Sleep Disorder News
Good sleep hygiene includes positive practices, routines and environments for achieving a full night’s sleep and daytime alertness.
Researchers believe the connection between sleep apnea and heart disease stems from the breathing interruptions while you sleep. When the airway narrows or collapses, obstructing air flow to the lungs, the patient gasps for air.
In Part 1 of our 2-part series on in-home sleep studies, we explored the benefits and costs associated with Portable Sleep Testing. In Part 2, we will discuss another popular method of in-home sleep studies, Portable Polysomnography.
In-home sleep studies can be a highly beneficial alternative to traditional testing performed in a supervised sleep laboratory. In-home sleep studies often allow for lower costs and greater comfort to the patient. However, these studies can often produce recordings and results with varying levels of accuracy.
Have you ever experienced snoring or other sleep interruptions resulting in morning headaches and severe daytime drowsiness? These interruptions could be caused by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a common sleeping disorder that affects 1 in every 25 men (In general, 10% above age 40), and 1 in every 50 women.
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