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Sleep Apnea McLean, VA

A Breath of Fresh Air is Good for Sleep

Sleep is as natural as breathing. It is not something that we expect to struggle with – at least not very often. Interestingly enough, there are millions of people for whom the very act of breathing stands in the way of restful sleep. Let’s look at this problem we call snoring a little more closely. […]

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Is Sleep Apnea Something to Worry about?

Sleep apnea is a condition about which we hear more and more details. This exaggerated snoring condition is nothing new, but it has taken some time to uncover the real risks that are involved in letting this sleep disorder go untreated. It has also taken some time for scientists to develop successful treatment options. Moreover, […]

Sleep Apnea Basics

What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a condition that affects millions of Americans. People with sleep apnea experience interruptions in breathing while they are sleeping. Some people can temporarily stop breathing hundreds of times a night. Most cases of sleep apnea are obstructive sleep apnea, where something blocks the airway while a person is […]

Sleep Apnea and its Connection to Obesity

Sleep disorders are a common problem for people who are obese. According to a 2003 poll by the National Sleep Foundation, 77 percent of obese adults report some type of sleep problem. For sleep apnea specifically, obesity can contribute to the sleep disorder because of increased neck size and excess fat in the throat area. […]

Types of Sleep Apnea

There are two basic types of sleep apnea. Both types are defined by pauses in breathing while you sleep. In some cases, a person may have a combination of both types, a condition called complex or mixed sleep apnea. The two types of sleep apnea are: Obstructive: This type of sleep apnea is the most […]

Complications of Sleep Apnea

Some of the complications of sleep apnea are immediate. Loud snoring, sleep interruption, and periods of breath cessation can result in daytime issues such as chronic sleepiness, frequent morning headaches, difficulties concentrating, memory loss, and general irritability. However, sleep apnea can have a number of long-term complications as well, making it important to seek treatment […]

My Partner Snores – Does That Mean He Has Sleep Apnea?

Since so many people with obstructive sleep apnea also snore, it is listed as one of the risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA). Studies of both men and women show that between 30 percent and 50 percent of Americans snore. With US population estimates for 2010 at about 310 million, and only 12 […]

Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is much more common than people think. Millions of Americans have undiagnosed sleep apnea and can’t figure out why they don’t feel rested in the morning. Ask yourself these questions: Do you experience chronic fatigue or feel sleepy during the day? Do you nod off at inappropriate times? Do you snore? Are your […]

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