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Sleeptember Forum: Hurricane relief for CPAP users, second sleep studies, head colds and PAP therapy, more!
  • Posted by: sleepapnea.org
  • Category: News, Uncategorized

These Top Ten recent topics from September feature concerns about head colds and CPAP, hurricane relief for CPAP users, having a second sleep study, and more.

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When sleep apnea and COPD meet: Overlap Syndrome
  • Posted by: sleepapnea.org
  • Category: News, Uncategorized

Those with COPD struggle to maintain a healthy balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in their bloodstream during the day. If they also have OSA, this sleep breathing disorder kicks in as soon as they fall asleep, leading to further stresses to their blood chemistry. While the rest of us rely on that nighttime period of consolidated sleep to maintain health and well being, and to recover from the stresses placed on our
systems by chronic illness, those with Overlap Syndrome never catch a break. This explains the term “overlap syndrome.” It’s a way to reference the never-ending challenges of breathing for those suffering from both COPD and OSA.

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Stroke Awareness Month: Untreated sleep apnea and stroke
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  • Category: News, Uncategorized

Untreated sleep apnea and stroke are something we should all focus on during National Stroke Awareness Month.

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