Sleep Apnea

Diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea has come a long way in the past 20 years. Here are some of the most proven solutions so far.

Sleep Apnea – What Is This Disorder, Testing, And Diagnosis

Sleep Apnea - Testing And Diagnosis

Sleep apnea is a disorder that makes it difficult for one to breathe well while sleeping. Usually, one pauses breathing a few times as they sleep, or their breathing becomes alarmingly shallow.

The pauses last for a few seconds or even a minute; then one resumes breathing. Sometimes, one might snore heavily or choke, which causes the disruption from sleep.

There are two types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.

As the name implies, obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway is clogged or blocked by a tissue or such. Central sleep apnea, on the other hand, occurs when the brain fails to send correct instructions to breathing muscles.

Sleep apnea can vary in degrees of intensity. If you suspect that you could be suffering from … Read the rest

Can Children Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea

Does your child snore or have difficulty in breathing while sleeping? Do he/ she show any other sign of disturbed sleep- tossing and turning in bed, night sweats, lengthy pauses in breathing, or continuing mouth breathing during sleep?

All these, particularly, snoring is a possible signal of sleep apnea. Sleep Apnea is a common, serious condition among children that can make them miss healthy and restful sleep.

According to physicians, 1 to 4 percent of children suffer from sleep apnea, many of them are between 2 and eight years old. If you do not diagnose and treat it in time, then it can cause a heavy toll while they persist. It can lead to behavior, learning, heart, and growth problems. In some rare cases, it can even be life threatening.… Read the rest

Questions And Answers About Women And Sleep Apnea

Women and Sleep Apnea

Many people may have experienced sleep apnea at some point in their life time. This is a condition where one experiences one or more pauses in breathing or have shallow breaths while asleep. When such conditions occur, you are likely to move out of a deep sleep into a light sleep, hence the lack of better sleep. For most women, unlike men, they face a great challenge when it comes to the diagnosis with sleep apnea. Here are some facts and possible answers about women and sleep apnea:

For most women, unlike men, they face a great challenge when it comes to the diagnosis with sleep apnea. Here are some facts and possible answers about women and sleep apnea:… Read the rest

Types Of Sleep Apnea And Their Treatment

Sleep Apnea Types

If you or someone you know has trouble getting some uninterrupted sleep, you may have to study up about certain sleep conditions.

There are varying reasons as to why people suddenly wake up in the middle of their night’s sleep.

This article discusses one of the most common respiratory causes, known as sleep apnea.

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder which is the result of frequent breathing pauses.

Shallow breathing also counts as sleep apnea, and as long as the person experiencing it does so a few times in one night, the condition has to be taken care of.

The breathing pauses last usually from as short as three to five seconds to as long as several minutes. The brain is forced out of its … Read the rest

Effective Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

CPAP device on person

Obstructive sleep apnea (or OSA) is a condition caused by the obstruction of a person’s airways and it’s characterized by constant pauses in breathing while sleeping. This pausing of breathing and than possibly gasping for air can be scary and does cause bad sleep.  You wake up not rested in the morning.

OSA is also associated with an increase in throat muscle relaxation and more effort done by the chest muscles that work harder to pull more air into the lungs.

Fortunately, there is a wide variety of treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea.

Here are the best of them:… Read the rest

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