Sleep Hygiene/Tips

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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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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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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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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The Best CPAP Masks For Mouth Breathers (Plus, How to Stop Mouth Breathing)

The content in this blog was medically reviewed by Michelle Worley, R.N., a seasoned medical advisor who has worked as a clinician for over 20 years in the sleep-related medical field.

Mouth breather; a condition so bad it’s become an insult. Maybe that’s because mouth breathing can cause bad breath, brain fog, and chronic fatigue? Yet if you also suffer from sleep apnea, mouth breathing can be dangerous, leading to a loss of air pressure and reducing the effectiveness of your CPAP therapy. 

Luckily, for CPAP users the solution can be as simple as finding the right CPAP mask!

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How to Tell If Your CPAP Machine isn't Working

When you started to use your CPAP machine to treat your sleep apnea, you never felt better. Lately, though, you’ve been waking up during the night and you’re starting to snore again! Before you give up on CPAP therapy altogether, consider whether there could be something wrong with your CPAP machine. Keep reading to learn whether your device is sending you signals that it may be in need of a checkup.

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Amy Poehler Needs You To Use Your CPAP For Better Sleep

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.

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5 Amazing CPAP Hacks You Need For Better Treatment

We hope you’re enjoying your new year after getting off to a great start with your sleep apnea therapy. However, it’s extremely common to have a few questions when it comes to using a new medical device such as a CPAP machine. That’s why we're here to assist by answering a few frequently asked questions so you can have great sleep night after night. Check out some of the most popular CPAP topics that we’re tackled in 2018.

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