11 Things That Make Sleep Apnea Worse
COVID-19 doesn’t bode well for people with sleep apnea. They tend to have more severe infection, with increased intensive care unit transfers and increased need for intubation.
Link between sleep apnea and increased risk of dementia
A new study by Monash University has found that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been linked to an increased risk of dementia.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Linked to Brain Changes Seen in Dementia
The study’s authors say the finding provides evidence that screening older people for OSA and providing treatment where needed could help prevent dementia.
How to improve memory during sleep
Brain-wave patterns during deep or slow-wave sleep could play a critical role in improving memory during sleep.
Poor sleep and chronic kidney disease
Nearly one in five pre-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease did not get the optimal amount of sleep.
- Testimonial 02The oral appliance has improved my life dramatically, I am sleeping much better. I am waking up feeling refreshed. I am not falling asleep in the morning when I am driving to work. I feel endorphins when I exercise. I have proof of increase oxygen intake when I am sleeping (with a second sleep study). I am very grateful that the oral appliance is working. I would highly recommend this for anyone who is suffering from Sleep Apnea. L. I.
- Testimonial 13I have found that the oral appliance has changed my life for the positive. I feel my air passages opening the second I put in my appliance. It has significantly decreased my snoring, but more importantly, I get a great night sleep. Something I haven’t had in many years. Thanks to Dr. Stern and his great staff. S. B.
- Testimonial 08Several years ago I attended a Sleep Clinic due to my excessive snoring and sluggishness during the day. As a result I was diagnosed with moderate Sleep Apnea and was referred to Dr. Stern, a Specialist in Oral Appliances. I was fitted for an Oral Appliance and during this meticulous process was always kept informed by Dr. Stern and his staff of the steps involved in the fitting of such an Appliance. After a few weeks I returned to the Dental clinic to receive the finished product at which time I was briefed on the proper usage of the Oral Appliance. Since I have had it. I sleep much better, I feel refreshed in the morning and have a lot more energy during the day. I highly recommend an Oral Appliance to those of you who are heavy snorers and feel tired after a full nights sleep. W. H. (Retired Toronto Police, Emergency Task Force)
Untreated sleep apnea may be related to melanoma aggressiveness
Untreated severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased aggressiveness of malignant cutaneous melanoma.
Osteoporosis risk heightened among sleep apnea patients
A diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea may raise the risk of osteoporosis, particularly among women or older individuals.
Sleep loss and unhealthy foods desire
Sleep loss leads to increased consumption of unhealthy foods, specifically sucrose and fat, studies show.
Read the full article Direct Link Between REM Sleep Loss and Desire for Sugary Foods.
Sleep time is related to Car Crash Risk
Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep period nearly double their risk for a crash.
Read the full article Missing 1-2 Hours of Sleep Doubles Crash Risk.
Sleep quality linked to cancer genes
Read the full article Protein That Regulates Sleep Cycle May Offer Cancer Protection.
Snoring can be serious: socially & medically
It can disrupt marriages and cause sleepless nights for bed partners. Medically, snoring can be the precursor of obstructive sleep apnea that has been linked to heart failure, high blood pressure and stroke and earlier onset of dementia. In its own right, snoring has been linked to Type II Diabetes. Sleep apnea usually interrupts loud snoring with a period of silence in which no air passes into the lungs.
What to Try If CPAP Doesn’t Work for You
Read the full article Unmasking Sleep Apnea Treatments: What to Try If CPAP Doesn’t Work for You.