosed with sleep apnea, follow these tips from ApneaMed to support their condition and promote better sleep for both you and your spouse.  How to Support a Partner with Sleep Apnea Although your spouse may be the one diagnosed, you may be experiencing the same sleep deprivation. Does their snoring or...

Read more →


At-Home Sleep Tests By The Numbers

At-Home Sleep Tests By The Numbers

We’ve seen many changes over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the risk of infection, most sleep labs where sleep studies were performed in-person were forced to close — preventing patients from undergoing polysomnography (PSG) testing. This caused a shift in how sleep specialists tested and diagnosed their patients, transitioning from in-person testing to at-home sleep studies. To better understand this diagnosing shift in sleep apnea, Itamar Medical surveyed 213 sleep professionals to determine the perceived impact of COVID-19 on traditional sleep laboratories. Here’s a closer look at the findings presented by the team at ApneaMed....

Read more →


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...

Read more →