Better sleep and breathing

Healthier living through sleep and respiratory care and wellness.

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OSA and Insulin Resistance: A Link?

It’s common for people living with untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to feel excessive fatigue during the day. But a group of studies show those living with untreated sleep apnea also could be on the road to diabetes.

To Breathe Easier, Say ‘Om’

By Marygrace Taylor

Yoga has long been known as a way to improve health and mental well-being. What’s more, the ancient practice could be used as a tool to help you breathe easier, too.

Keeping it Clean: CPAP Hygiene

A shower or bath is a great way to start your day. But a refreshing dip and a good hygiene routine is just as important for your CPAP as it is for you.

Older Adults and Sleeping Pills: An Unsafe Combination?

By Marygrace Taylor

Sleeping pills can be a godsend for many suffering from temporary insomnia. But for older adults, who often report having difficulty sleeping, the meds might end up doing more harm than good.

What is Continuous Positive Air Pressure?

You’ve had the sleep study and heard the words, “You have sleep apnea.” For many people the next step is getting fitted for a CPAP machine, a device that provides continuous positive airway pressure. And although CPAP is regarded as the most effective treatment of sleep apnea, most don’t know how the treatment works to help promote a better night’s sleep and reduce the dangerous side effects of sleep apnea, such as stroke and high blood pressure.

Bringing Home Your CPAP: Find the Perfect Spot

You’ve gone through the sleep studies and met with your sleep specialist to be fitted for your CPAP mask. Now it’s time to bring home your new equipment. But what’s the best spot in your bedroom for your CPAP? And what are some considerations to keep in mind if your CPAP has a humidifier?

Control Your Sleep Apnea, Reduce Your Pneumonia Risk

According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), 37 million Americans snore on a regular basis. That noisy breathing during sleep that often keeps sleep partners awake—and may even be so loud that it wakes the snorer, too—often is caused by sleep apnea; however, other factors can contribute to snoring, including sleeping on your back, alcohol consumption and age.

Daily Aerobics Can Improve Sleep, in Time

By G R

Exercise is credited with helping a person sleep better at night and even fighting insomnia. But according to new research, it takes some time in spin class, on the treadmill or other aerobic workouts before you find relief from tossing and turning.

Your Brain on COPD

By Marygrace Taylor

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a condition that foremost affects the lungs. But it also could affect the brain, according to a recent study.