For most people, undergoing a sleep study and getting diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a pretty big deal. As with most chronic conditions, the treatment will involve some major lifestyle changes. Losing weight, stopping smoking, reducing alcohol intake, and other measures can certainly help reduce the severity of OSA. But if you’re doctor has recommended you get treated with CPAP therapy, the biggest change you’ll need to get used to is using the equipment consistently. But don’t worry! If you’re a little (or a lot) nervous, you’re not alone. We’ve pulled together some insights on how to cope.
If you suffer from night sweats, you may have heard that they can be a warning sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). So how can you tell if you’re simply a victim of humidity or in need of medical attention?
While Amy Poehler is a famous actress, comedian, director, and much more, however, her sleep apnea is no laughing matter. As a CPAP user and enthusiast, she’s here to remind both men and women about the dangers of sleep apnea to promote health and wellness. Yes, we said both men and women, because this condition is usually only thought of as a condition for old men, but that’s not the case. Sleep apnea can affect everyone.
Have you ever felt like you were too hungry to sleep or like a snack would really help you fall asleep faster? But you can’t eat before bed, that’s bad for your health, right? Well, that answer sort of varies. There are a few items that can enhance your sleep, while others should be avoided.
CPAP therapy has helped millions who have sleep apnea to get a better night’s sleep. Studies estimate that there are 22 million Americans that suffer from sleep apnea, and many of them are undiagnosed. Once you start your CPAP therapy, your overall state of health improves. It can, however, be difficult at first to get used to sleeping with your new mask or machine. How will it affect your regular sleep schedule? How hard is it to manage travelling with a CPAP machine? How difficult is it to keep up with cleaning supplies?