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The Struggle is Real
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By Eugena Brooks Happy May! Spring is here, and summer is coming. If you are like me, you should be energized by the improving weather and excited to get the summer activities started. Speaking of which brings me to the point of this blog being about the first official event that kicks off the summer…

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In Honor and Thanks to Dr. Christian Guilleminault
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By: Eugena Brooks Up until the 1970s, there were no names for common sleep issues. No one had any idea such issues might actually lead to major life disruptions, serious medical problems and even fatalities. Christian Guilleminault, MD (often referred to as “Dr. CG”) changed that by dedicating his life work to discovering, diagnosing, and…

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Sleep Apnea: Is My Family at Risk?
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sleep apnea can be caused by sleeping position, age, weight or genetics.

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Sleep Apnea Awareness Day
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By Eugena Brooks   Did you ever wonder what caused your sleep apnea? Do you think other members of your family also have it? Are your kids or grandchildren at risk for this condition? These common questions that most people ask are very important in understanding the family relationship this medical condition can have. Sleep…

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Drowsy Driving Prevention
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By Eugena Brooks We can talk about the annual financial and societal costs of drowsy driving accidents, but it’s the loss of life that hits hardest. Especially sad are the accidents that are due to untreated sleep apnea and drowsy driving because this is a prevention issue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that…

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Brain Awareness
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By Eugena Brooks Brain Awareness Week is March 16-20 this year. The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) is doing its part to get the word out that brain health. It is just as important as any other part of physical health, and we should all be aware of what we need to do to maintain…

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Childhood Sleep Apnea: What Parents Should Know
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Most parents often think that only adults suffer from sleep apnea and children aren’t affected by this disorder. But the fact is that, even children can suffer from sleep apnea. If your child is experiencing one or all of the below mentioned symptoms, he or she may be suffering from childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA:

● Makes choking or gasping noises during sleep
● Sleeps with his or her head tilted back
● Makes squeaking noise while inhaling
● Has difficulty in concentrating
● Experiencing daytime hyperactivity

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Better Sleep in the Good Ole Summertime
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By Eugena Brooks I live in one of the five boroughs of New York City. Here we wait all winter long for the breaking of spring leading to the dog days of summer. It gives us the opportunity to break out shorts and sandals to head for the beaches and parks to enjoy the nice…

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You Were Just Prescribed A CPAP – What’s Next?
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Let me start by saying sleep apnea is not so bad once you get a handle on it. In fact, addressing it is the beginning of improved health and enhancing of your quality of life.

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CPAP My Frienemy: Developing a Good Relationship with Your Therapy
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Using a CPAP device may be frustrating to some as they get used to it, but it’s important that you stick with it. The treatment is essential to avoiding complications of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), such as heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes and also excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS).

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