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How Sleep Quality Impacts Your Lung Health

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jul 6, 2020 11:59:47 AM

Sleep is considered a basic human biological function, which is crucial to your overall health, including the proper functioning of the respiratory system. The primary respiratory organ is the lungs. Since it alters gas exchange and ventilation, our breathing pattern is believed to be affected by sleep disorders.

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Topics: obstructive sleep apnea, lung, CPAP therapy, coronavirus, CPOD

Vaping: New US Epidemic and Its Connection to Sleep

Posted by Jennifer Hines and Stefanie Leiter on Sep 26, 2019 7:45:00 AM

It’s no secret that smoking can seriously affect your health, but the consequences can be worse when sleep apnea is also present. If you smoke and have sleep apnea or know someone who does, you probably wondered how smoking affects sleep apnea and overall sleep.

Smoking interferes with your body’s natural sleep cycle and has a long lasting impact on your ability to sleep restfully. Nicotine found in cigarettes causes physiological reactions that awaken your body, can induce airway obstruction and inflammation both in the nose and upper airway, and compromise the success of CPAP therapy.

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Topics: health, smoke, vaping, lung

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