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Downtown Denver Sleep Solutions Blog

Can Exercise Improve Sleep Apnea?

January 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — cosleepap @ 11:55 pm

Woman running up bleachersRegular exercise is important for your physical and mental health, but life gets pretty busy. Committing to a fitness routine can be difficult. However, if you’re having trouble getting a good night’s rest from sleep apnea, you may want to increase your physical activity. Research has found a link between better sleep and physical activity. You don’t have to spend hours at the gym to harness the benefits. Instead, a short walk a few times a week can be all you need to improve your sleep apnea symptoms. Here’s how to wake up alert and ready to start your day.

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The Surprising Connection Between TMJ and Sleep Apnea

December 9, 2022

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Woman with jaw pain, suffering from TMJ and sleep apnea in Denver

Do you often suffer from jaw pain? Do you frequently feel exhausted, even in the middle of the day? Has your spouse informed you that you snore at night? If you answered yes to those questions, it is possible that you are suffering from both TMJ and sleep apnea in Denver. Together, these conditions can negatively affect your quality of life and endanger your long-term wellness. This blog post discusses the connection between them and how you may be able to find relief.

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How Sleep Apnea is Linked to Gum Disease

November 23, 2022

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Woman pulling down lip showing signs of gum disease

Sleep apnea has been linked to a variety of health issues, and you might be surprised to learn that gum disease is among them. Researchers have found that sleep apnea patients are more likely to show symptoms of moderate or severe periodontitis, which is the advanced form of gum disease. How are these two conditions linked, and what steps can you take to address them both? The following post has the answers.

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Which Foods Can Make Your Sleep Apnea Worse?

October 19, 2022

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young woman eating banana

You may be surprised to learn that your diet can impact your sleep apnea. By eating certain snacks, you can increase your chances of having a great night of rest. On the other hand, there are specific foods that can cause your sleep apnea to get worse. With the right dietary knowledge, you can avoid sleep deprivation this holiday season. Read on to learn more about which foods to stay away from and some better alternatives to promote quality sleep.  

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Can Sleep Apnea Run in Families?

September 10, 2022

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Happy parents and children smilingA good night’s rest doesn’t come easily for everyone. 30 million Americans have sleep apnea, although only 6 million have been diagnosed. Anyone, no matter age or gender, can develop the condition. You might know lifestyle habits and general health can increase the risk, but did you know it can also run in families? Researchers have found genetic factors that can raise your odds of sleep apnea. 

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6 Tips for Managing Your Sleep Apnea When Traveling

August 7, 2022

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CPAP mask for sleep apneaIf you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you understand the effects a good night’s rest can have on your health and wellness. You rely on your CPAP to prevent breathing disturbances while sleeping to wake up in the morning feeling your best. It’s easy to commit to your treatment plan when you’re at home, but traveling can make it a little more difficult to commit to your nightly routine. Whether you’re heading out of town for business or leisure, here are 6 tips to make traveling with sleep apnea a breeze. 

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Women with Sleep Apnea May Have a Higher Cancer Risk

July 14, 2022

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young woman looking concerned

Sleep apnea and cancer are two very serious conditions on their own, and according to a study recently published in Europe, they could be connected—particularly for women. What is the relationship between the two, and as a woman, what can you do to keep yourself safe and well-rested? Let’s look at the data together.

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Does Sleep Apnea Ever Go Away?

June 24, 2022

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Airway comparison with sleep apneaObstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition that occurs when the upper airway narrows while sleeping. The obstruction causes frequent pauses in breathing throughout the night. Not only does this interrupt your sleep quality, but it can lead to several serious health conditions without any treatment, like cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately, sleep apnea will not go away on its own. You can take certain steps at home to improve your symptoms, but they aren’t a substitute for sleep apnea therapy.

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A Few Ways Cell Phone Use Harms Your Sleep

May 31, 2022

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woman looking at phone in bed

There are a lot of great things about cell phones  – they keep us connected to loved ones and make it easier to get from here to there. But we also know there are some downsides to cell phones in Denver, and interrupting the quality of your sleep is one big one. Keep reading to find out more about how all that scrolling may be causing you to feel tired throughout the day. 

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The Importance of The Different Stages of Sleep

April 4, 2022

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Woman with sleeping eye mask.

It might not seem like it, but there’s a lot going on inside your body when you go to bed. Every night, your brain needs to cycle through 4 distinct stages of sleep for you to receive the benefits of a good night’s rest. However, things like sleep apnea can interfere with this! Here’s what you need to know about these different stages of sleep and why uninterrupted sleep is so valuable and essential to your overall health.

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