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Mary Christiansen
Works at 1-800-CPAP
Attended Case Western Reserve University
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Sleep apnea (AP-ne-ah) is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. 1800-CPAP sells CPAP machines, and CPAP masks to help address sleep issues. 
http://1800cpap.com/ #sleepapnea #cpap
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Check out this infographic on sleep deprivation: 
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Women More Severely Impacted by Sleep Apnea

Studies have shown that sleep apnea can result in a host of negative health conditions and disorders including brain damage.

This study conducted at the UCLA school of nursing found that women with sleep apnea tend to suffer more severe brain damage than males with the same condition. 

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Can some people thrive on only 4 hours of sleep at night? 

We've all heard about the importance of getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep every night, but did you know that genetics can impact the amount of sleep you need?

This video talks about genetic factors related to individual sleep needs and the effects of not getting enough sleep. Check it out here: 
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Does an active lifestyle increase the quality of your sleep?

According to this article, people who exercise regularly, and sit less during the day, report better sleep than those who don't. 

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Do you struggle to achieve quality sleep?

Even if you get the recommended amount of sleep for our health you may not be achieving the sound sleep you would like. This can be caused by different factors including sleep apnea. 

If you suffer from this disorder it can cause you to wake up many times during the night so that you can resume breathing. If you snore, or have trouble breathing at night, then you should speak with a doctor about possible solutions. 
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Do You Value Your Eyesight?

A recent study conducted in Taiwan found that people who suffer from sleep apnea had a higher risk of developing glaucoma, which is one of the leading causes of blindness. 

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A new study from Taiwan has discovered that people with sleep apnea are more likely to develop glaucoma compared to those with the same sleep condition.
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Very interesting correlation between Apnea and Glaucoma. 

It seems as if the list of problems associated with sleep apnea continues to grow yet few people understand the magnitude of this health issue. 

Did you know that the majority of those with OSA do not even know that they have it?
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Need a travel-sized CPAP machine? We have them! #sleepapnea #cpap #sleep 
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Travel sized CPAP machines are a brilliant idea. The last thing that anyone with apnea wants to do is haul around a 20 lb machine everywhere they go. 
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Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea? How do you know if you need a CPAP? #sleepdisorders  #sleepapnea #cpap

Undiagnosed people have a great excuse; they’re undiagnosed. But, for those of us who know we need to use CPAP to maintain a healthy night’s sleep there is no excuse. The “Do as I say; not as I do” does not ring true here. It is a fact that discontinued use or sporadic use of CPAP will result in the return of symptoms that lead you to have the test done in the first place. National compliance puts CPAP users around 50-55% adherent to therapy, meaning around half the people that are diagnosed and given a CPAP are successfully using it. Guess what happens if it shows you’re not using it enough in the first 3 months and you used your insurance to pay for it?? The company that set you up on the device can take it back and label you NON COMPLIANT. Besides saving you a ton of money on the CPAP machine, masks, and supplies, shopping at 1800CPAP.com means you control the timeline in which you can adapt to using CPAP.
Why am I so tired in the morning? Top reasons why you may suffer from sleepiness and daytime fatigue. Could be a sign you suffer from sleep apnea.
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If you are not getting enough sleep it may contribute to mood disorders. 

Studies have demonstrated a link between a lack of sleep and an increase in depression, anxiety, anger and stress. 

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A Large Part of Healthy Living is Healthy Sleep.

This article from www.sleepfoundation.org outlines some useful tips to achieve regular quality sleep: 
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Breathing exercises for health and weight loss?

This article provides an interesting read about different types of breathing and how the way we breath impacts our health and wellness. 

Read it at www.womentowomen.com: 
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Hi, my name is Mary. I'm originally from Ann Arbor, but school and work has taken me all over the northeast states. I'm engaged to the most wonderful man in the world. I'm currently a marketing representative for 1-800-CPAP, a medical supply company specializing in CPAP equipment.
 
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I can eat more Skyline Chili than anyone in my family - 4-way!
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