You have heard all about sleep apnea, but never thought you could have it. After your partner got frustrated listening to you snore all night and hearing you wake up multiple times, you finally got evaluated. You were told you have sleep apnea and have been living with it for a while. Should you be worried? What does a sleep apnea diagnosis mean for me?
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Anyone who shares a bed or a room with a snorer knows how disruptive it is. You shake the bed, nudge them, and as a last resort, you might even throw your pillow at them. They keep you awake, and they may be causing themselves harm. Is snoring a sign of sleep apnea?
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Sleep apnea is a common yet serious sleep disorder where a person’s breathing is interrupted many times during the night as one sleeps. Whether you know you suffer from sleep apnea or you suspect you might, keep reading to find out why and how sleeping on your side can ease sleep apnea symptoms plus its risks and causes.
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In order to properly diagnose your sleep apnea, sometimes a doctor needs to perform tests to measure your sleep patterns. There are many variations for sleep testing, including home sleep testing using the Apnea Risk Evaluation System (ARES™).
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Snoring once and awhile is perfectly normal, but dealing with symptoms of sleep apnea on a regular basis can disrupt both your sleep patterns and effect those around you. During May, which is Better Sleep Month, learn about the factors that could cause you to have poor sleep quality.
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Pediatric sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that occurs when a child’s breathing becomes blocked as they sleep. Though people of any age can experience obstructive sleep apnea, it most commonly occurs in children ages two to six.
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