Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS): Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatments
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When most people think of sleep disorders, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is usually the first to come to mind.  The sleep medicine community is learning more and more about how OSA affects individual health and well-being.  The majority of our patients at Sleep Resolutions seek out treatment because of OSA symptoms, and many other sleep disorders are underrepresented in sleep medicine discussions.   ..read more
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Top 10 CPAP Compliance Tips for Successful Sleep Apnea Treatment in 2019
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2y ago
Its common for our patients to feel overwhelmed and anxious about their obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnosis.  To be completely honest, the transition into long-term sleep therapy isn’t going to be easy. Many patients fail their first or even second attempt to maintain their sleep therapy.   Adjusting to using a face mask with pressurized air may not be very comfortable at first and requires time to adapt.  Every patient is different and adjustment time varies. What our staff has noticed is that typically it takes our patients about two to six weeks to fully  ..read more
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2019 Review of The Fisher & Paykel Eson 2 Nasal CPAP Mask
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2y ago
Most of our patients reach out to their primary care physicians because they are feeling tired and worn down.  They have difficulties getting a quality night of sleep and recognize that it's impacting their daily lives.  Your physician should provide you with a referral for a sleep study. Meeting with a sleep medicine provider should give you more clarity on the next steps.   Whether your sleep specialist recommends you take an in-lab sleep study or a home sleep test, you’re headed towards a better nights sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is not typically diagnosed in office visi ..read more
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7 Problems With Home Sleep Tests (And How to Avoid Them)
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2y ago
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious sleep condition that impacts nearly 22 million Americans according to the American Sleep Apnea Association. A sleep study is conducted to collect data to determine if a patient has OSA.   There are two types of sleep tests used to determine the presence and severity of sleep apnea. The first is a laboratory-based, or an in-house, sleep test called a Polysomnography (PSG). The second is an at-home sleep test (HST).  There are advantages to both of the types of sleep studies. Your sleep medicine provider will look at those advantages and ..read more
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2019 Review of The Fisher & Paykel Simplus Full Face CPAP Mask
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2y ago
Obstructive sleep apnea is becoming a regular household name due to the growing awareness of the impacts that OSA has on sufferers in the short term and the long term. OSA has typical symptoms that direct medical providers to suspect OSA.  Some common symptoms of OSA are snoring, daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, and brain fog. If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you know that they are just beginning their sleep journey. Sleep Resolutions wants to make sure that you aren’t alone on this journey.  We like to use our highly trained staf ..read more
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Review of The ResMed Ultra Mirage II Nasal CPAP Mask (Pros, Cons, Specifications)
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2y ago
After you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, it can be unnerving and cause some anxiety.  Obstructive sleep apnea is a diagnosis that should be taken very seriously and having the right support system is critical.  Getting all the knowledge and information about OSA can help new patients adjust to what lies ahead in their sleep journey. Here at Sleep Resolutions, we know this adjustment to your new sleep life can be difficult at first.  We promise that if you wade through this adjustment period, it will get easier and you will have better nights of sleep. The diffe ..read more
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How Does Smoking Impact Snoring, Sleep Apnea, & CPAP Therapy?
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2y ago
According to the CDC, there are still an estimated 37.8 million Americans that are current tobacco smokers in the United States.   Why is this number important to us here at Sleep Resolutions? We know there is a correlation between smoking and obstructive sleep apnea, and we've found that people are less likely to seek out treatment for their symptoms if they smoke.   ..read more
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2019 Review of The ResMed Swift LT for Her Nasal Pillow
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2y ago
When most people think about obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) they think of a large necked overweight man that snores so loud he wakes the neighbors.  In reality, that description fits some of our sleep therapy patients but certainly not all of them ..read more
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12 Telltale Signs You Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
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2y ago
Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA, is becoming more of a household name.  More and more people are being diagnosed with OSA as the sleep medicine field learns more about different presentations, symptoms, and the short-term and long-term impacts.   If you or a loved one seems to be struggling with getting a good night’s sleep, are sleepy during the day, or stop breathing throughout the night, they may be struggling with OSA.   ..read more
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Can Nasal Strips Treat Sleep Apnea?
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2y ago
Many patients that are new to sleep apnea treatment often ask us if nasal strips, that open your nasal airways, are a good solution to their problem.  It would seem that a small Band-Aid-like adhesive strip that attaches to the outside of your nose would help open your airway and help you breathe throughout the night, maybe even stop your snoring altogether.   However, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition that is a sleep-related breathing disorder that lowers or completely stops the intake of airflow despite your body’s best efforts to continue to breathe. It is caused ..read more
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