Can Stress Make My Sleep Apnea Worse During the Pandemic?
The uncertainty brought about by COVID-19 has increased many people’s stress levels, which has impacted the quality of their sleep at night. For some people, this means it’s also exacerbated their sleep apnea. Almost every aspect of our day-to-day life has been affected by the ongoing pandemic. Daily routines have been upended, forcing people to… Read More
Is My Snoring Really A Problem?
Do you snore or know that your partner complains about your snoring? Snoring on its own is typically harmless. But it can be quite disruptive. However, for some people, it may be a sign of an underlying sleep disorder or a medical condition. Snoring is caused by restricted or blocked airflow to the upper airway… Read More
8 Lifestyle Changes to Consider If You Have Sleep Apnea
If you were diagnosed with sleep apnea, it’s likely that you may have already started a treatment plan. But part of what can make your treatment more successful is if you make lifestyle changes that adapt around your sleep apnea. Keep reading for 8 lifestyle changes to consider if you have sleep apnea! 1. If… Read More
5 Signs You May Have A Sleep Disorder
For many people, getting a good night’s sleep can seem almost impossible to achieve. If you have a sleep disorder, your inability to sleep well through the night isn’t something you can control on your own. Not sure how you would know if you have a sleep disorder or not? Keep reading for 5 signs… Read More
Why Does Insomnia Affect Your Hearing?
Tossing and turning all night? Suffering from insomnia won’t only cause you to wake up tired, but it could increase your risk of developing hearing loss. What’s more, if you already suffer from the symptoms of tinnitus (ringing in the ears), insomnia can worsen these symptoms as well. Keep reading to learn why insomnia affects… Read More
A brief history of snoring: from ghastly to gimmicky
With all the news buzz and products that claim to stop snoring, you’d think it was a modern-age problem. But there is evidence that snoring and its ill effects have been plaguing people for millennia. There is evidence of snoring going back 3500 years to the ancient Egyptians, who were known to have treated snoring… Read More
I did WHAT last night?
Parasomnias can pose a real danger. A teenager is found sleeping in a tower crane 130 feet above the ground, having walked across a narrow metal beam to get there. A man gives his roommate a nightly play-by-play of his dreams as they occur. A sleeping man drives across town, chokes his stepfather and stabs… Read More
Dr. Friedman co-editor of new textbook
The second edition of the textbook, Sleep Apnea and Snoring: Surgical and Non-Surgical Therapy, edited by Chicago ENT medical director Dr. Michael Friedman and Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz is scheduled for release May 16, 2019.
Sleep apnea treatment that doesn’t require CPAP
Frustrated with CPAP? Inspire can help. Inspire is a new sleep apnea treatment that does not require the tubes and breathing apparatus involved in using CPAP. Instead, during a small outpatient procedure, a small device is implanted that then works to open the airway whenever you sleep. You control the device using a remote, turning… Read More