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Lose Weight Before Trying Other Sleep Apnea Treatments

From npr.org

Surgery sounds like a quick cure for sleep apnea, but a review of the evidence by doctors found the operations can be risky and disappointing for many people. Masks and pumps that keep airways open at night are effective. And the equipment is more comfortable than it used to be.

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over 4 years
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8 Famous Faces Of Sleep Apnea

From huffingtonpost.com

You (don't) snooze, you lose. The 53-second "oops" heard 'round the world — when Rick Perry hesitated and then admitted that he couldn't remember the third government agency he'd eliminate as president — may have been caused by severe sleep deprivation from insomnia and sleep apnea, according to a new…

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about 5 years
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Foods That Help Sleep Apnea

From livestrong.com

Foods That Help Sleep Apnea. In Greek, the word apnea means without breath. Sleep apnea is a condition that causes precisely that — repeated interruptions in your breathing during sleep. More than 18 million American adults have it, according to the National Sleep Foundation, many of whom are overweight.

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over 5 years
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How to Lose Weight With a CPAP

From livestrong.com

How To Lose Weight With A Cpap. If you suffer from poor sleep due to carrying excess weight, you may already be familiar with CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, which is a treatment for sleep apnea through which a machine keeps your airways open by wearing a mask over…

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over 5 years
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Five Best Sleep Tracking Gadgets or Apps

From lifehacker.com

We could all use a better night's sleep, and the key to getting there is a mix of good sleep habits and understanding the things that keep you from getting the best sleep you possibly can. That's where sleep tracking gadgets that you wear, and smartphone apps that monitor your…

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about 5 years
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New Research Reveals Strong Link Between Sleep Disorder And Race

From huffingtonpost.com

Risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea — the sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts — run the gamut, from smoking and high blood pressure, to the most common, high body mass index (BMI). But a recent study by researchers at Wayne State University School of Medicine reveals…

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about 5 years
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For some with sleep apnea, patch proving good alternative to mask

From cnet.com

The Provent Therapy device, which has gained steam since its 2008 FDA approval, consists of two disposable plugs held just inside the nostrils with hypoallergenic adhesive — a much less bulky option than the often prescribed CPAP mask. Read this article by Elizabeth Armstrong Moore on CNET News.

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about 5 years
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Treating Sleep Apnea Without the Mask

From nytimes.com

About 28 million Americans have sleep apnea, which causes repeated awakenings and pauses in breathing during the night, sometimes resulting in loud snoring and gasps for air. For decades, the standard treatment has been "continuous positive airway pressure." A mask worn at night pushes air into the nasal passages, enabling…

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over 5 years
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How to Prevent Chapping of the Skin With a CPAP

From livestrong.com

How To Prevent Chapping Of The Skin With A Cpap. Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, treats sleep apnea, a condition caused by obstructed airways during sleep that temporarily stops breathing. The CPAP system provides a constant source of air through a mask fitted over your nose, so your throat…

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over 5 years
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