What Determines Sleep Quality?

What Determines Sleep Quality?

There are many factors that help figure out of we’re getting a good night of rest. Going to bed on time and getting the recommended amount of sleep helps you both physically and mentally. A proper amount of sleep lowers blood pressure and boosts energy levels. But...
The Importance of Cleaning Your CPAP

The Importance of Cleaning Your CPAP

A CPAP or continuous positive airway pressure device is commonly used to treat sleep apnea. Even though CPAPs come sterilized, it’s crucial to regularly clean it out in order to keep you healthy and your machine running smoothly. During CPAP use throughout the night,...
Future Sleep Apnea Treatments

Future Sleep Apnea Treatments

Roughly 20 million Americans suffer from one of three types of sleep apnea. The most common form is called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and it is characterized by a closing of the airways during sleep. Contributing factors to OSA are smoking, obesity, alcohol...
Sleep Apnea and Driver Fatigue

Sleep Apnea and Driver Fatigue

Sleep is top safety concern in the transportation industry. The public demands that drivers be well-rested before taking commercial vehicles on the road, and trucking companies understand it’s imperative to prevent accidents, but regulations that enforce required...
Is There Such a Thing as “Too Much” Sleep?

Is There Such a Thing as “Too Much” Sleep?

Sleep is an invaluable activity for the body, as it allows for the brain, immune system and all essential body functions to recover after trying to maintain homeostasis for so long. Sleep deprivation is a common problem among most Americans, especially college...