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Tochukwu Ikpeze

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Biography
Tochukwu grew up in New York and has a passion for creative and scientific writing. Tochukwu holds an undergraduate degree in Biology and Psychology, a Master’s degree in Biomedical Science, and a Medical Degree as well. In his free time, Tochukwu enjoys reading, learning, exploring various topics pertaining to the human condition and conveying that information to the public through writing.

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obese man snoring

October 2, 2023

Pickwickian Syndrome

If you are a person with obesity who has trouble breathing, you may have Pickwickian syndrome. Learn more about this…

a baby sleeping

September 28, 2023

Sleep Apnea in Babies

Although sleep apnea is more common in adults, infants can develop both obstructive and central sleep apnea. Learn the symptoms,…

male patient talks to doctor

September 25, 2023

Sleep Apnea and Erectile Dysfunction

Millions of people are affected by erectile dysfunction and sleep apnea. Learn what studies reveal about the connections between these…

a woman snoring

September 22, 2023

What Causes Snoring in Women?

Snoring can be a frustrating symptom for women and their bed partners. Learn about common causes of snoring in women…

Mouth Taping for Sleep

September 19, 2023

Mouth Taping for Sleep

Wondering whether mouth taping might help you stop snoring? Learn about mouth taping for snoring, whether it’s safe, and other…

woman waking up gasping for air

September 7, 2023

Understanding Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea

Both sleep apnea and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (PND) can cause you to wake up at night, gasping for breath. Learn…

Woman visiting her doctor regarding sleep apnea solutions

July 20, 2023

What Are Micro-CPAP Devices and Do They Work?

Wondering whether a micro-CPAP device may be a treatment option for you? Learn more about these devices and how they…

sleeping dog

July 11, 2023

Can Dogs Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea can be an issue for some dogs. Find out if your dog is at risk, what to look…

Man getting an Obstructive Sleep Apnea diagnosis

June 26, 2023

Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Doctors take several factors into account when diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea. Learn about sleep studies and the diagnosis and treatments…

Woman wondering id medical insurance covers CPAP

June 22, 2023

Does Insurance Cover CPAP?

Wondering if your insurance plan will cover CPAP equipment? Learn about whether Medicare, Medicaid, and other insurers cover CPAP machines…

doctor talking to patient in office

June 1, 2023

ASV Machines

ASV machines treat central sleep apnea and other breathing disorders by making real-time pressure adjustments to promote consistent and stable…

Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

September 25, 2023

Treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Have you been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea? Learn about treatments for this condition and how your doctor might identify…

Older man holding a cpap mask

May 8, 2023

How to Use a CPAP Machine for Better Sleep

Getting started with CPAP therapy? Learn how to set up and use a CPAP machine including tips to help you…

Cpap machine with a hose and cpap mask on top of a bed

May 4, 2023

How Much Do CPAP Machines Cost?

Need a CPAP machine and wondering how much it will cost? Learn about the typical pricing for CPAP machines, other…

How Sleep Apnea Affects Blood Pressure

February 9, 2023

How Sleep Apnea Affects Blood Pressure

Studies have found links between obstructive sleep apnea and high blood pressure. Learn how sleep apnea may cause hypertension and…

STOP-Bang Score for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

January 30, 2023

STOP-Bang Score for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The STOP-Bang Questionnaire may help your doctor assess your risk of obstructive sleep apnea. Learn more about STOP-Bang scores and…

Sleep Apnea and Stroke Risk

September 22, 2023

Sleep Apnea and Stroke Risk

There is a well-known link between sleep apnea and stroke. We cover this connection and why treating sleep apnea is…

Philips CPAP Recalls

January 24, 2023

Philips CPAP Recalls

Worried about the Philips CPAP recall? Learn about which devices are affected, the potential health risks, and what steps to…

Central Sleep Apnea

November 18, 2022

Central Sleep Apnea

Central sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects breathing during sleep. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments…

CPAP vs. BPAP

May 15, 2023

CPAP vs. BPAP

CPAP and BiPAP are both effective treatments for sleep apnea. Learn about their differences such as how they work, how…

Nighttime Urination & Sleep Apnea

October 28, 2022

Nighttime Urination & Sleep Apnea

Experts aren't sure if sleep apnea causes nighttime urination, but the two are linked. Also, treating sleep apnea can reduce…

Sleeping in Hot Weather

September 19, 2023

Sleeping in Hot Weather

Hot weather can affect sleep in many ways. Learn strategies for staying cool at night and getting better sleep when…

How to Choose a CPAP Mask

September 21, 2023

How to Choose a CPAP Mask

Choosing a CPAP mask is an important decision when starting treatment for sleep apnea. Learn about the different types of…

Mallampati Score and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

September 14, 2023

Mallampati Score and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The Mallampati score is a helpful tool that may predict a person’s likelihood of having obstructive sleep apnea. Learn more…

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

September 21, 2023

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common medical condition and sleep disorder that can be managed well with appropriate treatment.

Common Causes of Snoring

September 1, 2023

Common Causes of Snoring

Snoring is a common sound produced while sleeping. Learn more about why we snore and when it may be a…