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Can Sleep Apnea Give You Nightmares?

July 13, 2022

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Everyone has experienced a bad dream at some point in their life. Waking up with a rapidly beating heart and unpleasant images lingering in your mind is a common phenomenon that most people are familiar with. But did you know that individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) could be more prone to nightmares than others? Read on to learn why sleep apnea nightmares are a thing and what you can do to enjoy better dreams and higher-quality rest.  

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Is Sleep Apnea Causing You to Wet the Bed?

June 17, 2022

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Man with sleep apnea lying awake staring at alarm clock

No adult wants to admit that they wet the bed, but that doesn’t mean you can afford to ignore it if it happens to you. Occasional or one-time bed-wetting usually isn’t a problem, but if it’s a regular occurrence, it may be a sign of a more serious issue. In particular, it could be a side effect of sleep apnea, a dangerous condition where breathing is repeatedly interrupted while you’re asleep. Is your bed-wetting a warning that you need to be treated for a sleep disorder? Here is what you need to know.

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Does Napping Help Sleep Apnea Patients?

May 5, 2022

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There’s nothing like taking a quick power nap to rejuvenate your day when you’re feeling tired. Research shows that naps can contribute to greater alertness, improved mood, and better memory. However, if you are affected by sleep apnea, taking a nap can actually do more harm than good. Keep reading to discover the dangers of napping with sleep apnea and learn simple tips to help you fall asleep.

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Can Sleep Apnea Make You Age Faster?

April 9, 2022

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Old alarm clock on bedUntil someone discovers the Fountain of Youth, you can’t stop the aging process. Although you can’t pause the clock, there are several things you can do to slow down aging. Besides eating healthy and exercising regularly, quality sleep is equally important. It allows your body to rebuild and regenerate to support your physical and mental health. Unfortunately, a good night’s rest isn’t easy if you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). If you have the breathing disorder, sleepless nights aren’t the only concern. Believe it or not, sleep apnea can take years off your life.

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The 4 Stages of Sleep – And Why They Matter

March 13, 2022

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If you could rate the quality of your sleep on a scale of 1 to 10, how would yours score? Anything less than a perfect 10 on most nights deserves your attention. Getting a good night of sleep is critical for your overall health. When you fall into a deep slumber, you are able to go through all the stages of sleep – but having a condition like sleep apnea makes it difficult. Keep reading to learn what the stages of sleep are, and how to tell if you need to seek help for a sleep disorder.

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How an At-Home Sleep Test Works

February 9, 2022

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Illustration of man having a sleep test done

Before you can be treated for sleep apnea, you’ll need to complete a sleep test. This used to mean sleeping at an unfamiliar laboratory, but now you also have the option of having the test done at home where you can enjoy the comforts of your own bed. If you do decide to undergo an at-home sleep apnea test, you’ll want to be completely up to speed on how it works and what you can do to prepare for it.

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Cell Phones and Sleep Apnea: Why You’re Not Resting Well

January 14, 2022

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You struggle with sleep apnea, but you also spend hours lying in bed on your cell phone. The combination of these two can leave you feeling groggy, exhausted, and zombie-like the following day. If you want to take back control of your sleep patterns, learn why it’s in your best interest to power down your phone, get the necessary treatment for your apnea, and start embracing a better quality of life.

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Need a Sleep Study? Here’s How to Prepare

December 20, 2021

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Woman in bed with blanket over her headDo you suffer from chronic snoring? Maybe you have a reoccurring morning headache? No matter the issue, your physician may recommend a sleep study to rule out certain conditions, like sleep apnea. The disorder causes several pauses in breathing frequently throughout the night. Besides affecting your quality of life, it can lead to several serious health concerns, like cardiovascular disease. Although you might feel a little apprehensive about the study, there’s no reason to worry. Here’s how you can prepare for your sleep test.

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Are You Active Duty with Sleep Apnea?

November 29, 2021

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There is no one-size-fits-all solution to treating sleep apnea. Your sleep disorder does not affect you in the same way it affects others, and your treatment plan shouldn’t be the same either. Many people find successful treatment using either a sleep apnea appliance or CPAP therapy. Others need to combine the two treatments to ensure quality sleep. Whatever your unique situation, Dr. David Drummond will work with you to create a personalized sleep apnea treatment plan that will allow you to remain soundly asleep throughout the night. Contact Stop Snoring Lawton to schedule your sleep apnea consultation. Until then, read on to learn more about sleep apnea therapy for all members of the Military!

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Debunking 5 Common Sleep Apnea Myths

October 13, 2021

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Millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea. It’s one of the most common sleep disorders, causing people to experience frequent pauses in breathing that last ten seconds or more. But did you know that out of all those affected, 80% are undiagnosed? It’s mainly because there are several misconceptions about the disorder, keeping people from getting a diagnosis and seeking treatment. Luckily, we’re here to set the record straight once and for all. Read on as we debunk five common sleep apnea myths.

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