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Death and Sleep Apnea: Carrie Fisher

News of actress Carrie Fisher’s death in December 2016 stunned the world, and as we learned several months later that the likely cause of death was sleep apnea and other undetermined factors, attention was turned to this serious sleep disorder. … Continue reading

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What Are Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances?

Oral appliances are sometimes prescribed to help a patient who is suffering from sleep apnea. These products are generally recommended when the patient has obstructive sleep apnea, which is a specific type of sleep apnea in which breathing problems are … Continue reading

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How Nebulizers Can Help Sleep Apnea

Most people associated nebulizers with conditions like asthma. But in fact, nebulizers can be used as part of a treatment plan for a wide range of health conditions, including sleep apnea. Many patients with sleep apnea are prescribed CPAP therapy … Continue reading

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CPAP vs. BiPAP – The Difference Between BiPAP & CPAP

If you have sleep apnea, your doctor may suggest CPAP or BiPAP therapy for your condition. But what are the differences between these two therapies, and which one is right for you? How it Works The definitions for each of … Continue reading

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By Talitha H. The sun rose regally from her rest, casting light across the dew-covered blades of grass in my front yard. The trees seem to bend toward her light while I withdrew into my two bedroom apartment. Once again … Continue reading

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My CPAP Story…

By Rebecca C. About seven years ago I was told by my doctor that I needed to go and have a sleep study done. What brought this to my attention was that one night my husband watched me as I … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea

By Kwadeja Q. Sleep disorders also known as sleep disturbances are “changes in sleeping patterns or habits that can negatively affect health.” Some of the most common types of sleep disorders include: insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, sleepwalking, jet leg, narcolepsy, … Continue reading

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

By Abrianna B. I was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, loud snoring and sleep related hypoxia, when I was five years old. I had enlarged tonsil, tissues in my throat causing obstructive sleep apnea. I snored loudly every night with … Continue reading

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