Many people with obstructive sleep apnea find continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as uncomfortable as snoring and gasping through the night. Learn about an implantable device that serves as another option for those with this serious condition.
Imagine what it would be like if you stopped breathing multiple times during the day. You wouldn’t think twice about calling a doctor. But people with sleep apnea stop breathing many times every night, and they may not even know it. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder that occurs when breathing is interrupted … Read More
If you suffer from untreated sleep apnea, a momentary stop of breathing occurring repeatedly while you sleep, you could be causing serious damage to your heart. “It’s likely that sleep apnea can cause arrhythmias and heart failure because if you have sleep apnea, you tend to have higher blood pressure,” explains molecular cardiologist David Van … Read More
Hot flashes are a signature of menopause that can really interfere with a woman’s sleep. When they happen during the day, often women can muscle through them – remove a sweater, turn on a fan. But when they heat up at 3 a.m., they can wake women up and leave them sweaty, restless and tired. … Read More
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As many as 80 percent of people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are undiagnosed. That means they don’t get the treatment they need to improve their sleep and reduce their risk of serious diseases. Fortunately, diagnosis is becoming easier as access to in-lab sleep studies improves, says Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s … Read More
Are you moody from missing sleep? If you are often tired, if you snore, and if you stop breathing sometimes at night, you may have obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. It’s not just about missing some z’s. People with OSA stop breathing during sleep as tissue in the back of their throats collapses and blocks … Read More