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Category: Effects of Sleep Apnea

Is Sleep Apnea Jeopardizing Your Health?

Written by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Sun 12/25/2022
Sleep Apnea Solutions in New Jersey

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea. It occurs when the throat muscles relax and limit air passage during sleep. This can interfere with quality sleep and cause low oxygen levels. Many people think of sleep apnea as an annoyance because of its main symptom: snoring. However, sleep apnea can have…

Early Warning Signs You May Have Sleep Apnea

Written by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Tue 05/24/2022
Sleep Apnea Specialist, New Jersey

Sleep apnea can present a number of symptoms early on. Recognizing them can help you secure a diagnosis and good treatment with as few health impacts as possible. Poor-quality sleep can have a huge impact on your metabolism, hormones and cardiovascular health if left unaddressed. It’s important to also note that obesity is a risk…

Sleep Apnea and Your Heart

Written by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Tue 05/19/2020

Sleep apnea causes sufferers to stop breathing frequently during the night. Although the condition has a deleterious effect on various parts of the body, the heart is especially vulnerable. West Orange sleep specialist Dr. Ivan Stein discusses the effects of sleep apnea on this most vital organ.

Sleep Apnea Linked to Memory Loss

Written by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Fri 03/20/2020

If your memory is not what it once was, you may chalk it up to aging. You may also fear that memory loss is linked to Alzheimer’s disease or other mental conditions. While these are possibilities, if you suffer from sleep apnea, that could prove the culprit. West Orange sleep specialist Dr. Ivan Stein discusses…

How Sleep Apnea Affects Blood Pressure

Written by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Tue 07/23/2019

If you have sleep apnea, you probably aren’t getting the proper amount of sleep each night. Sleep plays a crucial role in keeping your mind and body rested and healthy, so if you aren’t getting enough sleep, your risk for certain health conditions, including high blood pressure, may increase. Below, the team at New Jersey…

Study Identifies New Link between Sleep Apnea Symptoms and Alzheimer’s Disease

Written by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Fri 05/24/2019

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which a person’s breathing is disrupted, stopping and starting repeatedly during sleep. Sleep apnea primarily affects middle-aged and older people, and new research from the Mayo Clinic reveals that sleep apnea may be linked to a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Below, the team at New Jersey Sleep…

How Sleep Affects Your Immune System

Written by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Wed 04/24/2019

It’s no secret that sleep plays an important role in your health. While getting more sleep won’t necessarily prevent you from getting sick, skipping on a good night’s rest (seven to eight hours a night for adults) can adversely affect your immune system, leaving you susceptible to a cold, flu or other virus.

Study: Poor Sleep Hastens Progression of Kidney Disease

Written by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Wed 11/29/2017

Chronic kidney disease can be caused by several underlying conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, among others. In a recent study, poor sleep joins the ranks of risk factors that can hasten the progression of kidney disease. In this blog post, New Jersey snoring and sleep apnea specialist Dr. Ivan Stein discusses how…

Study Looks at OSA and Truck Drivers’ Crash Risk

Written by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Sat 04/16/2016

Last month, the journal of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine published a study that looked at obstructive sleep apnea and the crash risk of commercial motor vehicle drivers. The largest of its kind, the study showed that truck drivers with sleep apnea that do not regularly adhere to their mandated treatment program are much…

Study Suggests Why Sleep Apnea Is Linked to Heart Disease Risk

Written by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Sat 01/23/2016

Sleep apnea specialists have known for a long time that obstructive sleep apnea triples the risk of cardiovascular disease. Until recently, the exact link between sleep apnea and increased risk of heart disease has been unclear. New research from Columbia University Medical Center suggests that cholesterol is the culprit, and hints at a potential solution…