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Stuffy Noses Ruin Sleep and CPAP Use with Dr. Madan Kandula

September 26th, 2010

Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Dr. Madan Kandula discusses the impact of nasal congestion on sleep. Dr. Kandula, also, focuses on the impact of nasal obstruction on CPAP use.

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12 Natural Treatment Tips for Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, and other Sleep Disorders!

September 26th, 2010

Sleep is the natural state of bodily rest. When you sleep, your body rests and restores its energy levels. Consistently good sleep helps you cope with stress, solve problems and recover from illness, and helps ensure long-term physical and mental well-being.

* Infants require about 16 hours a day
*Teenagers need about 9 hours on average
* Most adults need 7 to 8 hours a night for the best amount of sleep, although some people may need as few as 5 hours or as many as 10 hours of sleep each day
*Women in the first 3 months of pregnancy often need several more hours of sleep than usual

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2) Set a Schedule – Go to bed at a set time each night and get up at the same time each morning. Disrupting this schedule may lead to insomnia. Avoid napping during the day. “Sleeping in” on weekends also makes it harder to wake up early on Monday morning because it re-sets your sleep cycles for a later awakening.

3) Exercise – Try to exercise 20 to 30 minutes a day. Daily exercise often helps people sleep, although a workout soon before bedtime may interfere with sleep. For maximum benefit, try to get your exercise about 5 to 6 hours before going to bed.

4) Avoid Caffeine, Nicotine, and Alcohol – Avoid drinks that contain caffeine, which acts as a stimulant and keeps you awake. Sources of caffeine include coffee (100-200 mg), soft drinks (50-75 mg), non-herbal teas (50-75 mg), chocolate, diet drugs, and some pain relievers. Smokers tend to sleep very lightly and often wake up in the early morning due to nicotine withdrawal. Alcohol robs people of deep sleep and REM sleep and keeps them in the lighter stages of sleep.

5) Avoid Using Sedatives – While you might fall asleep, the complete restorative sleep cycle will be not realized. You might awaken feeling unrefreshed, groggy, or hungover. Once you stop taking the sedatives, you might suffer withdrawal symptoms which will further interfere with attainment of natural sleep.

6) Drink Milk – Milk contains a substance called tryptophan. The body uses tryptophan to make serotonin, a chemical in the brain. Serotonin helps control sleep patterns, appetite, pain, and other functions. Milk does not contain enough tryptophan to change sleep patterns, but drinking a glass of milk before bed may help you relax.

7) Avoid Large Meals / Excessive Fluids – This might cause you to awaken due digestion problems or urination.

8) Relax before Bed – A warm bath, reading, or another relaxing routine (deep breathing, yoga, meditation) can make it easier to fall sleep. You can train yourself to associate certain restful activities with sleep and make them part of your bedtime ritual.

9) Don’t Lie in Bed Awake – If you can’t get to sleep, don’t just lie in bed. Do something else, like reading, watching television, or listening to music, until you feel tired. The anxiety of being unable to fall asleep can actually contribute to insomnia. Don’t expose yourself to content that is prone to increase anxiety – like the news.

10) Create a Sanctuary – Make sure your bedroom is dark and quiet. Use eye shades or earplugs if needed. Maintain a comfortable temperature in the bedroom. Extreme temperatures may disrupt sleep or prevent you from falling asleep.

11) Minimize Snoring – Sleep on your side to minimize snoring and breathing problems.

12) Sleep until Sunlight – If possible, wake up with the sun, or use very bright lights in the morning. Sunlight helps the body’s internal biological clock reset itself each day. Sleep experts recommend exposure to an hour of morning sunlight for people having problems falling asleep.

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Dr. Michael Breus, Rosie O’Donnell and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

September 26th, 2010

Dr. Michael Breus helps Rosie O’Donnell with her sleep apnea on The View

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Optilife CPAP Mask from Respironics – Mask Assembly

September 22nd, 2010

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Snoring Mouthpiece: CPAP Sleep Apnea Alternative Treatment

September 22nd, 2010

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Find out why adjustable snoring devices are more effective to use as a CPAP alternative instead of a one-size-fits-all anti snoring mouthpiece.

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Sleep Apnea Treatment – Dr. Jonathan Greenburg

September 22nd, 2010

http://cpap.apnea-treatment.com. Dr. Jonathan Greenburg discusses two dental treatment options for the treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring. Free Consultation.

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea

September 22nd, 2010

Snoring can be a sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a potentially serious sleep disorder that can be easily diagnosed and treated. Untreated, sleep apnea can increase your risk of serious illnesses, such as heart disease and stroke. 50% of loud snorers have Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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Choosing a CPAP Mask for Sleep Apnea Treatment

September 18th, 2010

What type of CPAP mask is right for you? This will help you decide what mask is appropriate for you based on your needs.

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Sleep Apnea – Surgery Options for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

September 18th, 2010

Shawn Ciecko MD -Otolaryngologist | Medical School at University of Buffalo | Resident in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the Duke University
Medical Center | ENTandAllergy Associate

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Living with Sleep Apnea – part 1

September 18th, 2010

Courtesy of http://www.healthstand.net – Patients talk about diagnosis and living with Sleep Apnea.

Sleep apnea is best described as a sleep disorder characterised by having one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep. Each pause in breathing, called an apnea, can last from a few seconds to minutes, and may occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour. Sleep apnea is diagnosed with an overnight sleep test called a polysomnogram, or a “sleep study”.

There are three distinct forms of sleep apnea: central, obstructive, and complex (i.e., a combination of central and obstructive) constituting 0.4%, 84% and 15% of cases respectively. Breathing is interrupted by the lack of respiratory effort in central sleep apnea; in obstructive sleep apnea, breathing is interrupted by a physical block to airflow despite respiratory effort. In complex (or “mixed”) sleep apnea, there is a transition from central to obstructive features during the events themselves.

Regardless of type, the individual with sleep apnea is rarely aware of having difficulty breathing, even upon awakening. Sleep apnea is recognized as a problem by others witnessing the individual during episodes or is suspected because of its effects on the body (sequelae). Symptoms may be present for years (or even decades) without identification, during which time the sufferer may become conditioned to the daytime sleepiness and fatigue associated with significant levels of sleep disturbance.

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