Are you a side-sleeper or a back sleeper? Does it matter if you have obstructive sleep disorder (sleep apnea) and wear a CPAP machine? Apparently so! Check out this article by Tamara Kaye Sellman in Sleep Resolutions: http://www.sleepresolutions.com/blog/sleeping-positions-osa-and-cpap-rem...
All the time I hear people say they don't wear their CPAP machines because they hate them. And I get it. It's not my favourite thing either - except that it's probably saving my life. Strapping on a goofy looking mask attached to a long hose isn't the sexiest way to go to bed; but if it means I'm going to live another day with a better quality of life, I'll take it and I hope you will, too. Ever wondered just how serious sleep apnea is? Tamara Sellman has written an excellent article on what sleep apnea does to the heart.
Wow! Just received the updated USA Letters Patent for the Face Cozy! What a journey from a little prayer for an invention to international distribution of a little piece of fleece. Gideon might have thrown out his fleece, but Morgan and I patented ours! LOL
Is it really your mom or dad's fault that you have to wear a CPAP mask at night? Tamara Kaye Sellman RPSGT CCSH has written a very interesting article on heredity as it relates to sleep apnea. Check it out here: http://www.sleepresolutions.com/blog/is-sleep-apnea-hereditary
Everybody knows snoring is probably the biggest turn-off in the bedroom. Being kept awake at night by someone who is blissfully unaware of the torture he or she is imposing is neither fun nor sexy. Obviously, however, it's not a total deal-breaker, because many snorers are still married. That means there are a lot of long-suffering mates out there whose love trumps personal comfort. According to a recent survey from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), 83 percent of the 1,009 people surveyed by telephone said they had a snoring bed partner.
Did you know that sleep apnea can cause five - five - kinds of heart problems?
The wild card is the fact that as many as 26 percent of North Americans may have mild to severe sleep apnea, and only about 10 percent are aware that they have it.
That means that as many as 75 million people have a condition many have never even thought about. Sleep apnea causes snoring, daytime sleepiness, headache, and poor concentration – and can lead to potentially deadly cardiac issues.
Take a look at this article:
It's taken some time to get the word out, but CPAP wearers who struggle with strap marks from their CPAP devices are increasingly discovering the Face Cozy air mask face shield. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, sleep apnea sufferers are finding that their CPAP devices don't have to leave unsightly strap marks. Mornings can be great after sleeping so much better with CPAP therapy – and having no strap marks to ruin the benefit! It still amazes me that the little mask I designed to solve my own issues with strap marks is helping so many people. I love it!!
Trouble sleeping? This is an amazing lecture by Stasha Gominak, MD, neurologist, on Vitamin D and sleep-related issues. While I disagree with her understanding about the origins of life, her contribution to our understanding of the connection between sleep apnea and sleep disorders and Vitamin D deficiency is remarkable.