Sleep Health

Too Hot to Sleep? See Why (Plus, 5 Tips to Cool Down in Hot Weather)

Feeling too hot to sleep? The summer months roar in with a scorching sun, and humidity can make you feel sticky and uncomfortable, wanting to forgo blankets entirely. You may want to burn your duvet, but this is not the way. Why is getting quality sleep so difficult when you feel hot?

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Alcohol's Effect on Sleep Apnea

As a new or curious obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patient, you may be wondering if alcohol use is linked to your condition. A good night’s sleep may not seem as tempting as a wild night of heavy drinking, but hangovers are only the beginning in the world of an OSA patient!

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The Best Sleeping Position for Sleep Apnea (And the Ones to Avoid)

As a new sleep apnea patient, it’s natural and sensible to research the least invasive (and least expensive!) treatment options to try first. This blog wants to close the case for you on the best sleep position for sleep apnea, best positions to keep heartburn and GERD at bay, and also teach you what positions to avoid for the sake of your overall quality of life. 

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Apnea and Angst: Can Sleep Apnea Cause Anxiety?

 It can be tricky to untangle complicated anxiety disorders, but we can help you sort out the piece concerning OSA - or Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Let’s oust some unease with information!

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What is Mild Sleep Apnea (and Can it Get Worse?)

Whether you’ve been diagnosed with it or you suspect it may be at play, sleep apnea (a temporary pause in breathing while asleep) is a well-known and deeply studied disorder with tons of information available. So let’s cozy in and get to know your diagnosis: mild sleep apnea.

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Navigating a Nasal Nexus: Sleep Apnea and the Deviated Septum

Being deviant isn’t always as much fun as it sounds, especially if a deviated septum is causing the chaos. If you are experiencing interrupted sleep, it would be natural to wonder if sleep apnea and nasal septum issues are related, or even causal. Most importantly, how might you get a good night’s sleep again? We’re here to help you navigate your nasal passageways - but not in a gross way!

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The Sour Secret of Sugar and Sleep (Plus, 4 Tips to Slay Your Sweet Tooth)

Let’s talk about sleep and the world’s favorite final bite of the night - dessert. The weight gain and cardiovascular effects of overindulgence in sugar and carbohydrates are well known, but could they also be disturbing your sleep? To find the answer, let’s explore the results of sleep studies that found connections between sugar intake and sleep problems - and vice versa.

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7 Natural Ways to Stop Snoring That You Can Use Tonight

While snoring may cause you to sleep alone, you’re not alone in snoring. In fact, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, nearly half the population snores occasionally, and almost 25% of people snore habitually!

But that statistic is probably no comfort if you’re the one sawing logs (or the sleeping partner of someone who does). That’s why we’ve put together answers to some of the most common questions about snoring, and tips to stop snoring naturally that you can put into practice right away. We’ll also take a look at some long-term strategies to stop snoring, as well as signs that it’s time to talk to a doctor about it.

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Can Sleep Apnea Kill You? A Look At What the Science Says

If you’re reading this, you probably suspect that you or someone you love may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). You know sleep apnea symptoms can affect quality of life, but is it really all that serious? 

The shocking truth is that research has shown untreated sleep apnea is linked to an increased risk of death from all causes. You may hear different answers about this because the question “Can you die from sleep apnea?” is not the same question as “Can sleep apnea kill you?” 

Today we’ll take a look at what science says about both questions, as well as what to look out for and when to talk to your doctor.

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