Sleep apnea is common — but rarely diagnosed — among black Americans, researchers say.
This blog began with me reading stories from women (many in their 30s and 40s) who suffered from serious heart attacks. As I read through the entire post, I knew it was pertininet to share the findings with Alaska Sleep Clinic's blog readers. We know that younger women can have heart attacks, and it’s acknowledged that doctors are not good at picking up heart attack symptoms in younger women.
Shift work is defined as schedules outside the typical 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. day. Roughly 15 percent of full-time U.S. employees work on shifts outside this traditional schedule. For many, shift work is part of the job as service occupations like healthcare professionals and protective services are needed 365 days a year 24 hours a day.
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: