respiratory problems

respiratory problems
Earth Day spotlight: Are you concerned about the plastics in CPAP equipment?
  • Posted by: sleepapnea.org
  • Category: News, Uncategorized

Concerns about BPA leaching from CPAP equipment and the off gassing of devices at bedside are concerning, but mostly preventable as long you use common sense and follow manufacturer’s directions.

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World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day: Sleep apnea and anxiety drugs do not mix
  • Posted by: sleepapnea.org
  • Category: News, Uncategorized

Benzodiazepines are psychotropic medications typically prescribed to help people manage their anxiety. These drugs calm the body and the mind. When used in the short term, they can be extremely helpful and effective. It’s when they’re taken continuously over long periods of time that they become problematic for users. A similar problem exists for a related classification of medications known as Z class drugs.

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If you grind your teeth at night, you might have sleep apnea
  • Posted by: sleepapnea.org
  • Category: News, Uncategorized

A dentist is equipped to identify two problems that present as risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea: sleep bruxism (a night time grinding of the teeth of clenching of the jaws) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux or heartburn. Fortunately, treating undiagnosed sleep apnea can provide relief for these other sleep-related problems.

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