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World Stroke Day: Untreated Sleep Apnea and Strokes

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Oct 29, 2019 11:08:04 AM

Today is World Stroke Day, a time to review lifestyle choices to gauge our personal risk factors for stroke. One of the key assessments we all need to make relates to how well we breathe during sleep. Do we snore or have problems breathing as we sleep?

Untreated sleep apnea and stroke may be associated, but treatment for sleep apnea can help prevent stroke.

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Topics: obstructive sleep apnea, life with sleep apnea, stroke risks

TMJ disorders & Sleep: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Ken Marshall on Oct 2, 2019 6:22:00 AM

The quality of your sleep will have a huge impact on your quality of life. A poor night’s sleep will leave you feeling drained and irritable the next day. You might be less productive at work or may suffer from strained personal relationships.

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Topics: oral appliance, life with sleep apnea, tmj

Women With Sleep Apnea May Have Higher Cancer Odds

Posted by Robert Preidt on Oct 1, 2019 7:40:00 AM

Some people with sleep apnea have an increased risk of cancer, and the odds may be higher for women than men, researchers say.  With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Alaska Sleep Clinic wants to educate women on the risks associated with untreated sleep apnea and why women are so under-diagnosed.

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Topics: insomnia, Narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, life with sleep apnea, leg cramps

How to Approach Your Partner about Sleep Apnea

Posted by Paisley Hansen on Sep 20, 2019 7:15:00 AM

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that in certain cases has caused death. Different levels of this disorder involve the brain, lungs, and throat, all of which are part of how you breathe or don’t breathe while sleeping.

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Topics: Snoring, life with sleep apnea, partner, marriage

PTSD and Its Connection to Sleep Apnea

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Sep 11, 2019 9:02:00 AM

You may already know that serving in the military increases the chance of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD),  a mental health condition that can develop after experiencing a terrifying event like war. But what you may not realize is that PTSD is linked to a potentially dangerous nighttime issue: sleep apnea.

September isSuicide Awareness Month, making now a good time to address all of our active military and Veterans about how poor sleep quality can affect every other aspect of life.

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Topics: life with sleep apnea, Military, veterans, ptsd

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