Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea in Women May Lead to Serious Medical Consequences

Both men and women can experience sleep apnea, a condition that involves breathing cessations throughout the sleep process.  These breathing stops and starts may be short, lasting on a few seconds, or as long as up to over 30 seconds.  Women tend to exhibit subtler symptoms than men o
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FAQ’s on a CPAP Machine – from a Phoenix Sleep Center

What Is A CPAP Machine? CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure therapy and the CPAP machine is used in helping people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea to breathe easier when asleep. The machine helps boost air pressure to the throat preventing the throat from collap
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FAQ’s on a Sleep Study from a Phoenix Sleep Center

What Is A Sleep Study? A sleep study is a test used to measure how your body responds to sleep. The test basically measures how you sleep and is important in identifying if you have a sleep disorder and its severity. What Does A Sleep Study Entail? A sleep study looks at various aspec
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How to Prepare for your Sleep Apnea Study Appointment in Phoenix

A doctor’s visit for sleep apnea is routine, and much like other doctor’s visits you have had.  You may be asked to bring a journal or notes you have taken that detail your sleep habit so that your Phoenix sleep specialist can assess the history.  A physical examination may also be co
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Dangerous Sleep Apnea Side Effects

Sleep apnea is a condition that involves interrupted breathing while a person is asleep.  The condition can become chronic if it is not treated, often causing serious side effects that may even result in death. Some of the most dangerous side effects caused by sleep apnea often lead t
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Consequences of Untreated Sleep Apnea in Children

Sleep apnea affects approximately 2% of children in America.  With the growing obesity rate in children this number is expected to increase over the next decade, unless something is done to correct it. According to the American Pediatric Association approximately 10% of all children s
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Overview of this Chronic Sleep Condition

A common yet serious sleep condition that causes cessation in breathing throughout the night is known as obstructive sleep apnea.  Considered to be the most wide spread form of sleep apnea, because anyone can develop the condition, obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in th
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How to Live With Sleep Apnea – info from a Phoenix Sleep Center

Sleep apnea can be a troubling and even fatal condition if not cared for properly.  Not only are you affected by the condition, but also those around you must learn to deal with the symptoms and side effects associated with sleep apnea. The good news is that treatment is available and
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Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea:  Signs and Symptoms Sleep apnea can be anything but restful, especially for the nearly 18 million people who suffer from this condition.  Many cases of sleep apnea are undiagnosed, making it troubling for the person affected.  While treatment options are available, many w
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An Overview of Treatment for Central Sleep Apnea

Central sleep apnea is a form of sleep apnea affecting a large number of the population. Of the millions of Americans suffering from sleep apnea, approximately 5% have central sleep apnea. While exhibiting the same sleep cessation symptoms that other forms of sleep apnea have, central
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