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All Sleep Disorders Do Not Require a Sleep Study

Do you—or does your primary care physician—have reason to believe that you may have a sleep disorder? You may think that you need to have a polysomnogram (sleep study) in order to verify you have a sleep disorder or sleep problem, and furthermore to determine which one you have and what’s causing it.

What is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Titration Study?

If your doctor or sleep medicine specialist has already performed a sleep study and has determined your airway becomes blocked while you're sleeping, they'll likely prescribe you continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. Once they decide you require CPAP therapy, they'll likely order a CPAP titration study.

What is a Sleep Study or Polysomnography? (Types, Reasons, and Indications)

Sleep disorders are common and not only do they disrupt your sleep, they can truly impact your quality of life. They can also affect your partner’s sleep as well. To receive an official sleep disorder diagnosis, your primary care physician will likely refer you to a sleep professional for an in-laboratory sleep study test known as polysomnography.

Home Sleep Apnea Test (HSAT): Uses, Indications and Reasons

If your doctor suspects you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), they'll likely recommend you have a sleep study conducted to diagnose the disorder properly. To determine the diagnosis, there are two primary types of sleep study tests: a polysomnogram (PSG) where you're supervised by a sleep technologist and a home sleep apnea test (HSAT) where you take the test in the comfort of your own home.  

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea? (Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnosis)?

Sleep apnea and other sleep disorders have become a significant health problem in the U.S. And, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association, around 22 million individuals in the U.S. suffer from sleep apnea — 80 percent have undiagnosed moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Sleep and Athletic Performance: Reaction Times, Jet Lag, and Injuries

When you think of sleep problems and sleep disorders, your first thought may not be on athletes — whether professional, school or college athletes. However, there should be a lot of focus going into this special segment of the community.

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Article of the Week!

Sleep and Alzheimer's This article highlights just how important sleep is for our health. Losing sleep can really impact our health in many ways.  This is one of those ways.  "If you think that a bad night's sleep is harmless, think again. New research suggests that a single night of sleep deprivation can increase levels of a protein involved in Alzheimer's disease."

Is the lack of sleep effecting your relationship?

Effects of Missing Sleep When you miss out on a good night's sleep there are some serious effects on you that could be affecting your relationship!  Sleep deprivation causes physical appearance changes and can result in you looking less healthy and even less attractive to your partner.  Your sense of humor goes right out the window. Sleep directly affects how you're feeling.  You will feel more distant, less secure

Super Human Healing During Sleep?

Sleep is a Super Power! It may sound extreme but getting a greats night sleep heals you faster and keeps you healthier.  While you're sleeping your body releases hormones that are responsible for the growth of tissue.  Your cuts, sore muscles, and various injuries do most of their healing while you're asleep! 


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