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How to Talk to Your Partner About The Health Risks of Sleep Apnea

  Is your partner’s loud snoring keeping you awake at night? Do their frequent pauses in breathing and gasping for air when they start again making you afraid for their health? If so, it may be time to talk to your bed-partner about getting treatment for their snoring. Approximately 20 million American adults suffer from sleep …

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Seven Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea

  Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders afflicting approximately 20 million adults in the U.S. with an estimated 80% of cases going undiagnosed. Many people may be unaware that a sleep disorder is the underlying cause of their health problems, and others may be aware of their sleep disorder but uninformed …

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Shift Work and Lark / Night Owl Tendencies

Even though most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep in a 24-hour day, exactly when our bodies naturally tend to fall asleep and wake up each day can vary. Scientists believe that people have inherent differences in when they sleep and wake best. This natural pattern is a chronotype. Whether you’re a night owl (an evening …

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How Shift Work Affects the Circadian System

When you understand how the body’s circadian systems work, it’s easy to see how keeping an irregular schedule will affect this internal timekeeper. Shift work creates a misalignment between your internal clock and the outside world. When this happens, your body’s timekeeper sends you signals that conflict with the activities you’re trying to do. This may cause your …

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Living & Coping With Shift Work Disorder

Shift work disorder can affect your health, as well as your performance and safety on the job. Physical Health  Shift work has been linked to certain chronic diseases and illnesses. Long-term night shift work is associated with an increased risk of certain cancers, as well as metabolic problems, heart disease, ulcers, gastrointestinal problems and obesity. Insufficient …

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Do You Suffer From Shift Work Sleep Disorder? Symptoms Revealed

Shift Work Disorder is a chronic condition that is directly related to your work schedule. Night shifts, rotating shifts, or even an early morning shift can cause the disorder. With the disorder, you have a hard time sleeping when sleep is desired, needed, or expected. Identifying the symptoms of this disorder can help you determine …

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Great printable poster for Treating Insomnia Tips

This great infographic, “Tackling Your Insomnia Symptoms,” is brought to you by the National Sleep Foundation and Merck Laboratories. However, if you find these suggestions are not working for you, be sure to contact us for your consultation for an oral appliance to help your snoring and sleep apnea symptoms so you can get a …

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Huffington Post Tackles Snoring

Mass media interest in snoring and/or sleep continued this week with the iconic Huffington Post tackling snoring—complete with a slide show of “celebrities who snore” and a top ten list of therapies. “When you are snoring, you’re spending too much energy to breathe,” says M. Safwan Badr, MD, president of the American Academy of Sleep …

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Snore? Diagnosed with sleep apnea? Have a CPAP?

Here are some facts concerning snoring & sleep apnea and how we are the # 1 source for treatment that really works. Obviously our website goes into greater detail but these notes will give you the overall picture of what this is all about. If you snore or you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and prescribed …

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2007 Best Abstract in Dental Sleep Medicine

FUNCTIONAL EFFECTS OF MANDIBULAR ADVANCEMENT ORAL APPLIANCES ON AWAKE UPPER AIRWAY PATENCY IN OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA Tsuiki S,l Ryan F,2 Alan L2 Inoue Y1 (1) Japan Somnology Center, Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan, (2) University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada Introduction : In the narrowed upper airway of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), …

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Inadequate Sleep can Affect the Ability to Express Gratitude in Romantic Relationships

A recent research by scientists from the University of California found that the lack of a good night’s sleep had an adverse effect on romantic relationships, especially in expressing gratitude or appreciation of the other. When sleep is less, even saying a simple ‘thank you’ may be difficult and this may leave the partner feeling …

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Snorers often receive an elbow jab in the ribs from someone else as a reminder to “roll over and stop.”

Snorers often receive an elbow jab in the ribs from someone else as a reminder to “roll over and stop.” People are upset that: 1) they have partners that snore, and 2) their partner will not do anything about it. Upset partners are not inclined to be very romantic.  Fisher-Paykel Healthcare commissioned a study of …

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When Wives Can’t Sleep, Marriage May Suffer

When Wives Can’t Sleep, Marriage May Suffer Monday, June 20, 2011 at 10:39AM When wives can’t fall asleep, that tends to trigger marital tensions the next day, a new study suggests, whereas the sleep issues of husbands barely impact spousal relationships. Researchers tested the sleep patterns of 35 young and healthy married couples for 10 nights …

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Sleep Disrupted? Maybe It’s Daylight Saving Time

Think that hour in the morning doesn’t really matter? Think again! MONDAY, March 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — “Sleep problems may surface for some after clocks were moved forward an hour Sunday morning for Daylight Saving Time because many people have difficulty changing their body clocks, a sleep expert says.” It’s always good to exercise and …

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