Is Asthma a Risk Factor for Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea, specifically Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), is a dangerous breathing condition. Its symptoms may not appear until later in life, but the condition can come about a lot earlier. It is not uncommon that patients are not aware that they have OSA despite having problems with breathing and sleep. This is due to the …

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How Sleep Apnea Affects Weight

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If you have trouble sleeping at night, or you have noticed that you display irregular breathing patterns that keep you from sleeping comfortably, it is possible that you are struggling with sleep apnea. One of the biggest symptoms and correlations with sleep apnea is sudden weight gain. As the symptoms of sleep apnea get worse, …

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Is Sleeping Too Much Bad for You?

“How many hours of sleep should I be getting every night?” This question has been a regular debate for decades of time. Our-hard working American culture prides itself on long work hours. But, this has made it difficult for millions of us to get enough sleep at night. Most of us agree that anywhere from …

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What are the Different Types of Sleep Apnea?

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As a specialist in sleep medicine and pulmonary issues, Dr. Mayank Shukla is passionate about educating patients as much as possible about sleep and asthma treatment in New York. It’s important that patients can understand and identify the source of their breathing problems, especially when they are sleep related. Often, these patients become diagnosed with …

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The Hidden Risks of Sleep Apnea

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Among all sleep disorders, sleep apnea may be the most destructive . It occurs when you stop breathing during sleep due to a blocked airway. Common warning signs are loud snoring, choking or gasping sounds. People with sleep apnea report feeling tired even after a full night’s sleep. The most severe forms of sleep apnea …

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Sleep Disorders in Women

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Women tend to be prone to sleep disorders more than men, depending on their state of health and well-being. It’s important to be able to recognize and identify the different types of sleep disorders that may occur in women, so that they may receive the proper care and treatment. At the office of Dr. Mayank Shukla, …

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Staying Hydrated to Make Up for CPAP Machine Dry-Mouth

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If you are suffering from symptoms of sleep apnea, you are most likely using a CPAP machine while you sleep for sleep apnea treatment. If this is the case, then you are certainly familiar with the dry-mouthed feeling that can occur at night and in the mornings. While CPAP machines are beneficial and often life-saving …

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Most Relaxing Activities Before Bed

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A relaxed mind and body is the key to having a full night’s rest. It’s important to understand the necessity of a good night’s sleep for better health and well-being. In order to achieve a great sleep, you can invest in a variety of relaxing activities before bed to help you wind down. At the …

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Are You Snoring or is it Sleep Apnea?

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90 million Americans snore during sleep, as you’re likely to already know either as a sufferer yourself, or as a long-suffering partner of someone who snores. But while snoring is extremely common, in some cases a person’s snoring can point to a more serious problem, like sleep apnea. While it may not be immediately apparent, …

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Sleep Apnea in Children

Identifying Sleep Apnea in Children Sleep apnea refers to a sleep disorder in which breathing stops during sleep, usually because the air passage is blocked. This is referred to as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and is the form of sleep apnea most common in children. Between two and four per cent of the child population …

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