Posts Tagged ‘sleep disorders’

Sleep Apnea Quiz

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Take this sleep apnea quiz.  The following questions are designed to help you to determine if sleep apnea is a problem for you. The answers will determine if you are at risk of having sleep apnea. A positive answer likely will mean that you may have this condition or some type of sleeping disorder that is interrupting your sleep. (more…)

Sleep Apnea Causes

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

What Causes Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a period of time when you do not breathe. The bad part is you probably do not even realize you are not breathing because you are asleep. Statistics show that 90% of people who suffer from sleep apnea do not even know they have a problem. This may happen hundreds of times a night. If this disorder is not caught and treated it can be life-threatening. (more…)

Using Sleep Labs For Diagnosing Sleep Apnea

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

You may be wondering what sleep labs are and what would necessitate having a sleep lab. If so, here are a few answers to your questions. A sleep lab is a specialized facility that is set up for the average person to spend the night so that tests can be performed. The tests are to determine if the person is suffering from a sleeping disorder which could prevent them from getting enough rest or could be dangerous to their health.  Sleep Apnea treatments are then recommended if indeed a disorder is discovered. (more…)

What Are The Best Sleep Apnea Treatments?

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Sleep apnea is thought to be responsible for many medical problems. Along with the risk of death, there is also high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and stroke. So what can we do to lessen the risk of these problems? What are the best sleep apnea treatments that can help. The following are a few that have worked for many people. (more…)

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

The word apnea actually means ‘no breath.’ The two together means no breath. Sleep apnea happens when you stop breathing while sleeping. A person can literally have hundreds of these periods of non-breathing in one night. They normally last from 10 seconds and can be longer. The next time you are jolted from sleep in the middle of the night gasping for air you may well have been in the midst of sleep apnea. (more…)