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!
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?
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.