sleep apnea

Need Help Falling Asleep? – 16 Foods to Help You Sleep Better

Having trouble sleeping is a common problem in the U.S., and it’s getting worse as we speak. In fact, insomnia – a sleep disorder that is characterized by a difficulty falling asleep – affects approximately 1 in 8 people (WrongDiagnosis.com) in the United States. While there are many different reasons why you’re having trouble falling asleep – such as stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, untreated sleep apnea, etc. – there are various foods that you can try as sort of a natural sleep aid. There are also foods you should avoid before bed, because they will help you stay awake. Many of these foods are obvious, such as coffee, soda, or other caffeine-packed drinks, but some aren’t so obvious. Warm milk, for example, actually makes it more difficult to fall asleep due to it’s protein/fat content – so what you learned growing up was all wrong!
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Sleep Apnea Affects More Than Just Sleep if Left Untreated

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(Reuters) A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine of Australia suggests that people with untreated sleep apnea may be at a much higher risk for being involved in a traffic accident due to the effects of being drowsy behind the wheel. The research consisted of 38 sleep apnea sufferers and 20 healthy individuals who took part in several driving tests under various conditions. It’s estimated that 1 out of every 15 Americans suffers from sleep apnea, which is a disorder that causes you to have trouble sleeping, and so these new findings are rather alarming and should be taken seriously. Read More…

Sleep Apnea: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments

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Sleep apnea is a mild to serious sleeping condition that affects the total amount of time, and quality, of your sleep. This disorder causes you to stop breathing for 10 seconds or longer throughout the night, which often will wake you up or at least disrupt the quality of your sleep. It affects about 18 million people in the U.S. alone, mostly adults, and people who are overweight or obese are at a much greater risk of contracting the disorder. There are various treatment options available to people effected by sleep apnea, as well as many preventative measures that can help you avoid the disorder altogether. Read More…

Excessive Belly Fat in Men is a Serious Health Concern

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Excessive belly fat, aka: “beer belly”, is one of the most common health problems as men get older. Women can also suffer from having excessive belly fat, although it’s far more common in men – just look around you!…It’s a serious problem! Belly fat can lead to serious health problems, so it’s important to address the issue asap. Read More…

What Causes Snoring?

Snoring occurs when there is any kind of blockage or narrowing in the mouth, throat, or airway that causes tissues to vibrate at the back of the throat. Snoring can be a big problem for you and your partner. Snoring can disrupt you and your partner’s sleep which has many health effects in itself, such as drowsiness, bad judgment, and other sleep problems. Snoring can also lead to sleep apnea, which is a serious health issue that can in some rare cased be deadly if untreated. Read More…

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