sleep apnea

adhd

Can Sleep Apnea Be Misdiagnosed as ADHD?

Can Sleep Apnea Be Misdiagnosed as ADHD? When a child seems restless, lacking in energy or concentration, or has behavior issues, oftentimes a trip to the pediatrician may result in a diagnosis of attention-deficit hypertension disorder (ADHD). However, ADHD is often diagnosed when the child’s sleep patterns should be examined instead. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) […]

obesity

Sleep Apnea and Weight Gain

There’s a strong correlation between sleep apnea and weight. In fact, “about half of people with sleep apnea are overweight.” Excess weight accumulates in the soft tissue of the mouth and throat, increasing the pressure on the patient’s airway. This makes the patient much more vulnerable to sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can also lead to […]

cpap

Why Sleep Apnea Exasperates PTSD

PTSD and sleep apnea are both serious medical conditions that threaten the patient’s physical and mental health when left untreated. Another thing they have in common is that the two ailments have only recently been recognized as serious medical disorders. Research indicates that sleep apnea and PTSD are comorbid. This is a phenomenon that occurs […]

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6 Reasons People Can’t Stand Their CPAP

Do you ever feel like you often have difficulty focusing, are excessively tired after a full night of sleep, snore loudly, or wake up with a dry throat? These are all common symptoms of sleep apnea, a condition that halts your breathing periodically throughout the night.   Over the years, the disorder has become more […]