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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 conversation 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 adequate...

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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 by reducing the body’s metabolic rate, reducing the sympathetic nerve activity, also known 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...

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