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How Napping Can Interfere with Your Sleep Apnea Treatment

October 15, 2021

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Man with sleep apnea napping on his couch

You’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea in Eugene, and you’re currently using an oral sleep appliance in combination with a number of at-home treatments in order to reduce your symptoms. While you’ve seen some improvements, you’re wondering if there’s more you can do. Perhaps taking a nap here and there might help? It might seem like an obvious solution, but in actuality, napping and sleep apnea are generally a poor combination.

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OSA and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

September 5, 2021

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Senior man in mask thinking about COVID and sleep apnea

We were all hoping that the COVID-19 pandemic would be a memory by now, but with new variants spreading like wildfire, it remains a significant public health threat. Certain groups are at a higher risk of suffering from severe COVID, including those who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This blog post delves into the link between COVID and sleep apnea, and it discusses how sleep apnea treatment in Eugene may be able to help.

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An Introduction to the 4 Stages of Sleep

August 6, 2021

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Woman in bed, going through stages of sleep

Each night, your body goes on a journey through four different stages of sleep. Each stage plays a unique and important role in supporting your overall wellness, and disruptions in your sleep cycle may adversely affect your health. What happens during each portion of your sleep cycle, and how can you make sure that you enjoy the full benefits of each of them? Let’s talk about the answers to these questions.

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Sleep Apnea Is on the Rise — Why?

July 9, 2021

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Exhausted man struggling with sleep apnea in Eugene

In the 1990s, it was estimated that 0.6 million people in the U.S. had been diagnosed with sleep apnea, while about 10 million had sleep apnea symptoms but had not yet been diagnosed. More recent estimates on how many people have sleep apnea can vary widely, but some believe that the number exceeds 25 million — and when you account for how many cases remain undiagnosed, the true figure could actually be much higher. Clearly, sleep apnea in Eugene and throughout the U.S. have been on the rise in recent decades. Why is this the case, and what can you do to protect yourself from sleep apnea?

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Why Your Smart Phone is Making Your Sleep Apnea Worse

July 6, 2021

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young woman using phone in bed

Screens. They are becoming more ubiquitous in our everyday lives with each passing day, offering a nearly endless source of entertainment and information. Unfortunately, they are also one of the biggest culprits behind persistent sleep issues. This is particularly true when it comes to smart phones, and if you have sleep apnea, simply using one right before bed can make getting the rest you need much more difficult. Why? Learn why putting your phone down at night might be one of the best things you can do.

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Restless Nights: The Link Between Anxiety and Sleep Apnea

May 25, 2021

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Anxious woman lying in bed staring at alarm clock

If you have sleep apnea in Eugene, chances are you also suffer from some form of anxiety. As time passes, more and more evidence is found indicating a connection between these two conditions. Not only do they share several possible side effects such as insomnia, but it’s possible that one could make the other worse. When anxiety and sleep apnea are getting in the way of a good night’s sleep, both have to be treated immediately for the sake of your health; to that end, it’s a good idea to learn as much as possible about how these disorders can be linked.

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Can Sleep Apnea Cause Depression?

April 22, 2021

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Tired man suffering from depression and sleep problems

Discussions about sleep apnea often focus on the danger it poses to physical health, but did you know that it can also contribute to mental health disorders? One study even found that 46% of people with sleep apnea have depressive symptoms. Let’s talk about possible reasons for the correlation between depression and sleep apnea, as well as what you can do to improve the quality of your sleep and your emotional well-being.

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