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Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Changes the Shape of Your Heart

Sleep apnea is a potentially deadly condition largely because it increases the risk of cardiovascular conditions. Heart disease, stroke, and heart failure are all more common in people with sleep apnea.  Among the stages in developing sleep apnea-related heart complications is a change in the shape and size of the heart. [...]

Are Your Headaches Linked to TMJ or Sleep Apnea?

Headaches can be very hard to treat. One of the biggest obstacles to successful headache treatment is pinpointing the cause, in part, that’s because headaches can be related to many potential conditions. If you talk to your doctor about your headaches, but the treatments they recommend aren’t helping, you should consider [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Rely on Earplugs When Your Partner Snores

A snoring partner can make it hard to sleep at night. Some snorers may be as loud as airplanes, which is not a good sign, either for their health or for your ability to sleep at night. You might think that putting in earplugs is an ideal way to counter the [...]

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation & How to Sleep Better

The amount of sleep we need as we age varies but mostly goes down from newborn to adult, with seven hours being the lowest amount of sleep we need. However, it’s possible to spend the correct number of hours in bed—thinking you’re asleep—and not get a healthy amount of sleep. {{{{link id='51459' text='Sleep deprivation'}}}} [...]

Caffeine & Sleep Deprivation

Most of us think that having that extra cup of coffee after lunch will keep us awake, but not if we’re constantly sleep-deprived.  Sure, a brief sugar rush or burst of caffeine will temporarily counteract {{{{link id='51459' text='lack of sleep'}}}}, but overall performance is dependent on the amount of sleep someone gets on a [...]

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