Sleep Apnea and High Blood Pressure: A Dangerous Pair

There’s a wealth of research suggesting that sleep apnea and high blood pressure are a dangerous pair. Obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep, has been shown to increase risk for high blood pressure. Research also shows that high blood pressure, often referred to as the “silent killer,” [...]

Sleep Apnea Takes a Toll On Brain Function

One in 15 adults has moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, a disorder in which a person's breathing is frequently interrupted during sleep -- as many as 30 times per hour. People with sleep apnea also often report problems with thinking such as poor concentration, difficulty with memory and decision-making, depression, and stress. According to [...]

Women & Sleep Apnea, what are the symptoms?

When it comes to obstructive sleep apnea, men and women often experience varying symptoms. Women are less likely than men to be diagnosed with sleep apnea. Women experience shorter obstructive events and are prone to more upper airway resistance and flow limitations. They also have predominantly REM based events and experience more arousals from sleep. [...]

Eating Out – Health Choices

Do you struggle with what to choose when eating out? Are you able to keep on track with your food choices at home, but are uncertain what to order when you go out?  Eating out doesn't have to be a challenge, with some planning you can enjoy meals out and keep on track with your [...]

How Can Acupuncture Help Insomnia

Let’s first look at the possible types of insomnia treated by acupuncture, and understand why they occur. Knowing what type of insomnia you are experiencing can help your Acupuncturist provide the most effective treatment for you. I have difficultly falling asleep: The Yang Qi cannot enter the Yin areas of the body leading to insomnia. [...]

Weight Gain & Sleep Apnea

Even though weight gain is usually not the cause of sleep apnea, it makes the severity of sleep apnea greater. There are different factors that may cause sleep apnea to be more severe in the heavier population such as: increases in neck circumference and fat deposit around the upper airway, increase in upper airway collapsibility [...]

Can Sleep Apnea Be Dangerous?

Yes, sleep apnea can be dangerous because of its interaction with other life threatening conditions. The drops in oxygen throughout the night puts tremendous amount of stress on the body and leads to a continuous stress state. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs due to airway collapse while you are sleeping, and prevents air from reaching your [...]