Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that is associated with feeling tired, hypersomnia, insomnia, and other causes and symptoms. Sleep apnea can be diagnosed by taking a sleep study. And the prescribed treatment normally includes the use of a CPAP machine.[Read more…] about Sleep Apnea Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
CPAP and BiPAP machines differ in the way air pressure is applied. In a manual CPAP, pressure is set to a constant rate. A step up is an APAP machine which can increase or decrease the amount of pressure. And BiPAP machines offer two levels of air pressure – one for inhaling and one for exhaling.[Read more…] about CPAP vs BiPAP Machines for Sleep Apnea
It is no surprise that anxiety disorders within North America have become the most common mental illness in the U.S, affecting 40 million adults in the US aged 18 and older. Could a sleep disorder be partly to blame?[Read more…] about Sleep, Mental Health, and Sleep Apnea – The Silent Killer
Insomnia is a condition in which a person has difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep. It’s something that might not seem like a big deal in the short-term. However, over time, insomnia can really cause some serious challenges in your life. Plus, it could be caused by an underlying condition that requires treatment.[Read more…] about The Insomnia Effect
“To sleep, perchance to dream.” Even before Shakespeare crafted this famous line for Hamlet, mankind was obsessed with a good night’s sleep.
Modern research has proved that sleep is indeed a crucial component of a healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, mankind’s ability to dream has helped create a technology called continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) that has helped millions of people sleep and dream better for improved health and happier lives.[Read more…] about The History of CPAP Therapy and Machines
We all know that speed kills. And in recent decades, most countries have cracked down on drunken driving to reduce the carnage that alcohol has caused on roads and highways. But did you know that sleepy driving, including drowsy driving caused by sleep apnea, is also a major road hazard?[Read more…] about How Sleep Apnea Can Cause Drowsy Driving