https://www.whywesnore.com Wed, 10 Feb 2016 06:09:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=176 New Study Strengthens Sleep Apnea-Kidney Disease Linkhttps://www.whywesnore.com/new-study-strengthens-sleep-apnea-kidney-disease-link/ https://www.whywesnore.com/new-study-strengthens-sleep-apnea-kidney-disease-link/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:22:50 +0000 https://www.whywesnore.com/?p=2517 For years, we have been exploring the potential link between sleep apnea and chronic kidney disease (it’s why a nephrologist might recommend a sleep appliance). A number of studies have shown a significant link, but now a new study from Taiwan gives us some of the strongest evidence yet, and it shows that the link […]

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Are You Tweeting When You Should Be Snoozing?https://www.whywesnore.com/are-you-tweeting-when-you-should-be-snoozing/ https://www.whywesnore.com/are-you-tweeting-when-you-should-be-snoozing/#comments Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:45:54 +0000 https://www.whywesnore.com/?p=2508 For many of us, social media is a distraction that can be very hard to pry ourselves away from, even when we’re supposed to be sleeping. And if you’re finding that your long winter’s nap is made shorter by Facebook or Instagram, you’re not alone. According to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, social media […]

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Sleep Apnea and Surgical Deathshttps://www.whywesnore.com/sleep-apnea-and-surgical-deaths/ https://www.whywesnore.com/sleep-apnea-and-surgical-deaths/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:19:19 +0000 https://www.whywesnore.com/?p=2503 There are still many mysteries surrounding the dangers of sleep apnea, but we are working hard to understand them. But it’s not always easy to collect all the relevant data. Researchers hope that the establishment of a new registry for sleep apnea-related surgical deaths will help isolate the causes that increase surgical risk, but so […]

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CPAP-Related Fires: Not a Side Effect You Really Have to Worry abouthttps://www.whywesnore.com/cpap-related-fires-not-a-side-effect-you-really-have-to-worry-about/ https://www.whywesnore.com/cpap-related-fires-not-a-side-effect-you-really-have-to-worry-about/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:39:32 +0000 https://www.whywesnore.com/?p=2497 It’s a horrific story: your lifesaving piece of equipment suddenly turns life-threatening as the CPAP machine triggers a fire. That’s what a Chicago sleep apnea patient is claiming happened in the lawsuit he filed against his landlord and the medical equipment manufacturer who made his CPAP machine. Although this type of consequence is possible, it’s […]

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Oral Appliances as Effective as CPAP for Blood Pressurehttps://www.whywesnore.com/oral-appliances-as-effective-as-cpap-for-blood-pressure/ https://www.whywesnore.com/oral-appliances-as-effective-as-cpap-for-blood-pressure/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2016 08:34:22 +0000 https://www.whywesnore.com/?p=2489 The most serious health effect of sleep apnea is the damage and deterioration of the cardiovascular system. Heart damage, hardened arteries, and increased stroke risk are among the effects of sleep apnea, but the most easily detectable sign of impending cardiovascular injury is high blood pressure (hypertension). The presence of high blood pressure is a […]

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