Still Snoring with PAP Treatment?

Still Snoring with PAP Treatment

Have you or your bed partner noticed that you are still snoring or have started snoring again while on PAP (Positive Airway Pressure) treatment?  Snoring while on PAP treatment might be the result of the following: Mask leak Weight gain Age The need for pressure adjustments or a titration study Any one or combination of […]

Complaints of Painful Gas/ Bloating After PAP Treatment?

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Do you ever wake up with painful bloating after PAP(Positive Airway Pressure) treatment? For many of you on PAP treatment, waking up with a small amount of gas is normal.  However, if you are waking up with persistent -painful bloating that interferes with your normal day, this should be addressed and eliminated as quickly as […]

Happy Thanksgiving

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For those of you lucky enough to be home for the holidays, I hope that you are surrounded by those you care about~ whether they be family, neighbors, friends or your loyal pet…  For those of you working through the Thanksgiving holiday- I hope that you will be safe in your travels… Some important CPAP […]

Winter Months and CPAP Treatment

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Fall is in full swing, and Winter is right around the corner… and for some, has already reared its chilly head in some parts of the country. Some important things to remember with regard to the cooler temperatures and your CPAP treatment, especially for those of you who are sleeping in your trucks: The cooler and […]

Women and Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea affects approximately 5% of women vs. 20% in men and that number increases in post menopausal women.  Women are more likely to be misdiagnosed because they present with different symptoms than the common “Sleep Apnea” symptoms (National Sleep Foundation- Women and Sleep Apnea article, 2011. http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/ask-the-expert/women-and-sleep-apnea). Common Sleep Apnea Misdiagnoses in Women: Women […]

DREAMS

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Dreams…. ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz………. A necessary part of our lives- we all have them and research shows that we spend approximately 20% of our sleep time dreaming.  Unless you have a medical condition, most people have to dream because dreams play a necessary function in our lives.  People who have been deprived of dreams are more likely […]

The Importance of Sleep

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How many hours of sleep do you normally average?  For me, it’s straight forward- if I don’t get at least 8 hours of good sound sleep per night- you might as well not bother being around me… I’m one of those people who just needs their sleep and a lot of it! I’ve always been […]

Weight Loss and Sleep Apnea

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For some people, weight loss can help ease and or reduce Sleep Apnea symptoms.  Approximately 50% of truck drivers in the United States are estimated to be obese and approximately 28-30% of drivers in trucking fleets are estimated to have or be at risk for Sleep Apnea. Truck drivers face specific challenges in this regard […]