Sleep Apnea in the Winter

Are your OSA symptoms more severe in the winter months? If so, you are not alone. More patients report severe sleep apnea symptoms in the colder months of the year. In fact the number of patients reporting their OSA symptoms as severe is 6% higher in the winter. The AHI, or measure of how disrupted your breathing is and how much it affects your oxygen levels, is often higher in the winter as well (17.8 Winter to 15 Summer). * So, why is winter more severe for OSA patients? There are many potential factors. First, there are more colds and …

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Sleep Tech at Consumer Electronic Show

Sleep Technology was a star at this years 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES2017). The event debuted a Sleep Tech Marketplace to showcase all the sleep-oriented products! Snooze-inducing headphones, belts & other trackers to record every toss and turn, and ‘smart’ alarm clocks, pillowcases, & beds… Oh My!!! See what Bloomberg reports from the show floor.

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Healthy Sleep this Holiday Season

The team at Millennium Sleep Lab appreciates our patients and partners we wish you a year filled with healthy sleep in 2017.  Our patient educators are here to help if you have any remaining questions about sleep testing or sleep therapy. If you or someone you love has mild to moderate sleep apnea, an oral appliance might be the perfect gift.  Did you know a custom-fit oral appliance can provide the same level of sleep therapy as CPAP? An oral appliance also removes the need for the cumbersome equipment and supplies associated with CPAP therapy. At Millennium Sleep Lab, we believe …

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Tongue during a MRI

A unique look at the TONGUE! The human tongue is truly an incredible muscle?! If only the video depicted what happens during snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. Then we might be able to watch the relaxed throat muscles collapse and block the airway. This causes shallow breathing or breathing pauses. In trying to breathe, any air that squeezes past the blockage can cause loud snoring.

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More Stress Leads to Less Sleep

Many of us toss and turn when we can’t sleep for a night or two. But for some, a restless night is routine. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 40 million Americans suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders, and an additional 20 million report having an occasional sleeping problem. Stress and anxiety are key contributors to these reported sleep problems. Stress is our response to daily life. It affects us emotionally, physically, and behaviorally. Seven out of ten adults in the United States say they experience stress or anxiety daily, and most say it interferes at least moderately …

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Call for Type 2 Diabetics to be Screened for OSA

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25.6 million Americans aged 20 years or older suffer from diabetes, with 90 to 95 percent of the cases being Type 2 Diabetes. With Type 2 Diabetes, the body does not use insulin properly leaving patients struggling to maintain healthy blood glucose levels. Research shows that seven in 10 people with Type 2 diabetes also have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) which directly impacts their diabetes symptoms and their glucose control. The more severe a diabetic’s untreated sleep apnea, the poorer their glucose control. Sleep Apnea is identified by pauses in breathing. …

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