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April 20, 2022 - Facts about sleep

Your tongue might be making you sleepy!

Did you know that your tongue can reveal a lot about your sleeping habits? In essence, the size of your tongue may hold the answers to whether or not you could be suffering from sleep apnea, a condition that prevents you from getting a good night’s sleep.

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March 16, 2022 - Facts about sleep

Who doesn’t love a good nap? But… Is it worth it?

Did you know in warm parts of Southern Europe and the Mediterranean, the Siesta, “midday nap'' is an important part of the culture? It's especially ingrained in Spain—and in Italy, where it's called riposo.

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March 10, 2022 - Facts about sleep

Prepare to Lose 1 Hour of Sleep on Sunday March 13!

Losing an hour of sleep from the end of daylight savings can shift the body's regular sleep-wake cycle. Even though the time difference is only an hour, your internal body clock may take some time to adjust. The sleep disruption can last for many days.

February 16, 2022 - Facts about sleep

A Conversation Guide: How to talk to your partner about their snoring.

Did you know that 40% of adult men and 24% of adult women are habitual snorers?

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January 25, 2022 - Facts about sleep

Is sleep apnea linked to depression?

Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadians experience some form of mental health issue in their lifetime? If you feel like you haven’t been yourself lately, have you noticed how well you have been sleeping?

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November 1, 2021 - Facts about sleep

Chronic Lack of Sleep and its Impacts | VitalAire

Suffering from Chronic Lack of Sleep? Find Out Why Have you ever woken up in the morning and wondered, “why am I still tired?” Sleep deprivation occurs when a person is not getting enough  sleep on a regular basis. Going to bed too late, waking up continuously throughout the night, and not prioritizing your sleep routine are common causes of inadequate sleep or poor quality sleep.

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October 18, 2021 - Facts about sleep

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 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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Snoring caused by sleep apnea

June 8, 2021 - Facts about sleep

What Does Sleep Apnea Feel Like? Symptoms, Warning Signs and Testing

What are the warning signs of sleep apnea? What does sleep apnea look like? Learn the most common symptoms and primary characteristics of sleep apnea.

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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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