It’s a myth that Sleep apnea is not serious. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times. This means the brain -- and the rest of the body -- may not get enough oxygen.
Treatments range from lifestyle changes, such as losing weight or changing sleep positions, to CPAP therapy, to surgery.
Treating Sleep Apnea at Home
You may be able to treat mild cases of sleep apnea by changing your behavior, for example:
Avoiding alcohol and sleeping pills.
Changing sleep positions to improve breathing.
Stopping smoking. Smoking can increase the swelling in the upper airway, which may worsen both snoring and apnea.
Avoiding sleeping on your back
You would assume when we say stress, we’re referring to either mental/ emotional, or physical stress. In a world where we’re bombarded with 100 things to get stressed over, two of the biggest stressors on your body - the ones with the most significant impact on your cortisol curve, your adrenal function, and brain function - are actually 1. Sleep deprivation, and 2. metabolic/ glycemic dysregulation (emotional trauma and chronic inflammation are the other two). Isn’t that crazy?
Symptoms of adrenal dysfunction are so common - anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, disrupted sleep, low energy in the morning, wired at night, the list goes on - I’m sure we’ve all experienced some degree of the above. .
We SHOULD be sleeping 8-9 hours, but in a modern world (where hustling is so glorified), we’re currently averaging at 6.5 hours a night. The rise in sleep apnea (which is more common than you’d think, especially in those with hypothyroidism - it causes swelling of the trachea = less airflow) is a huge contributor to sleep deprivation too. Just because you’re in bed for 8 hours doesn’t mean you’re getting 8 hours of quality sleep. .
Blood sugar mismanagement - which might look like skipping breakfast, then eating a big meal, then snacking on something sugary to keep you going, going 4-5 hours without any food because of busy lifestyles - causes cortisol to rise in order to break down stored glycogen to regulate your blood sugar. Do that everyday and you’re in trouble! .
We can’t control a lot of the 💩 we deal with, but we can control how well we eat (quantity, quality, timing), and most of us can control our sleep - taking care of these two basics will go a long way to keeping your brain and health functioning well even in the face of modern day craziness.
This is how Rozlyn snores now. The swelling is going down and she is no longer cutting down a forest. Doctor said it isn't going to cure her but it will help her. You can still tell that air is trying to get in and out when she breaths but this is so much better than before. I always worried she wasn't going to wake up one more. #snoring#sleepapnea#verynarrowpassage
Moment of truth. This all smiles bundle of energy you see posted suffers from depression.
I want to say seasonal as it worsens in winter but it is an everyday struggle intensified by this season.
For weeks I have struggled with lack of energy, increased sleeping and decreased energy.
I need Transform:20 like I need air to breathe right now. I need it like the sun I lack on a day to day now that the season has changed.
Ibtold myself it was back at it yesterday. Sluggish today but I am about to get into one of these preview workouts on #beachbodyondemand
For #Transform20 .
There is a 15 and 10 min option available which is perfect because I want to go back to sleep.
Its not much but its something to start my mind and body back after no workouts in 2 weeks its something. I think I may go back to Cize this week. Nothing gets me going like a good dance session!
What gets you back in line after falling off?
I've been having a really hard time with my chronic insomnia lately and had a really bad appointment with my new sleep specialist today. I'm getting sleep study #5 done in hopefully a few months but am feeling really down right now and could use whatever encouragement or positivity people have to offer me right now. ❤
It’s time for another #tactictuesday post. Every Tuesday I will be giving out tips on how to better manage and cope with your mental health illness - today’s is simple but yet probably one of the most important factors, sleeping. And as it’s a requirement for the human body it simply can not be left off the list.
You may think it’s silly as we all do sleep, it’s not some technique or mechanism we can deploy to help us manage or better cope with our mental health conditions. Yes everyone does indeed sleep, but the amount of people who actually get quality sleep is low, especially people suffering with mental health. -
In life we’re constantly faces with challenges and difficulties. Sleep is believed to be an important factor on our ability to deal with adversity and the demands of a hectic life. In many aspects it’s a biological source of resilience, think of it as the mind and body recharging like a phone ready to go again for the next day. Although the correlation between sleep and mental health it not fully understood, many believe that a good nights sleep helps foster both mental and emotional resilience. All of us experience the ups and downs of life and we would all benefit form accessing quality sleep in times of stress and fatigue, especially in the case of someone suffering with mental health conditions as chronic sleeping disruptions set the stage for negative thinking, depression, anxiety and emotional vulnerability.
Poor sleep and depression are very closely linked, and testing one condition will help to improve the other. Research suggests that 60-90% of patients with depression have insomnia and 20% of people suffering with depression have sleep apnoea so looking after our sleep to promote good mental health is imperative. It has also been doh d by research that people who sleep poorly are much more likely to develop significant mental illness, including depressions and anxiety than those who sleep well.
There are many ways to improve your sleep and your sleeping habits, all of which I will cover at a later point in time. Stay strong and keep fighting, you are a warrior! #mentalhealthwarriorsx#MHWX#originalcontent
#PCOS affects 1 in 10 women.
Did you know...
•80% of women with 6 or fewer #periods per year, have PCOS.
•Left untreated, it may lead to Uterine and Endometrial cancers, as well as heart ❤️ disease. •Women with PCOS have higher rates of #anxiety 😬 and #depression 😔 than women without the syndrome. •Elevated #insulin 📈 or insulin resistance are seen in the majority of women with PCOS.
•Women with PCOS are at a higher risk of developing obstructive #sleepapnea 😴 due to the influence of androgens affecting sleep receptors in the brain.
•Women with PCOS have a 70% prevalence of elevated ⬆️ triglycerides and low ⬇️ HDL (“good” cholesterol). •One of the earliest signs of elevated androgens in adolescents with PCOS is #acne .
•A number of studies demonstrate that modest #weightloss of 5-10% of initial body weight improves metabolic, physiological and psychological aspects of PCOS.
•Women with PCOS have a higher incidence of gestational #diabetes , miscarriages, preterm deliveries, and stillbirths.
For woman with PCOS and those experiencing symptoms (menstrual irregularity, excess hair growth, weight gain/trouble losing weight, thinning hair, depression/anxiety, infertility, pelvic pain, sleep apnea, etc.), it's important to know they're not alone! 💪🏽 #GUThealth has an incredibly positive impact on PCOS. Our Plexus #Slim assists in regulating #insulin levels, balancing hormones and allows the body to use insulin properly.
PCOS is linked to DYSBIOSIS (aka poor gut health). This study on PubMed (legit 👊🏽) found that those with PCOS had lower levels of good gut bacteria, particularly Akkermansia. 👎🏽 Guess what increases Akkermansia by 250xs?!?!? The new formulation of this amazing plant based supplement drink! Hellllo #plexus pink drink!💕🙌🏽 If you know someone with PCOS, will you please share this with them? I want to help anyone with PCOS get to the root of the issue!
The parties and the cooking and the shopping and the errands - it must mean that the holidays are right around the corner! Check out our holiday CPAP tips: http://blog.papsmart.com/holiday-cpap-tips #cpap sleep #osa#sleepapnea#sleeptips
La somnolencia excesiva por falta de sueño es la 2da causa de muertes al volante. ¿Estás durmiendo lo suficiente y de manera correcta? no pongas en juego tu vida y la de los demás acude con los especialistas para evaluación y diagnóstico.
Citas: +52 1 (449) 993-33-91
Av. Paseo de las maravillas # 318
Jesús María, Aguascalientes. México.
Today I celebrate 6 months of freedom from alcohol.
How do I feel? Proud. Accomplished. Better than I ever have. These past 6 months have been the most eye opening and incredible journey of learning who Troy really is - what I like, what I don’t like, what I will accept, what I won’t accept. But most importantly I have fully enveloped the security of being myself and loving myself completely. Accepting every flaw, releasing all of the guilt, being present in this gift called the present. I am excited to wake up every morning to the unknown of what magical experiences and things I can manifest, every single day. .
Being patient with myself. Being compassionate. Being honest. Being real. Being understanding. Being committed. Being authentic and living my life with no excuses. Being open to doing things that scared me for the fear of being triggered. The power and strength we have once we embrace is it unbelievable! These are things that have helped me be 6 months strong.
There is no turning back and my commitment to living an alcohol free life forever is set in stone and is now the bedrock of which I get to live this amazing life on. .
Today I am happier than I have ever been, and for that I thank myself. My #anxiety is pretty much gone, #depression gone, #diabetes gone, high blood pressure gone, #sleepapnea gone (no longer attached to a #CPAP every night), my weight is down 93 pounds, all blood work is at normal/optimal levels (which it had NEVER been since I started drinking in my teens), and I now have clarity that I never had the chance to experience until now. .
Thank you to all of my friends and family who stuck by my side thru the lowest of lows and are still here with me in my highest of highs.
It’s not easy - at all - but it IS worth it!
Namaste. 🙌🏼 #6months#alcohol#alcoholfree#weightlosstransformation#weightlossjourney#manifest#livingmybestlife#proud#healthy#fit#fitness#happy#cantstopwontstop#bestdecisionever#power#control#weightloss#weightless#clarity#mindfulness#noexcuses#eatclean#workout#inspiration#motivation
¿A ti se te ha "subido el muerto"? Una de las caracteristicas de la etapa de sueño MOR (movimientos de ojos rapido) es la pérdida de tono muscular y la actividad cerebral simultánea dando como resultado la parálisis de sueño o "Que se te suba el muerto" 🙄. Normalmente acompañada de alucinaciones no es más que un fenómeno natural.
Cuéntanos, ¿Cuando fue la última vez que te sucedió?
Citas: +52 1 (449) 993-33-91
Av. paseo de las maravillas # 318
Jesús María, Aguascalientes. México
Over 70% of the time, snoring is not just noise, but a sign of an obstructed airway. Trying to stop your snoring simply because it is annoying creates the risk of silencing untreated sleep apnea, a condition which could shorten your lifespan by 12-15 years. Contact our office today for a free consultation. It could save your life. #themoreyouknow#weloveourpatients#vbdentist#sleepapnea#sleepdentistry
Did you know that your eating and sleeping schedule could affect your weight? A new study shows that the time of day does in fact affect our metabolism. Head to the link in our bio to read the full story. ☝️
Do you suffer from sleep apnea?
It's a condition where sleep is disrupted because you stop breathing for at least 10 seconds or longer and it affects millions of people.
You'll usually know that you suffer from it because your partner notices you snoring or gasping for air while you sleep.
Our Brampton dentist can help with this.
Read more at https://goo.gl/zQunEr. .
Sleep disturbances are prevalent in women with PCOS. This may include:
🔸Altered sleep duration
🔸Difficulty falling asleep
🔸Difficulty staying asleep
🔸Obstructive sleep apnea
Not getting adequate sleep can play a major role in any disease. Research (swipe ➡️) has shown that lack of sleep can impair executive function (decision making skills), attention, and working memory 🧐.
Our circadian rhythm is what regulates our sleep-wake cycle 😴. The circadian system is regulated by an area in the brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus in the hypothalamus and is synchronized by stimuli from the environment 🌄 (i.e. the sun rising and setting- how many of you are tired earlier in the winter months 🙋🏽♀️?).
The suprachiasmatic nucleus sends signals to other parts of the brain including the pituitary and pineal glands 🧠. Melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland and is increased during the night and decreased during the day.
It is common in women with PCOS to have altered cortisol metabolism. Meaning, the body isn’t producing cortisol properly, or it isn’t metabolizing it properly 👀. Cortisol (secreted by the adrenal glands) is regulated by the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary axis) and also follows a circadian pattern, slowly rising during sleep 📈 and peaking in the morning. Cortisol can also be released in times of stress (or times when the body perceives something as stressful).
Sleep deprivation is a stressor on it’s own and is associated with elevated cortisol levels ‼️. There may be a relationship between the stress response and the hyperactivity of the HPA axis in women with PCOS leading to sleep disturbances 💤.
What to do?
-Make sure you are blocking your blue light (especially at night). Most phones have a setting 📲 for a “warmer” tone. I recommend using ‘Flux’ for your computer!
-Buy a pair of blue light blocker glasses. There are tons of options to choose from, just remember you get what you pay for 😉.
To learn more, 💻 sign up for my FREE webinar on Natural Approaches to PCOS this Thursday at 5:30p MST. This will be recorded, so sign up to receive the video afterwards if you can’t make the live stream! Link in bio!
What a great weekend of courses with our Airway, Bruxism, & Craniofacial Pain course, and Cross-Coding/Medical Billing course in Jupiter, FL with Dr. Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS, and Rose Nierman. The energy of the group was incredible. All of these practitioners are dedicated to providing their patients with the best quality care possible in sleep apnea, TMD, and bruxism treatment, and medical billing reimbursement! Thank you to Platinum Sponsors @digitalresource and @kettenbachusa, and to Airway Management - TAP Sleep Care and QuickSplint for providing materials for our hands-on training. Such a fun an exciting way to end our 2018 continuing education tour, and now we are getting ready for 2019 with new leading-edge programs! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is alarmingly common, affecting an estimated 1 in 5 adults. The good news is that mild to moderate cases can be treated with oral appliance therapy, a comfortable and convenient alternative to CPAP. Contact us to know more #sleepapnea#cpap#tired#snoring
I feel better today! I slept nearly all day yesterday. 😱 This morning I went to the sleep doc. I stopped breathing 60 times an hour at my sleep study!!! Isn’t that completely insane? I get my cpap machine today. 🙌🏻 I really hope this will make me way less tired all day everyday. I am a little creeped out that my machine will be feeding info to my doctor and insurance company (because they’re in charge of my health because MONEY). 🤔 Can our system be any more fucked?
Don’t forget to book your cleanings! ✨ Despite all your best intentions and promises, there will be times you won’t floss or brush or gargle or do any of the things you know you need to do to keep your teeth and gums healthy. 🎄🍫🍭The good news is, you can schedule your post-holiday cleaning and check-up now, so the moment the holidays are over, you can help your teeth stay clean, bright and cavity free. ✨🦷 #NorthAtlantaSmiles