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A love-hate relationship with CPAP

From clinicaladvisor.com

A love-hate relationship with CPAP No one with obstructive sleep apnea who visits my office ever asks, "What continuous positive airway pressure mask do I get?" What I usually hear is, "I'm not wearing one of those things!" Patients usually describe using CPAP as a love-hate relationship.

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almost 6 years
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Weight Loss May Improve Sleep Apnea

From webmd.com

Weight loss is an effective long-term treatment for patients with sleep apnea who are overweight or obese, a study shows.
Obesity is a major risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea, which is a serious sleep disorder that causes people to stop breathing for short periods repeatedly — sometimes hundreds of times…

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almost 6 years
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What Sleep Deprivation Is Doing To Your Immune System

From huffingtonpost.com

Depriving your body of sleep could take the same kind of toll on your immune system as being stressed, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom found that white blood cell counts (also known as granulocytes) jumped at night when the men in the study…

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about 6 years

AAP Issues New Guidelines for Kids' Snoring

From go.com

By DR. KITTU JINDAL GARG, ABC News Medical Unit A new set of practice guidelines released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) may help parents and pediatricians uncover things that go snore in the night.

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about 6 years
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What's It Like: To get a sleep study?

From newsok.com

Why get a sleep study? About 40 million Americans suffer from a chronic and long-term sleep disorder. Another 20 million have at least some trouble sleeping. More than 70 sleep disorders exist, but most people who undergo a sleep study are suffering from sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome or…

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about 6 years
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Traveling With CPAP Machines

From usatoday.com

Air travel can create some issues when traveling with a CPAP machine. (Photo: airplane image by Clarence Alford from Fotolia.com ) Traveling with a continuous positive airway pressure machine, or CPAP machine, typically poses no inconvenience. You pack the machine in its travel case and it becomes another piece of…

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almost 6 years

Punching? Kicking At Night? Research Reveals Risk Factors For Rare Sleep Disorder

From huffingtonpost.com

Researchers may have identified several factors that put people at risk for a disorder that makes them kick, yell and punch in their sleep. Smoking, head injuries and pesticide exposure are relatively common among people with REM sleep behavior disorder, a rare but serious problem that has been linked to…

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about 6 years
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CPAP Can Help Relieve Depression - Psych Central News

From psychcentral.com

People with sleep apnea who used continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy also saw improvements in their symptoms of depression, according to researchers at the Cleveland Clinic.
Scientists in the clinic’s Sleep Disorders Center noted there were improvements even when the patients only partly followed the prescribed positive airway pressure (PAP)…

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about 6 years

MELODIKA.net - Treating Sleep Apnea Improves Depression Symptoms

From melodika.net

A Cleveland Clinic study, presented at the annual SLEEP 2012 conference in June, shows that use of positive airway pressure (PAP) for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is also linked with improving depression symptoms. "The score improvements remained significant even after taking into account whether a patient had a prior diagnosis…

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about 6 years
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