Living With OSA

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What Is the Relationship Between GERD and Sleep Apnea?

A good night’s sleep can be a precious commodity—especially for people with untreated sleep apnea, acid reflux, or both. When health conditions such as these routinely interrupt our sleep cycles (often multiple times a night), a downward spiral can result. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and sleep apnea would seem to be completely unrelated conditions, except …

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Sleep Apnea and AFib: What’s the Connection?

Did you know that about half of the people who have atrial fibrillation (AFib) also have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)? Both conditions have to do with irregularities in continuous systems in the body. Atrial fibrillation is an irregularity in the heartbeat, and sleep apnea is a breathing irregularity that happens during sleep. Knowing about the connection …

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Understanding the Relationship Between Sleep Apnea and Teeth Grinding

Over your lifetime, you have about a ten percent chance of developing bruxism, which is nighttime teeth grinding. This is a staggering statistic considering the negative impacts bruxism has on your dental and sleep health. Multiple scholarly studies have shown that grinding your teeth throughout the night can be a sign of sleep apnea. However, …

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The Award Goes to CPAP: 7 Showings of Sleep Apnea in Hollywood

The process of normalizing sleep apnea starts with what we see on our television and film screens. We are able to disconnect from stereotypes when sleep apnea and the use of CPAP equipment steps into the spotlight. By separating from the sleep apnea stereotypes, we can work to start conversations within society, between you and …

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7 Athletes With Sleep Apnea: Breaking the Common Misconceptions About OSA

According to a recent study by ResMed, as many as 54 million individuals in the United States struggle with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)—additionally, they noted that 80 percent of moderate to severe OSA cases go undiagnosed! Surrounding these statistics are misconceptions about sleep apnea that keep an individual from receiving a diagnosis and being treated. …

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