Does Your Spouse Suffer from Sleep Apnea?
You have finally been getting a good night’s sleep.
Once your husband finally went to the doctor, after months of you suggesting that he do so, he was diagnosed with sleep apnea. The CPAP nasal pillow that he was prescribed has worked wonders. He rests better and you rest easier because you are not concerned about him.
CPAP nasal pillows and other sleep apnea treatments like a minimal contact full face mask can make a world of difference to both the sleep apnea sufferer, as well as the spouse and the family. Although the statistics indicate that as many as 18 million Americans suffer from this condition, the reality is that the family of a sleep apnea sufferer is only worrying about one person Continue Reading
Potential Signs of Sleep Apnea and Treatment Options
Have you been told that you snore and that your breathing starts and stops while you’re asleep? Do you wake up in the morning feeling tired rather than well rested? According to the Mayo Clinic, these are potential signs that you may have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea.
If you’re curious whether or not you have sleep apnea, you can take a home sleep test. Prior to or once you receive the results of this test, you may want to make an appointment with your regular physician.
The Mayo Clinic provides basic information on three types of sleep apnea. The first is obstructive sleep apnea, the second, central sleep apnea, and the third, complex sleep apnea syndrome.
Obstructive sleep apnea is considered to be the most common, and it occurs as a result of your throat muscles relaxing durin Continue Reading
Reduce Your Risk of Stroke and Heart Disease–Use Your CPAP Machine as Prescribed
Did you recently take a home sleep test for sleep apnea? If you’ve discovered that you do have sleep apnea as a result of taking this home sleep test, it’s important that you consult with your physician for their sleep related medical equipment recommendations.
Your physician will likely recommend a CPAP machine, and it’s important that you use it regularly and as prescribed. Studies have shown that up to 80% of individuals suffering with sleep apnea haven’t been using their CPAP machines enough. As a result, they are at a greater risk for several serious medical conditions.
If left untreated, sleep apnea can potentially lead to stroke as well as heart disease. It’s been found that there is four-times the ri Continue Reading