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Panic Disorder and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

January 06, 2016

The sun is shining and the sky is blue. Keeping the top down on your convertible is a foregone conclusion. But wait, your palms become clammy, your heart starts to race, you can’t quite catch your breath and you have a sense of unexplainable danger. What is wrong? You might have just experienced a panic […]

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Make Sleep a Priority in 2016

December 30, 2015

You say you want to bring in the New Year with a positive life change that will benefit you and your health. One of the most beneficial resolutions to your overall health is changing your sleep habits. For years you have heard that sleep is important, but have you really executed a plan to make […]

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Apnea of Prematurity

December 01, 2015

Adults are not the only individuals who experience episodes where breathing pauses occur during sleep. It can actually happen quite often in premature babies, and is known as apnea of prematurity. The good news is that this condition usually resolves on its own by the 36th week. When a baby is born prematurely, the brain […]

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Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders

November 24, 2015

Of course, we all know that breathing is essential for life. And so is sleep. When there are issues with breathing and sleeping, life can be adversely affected. Unfortunately, problems with both of these physiological functions is fairly common. In fact, there are quite a number of sleep-related breathing disorders. Sleep-related Breathing Disorders Defined As far […]

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Why am I always tired?

November 19, 2015

One mans testimony about how a Thanksgiving tradition saved his life. John S. was sitting in the “dad chair” after a great Thanksgiving meal. The whole family was gathering to watch the afternoon gridiron when a shallow roar began to emerge from John. The kids’ look over at dad, he had done it again; he […]

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What you need to know about a Home Sleep Study (HST)

November 11, 2015

In years past a primary care physician would diagnose sleep apnea sufferers with an overnight sleep test called a Nocturnal polysomnography. This type of sleep test is administered by a sleep lab to monitor your heart, lungs and brain activity, breathing patterns, arm and leg movements, and blood oxygen levels while you sleep. As the […]

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Somniphobia: Can People be Too Scared to Sleep?

November 04, 2015

You are addicted. You admit it. You can’t seem to get enough of the hit TV shows American Horror Story or The Walking Dead. After binge watching for 6 hours, you have finally unlocked somniphobia. But somniphobia isn’t just about getting to the end of a new series. Somniphobia is something real to people who […]

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What is the Difference Between Snoring and Sleep Apnea?

October 14, 2015

About 90 million Americans suffer from snoring activity during sleep. Roughly fifty percent of these people are primary snorers (a snorer without Sleep Apnea), the other half may have a serious sleep disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). While OSA will almost always leads to loud and frequent snoring, snoring does not always indicate OSA. […]

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Do You Have Overlap Syndrome?

October 07, 2015

In the United States today, over 24 million adults are impaired with less than optimal lung function. Number one cause is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that 12.7 million Americans have COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. What then causes COPD to […]

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What is Hypersomnia?

September 23, 2015

Do you have trouble staying awake during the day? Do you find yourself falling asleep at various times of the day? Doesn’t matter how many hours of sleep you are able to grab, these problems still occur. If this describes you or someone you know, you might be suffering from a condition known as hypersomnia. […]

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What Your Snoring is Telling You

September 16, 2015

Snoring can be a mere annoyance, or it can be a warning sign of a common sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that can have serious health consequences. Snoring occurs when the flow of air from the mouth or nose to your lungs makes the tissues of the airway vibrate. This is caused […]

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Napping Improves Workplace Efficiency

August 27, 2015

At many workplaces it is still taboo to take a nap during the workday; but evidence proves that napping not only will boost your cognitive and memory functions, but enhance efficiency too. For several years now cutting edge companies like Google, HubSpot and the Huffington Post have been using napping pods to help refresh employees. […]

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Legalities for Truck Drivers diagnosed with Sleep Apnea

August 19, 2015

The trucking industry was the first to implement legislation for sleep apnea sufferers within the transportation communities. The aviation and locomotion industries followed suit after sleep apnea related accidents caused loss of life in those industries as well. It took awhile, for the transportation community to understand what this could mean for their companies. A […]

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Atrial Fibrillation Connected with Sleep Apnea

August 05, 2015

As more studies look at the connection between Coronary conditions and Sleep Apnea, we find evidence that sleep apnea treatment can greatly reduce risks for coronary complications. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of arrhythmia. An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart […]

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So Many CPAP Masks, Which one is Right for You?

July 30, 2015

After snoring for more years than you are willing to admit, you finally sought out a diagnosis and treatment. Verdict, as you suspected all along, was obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which basically means that you stop breathing a number of times during the night. The disease is caused by an obstruction in your airway and […]

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Evidence shows Alzheimer’s is linked to Sleep Disorders

July 22, 2015

Disrupted sleep may be one of the missing pieces in explaining how a sticky protein called beta-amyloid, starts its damage long before people have trouble with memory as it turns into Alzheimer’s, researchers reported Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. “It’s very clear that sleep disruption is an under appreciated factor,” said Dr. Matthew […]

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Sleep Apnea Symptoms

July 08, 2015

You have just finished dinner and sat down in your favorite chair to watch TV. Your family files in to watch and before you know it, someone is waking you up because you have been snoring. It’s common enough, you had a hard day; but how often does it really happen? You have likely heard […]

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Changing Nursing Protocol to Focus on Sleep

July 01, 2015

In the past, when a nurse asks you questions about your health sleep has rarely been a topic of discussion. This is beginning to change as we find out how closely tied sleep is to your overall health. Proper sleep helps your brain function properly keeps you more attentive and helps you learn more quickly. […]

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Coronary Artery Disease Linked to Sleep Apnea

June 24, 2015

A study presented at the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions evaluated 928 patients at sleep clinics, with a median follow-up of 9 months. The study was testing for the occurrence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) from a collection of patients having a range of sleep problems. Overall, 80.1% of patients had obstructive sleep apnea and […]

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The Importance of Good Sleep Health

June 17, 2015

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) provided a review of the current scientific literature to assist health care providers, especially pulmonologists and sleep physicians, in making recommendations to patients and the general public about the importance of achieving good quality and adequate quantity of sleep. ATS members were invited, based on their expertise in sleep medicine, […]

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Sleep Apnea Causes Health and Cognitive Issues with Children

June 12, 2015

It has been known that there is a connection between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). A study was reported from the Tucson Children’s Assessment a few years ago consisted of 263 children over the course of a five-year period with the help of parental rating scales. Researchers reported that children […]

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Tongue Exercises to Reduce Sleep Apnea Symptoms

May 20, 2015

Recently a study came out of Brazil showing that a few simple tongue exercises can reduce your sleep apnea symptoms. Participants in the study showed a 39% lessening in sleep apnea symptoms over the control group. This is by no means a cure for sleep apnea, but can aid in lessening your symptoms. Always consult […]

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Top 5 Reasons People Quit Using the CPAP

May 13, 2015

The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) has been the gold standard of sleep apnea treatment for many years. There are a few advantages to the CPAP, it is non-invasive, daytime sleepiness improves or resolves, heart function and hypertension improve and quality of life improves. Around fifty percent of the people who use the CPAP are […]

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Which Sleep Apnea Treatment Option is Right for You?

May 06, 2015

You have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are now wondering which treatment options are for you. You physician will present you several treatment methods depending on the reason for your sleep apnea or severity of your sleep apnea. Whatever your diagnosis, we would like you to know all the sleep apnea treatment options available to […]

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Lifestyle Changes for Sleep Apnea Sufferers

April 29, 2015

Understanding the sleep apnea condition is one of the fundamental issues facing America today. Nearly 50 percent of sleep apnea sufferers are unaware that their condition is life threatening. It is estimated that 80 percent of sleep apnea sufferers are completely unaware that they even have the condition. This is why physicians are pushing for […]

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Why is my physician testing for sleep apnea?

April 22, 2015

For many years now you have been visiting your physician for a regular health screening. Your physician has been checking you over for symptoms of the most common diseases such as: Overweight and obesity Diabetes High blood pressure High cholesterol Osteoporosis Colon conditions Prostate cancer in men Breast cancer and cervical cancer in women Now […]

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Rising Costs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

April 15, 2015

As Baby Boom Generation Ages Sleep Related Health Issues Costing Billions The number of United States patients suffering with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is approximately 22 million people, according to the American Sleep Association. The prevalence of OSA is twice as high in patients aged older than 60 years-of-age, and OSA-related costs will continue to […]

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Is a CPAP Pillow Necessary?

April 08, 2015

Let’s be honest with one another. When it comes to the avoidance of things we don’t particularly like to do, we come up with all kinds of excuses. It doesn’t matter if we have the knowledge and know full well that something is good for us. We stop and don’t go. Instead of exercising, we […]

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Is it Possible to Go Camping with a CPAP?

April 02, 2015

Pitching a tent and being one with nature are some of your favorite activities to enjoy in your downtime for pleasure. You have hiked and camped out in some of the most popular, tried and true locations. But still on your bucket list are sleeping under the sandstone arches in the Utah national park, heading […]

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Can Sleeping on One Side Worsen Glaucoma?

March 17, 2015

Robbery is not an activity that should be promoted but let’s face it: Thieves need to be silent in order to be able to steal. Silence and quiet are important to avoid detection. And hence that is why glaucoma is often said to be the silent thief of sight because 50 percent of those affected […]

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Breaking Down Sleep Apnea Stereotypes

March 11, 2015

It has been weeks since Diane seemed like her normal self. Gone are the days when she actively helped her children with their homework. When she talks, Diane rambles on or doesn’t make sense. The mother of four has a short attention span, her moods are like a roller coaster and she constantly has morning […]

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What is Sleeping Sickness?

March 03, 2015

At the time, you thought it was so great that you would finally be able to cross going on an African safari off your bucket list. Zebras, elephants, gazelles wandered up to your jeep and your accommodations at night quite literally allowed you to sleep in the treetops. But unfortunately, what came after the trip […]

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How Does Sleep Help Memory and Learning?

February 25, 2015

When our head hits the pillow at night, we are open to the possibility of dreaming. But this isn’t the only activity occurring while we slumber. At night, studies have shown that sleep can improve memory and learning. Strange but true. While you sleep, there is an opportunity to remember to take out the garbage […]

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What is Sleep Inertia?

February 18, 2015

Wakening up this morning was more difficult than normal. Why? Pretty obvious when you slammed your hand down on the alarm’s snooze button, which sent the entire clock flying across the bedroom. You were extremely angry that the morning arrived so quickly. And then to make matters worse and despite the fact that you fell […]

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Should You Sleep with Pets?

February 11, 2015

For many pet owners, the four-legged friends that live with humans can seem more like family than animals. For some, Daisy is not a Poodle but a daughter and Smokey is not an all-black Persian but a son. If you consider your pets as part of the household, then shouldn’t they participate in family activities […]

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What Popular Diets Help Sleep Apnea?

February 04, 2015

How would you answer the following questions: Are you what you eat? Are you thin or overweight because of the food choices that you make? Do you have energy to go out in order to tackle everything and anything? Or are you a lump on a log, and just sit in front of the boob […]

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What is CPAP Claustrophobia?

January 12, 2015

Getting on an elevator makes your heart race. The thought of needing an MRI to evaluate your torn ACL makes your non-injured leg quake. You have had claustrophobia your whole life. And now, learning that you have sleep apnea and need continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to treat this condition, has sent you into a […]

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Can Speech Therapy Treat Sleep Apnea?

December 10, 2014

Although he was able to demand that Pharaoh let his people go, Moshe did so with a speech impediment believed to be a stutter. The man who went on to part the Red Sea was not alone in his “slow and hesitant” speech. England’s King George VI suffered greatly with the embarrassment of being a […]

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How Treating Sleep Disorders Can Restore Intimacy

December 04, 2014

Back in the day, Pat and Joyce had a great and intimate sex life. But that was before kids, demanding work and life responsibilities. Over the last couple of months, they have tried to rekindle the flame with romantic date nights, get-away weekends. But the couple keep fizzling out and not igniting a spark at […]

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Five Reasons Why We Should Be Thankful For Sleep

November 26, 2014

As you know we spend about 1/3 of our lives asleep. We just wanted to point out why we should be thankful for that. Once you have drifted into an unconscious state a number of functions happen to grow and restore your body to the peak mental, emotional, and physical condition. Once we approach the […]

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Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers of America (SATCOA) Expands to Urgent Care Centers

April 15, 2014

Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers of America (SATCOA) recently expanded to include urgent care centers in partnership with Hillcrest Urgent Care. The companys goal and mission is to assist in lowering the 80 percent incidence of undiagnosed and untreated individuals suffering with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This condition is defined by pauses in breathing that can last […]

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Apps That Could Save Your Life

March 07, 2014

Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers of America’s SnoreOMeter gives you information you can use to shame your significant other, but it can also help diagnose a serious underlying issue. Record your snore for up to 30 seconds, including any lapses in breathing, then rate the decibel level. The SnoreOMeter compares your snore to a jackhammer or […]

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The List loves the SnoreOmeter

March 07, 2014

The Sosh: Apps That Could Save Your Life Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers of America’s SnoreOMeter gives you information you can use to shame your significant other, but it can also help diagnose a serious underlying issue.  Record your snore for up to 30 seconds, including any lapses in breathing, then rate the decibel level.  The SnoreOMeter compares […]

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SnoreOMeter In the News

February 12, 2014

SNORE-OMETER:  If your sweetie has a snoring problem, then maybe it’s time for you to download a new free app.  The “SnoreOMeter” app was developed in Tampa by the Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers of America.  The app records snores, then compares the sound to things like a plane or a vacuum cleaner.  The app can […]

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  • Make Sleep a Priority in 2016

    Dec 30, 2015
    You say you want to bring in the New Year with a positive life change that will benefit you and your health. One of the most beneficial resolutions to your overall health is changing your sleep habits. For years you have heard that sleep is important, but have you really executed a plan to make […]

    Living With Panic Disorder and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Dec 17, 2015
    The sun is shining and the sky is blue. Keeping the top down on your convertible is a foregone conclusion. But wait, your palms become clammy, your heart starts to race, you can’t quite catch your breath and you have a sense of unexplainable danger. What is wrong? You might have just experienced a panic […]

    Somniphobia: Can People be Too Scared to Sleep?

    Nov 04, 2015
    You are addicted. You admit it. You can’t seem to get enough of the hit TV shows American Horror Story or The Walking Dead. After binge watching for 6 hours, you have finally unlocked somniphobia. But somniphobia isn’t just about getting to the end of a new series. Somniphobia is something real to people who […]

    Incidence of Gout Double for Sleep Apnea Sufferers

    Oct 29, 2015
    A recent study out of the UK has shown risk of developing gout was up to 60% higher among patients with sleep apnea versus individuals without sleep apnea. Gout is a complex form of arthritis that causes the body to make an excess of uric acid causing pain at the base of the joints. Sleep […]
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    We offer a unique and comprehensive form of sleep apnea treatment that effectively seeks to cure sleep apnea over the course of an average of 6 treatments.

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