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National Sleep Awareness Week

April 23-29 is Sleep Awareness Week

The National Institutes of Health estimates that sleep-related problems affect 50 to 70 million Americans of all ages and socioeconomic classes. Sleep is essential to feeling refreshed and rested, and is an indispensable part of a healthy lifestyle. National Sleep Awareness Week™ is an annual public education and awareness campaign of the National Sleep Foundation and promotes the importance of sleep. Help the NSF and The NBN Group spread awareness during this national campaign by sharing this article with friends and family. Your support and participation may contribute to helping those with sleep related issues, such as Sleep Apnea, and help Americans get more sleep.

For more information on sleep apnea visit www.nbninfusions.com/sleep-apnea

 What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by obstruction of the upper airway. During sleep, the muscles in the back of the throat relax causing the upper airway to become smaller. This is especially true during the deepest stages of sleep called Rapid Eye Movement or REM sleep. A hypopnea is a decrease in airflow, while an apnea is a pause in airflow. Apneas and hypopneas can occur due to blockage or if respiratory effort is not initiated. During a sleep study the number of apneas and hypopneas per hour are documented. This is called your apnea/hypopnea index or AHI. In some individuals the upper airway can actually collapse, causing a blockage of air movement into the lungs. When airflow is stopped for at least 10 seconds it is referred to as apnea. These apneas can occur many times each hour and hundreds of times each night.

Health Risks of Untreated Sleep Apnea

  • High blood pressure – Studies have shown that sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure, also known as “hypertension.”
  • Heart disease – Untreated sleep apnea is a risk factor for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Sleep apnea increases your risk for an irregular heartbeat, coronary artery disease, heart attack and congestive heart failure.
  • Stroke – Sleep apnea increases your risk for stroke, the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the CDC.
  • Brain damage – The damage caused by sleep apnea affects brain structures that help control functions such as memory, mood and blood pressure.
  • Depression – Research shows that depression is common in people with sleep disordered breathing.
  • Diabetes – Sleep apnea is associated with impaired glucose tolerance and insulin resistance.
  • Obesity – Obesity is a key risk factor for sleep apnea. But there is increasing evidence that sleep apnea also may promote weight gain. Sleep apnea can fragment sleep, reducing daytime energy and physical activity. It can also disrupt metabolism. Sleep apnea may alter the levels of hormones that regulate your appetite, which may lead you to eat more.

Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia)
  • Loud snoring, which is usually more prominent in obstructive sleep apnea
  • Episodes of breathing cessation during sleep witnessed by another person
  • Abrupt awakenings accompanied by shortness of breath
  • Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat

 

Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness (hypersomnia)
  • Loud snoring, which is usually more prominent in obstructive sleep apnea
  • Episodes of breathing cessation during sleep witnessed by another person
  • Abrupt awakenings accompanied by shortness of breath
  • Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat

 

Treatment

The most common treatment for moderate to severe sleep apnea is the use of CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure). CPAP therapy works by creating positive air pressure within the back of the throat, preventing airway collapse and apnea. This positive pressure pushes out on the walls of the throat, creating an “air splint” within the airway in much the same way that water pressure within a garden hose pushes out on the walls of the hose preventing it from collapsing.

People who use CPAP tell us good things about themselves:

  • Fewer Feelings of Stress
  • Fewer Impotence Issues
  • Better Weight Control
  • Increased Energy
  • Feeling More Happy
  • Reduced Daytime Sleepiness.

 

NBN Infusions Sleep Apnea Services

NBN Infusions Inc. provides CPAP and BiPAP machines to treat sleep apnea at home.  Our highly skilled respiratory therapists will collaborate with the physician to determine the best machine and mask to suit the needs of each patient. We have a variety of masks and nasal pillows to make CPAP and BiPAP use most comfortable. This non-invasive therapy has no side effects and significantly improves the quality of life for our patients.

Sleep Facts

https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-news/25-random-facts-about-sleep

Spring Into Education

You’re invited to our Education Infusion Fair!

Date:          March 29, 2017

Time:          9am to 5pm

Place:          The NBN Group, 2 Pin Oak Lane, Suite 250

                    Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

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