Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment and tips can help you get a better night of sleep. By understanding your condition, you take the first step toward treating OSA.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment & Tips

Learn How to Sleep Better

June 01, 2017 |

Sleep. So much of it is a mystery: Why must we have it? What makes us do it? Do we enter a different world during sleep? But there’s one thing we know for certain about sleep: sleep is necessary for humans to function properly. Troubled sleep patterns or an overall lack of sleep can cause []

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Sleep Apnea Symptoms: Top Signs of Sleep Apnea

March 09, 2017 |

Sleep apnea is a disorder where a person periodically stops breathing during sleep due to the collapse of the airways in the throat. The condition is most often treated with CPAP therapy. However, most experts believe about 80% of people with sleep apnea remain undiagnosed.  In this post we will discuss the top 10 signs []

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4 Steps for Safe Weight Loss for OSA

August 03, 2016 |

Studies have shown that even non-obese people who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are likely to have fatty tissue build up in the neck area, which loosing weight can mitigate. In actuality, only about 50% of patients diagnosed with OSA are considered obese. In the study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical []

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10 Sleep Myths Debunked

June 28, 2016 |

Sleep Myths – Doctors Address Sleep Misconceptions Many people have had trouble sleeping but a slight sleep disturbance, which happens occasionally, is certainly nothing to worry about. However, with sleep coming to the forefront of discussed health issues, more serious sleep issues are being identified. In fact, it is reported that 1 in 10 Americans []

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Benefits and Importance Of Sleep – Infographic

December 01, 2015 |

This holiday season, all of us are thankful for family, friends, and our health. However, many of us do not fully appreciate the important role sleep plays in our health, and also in our overall quality of life. Medical researchers and professionals are making great strides in understanding sleep, but there are still many unanswered []

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Can Weight Loss Alone Cure Sleep Apnea?

October 28, 2015 |

Is weight loss is the best way to lessen – or even cure – people’s sleep apnea? Patients have heard from their doctors that a relationship exists between weight and the severity of sleep apnea. It is said that being overweight or obese can cause or make sleep apnea worse. Patients also seem to think []

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20 Unexpected Facts About Sleep

August 21, 2015 |

Although sleep plays a large role in our lives, aspect of it still remains a scientific mystery. However, what we are certain of is the positive effects a proper nights sleep has on our bodies. Many of American aren’t aware of the risks of sleep deprivation. We have put together a list of 10 unexpected []

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Motivation Can Be Hindered by Lack of Sleep

July 23, 2015 |

For most of us, our days are filled with work commitments, shuttling kids back and forth, maintaining a household. You may also just struggle to find a few minutes to yourself. Busy is the buzzword of today and for most, it is very real. With all that “busy-ness” comes, however, comes health impacts. You may []

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What is Sleep Apnea and What Does It Look Like?

April 29, 2015 |

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Can Sleep Apnea Foretell Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s?

April 22, 2015 |

Alzheimer’s is something we all fear, and very difficult to predict – until now. There was a study published last week in the Journal of Neurology by Dr. Ricardo Osorio of the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, NY, and his colleagues. They found that the presence of sleep apnea and other sleep breathing []

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The Connection Between Sleep Apnea and Heart Failure

September 26, 2014 |

The connection between sleep apnea and heart failure is becoming clearer as more studies come to the same conclusion. In this blog, we talk about sleep apnea and its connection to heart failure. This blog looks at it from the standpoint of the mechanics of both conditions. It also talks about how they work within []

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Alternatives to CPAP Therapy

September 15, 2014 |

Although CPAP remains the most effective treatment for sleep apnea, there are a variety of alternatives to CPAP therapy. They can be viable for effectively dealing with the symptoms and the negative health implications of OSA. As we look at some of these alternatives, it’s important to remember one thing. Since every human being is []

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Guest Blog: How Did My Doctor Miss My Sleep Apnea for So Long?

July 15, 2014 |

If you are like most people with a sleep disorder, you will see doctors for several years and run up thousands of dollars in medical bills before realizing you have a sleep problem. When you discover the truth—when you go online and read about your diagnosis, and all the pieces fit together like a jigsaw []

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Interview with Dr. Brandon Peters: Oral Appliances and CPAP

June 09, 2014 |

One of the biggest topics right now in the sleep world is the discussion of oral appliances and CPAP, and the benefits of each for treating sleep apnea. In this video hangout, Chris Vasta from the CPAP shop sat down with Dr. Brandon Peters, noted sleep doctor, to discuss Bruxism or Teeth Grinding and it’s []

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Apps to Help You Sleep Healthier

March 06, 2014 |

Your smart phone just got even smarter. Most phones and tablets now support apps that can help you keep track of your sleep. Staying conscious of what’s going on while you’re sleeping can help you understand potential issues with your sleep health (and with your body’s health in general) with the simple touch of a button. []

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Why Your Smartphone is Messing With Your Sleep

February 26, 2014 |

Humans have a circadian rhythm built in. Our circadian rhythm is tuned to relax or become energetic based on the natural light from the sky (the sun vs the moon and stars). In our age of digital and artificial lights, however, the circadian rhythm frequently gets interrupted. Lights from phones and computers are considerably less []

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Embarrassing Sleep Conditions – Snoring and Drooling

December 17, 2013 |

Summary: Life is not like a movie, so embarrassing sleep conditions like sleep apnea that are funny on-screen can have bigger implications to our lives, health, and relationships in the real world. Snoring can keep your bed partner awake and even drive them into sleeping apart from you. Drooling can leave pillowcases wet in the []

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Does Sleep Apnea Ever Go Away? Interview with Dr. Brandon R. Peters

September 24, 2013 |

Does Sleep Apnea Ever Go Away? 
 Interview with Dr. Brandon R. PetersGoogle Plus Presentation aired on 9/24/13 at 2:00 pm ESTThe CPAP Shop hosted its first Google Webinar today and it was recorded so that you can view it on our YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhbavSOgJkw.We interviewed Brandon Peters, M.D., a noted sleep expert, and asked []

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Lung Volume and OSA as Relates to Sleep Apnea Machines

August 15, 2013 |

In recent years, researchers have been studying the correlation between lung volume, OSA and CPAP therapy. While CPAP therapy seems by most accounts to play a positive role in lung volume, just how much and in what specific ways is still in question. While Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is associated with airway collapse due to []

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Sleep Apnea Affects Both Sufferer and Partner

August 01, 2013 |

Snoring, daytime tiredness, and mental fogginess are all signs of sleep apnea. Snoring disrupts and bothers partners, but for the sufferer, the condition can cause severe consequences. On an episode of the old TV show, You Bet Your Life, a woman talking to the host, Groucho Marx, was telling about how enamored she had been with []

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Reduce Inflammation by Treating Your Sleep Apnea With a CPAP Machine

July 02, 2013 |

While numerous studies have explored the connection between OSA and a host of life-threatening conditions including obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and metabolic syndrome, their connection to pro-inflammatory states is now being revealed. Researchers are now exploring if the use of a sleep apnea machine for the treatment of OSA will reduce inflammation in []

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Things to Know Before Surgery If You Have Sleep Apnea

June 17, 2013 |

Bearing in mind that every surgery requires thoughtful preparation for the best outcomes, the special considerations for surgery patients with OSA do require some additional forethought by the patient as well as the surgical and hospital medical staff. Medical professionals have known for quite some time that patients with sleep apnea were at an increased []

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What is Mediterranean Diet and Can it Help with CPAP Therapy?

March 18, 2013 |

The Mediterranean diet is a constant topic in the press as everyone including health professionals touts its health benefits. The diet has been effective at reducing many illnesses. This includes risks of heart disease and several cancers to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It’s even a tool in the fight against Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in conjunction []

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What are Acetazolamides and Can it Help with A CPAP Machine?

February 23, 2013 |

A recent study of the drug Acetazolamide is shedding light on the drug’s use in conjunction with CPAP machines for those diagnosed with sleep apnea. The study only shows positive results for those at high altitudes. The drug continues to be part of studies that can help all types of OSA sufferers. A new study []

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Things to Ask Your Doctor About Sleep Apnea and Your CPAP Machine

February 22, 2013 |

A diagnosis of OSA can be both frightening and confusing. Knowing what questions to ask their primary physician is very important. It will calm any fears and provide a pathway to quality sleep therapy and better health. Diagnosis of sleep apnea can conjure up strong emotions as well as many questions. Of course, we assume []