The Link Between Headaches and Sleep Apnea
Around 45 million Americans experience headaches on a regular basis and these can have a big impact on your daily life. These can be caused by a huge range of things and, for some people, headaches will go away with minor lifestyle changes. However, for others, their headaches can be the result of another underlying condition.
5 Tips To Help You Avoid Taking Off Your CPAP Mask During the Night
Using a continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) mask can effectively treat sleep apnea. It can also be frustrating. Despite your diligence in wearing the CPAP mask whenever you go to bed, you wake up at night to find you inadvertently took it off. This happens because the mask is uncomfortable. Here are five ways to stop taking off your CPAP mask during the night.
Why You May Not Feel Better After Using CPAP Therapy
Did you know that according to The American Sleep Apnea Association, there are about 22 million Americans who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? The most common treatment option for OSA is using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines.
Treating Sleep Apnea Without CPAP
Sleep apnea affects 25 percent of men and 10 percent of women, according to the Cleveland Clinic. It occurs when your upper airway repeatedly becomes blocked and reduces or stops your breathing during the night. If not treated, it can also cause high blood pressure, heart attacks, diabetes and stroke.
Daily Habits That Can Help Improve Sleep
It is important to get a good night's rest, but so few people manage it consistently. Any insomniac can tell you that sleep is so much more than just laying down to go to sleep. There are, however, certain behaviors and practices that can help you not only fall asleep, but stay asleep. Here are 20 sleep tips to help improve sleep and give you the rest you need.
Can CBD Oil Cure Sleep Apnea
Is CBD really a drug? Is there really a cure for sleep apnea? Rarely a day goes by without headlines claiming CBD oil can remedy a host of chronic disorders and diseases. It was only a matter of time that these magical gummies and oils laid claim to rid people of that annoying CPAP. While there is no denying CBD success with pain, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and anxiety, can it really treat sleep disorders?
What is the Cost of a Good Night's Sleep?
I see a lot of diagnostic sleep tests come across my desk and it’s not uncommon to see Mr. John Doe have an AHI (apnea hypopnea index) on average of 30. What does AHI = 30 mean? Many people get that number confused with the number of times during the night that they quit breathing but, and this is a BIG but, it’s the number of times PER HOUR that they quit breathing. Just let that sink in for a second…. and if you do the math, that’s once every 2 minutes during the course of your 8 hour sleep cycle that you do the following:
Traveling With Your CPAP
Traveling is always full of excitement with a sprinkle of chaos mixed in. You may ask yourself, "Have I packed everything?" Aside from the normal necessities, you may be wondering "What if I have additional items?" Medical equipment such as a CPAP machine isn't something you can opt to leave behind.