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Are Acid Reflux and Sleep Apnea Related?

By |July 16th, 2018|CPAP, Sleep Apnea, sleep apnea treatment, Sleep Disorders|

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 [...]

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The Connection Between Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

By |June 8th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|

Did you know that diabetes and sleep apnea can go together? The CDC reports that more than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, and unfortunately as many as 86% of diabetics have obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea and diabetes form a dangerous duo, compounding each other’s impacts. Difficulty breathing at [...]

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5 Tips for Maintaining Your CPAP Machine

By |April 14th, 2018|CPAP, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders|

Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing periodically ceases during sleep. Left untreated, people with sleep apnea cease breathing repeatedly per night, sometimes up to hundreds of times. This can lead to insufficient oxygen in the brain and other parts of the body, and further physiological complications. It can also [...]

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How to Sleep Better with a CPAP

By |March 16th, 2018|Sleep Apnea|

Jacksonville Sleep Center prescribes CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy to treat many of our patients with obstructive sleep apnea. It’s a very effective therapy for treating this disorder, but it can be difficult to get used to at first. Learn more about this treatment how to sleep with a CPAP machine below. What is [...]

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