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Sleep Apnea Treatments

In our previous post Sleep Apnea: What is it and how is it diagnosed, we talked about the causes of Sleep Apnea. We also touched on how we can diagnose/test for sleep apnea in a patient. Now that we know what apnea is, who gets it and how we test for it, we need to...

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Sleep Apnea: What is it and how is it diagnosed

So what exactly is sleep apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea is defined as a partial or complete collapse of the upper airway during sleep. When the muscles around the neck relax during sleep, it puts pressure of the airway and causes it to collapse. As it partially...

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“How Much Sleep is Enough?”

Allen Manus, Certified Respiratory Therapist First, an introduction. My name is Allen and I have been in and around sleep medicine for the better part of 20 years. I have worked with Dr. Noah and his associates since 1996 and graduated from respiratory therapy school...

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Teens benefit from later high school start times

Teens may get more sleep, have fewer motor vehicle accidents when school starts later Read Full article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161215085930.htm The information posted on our blog or news portal is for educational information only. The Sleep...

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Missing 1-2 hours of sleep doubles crash risk

Read Full Article: https://www lipitor dosage.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/12/161206110235.htm The information posted on our blog or news portal is for educational information only. The Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee does not endorse or recommend any content from...

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The Relationship Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Obesity

I’m Lindsay White, a nurse practitioner with Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee.  Today I am going to talk to you about the relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Obesity. Obesity is a major risk factor for Sleep Apnea in both adults and children. This is...

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Let’s talk about Insomnia

The converstaion about insomnia can be a long one, but let’s briefly overview some information on the topic Insomnia is the most prevalent sleep disorder in the general population and it is defined as the inability to get to sleep or stay asleep, despite...

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Sleep Apnea and Hypertension.. What are the risks?

Hi I’m Dave Hubbard, Nurse Practitioner with Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee. Normal sleep physiology is a designed process to maintain health. It does so my reducing the body’s metabolic rate, reducing the sympathetic nerve activity, also know as the fight or...

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Sleep Study – There’s Nothing to be Afraid of

Many patients are afraid of doing sleep studies, based on the horror stories of the CPap equipment. These are valid concerns because the equipment used in previous years were big, loud and not very user friendly. In recent years, there have been many improvements made...

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Sleep Apnea and Heart Attacks

Hello My name is Wendy Rhim, Nurse Practitioner at the Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee. Today’s discussion is the relationship between Heart Disease & Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease. Several studies have...

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