Sleep Apnea in the Elderly

  • Treating Sleep Apnea Without a CPAP Machine

    People struggling with sleep apnea are often prescribed a CPAP machine to mitigate their symptoms. However, these devices do have downsides. Discover how to treat sleep apnea without a CPAP machine.

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  • What is Sleep Apnea?

    Sleep apnea is a dangerous condition that causes people to stop breathing while they sleep.

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  • How to Pick the Right CPAP Machine for Sleep Apnea

    A continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP machine is a common treatment for sleep apnea.

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  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea: When Snoring Becomes a Serious Health Concern

    Snoring is annoying, but it can also indicate a dangerous underlying problem: obstructive sleep apnea. More common among older adults, sleep apnea is associated with serious health risks like chronic fatigue, heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

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  • A Primer on Oxygen Therapy for Seniors

    Some diseases and age-related health conditions can reduce lung function and require a senior to use supplemental oxygen. Learn how to pay for oxygen therapy, ensure your loved one is using the right equipment and follow safety precautions.

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  • Do People Need Less Sleep As They Age?

    Sleep needs change naturally throughout a person's lifetime, but which changes are normal and which ones indicate an underlying problem?

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  • Sleep Apnea Linked To Memory Loss In Elderly Women

    Older women who suffer from sleep apnea are more than twice as likely to develop dementia as those who don't.

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  • Strategies for Overcoming MS-Related Sleep Disorders

    A good night’s sleep can be elusive for those with multiple sclerosis. Try these solutions for reducing trips to the bathroom at night, relieving spasticity and achieving the perfect bedroom temperature for quality rest.

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