I Think I Have Sleep Apnea — What Do I Do Next?

Symptoms

Have you heard the funny comments behind your back? You know, the ones about your snoring and other weird noises you make when you’re sleeping? Perhaps they aren’t being made behind your back. Maybe they’re to your face. Someone wants you to sleep in the other room… or the attic! Either way, comments about your snoring really aren’t that funny… they’re serious. Snoring May Be A Sign of Sleep Apnea That’s right. Sleep apnea. And that’s no joke. The repercussions of sleep apnea are quite severe, and in some cases they are life threatening. So you need to take action. But What Action? Excellent question. The first thing to do is research a little bit about sleep apnea. You can find articles here at Toxic Habits – Sleep Apnea that talk about the symptoms, risk factors, dangers and treatments. Read through those articles and see if you fit the profile. The next step is to talk to your doctor. Start with your family doctor. There are still some general practitioners who don’t recognize the importance of diagnosing and treating sleep disorders like apnea. But thankfully that is changing. Your doctor will likely refer you to a sleep clinic that can test you for apnea or other sleeping issues. If they don’t refer you to a clinic, ask them to. If they still don’t, start looking for a new doctor or contact a sleep clinic in your area directly. But It’s Only Snoring! Right. “Only” snoring. It’s like the latest commercial for allergy medications… “It’s just allergies!” The fact is, you don’t know if it’s only snoring until you’ve done a sleep study. Snoring is not always an indication of sleep apnea, but it could be. And it could be a precursor to apnea as well. Go take a quick look …Read the Rest

Is Snoring A Symptom Of Sleep Apnea?

Is Snoring A Symptom Of Sleep Apnea?
Symptoms

Do you snore? Are you wondering if snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea? You are wise to ask that question. The fact is that snoring does not necessarily mean you have sleep apnea. But it can be a warning sign. Let me tell you a bit about my story. …Read the Rest

Sleep Apnea with Dr. Sweet [Humourous]

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Who says sleep apnea has to be a dry, boring subject. Not Dr. Sweet — that’s for sure! While this video is a light-hearted look at a serious problem, it does cover the bases about sleep apnea pretty well. The video is produced by ResMed who make and sell CPAP …Read the Rest

Do I Have Sleep Apnea?

Do I Have Sleep Apnea?
Symptoms

You wake suddenly in the night. Vaguely, you recall hearing a snorting sound or sharp snore. Then you quickly drift back into a restless sleep. You may have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects people regardless of age, gender or size. It is often (but not always) …Read the Rest

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep Apnea Treatment
Treatments

So, you have sleep apnea (or even sleep hypopnea). You have several options available to you for treating it. You also have the option to ignore it and hope it goes away. By the way, the last option doesn’t work. Don’t bother trying it. There really isn’t a total cure …Read the Rest

What is a Multiple Sleep Latency Test?

What is a Multiple Sleep Latency Test?
Treatments

When you visit a sleep clinic for a sleep study, your doctor may arrange for you to have a Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) the following day. This test is used to measure the level of sleepiness you are experiencing. What to Expect A MSLT is usually done following a …Read the Rest

What is a Sleep Study for Sleep Apnea?

What is a Sleep Study for Sleep Apnea?
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So you think you may have sleep apnea — what are you going to do now? Well, I’m assuming that you’ve had a chat with your doctor already. If not, stop reading and make an appointment. This is important. Okay, you’re back. After talking to your doctor he or she …Read the Rest

Sleep Apnea – The Important Facts

Sleep Apnea – The Important Facts
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Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder and there are things that you need to know about it. Affects of Sleep Apnea First of all, if you have sleep apnea then you will stop breathing for short periods during your sleep. This affects your ability to stay in deep REM …Read the Rest

CPAP To Treat Sleep Apnea

CPAP To Treat Sleep Apnea
Treatments

One of the most common ways to treat sleep apnea is through the use of air pressure. This is known as Positive Airway Pressure. The machines are commonly referred to as CPAP machines although there are really 3 basic types of machines as you’ll see below. They work by using …Read the Rest

What Is Sleep Apnea?

What Is Sleep Apnea?
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With more and more people being diagnosed with sleep apnea, one of the first questions that you may have is “What is sleep apnea?” The short answer is that it is a failure of the patient to breathe properly while sleeping.