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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

Wildfires and CPAP - Get FREE Filters @ Alaska Sleep Clinic!

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Aug 20, 2019 12:32:03 PM

The Alaskan Summer of 2019 will go down in the books certainly as a record hot one.  It will also be remembered as one peppered with constant, long-lasting wildfires producing so much smoke it blocked out our beautiful scenery and made it difficult for many Alaskans to breath outside.

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Topics: sleep apnea, cpap accessories, breathing, smoke, wildfires

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