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What Does A CPAP Machine Do When You Stop Breathing?

A CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy is the most commonly prescribed and effective treatment for sleep apnea disorders. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that interrupts breathing during sleep. The cause is often because the throat or airways briefly collapse or something temporarily blocks them. To best understand how these machines help, we need…

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When To See A Sleep Specialist

We all have trouble sleeping sometimes. The CDC has reported that 1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep at night. How do you know when your sleeplessness is actually a more significant issue? Today we’ll discuss common sleep issues and important next steps you can take to make sure you’re getting optimal sleep so…

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Is All Snoring Sleep Apnea?

If you’ve ever shared a room with someone who snores, you know how disruptive it can be. But many are surprised to find out that the person doing the snoring is also experiencing disrupted sleep. Snoring is the most common symptom associated with a severe medical condition called sleep apnea. Patients who suffer from sleep…

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What To Expect During A Sleep Study

Many patients wonder if they would benefit from better sleep but aren’t sure where to begin.If you find yourself sleepy throughout the day or struggle to feel fully rested you might benefit from a sleep study. What Do Sleep Studies Measure? Tracking your sleep can reveal various health issues such as sleep apnea, restless leg…

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How Do CPAP Machines Work?

A continuous positive airway pressure (or CPAP) machine is used to treat people with sleep apnea disorder. CPAP is often used to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea which can cause interruptions in your breathing. This happens when your airways briefly collapse, or something temporarily blocks them. When patients use a CPAP machine, a steady flow of pressurized air flows into their nose and mouth as they sleep. This keeps your airways open and allows you to breathe without trouble.