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Types of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening condition in which breathing is interrupted during sleep. Loud snoring and fatigue after a full night of sleep can be symptoms of an underlying disorder like sleep apnea. There are two main types of sleep apnea and knowing the difference between them can be helpful in determining the best […]

By |November 27th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Types of Sleep Apnea

Can Sleep Apnea be Cured?

Sleep apnea can leave you feeling tired during the day, cause debilitating headaches, and lead to severe health consequences like increased risk of high blood pressure, strokes, and heart attacks down the road. If you have sleep apnea, you may be wondering if there is a cure. Though there is not necessarily a cure, there […]

By |November 5th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Can Sleep Apnea be Cured?

Sleep Apnea and Headaches

Almost half of all people who experience morning headaches also have sleep apnea. While there are multiple links between headaches and sleep apnea, a few are more common than others. A trusted, board-certified sleep specialist can provide the information and treatment you need. Here we will give a general overview of the links between sleep […]

By |October 26th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea and Headaches

How to Clean a Sleep Apnea Machine

Proper maintenance of your sleep apnea machine is an important part of your health plan. This ensures that the machine is functioning properly. You should always refer to your doctor or supplier about how to clean your mask and hose correctly. However, maintaining a sleep apnea machine is relatively simple.
Why You Should Keep Your Machine […]

By |October 16th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on How to Clean a Sleep Apnea Machine

What Happens in a Sleep Study?

So you’ve decided to get a sleep study done, but are curious how we go about doing it. Sleep tests are done either at home or at our sleep center. This article will detail what you should expect whether you do your test at home or at Jacksonville Sleep Center.
What to Expect with Home Testing
Home […]

By |September 26th, 2018|Sleep Studies|Comments Off on What Happens in a Sleep Study?

Can Babies Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a very common condition in adults, but did you know it can also affect children and infants too? While not as common, the type that affects children has similar symptoms but often the cause is different. An expert sleep specialist in Jacksonville, FL can tell you whether your child has this condition.
Symptoms […]

By |September 14th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Can Babies Have Sleep Apnea?

Why You Snore and What You Can Do About It

Snoring is the harsh sound that comes when air flows through the tissues of one’s throat, causing the tissues to vibrate and make noise. Snoring itself is usually harmless, and nearly everyone does it every once in a while. However, snoring can also be an indication of a number of serious health conditions. Whether this […]

By |August 28th, 2018|CPAP, obstructive sleep apnea, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Studies, Snoring|Comments Off on Why You Snore and What You Can Do About It

How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Memory

Sleep deprivation affects more than just your energy levels. Along with tiring you out, it can also impair your brain function. Your thinking processes and even your memory can deteriorate if you consistently don’t get enough sleep. Conversely, getting enough sleep is crucial for maintaining optimal brain function. In this article, we will explain how […]

By |August 15th, 2018|Insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, Sleep Apnea, sleep apnea treatment, Sleep Deprivation, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Studies|Comments Off on How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Memory

How to Travel with a CPAP Machine

Traveling can be stressful enough without having to worry about how to handle your CPAP machine. There are some things you can do to make the process much easier. Here are some tips for traveling with a CPAP machine.
Preparation is Key
As in any other situation, it is important to be properly prepared when traveling. If […]

By |July 24th, 2018|CPAP, CPAP mask, CPAP therapy, obstructive sleep apnea, Sleep Apnea, sleep apnea treatment, Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on How to Travel with a CPAP Machine

Are Acid Reflux and Sleep Apnea Related?

If you or a loved one suffers from sleep apnea, there may be a risk of developing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux. Interestingly, GERD can also cause sleep apnea. Though the two are closely related, it is somewhat of a chicken or the egg situation determining which caused which in a […]

By |July 16th, 2018|CPAP, Sleep Apnea, sleep apnea treatment, Sleep Disorders|Comments Off on Are Acid Reflux and Sleep Apnea Related?