Sleep Health

Sleep Health
How can I stop sleep paralysis?
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In severe cases, where episodes take place at least once a week for 6 months, medication may be used. You may be able to minimize the episodes by following good sleep hygiene: Getting enough sleep Reduce stress Exercise regularly (but not too close to bedtime) Keep a regular sleep schedule

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What else is there to know about sleep paralysis?
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Some people with disrupted sleep schedules or circadian rhythm disturbances experience sleep paralysis A study found that 35% of subjects with isolated sleep paralysis also reported a history of wake panic attacks unrelated to the experience of paralysis Sixteen percent of these persons with isolated sleep paralysis met the criteria for panic disorder

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Is sleep paralysis harmful?
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Sleep paralysis is most often associated with narcolepsy, a neurological condition in which the person has uncontrollable naps. However, there are many people who experience sleep paralysis without having signs of narcolepsy. Sometimes it runs in families. There is no known explanation why some people experience this paralysis. It is not harmful, although most people…

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What are the symptoms of sleep paralysis?
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What is sleep paralysis?
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Sleep paralysis consists of a period of inability to perform voluntary movements either at sleep onset (called hypnogogic or predormital form) or upon awakening (called hypnopompic or postdormtal form). Sleep paralysis may also be referred to as isolated sleep paralysis, familial sleep paralysis, hynogogic or hypnopompic paralysis, predormital or postdormital paralysis

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What are the consequences of untreated sleep apnea?
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Disturbed and interrupted sleep can cause a wide variety of problems, from the minor to the very serious. Disturbed sleep can make a person drowsy during the day. Fatigue is the main complaint expressed by apnea sufferers.  Untreated sleep apnea is also been linked to these conditions: Accidents Increased Mortality Cardiovascular Disease Inability to Lose…

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Who’s at risk for having sleep apnea?
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About half of people with sleep apnea are overweight. The condition is more likely among men than women and in older people than younger people — although children with enlarged tonsils are at risk.

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How does an oral appliance work?
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Research has shown that the tongue is really one of the major factors contributing the blockage of the throat and airway. By gradually repositioning the lower jaw forward, the tongue also moves forward opening the airway and creating better muscle tone in the oral pharyngeal area.

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How is sleep apnea treated?
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The most common treatment is a CPAP machine. This is basically a machine that sits beside the bed. The patient wears a mask that fits across the face. The machine blows air into the nose all night. Oral Appliance therapy involves the selection, design, fitting and use of a specially designed oral appliance that, when…

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How can you tell if you or a loved one suffers from OSA?
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ADD and ADHD symptoms Lack of concentration or inability to focus Depression Morning headaches upon awakening Dry mouth Restless sleep Frequent nighttime urination Sexual dysfunction – Erectile dysfunction Falling asleep while driving, working and reading Short term memory loss Gasping and choking during sleep Sleepiness and fatigue during the day General tiredness throughout the day…

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