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Inspire For Sleep Apnea - What Is It & How It Works

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Inspire For Sleep Apnea - What Is It & How It Works

Inspire is a new treatment for sleep apnea that uses upper airway stimulation (UAS) to open your airway during sleep. This treatment is especially a great option for people with severe obstructive sleep apnea who cannot use or do not respond well to continuous positive airway pressure therapy. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when your key airway muscles intermittently relax and collapse during sleep, blocking your airway. This causes you to snore and can also cause pauses in your breathing. These pauses in breathing can last from a few seconds to minutes and can happen multiple times each night. The device...

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What Is The Slumber Bump & How Does It Work?

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What Is The Slumber Bump & How Does It Work?

Below is a transcribed video from Dr. Shad Morris, the inventor of the Slumber Bump.     Dr Shad Morris - Inventor Of The Slumber Bump I'm Dr. Shad Morris, the owner, and inventor of slumberBUMP, our positional sleep therapy device. And I'm bringing this video to you to discuss what I think is an often overlooked part of the sleep study and part of the overall treatment of our patients who have obstructive sleep apnea.So, positional sleep therapy, or positional therapy, what we call in our industry is often overlooked in the overall assessment of our patient, but is...

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Adrenal Glands and How It Impacts Sleep

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So a lot of people have stress, and a lot of people have sleep problems. We're going to talk about one mechanism that is very, very commonly involved with that. Adrenals, what did they do? Well, your adrenal gland sits on top of the kidney, right about in here but in the back, it is the gland that responds to stress. So when your brain detects that there's something urgent that we have to defend ourselves or deal with, then it signals to the adrenals to increase hormones for energy production, so that we have more energy available to deal...

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10 Bedtime Routines for Better Sleep

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Replace tossing and turning with sound, peaceful sleep by following these 10 bedtime routines.

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How To Lower Cortisol And Improve Your Sleep

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Today we are going to talk about cortisol and the quality of sleep that you get.   Cortisol Wave   Cortisol actually is on a circadian rhythm. You have these waves of hormones. This is the cortisol wave. Eight in the morning is when you have the highest cortisol levels supposedly. In theory, right? And then, it starts to decrease through the day. Twelve noon, four, eight, it starts coming down. 8 p.m. over here. Then, it hits its lowest between twelve and two o'clock in the middle of the night. Twelve midnight and 2 a.m. This is when we...

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