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July 20, 2020

Who Is Most at Risk for Sleep Apnea? 5 Key Factors

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdallasdr @ 12:16 pm
Man with sleep apnea sprawled out in bed

The unfortunate truth is that virtually anyone can develop sleep apnea. That said, some people are more likely to develop it than others, and there are a number of key risk factors that can tell you whether or not you’re in this group. Keep reading to learn about 5 factors that could eventually lead to needing sleep apnea treatment.

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June 30, 2020

Tips to Help You Talk to Your Loved One About Their Sleep Issues

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — brianna bloom @ 1:43 pm

Tossing and turning, snoring, gasping for air, lying awake for extended periods of time, going the bathroom multiple times per night. These are all common – and frustrating – sleep issues that have a detrimental effect on sleep quality and quantity – for the sufferer, to be sure, but also for those with whom they share a bed, bedroom, or even a home. 

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June 25, 2020

Can Sleep Apnea Lead to an Unhealthy Heart?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdallasdr @ 2:21 pm

Man sleeping on side snoring; wife in backgroundMost people don’t realize they’re suffering from sleep apnea until they’ve received a proper diagnosis. As such, it’s fairly easy to overlook the potentially devastating effect the condition could have on your health. Sleep apnea can cause your breathing to stop 5 to 30 times every hour while you’re asleep, and the loss of oxygen can put a strain on your body – and that naturally includes your heart. Read on to learn more about the connection between breathing-related sleep disorders and heart health – and why being proactive about improving the quality of your slumber might save your life.

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May 13, 2020

Does Sleep Apnea Run in the Family?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdallasdr @ 9:39 pm

Far shot of man in bed with sleep apneaMaybe you grew up with a parent that had to undergo sleep apnea treatment at some point. Or maybe you’re a parent yourself that has recently had to wrestle with the disorder. In either case, there’s most likely a nagging question in your mind: can sleep apnea be passed down from parent to child? Knowing well in advance to watch out for signs of sleep apnea could end up saving you from serious health issues later down the line. Here’s what you need to know about the role that genetics does (and does not) play in the development of a sleep disorder.

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April 30, 2020

Can Even Children Suffer from Sleep Apnea?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdallasdr @ 8:24 pm

mall boy in white bed snoring due to sleep apneaSnoring doesn’t often occur in younger children. If you notice your little one making such sounds in their sleep, you might think that it’s cute at first; however, you need to keep in mind that it could be a sign that something is very, very wrong. Snoring is often connected to severe sleep disorders, and while sleep apnea in kids is rare, it is still highly dangerous. To make sure you can recognize this disorder and get your kids the treatment they need when they need it, keep reading.

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April 29, 2020

Making Sleep a Priority

Filed under: Uncategorized — brianna bloom @ 11:23 pm

Sleep deprived person sleeping

Improved health and wellness is an important priority for millions of people — and rightly so, for without it, what do we have left? Yet, the true foundation on which we are able to preserve, maintain, and/or restore our health is often overlooked. Quality sleep. It’s so simple but frequently relegated to the bottom of our priority list because after all, life. Amiright? (more…)

March 16, 2020

Coronavirus Update for Our Patients

Filed under: Uncategorized — brianna bloom @ 6:21 pm
At Sleep Dallas, the health and well-being of our patients and team members has always been of utmost importance. We understand the concerns and uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive to the needs of our community as the situation evolves and more information is provided.

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March 8, 2020

Could Sleep Apnea Put You at Risk for the Coronavirus?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdallasdr @ 3:11 pm

Woman with sleep apnea lying sick in bedDuring the coronavirus pandemic, the best thing you can do is to give your body the best possible care to try and stay healthy. Naturally, “a good night’s sleep” should be at the top of your list. But what if you simply can’t get the rest you need? Patients with sleep apnea may find themselves waking up frequently throughout the night – and that could compromise their immunity against the coronavirus and other diseases. To keep you and your family safe, it’s important that you fully understand the effects sleep apnea has on your body.

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February 28, 2020

Can Vaping Make Sleep Apnea Worse?

Filed under: Uncategorized — brianna bloom @ 8:39 pm

In an effort to curtail the damaging effects of smoking traditional cigarettes, smokers and non-smokers alike are taking up e-cigarettes, popularly known as vapes. With 8 million Americans regularly vaping, and traditional cigarette use reaching a record low in 2018, a CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) study indicates that vaping numbers are on the rise. While many folks turn to e-cigarettes as an alternative to burning tobacco, the number of first-time tobacco users is also increasing and largely consists of young adults

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February 26, 2020

Could You Have Sleep Apnea If You Only Snore a Little?

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepdallasdr @ 7:00 pm

Woman sleeping on white bed with mild snoringSnoring can be more than just an annoying sound for your loved ones to deal with. For many people, it’s a sign that they have sleep apnea, a dangerous disorder that constantly interrupts your nightly slumber and could eventually lead to heart attacks and other health issues. But what you may not realize is that the severity of the snoring may give us a clue regarding whether or not you’re truly suffering from sleep apnea. Is mild snoring just as concerning as heavy snoring? Keep reading to find out the truth behind these nighttime noises.

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