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How to Help a Partner Quit Snoring, Part 3: Long-Term Fixes
There’s a popular saying: “Your right to swing your fist ends where my nose begins.” If your partner is suffering from chronic snoring due to obstructive sleep apnea, you suffer from it too on some level, as it impacts you as well as them. So what do you do if your partner’s snoring is reducing […]
How to Help a Partner Quit Snoring, Part 2: Staying Off the Back
In our last blog post, we discussed some short-term fixes to address snoring. One of the quickest can be to get your partner to sleep on their sides, but that can be far easier said than done. Even if they start out sleeping on their sides, they can roll on their back in their sleep […]
How to Help a Partner Quit Snoring, Part 1
Snoring can be a major problem, for both the person snoring and their partner. But if your sleep is being constantly disrupted by your partner’s obstructive sleep apnea, you don’t have time for long-range treatments to kick in – you need to get the symptoms under control. If your partner is a snorer, here are […]
AHI: Understanding the Apnea Hypopnea Index
If you’re suffering from sleep apnea, you may wonder how the condition can be measured or quantified. As it happens, there’s a generally accepted metric for calculating your severity level of obstructive sleep apnea. The AHI, or Apnea Hypopnea Index, was devised to measure the extent to which an individual is suffering from sleep apnea. […]
Can Sleep Apnea Cause Brain Damage?
We’ve shared the dire consequences – from glaucoma to tinnitus to heart disease – that can result from too little sleep. But this one has even us a little shocked. In a recent study out of a university in Italy, researchers studied four groups of mice. The first group was allowed to sleep as long […]
Are There Any Benefits to Sleeping in a Cold Room?
Winter is upon us, which means that cooler temperatures are here! If you live in the Dallas area like us, you’re probably welcoming the change in seasons. It will also mean that you will probably be sleeping in a chillier bedroom. And that will likely be a good thing. Lots of people prefer to sleep […]
Good Sleep Can Dramatically Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke
Getting good sleep is a critical part of optimal health. As we’ve shared previously, getting good sleep is connected to a longer overall lifespan and good cardiovascular health. Now a new study backs up the connection between good sleep and overall heart health. A new study presented by the European Society of Cardiology’s Congress 2022 […]
How Does a Home Sleep Study Work?
If you think that you’re suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, you’ll need to confirm it through a proper diagnosis. There are a couple of different ways to test for OSA. One is a polysomnography, or an overnight sleep study in a hospital or clinic. However, there are a few challenges with this type of exam: […]
The Surprising Truth about Mouth Taping
There have been several articles floating around recently regarding mouth taping before going to sleep. Several of them have expressed alarm about the practice, which is understandable. But what might surprise you is that, as a leading sleep clinic, we actually endorse mouth taping as a short-term remedy for those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. […]