Sleep Apnea and Health

What Does AHI Mean? (And 3 Ways to Lower Yours Tonight)

Apnea-Hypopnea Index is not the easiest thing to say five times fast. It’s also not a widely discussed scale of measurement until you’re faced with a sleep disorder. This makes it rather intimidating for anyone newly diagnosed with sleep apnea. You’re probably wondering, what does the Apnea-Hypopnea Index quantify? Can I improve my AHI score? Am I going to die? Aeroflow Sleep is here with the answers and more.

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Can Sleep Apnea Cause Anxiety? (And How CPAP Therapy Can Help)

Mental health disorders can go unnoticed because visible signs of trauma are few and far between. Nonetheless, they are as crippling as a broken arm. Many also have difficulty recognizing sleep disorders because most symptoms occur during sleep. Sleep apnea is one such disorder.

Now, what if sleep disorders directly correlate with anxiety disorders, and vice versa? Can sleep apnea cause anxiety? Let’s find out, and then discover how CPAP therapy can help.

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CPAP Sore Throat: 6 Tips to Feel Better Tonight

If you often wake up to a sore throat after using your CPAP, you’re experiencing one of the most common side effects that new CPAP users go through– but that doesn’t mean you need to accept it! A sore throat is a sign that something needs to change in your CPAP routine. 

Thankfully, it's also one of the easiest side effects to fix! Today we’ll take a look at what might be causing your sore throat, and explore some tips to help you fix it.

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The Best Sleep Apnea Diet: 6 Foods You Need to Eat (and 4 You Need to Avoid) If You Have OSA

Medically reviewed by Dr. Monique May, Board-Certified Family Physician

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we are all guilty of gluttony when that particular holiday feast is before us. Yes, it’s a special time of year, but it can all catch up to us, especially if you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Learn what foods OSA patients should and should not eat according to the experts as well as what impact diet and exercise can have on your sleep apnea.

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PTSD and Sleep Apnea: You Need to Know about Your Risk Factors and Your Coverage

Over 40 years have passed since PTSD was officially recognized as a mental health condition. Wars have been fought in the Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Yet, how mental health disorders like PTSD impact our physical health is still being explored; including how PTSD affects sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA.) As we prepare to celebrate Veteran’s Day—a holiday where we reflect on the sacrifices of our servicemen—today’s blog takes a look at how PTSD and OSA are related.

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4 Scary Things That Happen If You Don't Clean Your CPAP

You know you should clean your CPAP equipment regularly, but doing it every morning is kind of a pain in the butt. It’s easy to let yourself skip a day, but a day can just as easily become a week, a month, or more. But is that really that big of a deal? What happens if you don’t clean your CPAP machine? 

 

 In truth, some pretty scary things can lurk inside a dirty CPAP machine. The warm, dark, and damp environment provides the perfect breeding ground for mold, mildew, germs, bacteria, and other potentially harmful pathogens. 

 

Don’t be afraid! We’ve put together a few tips on how to make CPAP cleaning quick and painless. But first, let’s take a look at why you really should keep it clean…

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6 Home Remedies for Sleep Apnea That Actually Work (Plus 3 To Avoid At All Costs)

Medically reviewed by Dr. Monique May, Board-Certified Family Physician

For some, discomfort can lead Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) patients to seek out alternative means of sleep medicine. For others, it’s a conscious effort to do one’s part in sourcing sustainable methods by DIY-ing treatment options. Whatever the reason, Aeroflow Sleep is here for you with lists of home remedies to try, the home remedies to avoid, and prevention techniques for all types of sleep apnea.

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The Best Sleeping Position for Sleep Apnea (According to Experts)

Everyone has their own way of sleeping. Some wear pajamas while others go for their birthday suits. Some stick one foot outside of the covers while others would never tempt the monster waiting under the bed. And some sleep on their side while others are back or stomach sleepers; the latter of which are the worst sleeping positions you could choose for sleep apnea. Why is that? The experts at Aeroflow Sleep are here to tell you.

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