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Sleep Apnea Test Results Explained

After a potentially-long night completing a polysomnography—known more commonly as a sleep study, which has been performed for decades to diagnose and evaluate the severity of sleep apnea—the last thing you want to do is comb through a bunch of numbers to try to decipher your sleep apnea test results.  While you may be eager …

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8 Factors That Can Make Your Sleep Apnea Worse

If you have sleep apnea, you know how life-changing your CPAP therapy can be. But what factors can make your sleep apnea worse? Untreated sleep apnea increases your risk of hypertension, causes changes in your metabolism, and increases your risk for cardiovascular disease. However, you are ahead of the game if you are already using …

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Sleep Apnea and Stroke: What Is the Connection Between the Two?

According to research conducted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, about 26 percent of adults in the United States are living with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by breathing that continuously starts and stops. While there are numerous symptoms of sleep apnea, this sleep condition normally manifests in a series …

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Asthma and Sleep Apnea: The Relationship Between the Two

Did you know that over nineteen million individuals are currently living with asthma? While asthma is manageable for many, a small percentage of those with asthma experience severe symptoms that can affect how they live their lives. For those with severe asthma, symptoms can worsen over time and even develop into other respiratory conditions. But, …

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How Untreated Sleep Apnea Affects You Head to Toe

The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) estimates that 22 million Americans have sleep apnea. Of this number, about 80 percent are estimated to have moderate or severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) but are currently undiagnosed. Adding to that, roughly half of CPAP wearers stop using their device within one to three weeks of use, and …

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