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Daily Exercises To Help Sleep Apnea & Snoring

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Daily Exercises To Help Sleep Apnea & Snoring

One of the symptoms of sleep apnea is snoring, which can be pretty disturbing for you or your sleeping partner. To avoid such issues, it is typical to want to snore less. But how do you avoid snoring using scientifically-backed methods?      Research has shown that people who snore are more likely to get better after a series of mouth and throat exercises that tone the muscles along the airway. The same exercises have been shown to improve symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. So, what are these exercises? We’ll review the best exercises to help relieve sleep apnea and experience...

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How Diet, Food & What You Eat Can Effect Sleep Apnea

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How Diet, Food & What You Eat Can Effect Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a medical condition mostly prevalent in Western countries. Its effects spread across the population, affecting 10-17% of adult men in the US and 3-9% of adult women in the US. Obstructive sleep apnea is also rising as the number of people with obesity increases.  But why is sleep apnea a problem?  Sleep apnea has health implications as it increases the risk of people getting other chronic health conditions like cognitive dysfunction, daytime sleepiness, high blood pressure, anxiety, and overall risk of death. In fact, cardiovascular disease risk is twice as high in people suffering from moderate to...

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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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