Sleep Apnea

Mental Health and Sleep: Six Steps to Overcome Sleep Apnea
It is well known that bad sleep can harm your mental health – after a restless night of sleep, we often feel emotional and irritable. But, have you ever considered that your mental health may also be impacting your sleep quality? In this way, it’s helpful to view the relationship between sleep and mental health like a marriage: sleep impacts mental health through functions like cell and tissue repair and hormone release, while mental health impacts sleep through insomnia and your sleep cycle. In fact, almost every mental health disorder impacts your quality of sleep, including ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety
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What Sleep Apnea Does To The Body
In this article we’re going to address what sleep apnea does to the body: the biological effects it has in the short and long term, and how this can affect your psychological state or social relationships. Plus, we’re going to give you some tips on how to manage this common condition.
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OSA – Missed or Misdiagnosed?

he CDC estimates that nearly 20% of adults in the US have some form of Sleep Apnea. Additionally, 80-90% of individuals with OSA are undiagnosed. There are many factors that contribute to this high of a percentage.

50% patients with mild-moderate OSA won’t experience any symptoms directly, They may, however, see some long-term effects such as being at a higher risk for chronic health conditions like cardiovascular disease. Many of those with OSA won’t be made aware of their condition until the damage has been done.

 Even if they do have symptoms, they may not realize how problematic they are. OSA symptoms can be as subtle as simply being more tired during the day. This may be easy for some to ignore but it can have detrimental long term effects. 

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