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The Mouth Breathing & Sleep Apnea Connection (And Their Impacts on Your Sleep)

Breathing is something most of us take for granted. It's an involuntary action that sustains us from the moment we're born until our last breath. However, not all breathing is created equal. While most of us naturally breathe through our noses, some individuals are habitual mouth breathers. In the medical sense, this seemingly innocuous habit and natural style of breathing can have significant consequences, particularly when it comes to sleep apnea and overall sleep quality.

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Determining Your Treatment: The Benefits & Drawbacks of Different PAP Machines

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea are common sleep disorders that affect millions of people worldwide. Thankfully, there are numerous treatments available to help you experience a restful sleep. Many of these solutions come in the form of different types of PAP devices and PAP machines as options for overarching PAP therapy. Each of these sleep apnea treatment devices are able to address the various needs that arise from sleep apnea — it’s just about finding the right solution for you!

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Home Sleep Tests: The Simplified Way to Check for Sleep Apnea

At-home sleep apnea tests can help identify if you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and lead you to proper treatment — all from the comfort of your own home and your own bed! Their affordability and convenience is coupled with high chance of accurate diagnosis, making it the easiest way to help you identify your sleep apnea treatment plan. There are many home sleep test options, and you can find our simple and effective home sleep test here!

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8 of the Best Books to Improve Your Sleep Tonight

Whether you’re interested in learning about the fascinating science of sleep or just want to find out how to get better sleep each night, there is a wide selection of helpful resources to choose from. We’ve pulled together 8 of the best sleep books we’ve found to answer all your burning questions about how to finally get some shut-eye. While some of these books rely on similar research, they all have their own distinct flavor. Browse the descriptions to find a volume that speaks to you. Happy reading! 

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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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Why You’re Sleeping Hot, and What to Do About It

Our body temperature plays a big factor in our sleep quality, something you probably already know if you’re a hot sleeper. And sleep temperature is dependent on a lot of things besides the thermostat setting. Hormonal changes, menopause symptoms, and medical conditions can all play a part.  In this article, we’ll explain how to regulate our sleep environment in conjunction with our natural body heat to find an ideal sleep temperature.

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How to Overcome Your CPAP Anxiety

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.

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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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What is the Sleep Doctor Looking for When Reading My Sleep Test?

After an in-home sleep study has been completed, and returned to us, it is then interpreted by the board-certified sleep physicians working with us. If the patient is not familiar with what the sleep doctor is looking for, they may feel slightly vulnerable. It can be unnerving to feel poorly and not know what is going on to cause it. In order to put nervous patients a little more at ease, here are the indicators our sleep doctors are looking for when reading the results of an in home sleep study.

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