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At Advanced Cardiovascular Sleep Disorder Center in Auburn, AL, we always want to keep our clients informed. Check out our blog entries on the latest news and developments regarding sleep disorders.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T TREAT MY SLEEP APNEA?

May 24, 2017 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

This is a common question asked by patients in the sleep lab who learn they have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). They discover that they must commit to lifestyle changes and therapies in order to overcome their disorder. This is not easy news to take in a world where we expect to fix everything with a pill or a shot. It may seem that wearing a therapeutic PAP mask or oral device to ...

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FOLLOW YOUR HEART

May 24, 2017 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

The relationship between sleep disorders and cardiovascular disease has been well established.    Sleep deprivation leads to a higher risk for cardiovascular disease no matter how young you are, and even for people who don't smoke, are a healthy weight and exercise regularly.    Not getting enough sleep leads to imbalances in your overall health that present as high blood pressure, systemic inflammation, and insulin resistance―all of which create gateways to chronic disease.    Here are ...

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HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE A SLEEP BREATHING DISORDER

May 24, 2017 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

So your spouse tells you about your nighttime gasping, and you're waking up with headaches and dry mouth and your blood pressure has gone up. You realize, hmmm, it's time to find out if I have sleep apnea or some other related sleep breathing issue. What can you expect to experience at the doctor's office when you go in? Basics The doctor will collect your health history, collect your vital signs and ...

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THE VERY REAL FEAR FACTOR OF PTSD-TROUBLED SLEEP FOLLOWING HEART ATTACKS

May 24, 2017 By Aishling Sleep Health Management - 0 Comments

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur if you go through a traumatic event that seems to keep haunting you later. Soldiers in combat can experience PTSD, so do victims of abuse and terrorism and those who have suffered through serious accidents or disasters. What’s more, you can develop PTSD after having a serious medical event like a heart attack. PTSD can leave you feeling afraid for your life or fearing for others’ lives ...

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