ICASC Advantage Blog

Sleep Apnea: Signs, Symptoms, and Next Steps

Posted by IowaCityASC on Aug 30, 2019 9:27:34 AM

If you suffer from sleep apnea, you know how difficult it can be to get a good night of sleep. Those who struggle with sleep apnea often stop breathing repeatedly throughout the night, hundreds of times even, in some cases. While this makes it incredibly uncomfortable for sleeping, it also starves your body and brain of oxygen. When this happens, you don’t receive the necessary amount of oxygen, making sleep apnea a serious condition.

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Topics: sleep apnea, inspire therapy, obstructive sleep apnea

Get the Sleep You Need: CPAP Device Alternatives

Posted by IowaCityASC on Jul 24, 2019 6:25:06 PM

If you live with obstructive sleep apnea, you know how difficult it can be to get a good night of sleep. And if you use a CPAP device, you know how much more difficult it is to feel comfortable and sleep through the night.

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Topics: sleep apnea, sleep apnea symptoms, inspire therapy, obstructive sleep apnea

The Ultimate Sleep Tips for CPAP Users

Posted by IowaCityASC on Jun 29, 2017 3:24:22 PM

If you have obstructive sleep apnea and use a CPAP device while sleeping, you might find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep throughout the entire night. It does take some time to adapt to using a CPAP device because of the sound, the feel of the mask on your face and of course the air pushing on your face. But it’s important to continue using your CPAP as prescribed to keep your sleep apnea under control and speak with your physician about any concerns you have about using it.

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Topics: sleep apnea, CPAP

Sleep Apnea Inspire Therapy Explained

Posted by IowaCityASC on May 19, 2017 2:09:03 PM
 
 
People often joke about snoring, but if your snoring is caused by obstructive sleep apnea, it’s nothing to joke about. This serious condition causes you to stop breathing anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes while you are sleeping because soft tissues in your mouth and throat relax and block your airway. When this happens, your body and especially your brain is being deprived of the oxygen it needs to function correctly. Inspire therapy can help reduce your obstructive sleep apnea.

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Topics: sleep apnea, inspire therapy, CPAP

Why am I Struggling With My CPAP Device

Posted by IowaCityASC on May 19, 2017 11:47:28 AM
 
Many people rely on CPAP devices to control their breathing difficulties from obstructive sleep apnea. And unfortunately, many find that they are continually struggling with their CPAP device. If your CPAP makes you uncomfortable, you might find it difficult to sleep at night, which goes against what the CPAP is supposed to be accomplishing for you.

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Topics: sleep apnea, inspire therapy, CPAP

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Posted by IowaCityASC on May 3, 2017 4:48:46 PM
 
Those who suffer from sleep apnea will often stop breathing repeatedly while sleeping, in some cases, hundreds of times. Each time breathing is stopped, the body, including the brain, do not receive the amount of oxygen that would normally occur. Because this condition deprives the body of oxygen, sleep apnea is considered a serious disorder. The most common form of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This type of sleep apnea is a result of the airway becoming blocked because the soft tissue found at the back of the throat collapses while sleeping.
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Topics: ENT, sleep apnea, inspire therapy

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