Sleep Apnea and Health

Does My Sleep Health Matter? How Your Sleep & Mental Health Are Connected

Does My Sleep Health Matter? How Your Sleep & Mental Health Are Connected

A 2021 study estimated that more than one in five adults in the United States deals with a mental illness. Is there a link between poor sleep and the prevalence of mental health conditions, or is it the other way around? In today’s blog, we’ve teamed up with Dr. Chris Allen—a Board-Certified Sleep Medicine Physician, Pediatric Neurologist, and Aeroflow Sleep Science Advisor—to explore the effects of sleep on your mental health. So, strap in; there are a lot of studies and research here!

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My Drowsy Driving Wake-Up Call & Why Misdiagnosing Sleep Apnea Matters

My Drowsy Driving Wake-Up Call & Why Misdiagnosing Sleep Apnea Matters

Did you know drowsy driving has its own prevention week every November? In fact, The National Sleep Foundation publishes an annual survey during this week, updating statistics on drowsy driving in the U.S in an effort to raise awareness.

Last year’s survey stated, “Drowsy driving is a significant public health concern in the United States. Estimates suggest motor vehicle crashes related to drowsy driving account for roughly 20% of all motor vehicle crashes.” My own experience was no exception, and it was ultimately the impetus to my obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnosis.

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Can Service Animals Really Help You Manage Your Sleep Apnea?

Can Service Animals Really Help You Manage Your Sleep Apnea? | Aeroflow Sleep

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, a service animal is “a dog that has been trained to complete a task for an individual with a disability.” But is sleep apnea technically a disability? And can a trained service dog help you manage your sleep disorder? Let’s find out!

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Can You Fix Sleep Apnea Yourself? Why Sleep Apnea Self-Care Matters

Can You Fix Sleep Apnea Yourself? Why Sleep Apnea Self-Care Matters

If you suffer from loud snoring and daytime sleepiness, you shouldn’t brush it off as normal. In fact, these symptoms may be pointing to something more serious; like a sleep disorder. But is something like sleep apnea a disease you can simply deal with on your own? Aeroflow Sleep has the answer in today’s blog.

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Can I Go One Night Without CPAP? The Results Were Shocking

Can I Go One Night Without CPAP? The Results Were Shocking

I distinctly remember getting my diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA.) I had never heard of sleep disorders in general, let alone this strange-sounding diagnosis. My doctor explained that my airway was becoming repeatedly blocked as I slept, cutting off the oxygen to my brain. When I looked alarmed, he reassured me that there was an effective treatment called CPAP therapy that would keep my airway open as I slept.

That was a lot of information to take in at once. Lack of oxygen to my brain sounded very serious, and I wasn’t sure I liked the idea of sleeping with a mask on my face. Of course, I quickly learned that even going one night without CPAP was worse than wearing a mask.

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Your 2024 World Sleep Day Guide: How To Celebrate Sleep Health

Your 2024 World Sleep Day Guide: How To Celebrate Sleep Health

Did you know that there is an entire day dedicated to celebrating sleep health all across the globe? You may not be familiar with World Sleep Day, and that’s okay! Keep reading as we provide you with some context, helpful resources, and tips on how you can celebrate, besides just sleeping!

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Narcolepsy & Sleep Apnea: 2 Of 80 Sleep Disorders You May Not Yet Know

Narcolepsy & Sleep Apnea

Did you know that there are over 80 different types of sleep disorders? Maybe that amount of medical conditions doesn’t surprise you, but what if we told you that more than 50 million people in the United States alone have been diagnosed with some form of a sleep disorder? The truth is that there is a high prevalence of sleep disorders, and because these disorders occur while you’re sleeping, it can be very difficult to identify if you have one or not. In an effort to raise awareness, we’re highlighting two different sleep disorders in today’s blog: narcolepsy and sleep apnea. Keep reading as we break down the differences, similarities, warning signs, and treatment options for both.

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Combating Allergies And OSA? How To Spring Into Better Sleep With CPAP

Combating Allergies And OSA? How To Spring Into Better Sleep With CPAP

I wish I had the perfect solution to the misery that only seasonal allergies and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can bring. Truth is, I don’t, however…in my 15 years of CPAP use, I have made it through 15 spring seasons filled with pollen, dust, and other allergens. I’ve learned a thing or two about how to cope, and I hope that sharing some of the comfort measures that have helped me gives you some new strategies to try this spring.

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Why High Uric Acid Levels Now Mean You Could Be High Risk For OSA

Why High Uric Acid Levels Now Mean You Could Be High Risk For OSA

February is American Heart Month. But what does your heart have to do with your obstructive sleep apnea (OSA,) not to mention your pee? Well, a new study revealed that people with high uric acid and OSA have a higher risk of death, and the way researchers found out about this was all thanks to cardiovascular disease (aka, heart disease.) Joined by our favorite Medical Advisor, Dr. Carleara Weiss, we’ll do a little digging into some risk factors you may not yet know exist.

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Sleep Apnea And Sports? How One Sleep Disorder Impacts Athletes

Sleep Apnea And Sports? How One Sleep Disorder Impacts Athletes

With Super Bowl Sunday on the horizon, football is top of mind for many Americans. But did you know that it’s estimated that up to one third of football players in the National Football League (NFL) have sleep apnea? Plus, 52% of former NFL players have been diagnosed with some form of sleep disordered breathing. The numbers don’t lie; there is clearly a widespread epidemic of sleep apnea within the NFL. Why is this the case, and does sleep apnea impact other athletes (and sports) too? Keep reading to find out!

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