Sleep Care Knowledge Center

Can You get fired for having sleep apnea?
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Sleep apnea just doesn’t affect your sleep at night. The condition can leave you drowsy and less alert during the day. Those who experience sleep deprivation and have to go to work in the morning may be frequently late to work, make mistakes due to poor concentration, and suffer from poor performance. Unfortunately, these factors can lead to ...

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Can You Improve Sleep with a Weighted Blanket?
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What are Weighted Blankets? Weighted blankets are heavy blankets that could weigh between 5-30 pounds, designed to aid sleep. The extra weight provides comfort, calmness, and a therapeutic experience while a person is sleeping. Weighted blankets have been known to promote healthy sleep. Several factors can cause and contribute to sleep disorders. And, weighted blankets have proved to be ...

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sleep apnea in the military
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While approximately 39 million U.S. adults have obstructive sleep apnea, the risk increases for those who serve in the armed forces. The demands of military life, whether you experience combat or not, can affect healthy sleep and contribute to sleep apnea. Can You Serve in the Military with Sleep Apnea? The severity of your sleep apnea may affect ...

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does snoring mean sleep apnea
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While snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea, it is not always definitive. Snoring is a common sleep problem that can be associated with many other aspects of personal health, lifestyle, and well-being. What Causes Snoring? Snoring is caused by a disruption of airflow in the throat while you sleep. This sound, which could potentially be loud ...

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can food allergies cause sleep apnea?
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An undiagnosed sensitivity to certain foods you enjoy during daytime meals may aggravate your sleep apnea at night. An estimated 25 million Americans experience sleep apnea. Approximately 32 million Americans also suffer from food allergies.2 Naturally, what we eat may be impacting how we sleep. Here’s a closer look at the relationship between the two and which specific ...

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sleep apnea in the winter
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For many sleep apnea patients, they may notice an increase in symptoms during the winter months. This does not necessarily mean that you are failing to stay CPAP compliant. There are many seasonal reasons why sleep apnea may be worse during the winter. Why Is Sleep Apnea Worse in Winter? Weather patterns such as high pressure. In winter weather, ...

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