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The Benefits of Using a Weighted Blanket

October 18, 2019

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woman sleeping soundly

Although they were originally made for people with disorders like ASD and ADHD, weighted blankets have recently caught the attention of the general public, and for good reason. They have been shown to improve quality of sleep by lessening symptoms of anxiety and making it easier for you to shut down at night. Let’s take a closer look at how they work, and the benefits of weighted blankets in Weatherford.

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6 Essential Oils to Help You Sleep Better

October 4, 2019

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essential oil

Do you lie awake at night just wishing you could fall asleep easily? Sounds like you could use some help getting some shuteye. One method of treatment involves using essential oils for sleep in Weatherford. Whether you have insomnia, sleep apnea, or some other sleep disorder, essential oils might be just the thing you need. Keep reading to learn about 6 essential oils and their benefits.

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Think You Have Sleep Apnea? Try Keeping a Sleep Diary

September 26, 2019

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woman on bed writing in journal

When most of us think of a diary, our minds conjure an image of a teenage girl gushing about the boy she likes. However, a diary can be about a lot more than that. For example, a sleep diary can be useful in making sure you get enough shuteye. It may also be helpful in diagnosing sleep apnea in Weatherford. If you’re having sleep troubles, taking a little time to keep a diary can be really helpful for your doctor to diagnose sleep disorders.

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Is Your Pet Interfering with Your Quality of Sleep?

September 10, 2019

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girl in bed with golden retriever

As many pet owners know, pets have a way of burrowing into our beds as well as our hearts. Owning a pet has been scientifically proven to have multiple benefits, like lower blood pressure and more reasons to go outside and socialize. However, some people wonder whether sleeping with your pet in Weatherford is good or bad for your health. Let’s examine a recent study on the subject from the Mayo Clinic.

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Protect Your Heart by Stopping Sleep Apnea in Weatherford

August 30, 2019

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Heart disease

Heart disease is probably one of the most well-known leading causes of death for men and women. The CDC estimates that roughly 610,000 Americans die of heart disease each year (which is almost a quarter of total deaths in the country). There are many different risk factors for this condition, but there’s one in particular you might not even be aware of until it’s too late: sleep apnea in Weatherford.

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Big Workout? Make Sure You Get Plenty of Sleep

August 2, 2019

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Sleeping with exercise equipment

If you picked up a new fitness routine this summer, you know how important it is to recover properly after a workout. You might think this means taking some kind of post-workout shake or supplement, but it can actually be as simple as getting a good night’s rest. Learn more about why sleep is often the perfect follow-up to extensive exercise – and why, consequently, sleep apnea in Weatherford could prevent you from reaping these essential benefits.

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The Stages of Sleep and Why They’re Important for Your Health

July 29, 2019

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Sleeping Woman

Are you getting your full 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night? If you have obstructive sleep apnea in Weatherford that interrupts your breathing while you’re asleep, your brain will keep waking you up to unblock the airway. Unfortunately, this will interrupt the sleep cycle, preventing you from getting the full benefits of a good night’s rest. Learn more about the stages your body goes through while asleep – and why completing the full cycle is so important.

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Adjusting to Your Appliance for Sleep Apnea in Weatherford

July 23, 2019

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Oral appliance for sleep apnea

After a month of constantly feeling drowsy (and hearing complaints of loud snoring from your partner), you’ve found out that you have sleep apnea in Weatherford. You received an oral appliance that’s supposed to help keep your airways open at night, but so far it seems like it’s causing a lot of problems; it’s so tight on your teeth that’s you’re afraid they’re going to move and you keep waking up to a pillow soaked by drool.

It can take time for your body to get used to a new oral appliance, but doing so can mean the difference between a good night’s rest and continuing to suffer from a severe sleep disorder. Here’s what you may experience while wearing your oral appliance – and how you can make the transition easier for yourself.

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The Nightly Threat of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Weatherford

June 26, 2019

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Sleep apnea

Has your throat been exceptionally dry every time you wake up? Have you been feeling sleepy during the day without understanding why? These could be signs that you’re suffering a very serious sleep disorder – and more likely than not, it won’t just be a one-time problem. Here’s what you need to know about the causes of obstructive sleep apnea in Weatherford.

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Can Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Weatherford Cause Depression?

June 19, 2019

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Sleep apnea depression

While occasional sadness or loneliness is normal from time to time, clinical depression creates constant feelings of unhappiness and hopelessness that can interfere with everyday life. While not getting enough sleep may not be the sole cause of such feelings, research has found a correlation between certain sleep disorders and a person’s mental state. Here’s what you need to know about obstructive sleep apnea in Weatherford and its link to depression.

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