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The Effects of Alcohol on Sleep Apnea

I think it’s fairly well known that alcohol isn’t that great for your body, but did you know it can affect your sleep apnea as well?  That’s right, sleep apnea happens when extra tissue in the throat collapses and prevents air from passing through.  Throughout the night this wakes you up time and time again,… Read more »

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Drowsy Driving

I’m sure most people have fallen asleep for at least half a second right?  There’s a reason it’s scary.  It’s because you could have EASILY died right there.  Imagine if you fell asleep on a turn, that’d be really hard to correct.  Over 70,000 injuries happen because of drowsy driving each year.  Do you want… Read more »

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Warm Milk?

I feel like a glass of warm milk is just one of those things you hear about all the time, but you’re not sure who actually does it.  Well a couple of years ago I started trying it and it really worked out well for me.  At first I just didn’t care, but then I… Read more »

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Q&A – Living with Sleep Apnea

Since about five years ago when my Dad found out he had Sleep Apnea, he’s been trying to find solutions.  For as long as I can remember he’s had trouble sleeping.  It was always “ahh Dad’s trying to sleep again”.  On the bright side this gave us a lot of bonding time together to play… Read more »

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The 5 C’s of Sleeplessness

Do you have crappy sleep?  Well you’re not alone.  Studies show that people are tired and aren’t getting enough sleep.  I know for me personally there’s reasons such as, I need more time, I don’t need it right now, and I don’t feel tired.  Let’s touch on that last one for a second though.  Even… Read more »

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How to Sleep (soundly) in a Hotel

Some people absolutely HATE sleeping in hotels because it takes them hours to finally nod off.  My family is full of these people.  I couldn’t even count the amount of hours of sleep my Dad has lost because of hotels.  Now I know I’m not the only one dealing with this.  I’ve heard countless stories… Read more »

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Before Sleep Checklist

Sometimes after a long day you may just be looking for a nice night’s rest to put it all behind you.  Personally I feel like a nighttime ritual/sleep checklist is what helps me most, some people just like to dive into bed and fall asleep in two seconds.  What I’ve created and decided to share… Read more »

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Can drinking lead to Sleep Apnea?

Drinking?  Causing health problems?  Whatever your opinion on it is there does seem to be quite a bit of sleep related problems that are caused by alcohol besides a hangover.  But is does beg the question, can drinking lead to Sleep Apnea?  I mean, look at how many other problems seem to be a risk… Read more »

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If I Snore does that mean that I have Sleep Apnea?

Many people associate snoring with Sleep Apnea and for good reason.  According to the Chicago Tribune 50 to 80 percent of snorers have Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  So the short answer is yes, if you snore you likely could have Sleep Apnea Okay… Why? Snoring is not a disease, it is a symptom, any part of… Read more »

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Can Sleep Apnea go Away?

Anybody who was just diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or think they might have it is probably asking the big question.  Can sleep apnea go away?  First off if you don’t know what it is you should look here to see what the symptoms are and what it is.  Now back to the question…. Read more »

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