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Why Sleep Apnea In Women Is Not Getting Diagnosed

July 17, 2019 - Facts about sleep

Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Why Sleep Apnea In Women is Not Getting Diagnosed

Read why women may be underdiagnosed with sleep apnea and the symptoms you should look out for.

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How common is sleep apnea? SleepTalk CPAP and Sleep Apnea Blog

July 16, 2019 - Facts about sleep

Is sleep apnea becoming a more common condition?

Modern studies suggest that we are becoming significantly more prone to sleep apnea than we were 20 years ago. Let’s take a look at how rates of sleep apnea have changed in the last two decades.

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Canada's new food guide may help your sleep apnea

April 2, 2019 - Facts about sleep

Canada’s new food guide might help you sleep better

Pack on the fruits and veggies - Canada’s new Food Guide encourages Canadians on what to eat, which foods to avoid and the importance of cooking and preparing foods at home.

SleepTalk: The effects of smoking cigarettes on sleep apnea

February 25, 2019 - Facts about sleep

How Smoking Affects Sleep Apnea and CPAP Use

It’s no secret that smoking can have a serious impact on your health, but the consequences can be worse for those who smoke and have sleep apnea. If you do, or know someone who does, you’ve probably wondered how smoking affects sleep apnea and overall sleep.

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Daylight Savings effects on sleep and sleep apnea | VitalAire

February 25, 2019 - Facts about sleep

Prepare to Lose 1 Hour of Sleep on Sunday March 10th!

The debate is alive around whether Daylight Savings Time actually benefits society. Some have called to end it, citing it causes sleep disruption and really serves little purpose. But whether you are pro or against daylight savings time, here are some fun facts about it.

Woman waking up after a restful sleep with CPAP treatment for sleep apnea

January 23, 2019 - Facts about sleep

CPAP Diet: The link between CPAP and weight loss

If you are wondering whether using a CPAP can help you lose weight, then you are not alone. The link between sleeping well and weight loss has long captivated both sleep professionals and CPAP users.

The benefits of CPAP during the flu season

December 19, 2018 - Facts about sleep

CPAP to boost your immune system

Use your CPAP, avoid the flu It’s a beautiful Christmas morning but oh no, you’ve got the sniffles! Nobody likes the flu, and the end of December is typically when the flu invades Canada with coughs, sneezes and sick days of plenty. So how can you protect yourself from flu and other respiratory viruses?

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Alarm clock

October 16, 2018 - Facts about sleep

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2018 - prepare to set your clock back

Where did it come from? The New Zealand entomologist George Hudson first proposed modern DST. Hudson's shift-work job gave him leisure time to collect insects and led him to value after-hours daylight. In 1895 he presented a paper to the Wellington Philosophical Society proposing a two-hour daylight-saving shift, and after considerable interest was expressed in Christchurch, he followed up with an 1898 paper.

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NFL players also get sleep apnea

September 24, 2018 - Facts about sleep

NFL players get sleep apnea too

It’s September and NFL fans are excited! The National Football League schedule is out, and as you get ready to let the team into your living room, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine reminds us: football players get sleep apnea too.

Doctor at his computer during shift work

August 21, 2018 - Facts about sleep

Shift Work, OSA & CPAP

With shift work, your body’s natural 24-hour internal clock (circadian rhythm) is disrupted and can’t rely on night and day to regulate its sleep cycles. It may cause symptoms of insomnia and excessive sleepiness known as Shift Work Sleep Disorder.

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July 17, 2018 - Facts about sleep

VitalAire Sleep Talk™: Sleep Apnea Explained

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you know that it is relatively common.  At VitalAire, we have the tools and information you need to treat your sleep apnea and get a good night’s sleep.  One of the most important steps you can take in your therapy is understanding what your diagnosis means.  Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes a person to stop breathing many times through the night, for periods lasting at least 10 seconds. 

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June 14, 2018 - Facts about sleep

While You Were Sleeping…

As humans we spend close to one-third of our lives sleeping – so why don’t we know more about what actually happens during this time and how it affect our brains? 1 Scientists have known for quite some time that

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