OSA: Just Can't Stand the CPAP Machine?

​ Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is probably the most common sleep-related breathing disorder. The condition is characterized by repeated stops in an individual's breathing while they are asleep, usually caused by the relaxation of the tongue muscles causing a blockage in the airway. OSA is associated with excess weight gain and obesity. The best...
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The Best-Kept Secret About Snoring

​ Everyone hates snoring. The person snoring in their sleep hates it because they never truly get the rest they need, and the person trying to live with someone who snores especially hates it because they get no sleep! In some cases, the snoring may be so loud that moving to another room doesn't even help. Snoring can cause such a rift in relations...
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Is Childhood Snoring a Sign of Something Serious?

The snoring habits of middle-aged men have been the subject of sitcoms and comedy skits for decades. In fact it may seem like adult males are the only ones who snore. Unfortunately, women and children often suffer from chronic snoring too, and since the topic is much less talked about, it can leave them with more questions than answers.

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New Cannabis-Like Drug Could Help with Sleep Apnea

The first multi-site study conducted at Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois Chicago for a medication to treat obstructive sleep apnea was recently found to be safe and effective. The drug, a synthetic cannabis-like pill called dronabinol, underwent a phase two trial funded by the National Institutes of Health. The medication was approved over 25 years ago by the FDA for treating symptoms of nausea and vomiting for chemotherapy patients. The recent study was the longest and largest randomized, controlled trial to ever be conducted on a potential medication for sleep apnea.

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Children Who Snore Could Have Sleep Apnea

Thanks to television sitcoms, when you picture someone who snores until the house shakes, you likely picture an overweight middle-aged man. For years this was the typical sleep apnea patient and the most likely to get diagnosed and treated for the condition. Over time, research has shown that women and children also suffer from sleep apnea and that they often go undiagnosed, according to Dr. Amy Norman of Dream Smile in Everett, Washington.

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Snoring Isn’t Funny

Contrary to what every sitcom has tried to convince you, snoring isn't a laughing matter. Why? Because snoring is a breathing disorder that’s on a spectrum. On one end of this spectrum you have snoring, and on the other end you have severe obstructive sleep apnea.

Snoring is a sign that your breathing during sleep is not normal. It can even be a warning sign of a sometimes severe disorder called obstructive sleep apnea.

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