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How Sleep Apnea Affects REM Sleep
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Certain factors like stress or insomnia can affect a person's quality and length of sleep, especially during REM sleep, which is the stage of sleep where a person is in the deepest sleep. This stage of the sleep cycle is associated with dreaming, memory consolidation, body movement, and more. Although lifestyle factors can cause disruptions in this sleep ...

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This article was medically reviewed by Dr. Vidya Pai, MD, a board-certified sleep medicine specialist. She greatly comprehends sleep apnea and other sleep conditions, strives to help improve her patients' lives, and also enjoys teaching and writing about sleep topics. Key Takeaways CPAP Prescription is Mandatory In the United States for PAP Therapy. FDA regulations mandate that you ...

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Sleep Apnea & Epilepsy
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Definition of Epilepsy Epilepsy is a brain disorder when nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed. This disorder could be from a genetic order or acquired when a person experiences brain trauma or a stroke. When suffering from epilepsy, a person experiences repeated seizures. During a seizure, abnormal behavior and emotions occur including loss of consciousness. Definition ...

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how does sleepytime tea work
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Sleepytime tea is unique among teas as it contains calming ingredients such as chamomile. These ingredients can calm the nervous system and modify the neurotransmitters involved in sleep. The flowering herb has been used for centuries to facilitate sleep. It has also been used to relieve insomnia, promote overall well-being, and encourage healthy sleep. There have been several ...

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Exercises to Reduce Sleep Apnea
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Although using a CPAP machine is the most effective way to treat sleep apnea, one recent study found that oral exercises significantly reduce the severity of sleep apnea, leading to improved sleep quality and reductions in snoring and daytime sleepiness. Committing to exercising the tongue and throat muscles to strengthen them is highly beneficial for sleep apnea patients. ...

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sleep apnea in elderly patients
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While sleep apnea can occur in any age group, evidence shows that with increasing age comes an increased likelihood of sleep apnea. If an individual already has sleep apnea, the severity may also increase with age. Often many of the symptoms associated with dementia in older people may be related to sleep deprivation due to sleep apnea. The ...

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