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Can Sleep Apnea Cause Seizures?

By |May 20th, 2020|Sleep Apnea|

According to the World Health Organization, 50 million people around the world have epilepsy, a disorder that causes seizures. Seizures can be quite dangerous. Many times, medication lowers the risk of seizures. However, doctors and researchers have found a link between Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and seizure disorders like epilepsy. About 1/3 of patients diagnosed [...]

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Can Sleep Apnea Cause Depression?

By |October 23rd, 2019|Sleep Apnea|

Recent research by the CDC suggests a link between sleep apnea and depression, which means that there could be a growing overlap between the number of American suffering from these disorders. According to Dr. Anne G. Wheaton, lead author of the study, “Snorting, gasping or stopping breathing while asleep was associated with nearly all depression [...]

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Can Sleep Apnea Cause High Blood Pressure?

By |September 25th, 2019|Sleep Apnea|

What Is Sleep Apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles that support the soft palate temporarily relax, causing airways to narrow or become completely closed. This obstruction of the airway means that you are unable to get enough air and the oxygen levels in your blood drop. This prompts your body to awaken you [...]

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Can Allergies Cause Sleep Apnea?

By |March 8th, 2019|Sleep Apnea|

Allergy season is already creeping up on us, which means that congestion, watery eyes, and headaches are just around the corner. However, people who suffer from seasonal or year-round allergies have more to worry about than just these annoying symptoms. It is possible for allergy sufferers to also struggle with allergy-induced sleep apnea. This could [...]

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Types of Sleep Apnea

By |November 27th, 2018|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 [...]

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Can Sleep Apnea be Cured?

By |November 5th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|

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 [...]

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Sleep Apnea and Headaches

By |October 26th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|

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 [...]

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How to Clean a Sleep Apnea Machine

By |October 16th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|

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 [...]

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Can Babies Have Sleep Apnea?

By |September 14th, 2018|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. [...]

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Why You Snore and What You Can Do About It

By |August 28th, 2018|CPAP, obstructive sleep apnea, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Studies, Snoring|

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 [...]

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