Sleep Health

Can Your Fitness Tracker Indicate Sleep Apnea?

Once your head hits the pillow the rest might feel like a mystery until you wake up the next morning. You may wake feeling well rested or like you hardly closed your eyes at all, as you’re left wondering how you really slept. Many modern CPAP machines now include sleep tracking functions, but that only helps if you've already been diagnosed with sleep apnea. However, wrist trackers such as Fitbit or the Apple Watch may be able to clue you in on your sleep quality and even track sleep apnea.

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What Is a CPAP Titration Sleep Study?

Most people are familiar with an overnight sleep study, commonly used to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other sleep disorders. Less well-known is a CPAP titration study. Though there are similarities between the two sleep tests, they have different purposes. Let’s take a deeper look at how a titration study works and how it’s used during the course of sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment.

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Meet Drowzle, A Free Home Screening for Sleep Apnea

If you find yourself snoring loudly, waking with a headache or feeling tired and groggy even after a full night’s sleep, your healthcare provider may recommend you get screened for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA.) Depending on your risk factors and the severity of your symptoms (see below), you have a few different options for initial screening and evaluation.

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The Connection Between Sleep Apnea, Tinnitus, and Hearing Loss

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that can be dangerous if not treated. Common symptoms include snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, and agitation. It’s also known to increase your risk of cardiovascular problems and other health conditions. Recent studies have explored the link between sleep apnea and tinnitus. Some have found that people with sleep apnea have a higher risk of developing both tinnitus and hearing loss. 

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What Are the Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that can cause loud snoring at night and a wide range of daytime symptoms. Although sleep apnea is common, it is a serious condition. If it is left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to cardiovascular trouble, hypertension, and other complications.

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Sleep Changes as You Age: Better Sleep for Older Adults

Getting older, our sleep patterns change just as surely as our skin and hair. Understanding the difference between normal sleep changes and deeper sleep problems is important. Poor sleep is often assumed to be a normal part of aging, but that’s not the case!

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What's the Difference Between Snoring and Sleep Apnea?

Poor sleep quality (for you and your partner!) is the most obvious result of snoring or sleep apnea. You’ll need to know the differences, though, to get effective treatment. We’re here to break it down so you can make an informed decision about when to see your doctor.

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Do Sleep Apnea Exercises Help? (Plus 7 You Can Try Right Now)

Sleep apnea exercises are a hot topic for those who want to try non-invasive (and free!) lifestyle adjustments to reduce the severity of their breathing and sleep disorders. If you are serious about treating your loud snoring or obstructive sleep apnea more holistically, exercises can definitely help!

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Sleep Apnea, Night Sweats, And When to See a Doctor

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?

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Does Sleep Apnea Cause Weight Gain?

People with excess body weight are at an increased risk for sleep apnea, so it makes sense that a doctor would recommend weight loss to combat this disorder. That seems fairly straightforward right? But here’s the problem: sleep deprivation makes it difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

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