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Diagnosed with sleep apnea? Here are your treatment options

Diagnosed with sleep apnea? Here are your treatment options

A diagnosis of sleep apnea can be alarming for some patients, a relief for others. After year’s complaints about snoring by a partner, jerking awake and gasping for breath, sleepless nights and drowsy days, and a host of other symptoms, finding out that sleep apnea is...

Meditation for a happier, healthier family

Meditation for a happier, healthier family

Meditation. There’s a disturbing increase in mental illness and behavioral issues in children and teens these days. Experts point to several factors, including a rise in social media, a lack of face-to-face connections, and even economic woes of the family for the...

Hidden signs your partner may have sleep apnea

Hidden signs your partner may have sleep apnea

With all the news about sleep apnea in the media, the message is starting to get out about this life-threatening disorder. Snoring, of course, is a primary symptom of sleep apnea. Snoring is usually not a good sign and should be investigated by a qualified provider. ...

NightLase: A little heat, a lot of relief

NightLase: A little heat, a lot of relief

NightLase. Sometimes sleep apnea sufferers struggle with the treatments they are prescribed to help them breathe while sleeping. CPAPs are the go-to for people with moderate to severe cases of sleep apnea—that’s when a person has an AHI of 15 or more. A CPAP, which...

I snore. Does that mean I have sleep apnea?

I snore. Does that mean I have sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea: Everyone knows Uncle Joe snores. Every time he comes over for dinner, he ends up afterward in the recliner asleep and sawing logs, right? People joke about all the noise he’s making in what appears to be in a very deep sleep—sleep only interrupted by his...

Exercise—for a Good Night’s Sleep

Exercise—for a Good Night’s Sleep

If you’re having trouble getting a good night’s sleep, one way to help yourself is by getting regular exercise.   The National Sleep Foundation reported that 2.5 hours of moderate to vigorous activity weekly can improve the quality of sleep by 65 percent. Exercise can...

Mercury in Fillings Could Ruin Your Health

Mercury in Fillings Could Ruin Your Health

Other than radioactive elements, mercury is the most toxic, naturally-occurring substance on Earth. There is no safe level of mercury in your body, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Yet it might be in your teeth, and the person who put it there is a...

7 Reasons to Go Organic, Including One You Hadn’t Considered

7 Reasons to Go Organic, Including One You Hadn’t Considered

Most Americans know, more or less, what good nutrition looks like and how far their diet diverges. The processed food and fast food industries work hard to convince us that fried, hormone-raised meat; fried potatoes; and 20 ounces of flavored sugar water are food; but...