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Gina Rubel

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Give Yourself the Gift of Better Sleep This Holiday Season

There are a number of amazing gifts that you can give yourself this holiday season. But none of them will provide you with the far-reaching benefits that the gift of better sleep can provide. If you are suffering from poor sleep, there is no area of your life that is safe from its impact. Your work, relationships, mood, and physical health can all suffer if you cannot get the restorative sleep that you need. Make a decision that this holiday season you are going to do what it takes to give yourself the gift of better sleep. Fortunately, a few proactive steps are usually all it takes to get to the root of a sleep issue and find an effective treatment option.

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Is it Possible for a Child to Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition that impacts millions of American adults. It is common for older adults to suffer from some level of sleep apnea. Did you know that sleep apnea can also impact children? It is possible for a child to have sleep apnea. And, it can be difficult to recognize the symptoms in children because they are often labeled as behavior issues. For example, a child with sleep apnea will suffer from poor sleep. Low quality sleep can lead to problems with mood, focus, and impulse control. It can be difficult to determine if these issues are related to a physical problem like sleep apnea or if they are behavior issues. Sleep apnea can be a threat to the health and overall well-being of a child which makes it a condition that should be taken seriously and explored thoroughly.

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Ways You Can Improve the Quality of Your Sleep

The quality of your sleep can directly impact the quality of your life. There is no way to live your life to its full potential if you regularly miss out on high-quality sleep. Sleep impacts your ability to concentrate which will impact your ability to do your job. Sleep helps you regulate your emotions which have a direct impact on your relationships. Lack of quality sleep can also make it more difficult to keep weight off which will impact your health. Clearly, there are far reaching consequences to missing out on the quality sleep that you need. If you have been suffering because of poor sleep, there are some things that you can do to improve the quality.

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Three Potential Causes for Your Daytime Sleepiness

Everyone experiences daytime sleepiness from time to time. Oftentimes the daytime sleepiness is temporary and can be linked back to an obvious cause – such as pulling an all-nighter to meet a work deadline. However, some people experience excessive daytime sleepiness on a regular basis without a clear explanation. If that is you, there are three potential causes that you should explore to help you pinpoint and address your excessive daytime sleepiness.

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Answers to the Most Common Questions About Snoring

Snoring is a common issue, but it is one that many people have questions about. What causes snoring? What are the treatment options? The answers to these two questions will help you determine if you need professional intervention for your snoring problem and which treatment option is the best.

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The Differences Between the Various OSA Treatment Options

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition that can disturb your sleep and negatively impact your health. The symptoms of OSA include snoring, waking up gasping for air throughout the night, and generally experiencing poor sleep. If you are suffering from any – or all – of these symptoms you need to seek out professional treatment. Serious OSA can lead to life threatening health issues and should never be ignored. Some people hesitate to seek out help for OSA because they believe the only treatment option is using a CPAP machine. The CPAP machine is one of the treatment options for OSA along with oral positioning devices and surgery.

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How to Help Your Spouse Stop Snoring

Snoring can become a serious issue in relationships. If you have a spouse who snores it can negatively impact your sleep. When both you and your spouse get poor sleep because of his or her snoring that can lead to issues in every aspect of your lives and relationship. In some situations, the snoring gets so bad that one member of the relationship starts to sleep in a different room. In order to protect your relationship and overall wellbeing, you may need to help your spouse stop snoring. The first step in doing this is to have an honest conversation about the frequency and level of his or her snoring. Once your spouse truly understands the severity of the snoring problem, the two of you can explore treatment options together. 

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Ways Snoring Impacts More Than Just Your Sleep

Snoring can impact much more than just your sleep. It can impact the way you function throughout the day, your overall health, and the sleep of those around you. In order to avoid suffering these consequences you need to determine the root cause of your snoring problem and find an effective treatment option.

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Three of the Worst Side Effects of Snoring

Sleep – the amount you get and its quality – can impact many areas of your life. If you snore, it can influence how much sleep you get and if it is restorative. People often regard snoring as a minor issue until it starts to cause serious problems in their lives. The reality is that there are some serious side effects that can come along with snoring. Three of the worst side effects of snoring include sleep disturbance, health issues, and relationship problems.

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Risks of Ignoring the Signs of Sleep Apnea

If you are ignoring the signs of sleep apnea it means that you are living with poor sleep and all of the consequences that come with it. Sleep apnea, by definition, disturbs your sleep. This is a condition that causes you to stop breathing multiple times throughout the night. When your body realizes that it is not getting adequate oxygen it (hopefully) jumps into action and causes you to wake up enough to resume breathing. Continuing to ignore the signs of sleep apnea will lead to diminished performance at work, the potential for serious health consequences, and missed opportunities for treatment.

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