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Laci Michaud

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Drowsy Driving: The Dangers of Microsleeps and Sleep Deprivation

Posted by Laci Michaud on Jun 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

We have all heard the horror stories that happen when people get behind the wheel intoxicated.  There are groups and organizations specifically dedicated to stopping drunk driving, such as mothers against drunk driving (MADD) and students against drunk driving (SADD)

Driving while impaired is not a subject that should be taken lightly by any means, but have you heard of a lesser known driving condition that can negatively affect a person’s ability to drive safely? 

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Topics: tired

CPAP Filters: Why filter replacement is so imporant

Posted by Laci Michaud on May 12, 2016 10:07:53 AM

As with any equipment you purchase, maintaining your CPAP is important.  An area often overlooked are the filters in your CPAP machine.  It is not only important to regularly change your filters for the health of your CPAP but it also directly impacts the user's health as well. 

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Topics: CPAP

Confused by confusional arousals? What to know about this parasomnia

Posted by Laci Michaud on Apr 26, 2016 3:48:31 PM

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A Parasomnia is a disruptive sleep disorder.  It is an unwanted physical movement or action during sleep.  Some of the most common parasomnias include nightmares, sleepwalking, sleep talking and night terrors.

Confusional arousals are a type of parasomnia. This sleep disorder has been dubbed “sleep drunkenness” and is also known as "excessive sleep inertia". 

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Topics: tired

Celebrities and sleep disorders: Who suffers from what?

Posted by Laci Michaud on Apr 7, 2016 4:17:54 PM


70 million + Americans suffer from sleep deprivation.  Celebrities are not immune. Below is a list of celebrities and sleep disorders in which they have admitted to suffering from. 

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Topics: tired

4 realities of life with sleep apnea and living with your CPAP Machine

Posted by Laci Michaud on Mar 31, 2016 12:04:04 PM


Everyone wants to receive a restful night’s sleep.  Humans are the only living creatures that will delay sleeping on purpose.  Every other mammal on the planet sleeps when their body tells them to.  However, when you have untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) sometimes lack of sleep is inevitable.

Below are four realities of living life with sleep apnea for patients after they are diagnosed:

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Topics: CPAP, life with sleep apnea

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