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What Is Sleep Apnea and How Is It Treated?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Oct 15, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Sleep apnea is a disorder where you have several pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. The pauses may be a couple of seconds o even minutes. They can occur many times throughout the night. Sleep apnea is a common chronic condition and is one of the top reasons people are tired during the day. The pauses in sleep cause you to go from deep sleep to light sleep.

Types

Sleep apnea is undiagnosed because it doesn't show up on a blood test. Most of the time, a family member will notice the signs and that leads to diagnosis. There are two types of sleep apnea.

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Topics: Sleep Apnea, Sleep

What Are The Most Common Causes Of Insomnia?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Feb 26, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Most likely at one time or another, you have had a rough night of sleep. But if you consistently have difficulty falling asleep or sleeping through the night, then you might suffer from insomnia.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 48% of Americans report insomnia occasionally, while 22% experience insomnia nearly every night. Women are 1.3 times more likely to report insomnia, and people over the age of 65 are 1.5 times more likely to complain of insomnia than younger people. Divorced, widowed, and separated couples also report more frequent cases of insomnia. (Not sure how much sleep you should be getting? Check out this article from the National Sleep Foundation.)

So, what causes this sleep disorder?

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Topics: Sleep, Insomnia

Sleep Apnea: What Is It And Are You At Risk?

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Feb 19, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Good sleep is important to your health. But nearly half of Americans­­, more than 100 million people of all ages, do not regularly sleep well. Sleep Apnea is one of many causes.

According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, 22 million Americans suffer from Sleep Apnea, with 80% of the cases of moderate to severe being undiagnosed.

So, what is this disease?

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Topics: Sleep Apnea, Sleep