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Are Napping and Sleep Apnea a Bad Combination?

August 12, 2021

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Woman napping on a stack of booksAfter a long night of tossing and turning, you probably don’t wake up in the morning feeling your best. Halfway through the day, you might lose steam and lay down for a short catnap. Although it may seem like a great way to pay your sleep debt, napping and sleep apnea in Skokie may not be the best combination. Here’s what you need to know to determine if you should continue taking your afternoon nap.


Easy Tips for Traveling with Sleep Apnea

June 30, 2021

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Man traveling with sleep apneaIf you have sleep apnea, you know your method of treatment is crucial to getting a good night’s rest. Not to mention, your health and well-being rely on your airways staying open. If you have an upcoming trip, you might have anxieties about how you’re going to manage the sleep disorder while you’re away from home. Whether heading out of town for business or pleasure, here are a few tips to make traveling with sleep apnea comfortable and stress-free.


Stop Your Snoring AND Sleep Better!

April 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepbetterchicagoland @ 7:21 pm
Woman sleeping soundly in bed without snoring

Snoring is an issue that occurs without you even knowing it. However, the problem is that it’s all too noticeable for others. If your sleep partner or family members have complained about your snoring, it means that their sleep is being compromised. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to sleep soundly without producing irritating and sometimes frightening noise. But why are you snoring in the first place, and how can you get it treated? Read on to find out the answers!


Can Sleep Apnea Cause Depression? Find Out Here!

March 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepbetterchicagoland @ 6:58 pm
Woman soundly sleeping with sleep apnea treatment

Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep conditions, affecting over 18 million Americans. It occurs when the throat and tongue muscles relax so much that it blocks the airway, making it difficult to breathe. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to diagnose on your own, which is why it’s estimated that around 80% of cases go untreated. Sleep apnea causes a variety of health problems, and it can even contribute to depression! Read on to learn how this condition could possibly cause depression and what you can do to improve your quality of sleep and everyday life.


Does Sleep Apnea Ever Go Away?

February 17, 2021

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Man with sleep apnea snoring next to spouse. If you have obstructive sleep apnea, chronic snoring isn’t the only concern of leaving the condition untreated. Believe it or not, the frequent interruptions in breathing while sleeping will take a toll on your physical and mental health. Although you might not feel you need treatment, sleep apnea will not go away on its own. You must turn to the appropriate interventions and lifestyle changes to preserve your health and quality of life. Not sure where to start? Here’s the information you need to breathe better and sleep soundly.


Learn How Sleep Apnea and Depression are Linked

January 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepbetterchicagoland @ 8:51 pm
A woman with depression staring out a window.

According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, more than 70% of people with sleep apnea experience symptoms of depression. Sleep dentists and researchers alike cannot stress enough that those with sleep apnea could develop depression later life without dedicated treatment. If you been exhibiting signs of depression and sleep apnea or your treatment for depression has not be as effective as it should be, you’ll want to keep reading as well as get in touch with a sleep dentist.


Sleep Apnea Myths Debunked: It’s Time to Learn the Truth!

December 21, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepbetterchicagoland @ 9:39 pm

Thanks to the internet and how easily it can spread information, there are loads of sleep apnea myths. This disorder affects millions of people with an estimated 80% of cases left untreated, which is why it’s vital to have the right information at your disposal. Read on to learn the truth behind the most common myths about sleep apnea!


Living with Sleep Apnea: Why You Should Avoid Alcohol Before Bed

November 23, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepbetterchicagoland @ 9:30 pm
an image of alcohol being poured into a glass

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s not unheard of to reach for a bottle of wine to help you wind down after an exhausting day of hosting family and friends. While the delectable taste of your favorite spirit may seem like the perfect way to relax and eventually enjoy a good night’s rest, the truth is if you suffer from sleep apnea, you could be sabotaging your body’s ability to breathe easily throughout the night. A local dentist shares why alcohol and sleep apnea are not meant to mix and what you should do to ensure you get the sleep you need, especially during the holiday season.


Pets and Sleep Apnea: Is There a Connection?

October 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepbetterchicagoland @ 8:42 pm
puppy and kitten sleeping cuddled together

If you have sleep apnea, you already know that it can interfere with your ability to get a full night of shut-eye. Frequently waking up throughout the night because you’re having trouble breathing can make you tired and irritable the next day. To help you achieve more restful sleep, you decided to let your pet sleep in your bed with you. Does this have any impact on your sleep quality? Keep reading as we explore the possible connection between pets and sleep apnea.


Does Everyone Who Snores Have Sleep Apnea?

September 25, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepbetterchicagoland @ 12:13 am

Feet of a person in bed who has sleep apnea in Skokie. Does your spouse often poke you in the ribs at night because of your snoring? You’re not alone. In fact, the American Sleep Apnea Association reports 90 million Americans live with the same problem. While it’s normal for everyone to snore occasionally, sometimes it can be a red flag signaling a larger issue. 20%-40% of people who snore also have sleep apnea. The sleep disorder causes frequent pauses in breathing several times throughout the night. How do you tell if your snoring is linked to sleep apnea in Skokie? Here’s what you need to know to sleep soundly.


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