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If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea and prescribed , you might look at the cost of a new machine and baulk. They can get expensive, especially once you start looking at all the customization that might be necessary to give your CPAP a fair trial. So you might decide to explore getting a [...]

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We’ve said it before: it’s . In fact, new research suggests that the stakes may be even higher after your first stroke. That’s because new research suggests that can significantly increase your risk of having a second stroke, especially if you’re Mexican-American. Preliminary Research This new data was presented at the American [...]

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Surgery is typically considered a last-line . There are many reasons why it’s good to put surgery off. It’s an expensive treatment with a . And even if it is initially successful, the results may decrease over time, so that people will develop sleep apnea over again. But perhaps the biggest reason to [...]

The post Snake-Like Robot May Reduce Complications in Sleep Apnea Surgery appeared first on .

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Among the resolutions that people make for the New Year is trying to improve their close relationships. If you’re one of the people who are trying to achieve that goal this year, then one great place to start is getting better sleep. Sleep makes it easier to have productive conversations with people in close [...]

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It’s common in this country to look to drugs to treat our problems. This is as much a failing among patients as doctors, although it’s often put on doctors, who, as the educated professional in the area, should know better. Ideally, all parties should agree that when drugs aren’t working, a different treatment should be [...]

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We know that and go hand in hand. That’s why it’s a surprise that a new study finds a relatively low incidence of obstructive sleep apnea in the population. However, the design of the study likely accounts for the underestimation. The Study and Its Findings For this new study, researchers looked [...]

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We know that although CPAP is a more effective sleep apnea treatment, are just as successful at helping people improve their symptoms. Now a new meta-analysis has reinforced this conclusion. Although is better in some ways for sleep apnea, the poor compliance means that when it comes to practical measures, [...]

The post Oral Appliances as Good as CPAP for Sleep Apnea According to New Review appeared first on .

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Sleep is critical to healthy brain function. If you aren’t getting good sleep, your brain will suffer a number of different types of dysfunction. We’ve often pointed to the risk of , but one area that doesn’t receive enough attention is epilepsy. is commonly associated with epilepsy, and now a new study [...]

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Every year around the holiday, Oprah Winfrey publishes a list of her favorite things, and for the last 20 years, this list has been making a big difference in people’s gift-buying decisions for the holidays. Many of this year’s items are the sort you might expect, such as the designer down coats or the Limited […]

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Although men are, overall, more likely to suffer from and , we know that there are some times when women have an elevated risk of sleep apnea. One of these includes pregnancy. Sleep apnea during pregnancy, sometimes described as , has been shown to . Now a new study shows that these effects may persist […]

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