About Kathleen Wendorf Professional Writer

Kathleen is a professional writer. She was featured on “The Morning Show” as the author of several books and she has studied under New York Times Best Selling Author James Patterson.

Quick Fixes

This is the age of the Quick Fix – the magic bullets that claim to take away our sorrows, tiredness, and sadness.

It would be best to look no farther than your mailbox to see the range of remedies – prescription drugs and supplements – being plugged for everything from stress to low energy.
In the age of modern-day stresses, recessions, and depressions, most people find it hard to resist the cure-all promises of “safe and natural” products.

Quick fixes are everywhere, from those that claim to calm a hyperactive child to those that give you a much-needed energy boost or revive a sagging love life.
And the fact that the people selling them are raking in a fortune shows that there is indeed a great demand for these products.

There’s no doubt that supplements provide genuine relief to those who suffer from organic disease. And some may provide a ‘safer’ alternative for those who cannot tolerate prescriptions.
But with more and more people reaching for a “safe” pill to get through the day, taking supplements to cope with life is becoming the norm rather than the exception.
Most of us don’t have the time or the inclination to address the root cause of our stress. Besides, it costs considerably more to consult a therapist than to buy a bottle of kava-kava from an online store.

But quick fixes are a short-term solution. And by using them as coping strategies, we risk slipping into a never-ending cycle of psychological dependence while ignoring the root cause of our stress.
Stress results from the way we react to situations, emotions, behavior patterns, and habits that are part of our mental makeup.
Changing the attitudes or habits of a lifetime is never easy. Instead, we must find coping strategies – support from friends, family, community, religion, spirituality – and our inner strength.

We need to use whatever works best to avoid slipping back into stress and despair.
If we care enough to look for solutions, the solutions are often there right in front of us. You could find them in a book, a church, a family reunion, a new love.
Often the answers are right there in your mind, but you have to CHOOSE to accept them.

Solving a problem takes three conscious steps:
Awareness: Realizing that we have a problem
Acceptance: That we have to do something about it, and
Action: Taking concrete steps to resolve it

Once you start eliminating the root cause of your stress, you’ll find yourself reaching less and less for that magic pill, that upper, that quick fix.

A pill might give you a few moments of bliss. But when you eliminate the attitudes and behavior that keep you down, the peace it brings will last you a lifetime.

The Dream Team at ADVANCEDSLEEPTHERAPY.COM consists of Respiratory Practitioners, RN Nurse Clinician and a Home Medical Equipment Specialist. They will assist you in starting with the proper CPAP equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your doctor.

Joint CommissionAdvanced Sleep Therapy, located in Arlington Heights, has served Chicagoland for over 15 years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear, and CPAP cleaning accessories are outstanding.

Advanced Sleep Therapy is a JCAHO Gold Seal Certified provider.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company BREATHEASYCPAP.COM. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear, and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2022-04-22T13:15:15-04:00July 16th, 2022|

Depression

Being in pain so intense that the only recourse is to hide in a dark, peaceful space till it is over several times a year would make anyone sad. Migraineurs, though, are five times most likely to develop depression than individuals who do not have these incapacitating headaches. Alternatively, people who are depressed are three times more likely than delighted individuals to become migraineurs.

Many researchers view the intertwining of migraine and depression as a chicken or egg circumstance. They are patently comorbid, but does one cause the other? Which one begins the depression, the migraine, or the process? The response is not that basic. Unsurprisingly, migraines, anxiety, and sleeping disorders, a state related to both conditions, have something typical. All three are associated with neurotransmitter shortages in the brain.

Doctors think that depression and migraine headaches have unique causes with comparative neurobiology while they are related. For years, medical professionals blamed depression in migraineurs on their resultant loss of quality of life due to headaches. However, the link is a shared biological mechanism instead of psychology.

One danger for scientifically depressed migraineurs is a possible drug interaction between their anxiety medication and migraine drugs. In July 2006, the FDA acknowledged one such danger: blending triptans for migraines with SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) or SNRIs (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) utilized to deal with depression and mood conditions. Combining the drugs can lead to a condition called serotonin syndrome.

Serotonin syndrome happens when there is too much serotonin in the body. Symptoms include hallucinations, increased heart rate, body temperature, fast changes in blood pressure, and intestinal upset. In some cases, a client has no choice but to take these medications together. However, they require to weigh their choices with their physician and keep track of carefully for serotonin syndrome.

Doctors believe that anxiety and migraine headaches have unique causes with similar neurobiology while they are related. Therefore, one risk for medically depressed migraineurs is a possible drug interaction between their depression medication and migraine drugs. In July 2006, the FDA acknowledged one such threat: blending triptans for migraines with SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) or SNRIs (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) used to deal with anxiety and mood conditions.

The Dream Team at ADVANCEDSLEEPTHERAPY.COM consists of Respiratory Practitioners, RN Nurse Clinician and a Home Medical Equipment Specialist. They will assist you in starting with the proper CPAP equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your doctor.

Joint CommissionAdvanced Sleep Therapy, located in Arlington Heights, has served Chicagoland for over 15 years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear, and CPAP cleaning accessories are outstanding.

Advanced Sleep Therapy is a JCAHO Gold Seal Certified provider.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company BREATHEASYCPAP.COM. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear, and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2022-04-22T12:47:03-04:00June 11th, 2022|

The Reality About Topamax Dosage for Weight-loss

However, health care providers have started recommending particular Topamax dosages for weight loss, only for specific situations. Because Topamax is not suggested or even acknowledged as a drug or medication for weight loss by the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA), this ends up being an “off label” prescription or use of the drug.

An “off-label” prescription of a particular drug is utilized when the specific drug, i.e., Topamax, used to deal with a medical condition or illness is not approved by the United States FDA. The US FDA will regulate how this prescription drug can be marketed or produced by the producing business. These same guidelines do not restrict a health care service provider from recommending the drug for various medical conditions.

Prescription of a minimum amount of Topamax dosage for weight loss falls under an “off label” prescription. Do not expect a dramatic weight loss, though, as the quantity of weight loss is still in percentage with a person’s body weight.

Topamax has been recommended to treat weight loss and obesity and help decline the event of binge consumption. Nevertheless, Topamax prescription for weight loss has led to numerous undesirable adverse effects. For example, health reports have noted that patients who have utilized Topamax for weight reduction have experienced memory loss and difficulty concentrating.

These adverse effects make it harder to endure Topamax and harder for the drug to work successfully. This is why Topamax will not be authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration as a suggested prescription drug for weight reduction because there is no balance. In addition, recommending Topamax has proven challenging because consuming an excess dose can result in unfavorable results that can cause something more harmful. Common adverse effects consist of a modification in taste, nausea, diarrhea, and lightheadedness. In addition, dangerous side effects include memory issues, tiredness, confusion, and impairment of fine motor skills.

Suppose an excess dose or intake of Topamax is consumed. In that case, issues may include an overdose, apparent through seizures, speech problems, blurred vision, loss of coordination, loss of consciousness and coma, muscle weakness, and bone discomfort. Since of this, despite the outcome, any quantity of Topamax dose and weight loss is not an excellent mix. It may result in undesirable results that can turn deadly.

Be aware and never take a supplement without consulting your physician; your health matters!

The Dream Team at ADVANCEDSLEEPTHERAPY.COM consists of Respiratory Practitioners, RN Nurse Clinician and a Home Medical Equipment Specialist. They will assist you in starting with the proper CPAP equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your doctor.

Joint CommissionAdvanced Sleep Therapy, located in Arlington Heights, has served Chicagoland for over 15 years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear, and CPAP cleaning accessories are outstanding.

Advanced Sleep Therapy is a JCAHO Gold Seal Certified provider.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company BREATHEASYCPAP.COM. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear, and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2022-04-22T01:30:06-04:00May 7th, 2022|

Central Sleep Apnea

Central sleep apnea is a rare condition defined by a cessation or reduction in breathing throughout sleep due to issues with signals from the brain that manage breathing.

The signs of central sleep apnea are loud snoring, hypersomnolence (extreme daytime drowsiness), an uneasy sleep. The problem of excessive daytime drowsiness (mainly while driving, working, or talking) has developed slowly over the years and is visible to associates and buddies. Hypersomnolence and neurocognitive disruptions stand as a cause of a vehicle or work-related accidents in sleep apnea patients.

Other signs of central sleep apnea include gasping or choking throughout sleep, unrefreshing sleep, early morning headaches, daytime fatigue, personality changes, memory problems, impaired concentration, terrible judgment, mood disruptions, current weight gain, impotence, and polyurea.

The hypoxic and hypercapnic drives can be impaired by brain stem lesions or exposure to reoccurring hypoxia and hypercapnia, resulting in central sleep apnea. The stimulus to breathe instead from the cortex and reticular triggering system is lost throughout sleep, and the client stops breathing, the so-called “Ondine’s curse.” Central sleep apnea can likewise be caused by another rare condition of bilateral diaphragm paralysis, which typically happens as part of a general, neuromuscular condition; however, in many cases can result in respiratory failure before general weakness appears.
If you find yourself gasping or choking at night, please consult your physician, as this is a sign of a serious issue and can easily be treated once addressed.

The Dream Team at ADVANCEDSLEEPTHERAPY.COM consists of Respiratory Practitioners, RN Nurse Clinician and a Home Medical Equipment Specialist. They will assist you in starting with the proper CPAP equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your doctor.

Joint CommissionAdvanced Sleep Therapy, located in Arlington Heights, has served Chicagoland for over 15 years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear, and CPAP cleaning accessories are outstanding.

Advanced Sleep Therapy is a JCAHO Gold Seal Certified provider.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company BREATHEASYCPAP.COM. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear, and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2022-04-22T01:24:10-04:00April 30th, 2022|

Anti-Aging Tips for Child Boomers in Retirement

Numerous infant boomers in retirement are becoming increasingly worried about their health requirements. Aging has come true, so they need to take action to improve or preserve good health and slow the aging process.

 

According to a current study by Herbal News Magazine, infant boomers born between 1948 and 1953 evaluated their essential health more inadequately than their elders, based upon a similar research study carried out in 1992. Perhaps this occurred because the Baby Boom generation was typically less physically active than their elders had been, both in the house and at work. As a result, less physical activity and poor eating habits have led to many cases of diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure among infant boomers in retirement.

Infant boomers in retirement don’t need to stand by and view their health downhill. The Internet is an excellent resource to start and research various herbs and their health benefits. It’s time to take action with these natural health and antiaging tips!

 

Natural Healing

 

One method infant boomers can try to enhance health and extend the aging procedure is natural approaches and recovery remedies. Natural healing is readily available for colds and congestion, back or neck tension, tension and pain, headaches, circulatory issues, and others.

 

There are numerous natural recovery techniques. Acupuncture is a Chinese treatment in which fine needles are used to unblock energy in the body so the healing procedure can occur naturally. Chiropractic approaches consist of re-aligning or adjusting skeletal systems in the body to assist the body release obstructions and recovering itself. The cranial sacral is the process of changing or aligning the bones of the skull to help with headaches, persistent pain, joint syndrome, or injuries to the head or spine. Rubbing is a natural healing method in which the hands gently release stress and stress through movement and pressure on particular muscles. Other natural healing approaches consist of Rolfing, Shiatsu, reflexology, and the recovery touch.

 

Child boomers in retirement can see a holistic doctor or one that specializes in homeopathy to discover herbs or natural medicines that will work best for them.

The Dream Team at ADVANCEDSLEEPTHERAPY.COM consists of Respiratory Practitioners, RN Nurse Clinician and a Home Medical Equipment Specialist. They will assist you in starting with the proper CPAP equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your doctor.

Joint CommissionAdvanced Sleep Therapy, located in Arlington Heights, has served Chicagoland for over 15 years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear, and CPAP cleaning accessories are outstanding.

Advanced Sleep Therapy is a JCAHO Gold Seal Certified provider.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company BREATHEASYCPAP.COM. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear, and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2022-04-22T01:10:16-04:00March 26th, 2022|

SIDS – Unexpected Baby Death Syndrome – What You Need to Know

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a frightening worry for many moms. SIDS is often referred to as baby crib death and is the unexpected death of an infant who stops breathing. It is uncommon, impacting less than 2 in 1000 babies in the US, but its worry plagues all brand-new mothers.

SIDS was when the thought of as random, striking healthy babies, which made it all the more frightening. In reality, some things can show that a baby is at a higher threat of SIDS. The first is any child who formerly had an episode where he turned blue or needed to have breathing restored. Premature or low birth weight infants are more susceptible. In addition, moms who have had poor prenatal care or smoked throughout pregnancy are most likely to have a kid with SIDS. Kids with detected heart or lung conditions are also in danger, and young boys are more vulnerable than women.

What do I do?
There does appear to be a connection between SIDS and infants who sleep on their stomachs, especially if they sleep on a soft bed mattress. Don’t put unnecessary products, even blankets, in the crib with the infant, and do not let him get overheated. Discover infant CPR– so you are prepared if you need to perform CPR on your child.

What if my infant has had an episode?
Your physician will want to run tests, and if he fears that the infant is likely to have another episode (though 95% do not), he may recommend a display for the baby. On occasion, these screens will inform you that the child stops breathing but are only utilized in high threat scenarios.

When Can I Stop Worrying?
The hazard of SIDS is over when your kid reaches his first birthday and decreases dramatically as soon as he is six months old. Unfortunately, many SIDS deaths happen between two and four months. Take some preventative measures; however, unless your infant has an elevated danger, keep in mind that SIDS is, in fact, uncommon and is not something to consume over.

SIDS is typically referred to as crib death and is the sudden death of an infant who stops breathing. SIDS was once thought of as random, striking healthy children, making it all the more frightening. In truth, some things can suggest that an infant is at a more significant threat of SIDS. There does seem to be a connection between SIDS and infants who sleep on their stomachs, especially if they sleep on a soft bed mattress. Take some precautions; however, unless your infant has a raised threat, consider that SIDS is uncommon and is not something to obsess over, just something to pay attention to.

The Dream Team at ADVANCEDSLEEPTHERAPY.COM consists of Respiratory Practitioners, RN Nurse Clinician and a Home Medical Equipment Specialist. They will assist you in starting with the proper CPAP equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your doctor.

Joint CommissionAdvanced Sleep Therapy, located in Arlington Heights, has served Chicagoland for over 15 years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear, and CPAP cleaning accessories are outstanding.

Advanced Sleep Therapy is a JCAHO Gold Seal Certified provider.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company BREATHEASYCPAP.COM. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear, and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2022-04-22T00:12:13-04:00February 19th, 2022|

How to Keep the New Year’s Resolution to Exercise

New Year’s Resolutions motivate many to make commitments to exercise. Fitness centers will have many people with great intentions during the first week of January. Sadly, within a few short weeks after New Year’s Day, fitness center visits begin to decline.

Fitness Strategy for the Long-Haul
Want an easy way to stay off the fitness commitment dropout rolls? Here’s a simple tip that could double your workouts this year. The key to long-term fitness training is to know that motivation levels come and go.

The one day that you decide to miss could be the last workout for a year. Long-term training is not a physical issue; it is a mental one. I have a mental practice that I use to help me through the tough days when I do not feel like training. It’s simple – I don’t decide to miss a workout until I first change into my training clothes.

If I decide to miss a workout, that’s okay (sometimes it’s unavoidable), but I always make an effort to change clothes first. Just changing into training clothes is enough to get me started most of the time. Once activated, this typically becomes the best workout of the week!

Why People Stop Exercising
Never have I met anyone who made a conscious decision to stop exercising. On the contrary, everyone who has stopped exercising began by “missing once.”
That one miss led to another, then another. The key to long-term training is to understand the mental risk of missing “one workout.”

I can’t overemphasize the importance of mentally making an issue of missing “one workout.”
Missing one workout will not hurt you physically. Mentally, however, missing a workout permanently breaks the habit of training – until you do the next exercise.

The Take Home
When deciding to miss a workout, make a mental note that you just decided to “stop training permanently”. . . until you have completed the next exercise.

The Dream Team at ADVANCEDSLEEPTHERAPY.COM consists of Respiratory Practitioners, RN Nurse Clinician and a Home Medical Equipment Specialist. They will assist you in starting with the proper CPAP equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your doctor.

Joint CommissionAdvanced Sleep Therapy, located in Arlington Heights, has served Chicagoland for over 15 years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear, and CPAP cleaning accessories are outstanding.

Advanced Sleep Therapy is a JCAHO Gold Seal Certified provider.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company BREATHEASYCPAP.COM. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear, and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2022-04-21T21:29:10-04:00January 15th, 2022|

Surgical Intervention for OSA patients

Surgical Intervention for OSA patients

A number of different surgeries are often tried to improve the size or tone of the patient’s airway. For decades, tracheostomy was the only effective treatment for sleep apnea. It is used today only in very rare, intractable cases that have withstood other attempts at treatment.
Modern treatments try one or more of several options, tailored to the patient’s needs. Often the long-term success rate is low, prompting many doctors to favor CPAP as the treatment of choice.

Nasal surgery, including turbinectomy (removal or reduction of a nasal turbinate), or straightening of the nasal septum, in patients with nasal obstruction or congestion which reduces airway pressure and complicates OSA.
Tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy in an attempt to increase the size of the airway.
Removal or reduction of parts of the soft palate and some or all of the uvula, such as uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty. Variations of this procedure sometimes use radio frequency waves to heat and remove tissue.
Reduction of the tongue base, either with laser excision or radio frequency ablation.
Genioglossus Advancement, in which a small portion of the lower jaw which attaches to the tongue is moved forward, to pull the tongue away from the back of the airway.
Hyoid Suspension, in which the hyoid bone in the neck, another attachment point for tongue muscles, is pulled forward in front of the larynx.
Maxillomandibular advancement. A more invasive surgery usually only tried in difficult cases where other surgeries have not relieved the patient’s OSA, or where an abnormal facial structure is suspected as a root cause.
Pillar procedure, three small inserts are injected into the soft palate to offer support, reducing snoring and sleep apnea.

The type of surgery is necessary for you will depend on the severity of your sleep apnea. Explore all the possibilities with your doctor. Your doctor may prescribe a CPAP first.
One of the best CPAP machines that BECPAP offers is the ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet
The ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet is a premium auto-adjusting pressure device with a built-in humidifier, cellular connectivity as well as advanced event detection.
The AirSense™10 Autoset with built-in HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier from ResMed is at the cutting edge of CPAP technology. This model functions with a high powered AutoSet Algorithm and provides a completely individualized and dependable treatment session for you. When it comes CPAP machines, the AirSense™10 Autoset™ with HumidAir™ provides a great alternative.

The AirSense™10 Autoset™ with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier features an Expiratory Pressure Relief or EPR, system which enables the pressure to be continuously adjusted with regard to allowing for more natural breathing.

The LCD Display features an easy-to-read menu and tracking for many of the major data points of a therapy session. Both you and your Clinician can use the screen to review data such as ramp time, humidity level, pressure relief and others in order to adjust these settings for the needs of each patient. Clinicians can use the “Sleep Report” option on the menu in order to retrieve advanced data regarding each therapy session.

Additionally, ladies, if you are looking for a sleep therapy machine that offers high performance and customization options, the AirSense™10 Autoset™ CPAP for Her with integrated HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier and ClimateLineAir Tube offers an attractive option that you will love.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:50:04-05:00December 25th, 2021|

Bedding Buying Guide

Bedding Buying Guide

Bedding is an important home and furnishing article and there are different factors that deserve consideration like durability and comfort level. You get designer bedding items like covers, sets, pillows and cushions that allow supreme comfort while adding a touch of class and sophistication to any bedroom area. You can say, you get what you burn your pocket for, as quality is an important factor for deciding on the value of a bedding collection. The best rule of thumb remains the old cliché, “You get what you pay for”. This buying guide aims to inform you on different aspects of bedding in terms of quality and technicalities that will help you determine the best thing within your budget. Some factors you don’t want to miss on,

Thread-Count: The thread count in a fabric allows you to determine its quality. For sheets, it ranges anywhere between 80 to 12000 TC. A TC ranging between 180-to-500 thread-counts is considered good and often found in most of the stores. However, quality also depends on other technical factors and not just the thread count. So, you should not be surprised to find higher count sheets and lower count sheets to have a similar price tag.

Fabric: High count cotton with satin finish is a popular bedding material. It is important to determine the exact percentage of cotton used in the fabric. Sometimes, you may end up buying labeled sheets with cotton tags but actually use little of cotton percentage and in combination of unnatural or synthetic fiber.

Mattress: One of the most important bedding item, mattresses come in two types—spring mattress and regular foam mattress. While regular high-density foam mattress is good, you get highly advanced mattresses that have layers of high-density foam to provide complete body support. Spring mattresses are relatively expensive and more durable.

Pocket: Carefully measure your mattresses pocket depth. To measure, start from the highest point on the mattress to the bottom edge. Do not forget to include the mattress pad and/or any additional bedding to be used beneath your sheets. Once you have checked the pocket depth of your sheets for adequate thickness of your mattress, it will surely enhance the comfort level of your fitted sheet adding to the bedding.

Fitted sheets: Fitted sheets come with elastic anchor bands at both the corner pockets and around the boundary line of the fitted sheet. This feature is what makes a fitting sheet stay intact no matter what the mattress size. It also allows a uniform feel and smooth sleeping surface for a great night sleep.

Pilling: When any bedding fabric gathers pills or groups of short or broken fibers on its surface resulting in tangling of the fabric due to the tangling resulting in small balls making. the surface uneven. It is one of the most common problem and the following laundering tips can fix up the problem like nothing else,

To avoid and minimize piling,

• While washing in machine, it is advisable to select less shake ups and opt for short wash cycles
• Follow the care instructions and avoid washing with other clothing articles, especially towels etc.
• During machine wash, be sure not to over dry. Remove clothes from the dryer as soon as possible

Cushions and pillows: Cushions and pillows are not just great for comfort, but also add a fresh touch of décor. Any bed would look incomplete without these beauties done with embellishment and embroidery work that enhances the beauty and aesthetics of your bed and room by many folds. The idea is to choose as many complimenting and contrasting colors that go well with your bedroom theme. You could match up with the bed covers, or opt for a neutral cover and do the cushions in great colors, prints, work and embroidery.

Go with your personal style when choosing bedding items. But make sure that the fabric is comfortable, the cushions are not overly decorative or studded, and that the theme harmonizes with the entire thing.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:50:04-05:00November 13th, 2021|

Keeping Your Furry Family Member Healthy Throughout the Year

Keeping Your Furry Family Member Healthy Throughout the Year

Pet owners know the bond that forms between people and their four-legged friends. That’s why many treat their pet like a member of the family-including when it comes to health care.

Making sure your dog, cat, bird or exotic pet has proper medical care is a key component of responsible pet ownership and it’s important to be aware of the costs. Americans spend almost $8.6 million on veterinary services for their pets each year, according to a report by Packaged Facts.

Here are some tips on keeping your pet healthy:

Bored cats will pick up overeating as a hobby if food is always available.
Just as an overweight human faces a health risk, so does an overweight cat or dog. Be sure your pet gets plenty of exercise. Dogs can be just as stoic about pain and wounds as people. Be alert for abnormal behavior. Be aware that even clean pets kept indoors can get fleas.

Fortunately, a pet insurance plan can help you pay for preventive and medical costs, and can remind you to take your pet for a checkup at the veterinarian. Owners may be reimbursed hundreds of dollars annually for preventive care.

Being fiscally prepared for any catastrophic accident or illness that might be inflicted upon your furry family member is just as important as annual visits to the veterinarian. Your pet can develop illnesses much like one’s humans are susceptible to. Cancer-related claims were the third most common claim in 2004, according to Veterinary Pet Insurance, the nation’s oldest and largest provider of health insurance for pets. It’s also not uncommon for pets to suffer from diabetes, periodontal disease, arthritis and dozens of other ailments you insure your family against.

Medical plans that provide year-round coverage for dogs, cats, birds and pocket pets can start at less than twenty dollars a month for dogs and cats and under ten dollars monthly for pets such as reptiles. Coverage spans thousands of conditions related to accidents and illnesses and helps pay for diagnostic tests, treatments, office visits, lab fees, prescriptions, hospitalization, X-rays, and surgical procedures.

Even indoor-only pets should be protected. There is no such thing as a “pet-proofed” home. Potential hazards loom even in the best-protected homes and many pets have been injured when they accidentally escaped from the home. It is always wise to prepare for the unexpected.

Unlike your health insurance, pet insurance doesn’t restrict you to certain providers or networks. For example, VPI lets pet owners visit their favorite licensed veterinarian, whether within the U.S. or other countries. That means you have the freedom to get the best care for your pet. When your pet is ill or requires emergency treatment, you won’t want the additional stress of worrying about how you will pay the veterinary bill. After each veterinary visit, a claim form is submitted to the company and the pet owner is then reimbursed.

Knowing that you have taken an extra step to keep your pet healthy will provide you with peace of mind.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:50:04-05:00October 2nd, 2021|

The Magic of The Thyroid Diet

Bigger than a Snore: snoring treatment

Snoring treatment is more than just nudging your partner to make him stop snoring for a few minutes. But then the loud vibratory sound comes back again disrupting your sleep or makes you head to the other room or couch to get some decent sleep.

Although snoring is common, this condition can strain relationships and complicate to sleep apnea, a sleeping disorder characterized by a pause in breathing for a minimum of 10 seconds several times in one night, and in turn can lead to other serious health problems like hypertension, high blood pressure, heart ailments, and stroke according to recent studies.

Various factors contribute to snoring

The following factors can trigger snoring. These include irregularities in the anatomy of the air passages and the throat. Enlarged tonsils and adenoids can create a blockage in the throat. Likewise, an elongated uvula (the soft tissue hanging from the soft palate) is also a factor in blocking the airflow leading to increased vibration. Surgery might be a snoring treatment for these. An obese person has the tendency to snore because the fats around the neck narrow the air passage obstructing the free flow of air.

A full meal, alcohol and sedatives initiate snoring because they relax the muscles around the throat, including the tongue those behind the soft palate, causing them to collapse and create a blockade. As a snoring treatment, doctors advise avoiding the consumption of these 3 hours before going to bed.

Irregularities in the nose’s cartilage, such as a deviated septum, also contributes in obstructing the airflow and lead to snoring. Snoring treatment may be surgery to correct this problem.

Snoring treatment

Before finding a snoring treatment, understanding the causes of snoring would be helpful in deciding what time of snoring treatment to use. Your doctor can examine you to evaluate at what part of your air passage needs treatment or refer you to an otolaryngologist. At this point, snoring treatment would range from oral appliances, traditional surgery, laser surgery, somnoplasty, to CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure.

CPAP is the most popular snoring treatment these days because it’s non-invasive and safe. Traditional or laser surgery is not recommended as a snoring treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as it could aggravate their conditions. Oral appliances work by gently advancing you lower jaw or tongue forward to create a wider opening in the air throat.

These home snoring treatments might also help in reducing the incidence of snoring. Lose weight, if you are overweight, because fats can add to bulk in the throat or thick soft palate. Sleeping at a certain position, like at your sides, prevents your tongue from falling backward and helps you breath better. Nasal Strips are adhesive strips placed on your nose to rid of obstructions and enhance breathing.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:50:04-05:00August 21st, 2021|

Smart Baby Boomer Travelers

Smart Baby Boomer Travelers

If you ask a representative sample of baby boomers that are approaching their retirement years what they are looking forward to the most about retirement, the most common answer that comes back is, “travel”. There is something about the romance and fun of travel that appeals to us as we think about stepping out of the work world and doing things, we have been hoping to do for all our lives. And travel has that sense of adventure that calls to us when we look forward to a time when our responsibilities are few but we have the resources to realize our dreams.

If travel is a major objective of your retirement planning, the earlier in life you get started planning your travel adventures, the more fun your trips will be. They say that anticipation is half the fun of a trip. So why not start now planning for your various destinations and the adventures you want to have when you get there?

If the baby boomer got a chance to travel during those child rearing years, you no doubt already have some solid travel disciplines in place to use for routine trips. Most of us have learned to travel smart from business travel or traveling to see family over the years. But it’s a good idea to review your preparation check lists when you start thinking of longer trips, perhaps to more exotic and unknown locations such as Europe, The Middle East or South America.

Remember that when you are retired and planning longer trips, that is going to present some unique challenges in terms of packing. It’s one thing to pack for three days in Orlando but its something else entirely to pack for two weeks in Germany or Greece. It takes an experienced and prepared traveler to only take the essentials and to keep your packing light and efficient. Some core principles that will help you include…

. Take things that don’t need pressing or a lot of maintenance. If you can use the same garment over several days, that cuts down on your bulk considerably. You can even rinse out wash and wear garments in your hotel room and hang them up in the bathroom while you sleep and they will good as new in the morning.

. Don’t pack it. Buy it. It might pay to pick up some of your disposable items when you get to your destination. You can buy your toiletries and even a garment or two if something gets left behind once you arrive. And by not taking a lot of disposable items, you cut down on the chances you will have trouble with security.

. Check your bags. You see people who try to drag everything on board with them to avoid baggage claim. These are your rookie travelers. Better to trust the airline with the bag and be prepared if your bag gets lost than to have all that struggle trying to get everything into bags you can take on board.

. Be prepared to lose your bags. Just pack a small carry on with what you must have that first night in the hotel. Include small items for changing clothes, sleepwear and hard to replace toiletries so if you do find your bags didn’t make the trip, you can stay comfortable until they catch up to you.

Be smart and think ahead about where you are going and what you will need there. Read as much as you can about your destination and book your accommodations well in advance so you know you are expected even in a part of the world that is new to you. These kinds of preparations will make your retirement travel fun and exciting and keep you on the road regularly for many years to come.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:50:05-05:00July 3rd, 2021|

Healthy Living Hand Hygiene COVID Tips for Busy People

Healthy Living Hand Hygiene COVID Tips for Busy People

Practicing dedicated hand hygiene makes good sense when it comes to fighting the spread of germs. Many of the common, and not so common viruses are transmitted from the hand to the ears, eyes and nose, and that is why surgical masks and disposable plastic gloves are items most commonly used as protection from COVID.

Hand washing is essential and it is even better if our hands are sanitized regularly. Killing germs during handwashing is effective only if you scrub thoroughly with soap and water for at least 30 to 60 seconds and if you pay close attention to cleansing the thumbs, fingertips, and fingernails.
For those of us in the workplace, in hospitals, schools, or attending to everyday demands, this advice makes hand washing necessary several times each day. Indeed, it can’t always be done and that is why additional and effective measures to fight germs are also in place. The use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer is an effective answer when soap and water are not available, due to their fast, germ-killing ability. The good news is: this type of hand sanitizer can be used anywhere, anytime and no water or rinsing is required.

Keeping a small 60 mL container of gel in your pocket or purse is peace-of-mind for people who can’t curtail their daily encounters with the public.
For best results use alcohol-based hand sanitizer as follows; apply product liberally (at least 3 mL), rub hands together, let hands remain wet with the product for 30 seconds.

If you travel, pack the 60 mL travel size. If you work in a health care facility, in restaurants, retail shops, salons, or any other service industry, bring in the 1L dispenser for you and other staff.

Just as you sanitize your workspace and home, remember to sanitize your CPAP mask. A great way to do this is with a Transcend Lumin CPAP Mask and accessory cleaner like the one we sell: https://breatheeasycpap.com/lumin-cpap-mask-accessory-cleaner/

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:50:05-05:00May 22nd, 2021|

About Meditation

About Meditation – how to meditate to reduce stress and improve mental abilities

Here you find a general definition of meditation, and an easy meditation technique is explained.
Meditation is a group of mental training techniques. You can use meditation to improve mental health and capacities, and also to help improve the physical health. Some of these techniques are very simple, so you can learn them from a book or an article; others require guidance by a qualified meditation teacher.
THE EFFECTS OF MEDITATION
Meditation has the following effects:
1. Meditation will give you rest and recreation.
2. You learn to relax.
3. You learn to concentrate better on problem solving.
4. Meditation often has a good effect upon the blood pressure.
5. Meditation has beneficial effects upon inner body processes, like circulation, respiration and digestion.
6. Regular meditation will have a psychotherapeutically effect.
7. Regular meditation will facilitate the immune system.
8. Meditation is usually pleasant.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HYPNOSIS AND MEDITATION
Hypnosis may have some of the same relaxing and psychotherapeutic effects as meditation. However, when you meditate you are in control yourself; by hypnosis you let some other person or some mechanical device control you. Also, hypnosis will not have a training effect upon the ability to concentrate.
A SIMPLE FORM OF MEDITATION
Here is a simple form of meditation. By this meditation technique, you should concentrate in an easy manner. This will allow foreign thoughts to pop up. These are handled one by one as they appear. You proceed as follows:
1. Sit in a good chair in a comfortable position.
2. Relax all your muscles as well as you can.
3. Stop thinking about anything, or at least try not to think about anything.
4. Breath out, relaxing all the muscles in your breathing apparatus.
5. Repeat the following in 10 – 20 minutes:
— Breath in so deep that you feel you get enough oxygen.
— Breath out, relaxing your chest and diaphragm completely.
— Every time you breathe out, think the word “one” or another simple word inside yourself. You should think the word in a prolonged manner, and so that you hear it inside you, but you should try to avoid using your mouth or voice.

6. If foreign thoughts come in, just stop these thoughts in a relaxed manner, and keep on concentrating upon the breathing and the word you repeat.
As you proceed through this meditation, you should feel steadily more relaxed in your mind and body, feel that you breathe steadily more effectively, and that the blood circulation throughout your body gets more efficient. You may also feel an increasing mental pleasure throughout the meditation.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:19:14-05:00April 17th, 2021|

What is the Green Tea Diet Plan?

What is the Green Tea Diet Plan?

Eating and dieting these days do not usually involve your favorite beverages like green tea and coffee. But this is not always necessarily the case. With some bit of planning and a lot of discipline, your diet plan and weight regime can include your morning cups of coffee or green tea.

South Beach Diet Plan

An idea formulated by Dr. Agatston, the South Beach Diet plan is not low-carb, nor low-fat. According to its originator, the South Beach Diet plan “teaches you to rely on the right carbs and the right fats.”

This diet plan is comprised of three phases – Banishing your Cravings, Reintroducing Carbs, and A Diet for Life. Using artificial sweetener and low-fat milk in your coffee or green tea during all three phases is one way to go on losing weight without having to give up your brewed cup. Going decaf with your coffee might also be a good idea since the objective of this diet is maintaining even insulin levels. If you’re a green tea drinker, then there is less worries for you. Green tea contains only very few amounts of caffeine.

The Zone Diet Plan

The Zone Diet plan was developed by Barry Sears, a former biotechnology researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This diet plan is based on the maintenance and consistency of insulin levels. Because this diet plan also concerns itself with insulin control, the issues that arise are handled similarly as that with the South Beach Diet plan. Taking decaffeinated coffee and green tea is all right as long as these beverages don’t spike up your insulin. The eating program of the Zone Diet plan requires you to use artificial sweetener and low-fat milk in your coffee or green tea.

Blood Type Diet Plan

The Blood Type Diet plan is a weight loss regimen where the foods you eat are based on your blood type. The eating program of the Blood Type Diet plan is more restricted compared to the South Beach Diet plan, the Zone Diet plan, and the Atkins Diet plan. For instance, for people with blood types A and AB, coffee is highly advised. But for those with blood types O, adding coffee to the Blood Type Diet plan should be avoided. Green teas on the other hand are acceptable for any blood types. However, adding natural sweeteners like sugar, honey, stevia, or maple syrup in green tea should be avoided in this diet plan.

Sugar Busters Diet Plan

The name of the diet plan says it all. Subscribers to this diet plan are highly cautioned against sugars. Coffee and green teas are perfectly fine but only use artificial sweeteners.

Atkins Diet Plan

Another low-carb diet plan variety, the Atkins Diet plan works best with caffeine-free coffee and green tea. For best results, artificial sweeteners in your green tea and coffee are advised to keep your carbs down.

Paleolithic Diet Plan

Also called the Stone Age Diet plan, this diet plan is based on the consumption of simple, unprocessed foods that our Neanderthal ancestors would have eaten. This diet plan is perfect for green tea drinkers. Green tea is simple and 100% natural steamed dried leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant. If you’re a coffee drinker, you might be in for a tougher choice since you might have to give up coffee all together with this diet plan. Sugars in green teas are still a big no-no, especially the refined kind.

As you can see, there are plenty of options available to help you with your diet plan, and enjoying the benefits of green tea is a great place to start. Always consult your physician before starting any diet or exercise regimen and remember you are what you eat!

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Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:17:05-05:00February 27th, 2021|

Following A Sensible Weight Loss Plan

Following A Sensible Weight Loss Plan

By now, you may have been riding the fad weight loss plan merry-go-round for quite some time and are ready to jump off. You have followed one regimented diet after another (the Zone, the Cabbage Soup diet or the Atkins diet), eaten prepackaged or powdered foods or MREs (meals rejected by Ethiopians), counted calories, given up flavor in favor of low fat, gone to the support groups. And you may have even lost some weight – only to see the pounds reappear after you went off the program. Every year, 100 million Americans go on a diet and up to 95% of them gain back any weight they lose within five years.

Such a weight loss plan can be a very temporary way to get started, but recognize it’s not long-term. Remember, anything you can do in a few days, you can undo in less. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends adopting healthy eating habits, rather than impatiently pursuing a crash diet or quick weight loss plan in hopes of losing unwanted pounds in a few weeks. Weight loss occurs from expending more calories than you consume. Therefore, the only rational way to lose weight is to eat fewer calories, than you expend in daily activities, and this process takes time.

Change Your Lifestyle:

Losing weight permanently may seem a distant dream, too good to be true. But a combination of a sensible diet and daily moderate exercise can help you fulfill this dream. As a weight loss plan, exercise alone is not as potent, but when combined with proper dieting, it can prove lethal for obesity. Exercise combined with dieting, leads to more weight loss than any other weight loss plan. This does not imply that exercise alone is worthless. Physical fitness is certainly good for you, and is more effective in reshaping your body than it is for shedding flab.

Exercise helps build muscles, and muscles burn more calories for fuel. Exercise helps to burn off excess calories and starting a regular exercise program is critical for any weight loss plan. For that reason, those involved in manual labor are rarely obese. In most cases, obesity is the result of a sedentary lifestyle. Lack of adequate physical activity, primarily contributes to causing obesity. While it is true, that exercise stimulates the digestive system and makes the individual hungrier, one can easily satiate this increased hunger by consuming large quantities of low-calorie foods. However, physical activity does not have to be excessive or overly strenuous to be effective.

Healthy eating is the best way to reach and maintain a healthy body weight. A balanced, whole foods diet – containing a variety of vegetables, fruits and grains, raw seeds and nuts, beans, fermented milk products, fish, and poultry is the best prescribed weight loss plan for reaching your ideal body weight. A good weight loss plan must be based on a well-rounded diet, as a deficiency in one or more nutrients may interfere with your weight loss goals.

If you have tried to lose weight before, consider what you did in the past that did not work for you and start from a different place. Establish a pragmatic, healthy weight loss plan for yourself and be clear about the reasons why you are undertaking this process again and what you are willing to do to achieve success.

Instead of a one-size fits all diet, you need to understand that everyone requires a unique weight loss plan to shed weight and regain health. You know yourself well, what does and does not work for you. Give yourself the tools, knowledge, and support to reach your goal. Ultimately, you are the one who must decide if losing weight and making other lifestyle changes will improve your health.

THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

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By |2020-12-30T08:19:29-05:00February 13th, 2021|

Ballroom Dancing During a Pandemic

Ballroom Dancing During a Pandemic

Ballroom Dancing has never been hotter than it is now since Dancing with the Stars hit the air. Who knew that this show would be such a hit and that it would revive ballroom dancing the way that it has? Ballroom dancing is an enormously fun thing that you and your partner or a friend can do together right in the comfort of your own home. Ballroom dancing is a great way to spend some time together away from all of the normal everyday stress of life, that is what makes ballroom dancing such a fabulous thing to learn.

Ballroom dancing is something that everyone can enjoy whether they are young or old, man or woman. Not only is ballroom dancing fun it is great exercise and after a short while you will find that you will be in much better shape than before you started ballroom dancing.

Ballroom dancing is sexy and relaxed and one of the most popular forms of dance worldwide. Everyone loves to watch ballroom dancing and most people would jump at the chance to actually take some ballroom dancing classes with private instructors. If you would like to take ballroom dancing all you need to do is look in your local Yellow Pages. There you will find plenty of dance studios that offer social distance private classes on ballroom dancing. There are other ways to find ballroom dancing classes and schools in your area. You will find ballroom dancing classes online as well. You will be able to do a quick search online and find many different studios in your area that will be able to teach you all about ballroom dancing. And even if you are single you will still be able to take ballroom dancing classes.

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THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:50-05:00December 5th, 2020|

Tips for Improving the Effectiveness of Your Fitness Plans

Tips for Improving the Effectiveness of Your Fitness Plans

Do you want to get into fitness like you have some knowledge and respect for the activity? First, you need to know the basics associated with the routine dynamics to showcase what type of knowledge you actually have about the activity. If that is not enough, try reviewing the article listed below.

Don’t focus on just one side of the body or one set of muscles. There are some people that may feel that working out more on one side or doing more for one set of muscles is going to achieve great results. But you could overwork and strain that one side or muscle set, while preventing your results from looking great.

Be sure to give yourself enough playtime to stay fit and healthy in body, mind and spirit. Spend time with your friends or just go out among people to exchange greetings and smiles. A little running, walking or biking in a park or any other busy, active place is great for lifting spirits and inspiring your workout as well as your life.

To get the most from your weight lifting endeavors, remember that the optimal work out length is no more than an hour. After a long period of stress, your body starts to release increased levels of cortisol which will lower both your metabolism and your testosterone and can become counter-productive to building muscle.

A great fitness tip is to perform upright rows. Upright rows are a great exercise that can help develop your deltoids and your biceps. To correctly perform the upright row, you’ll want to grab the bar at shoulder width. Then you’ll want to lift your elbows up while keeping the bar close to your body.

Even when you are not participating in a structured fitness program, find ways to keep moving. Make it a point to go on a walk or take a jog around your neighborhood. Use your breaks at work as an excuse to find something active to do, even if you just go outside and walk around the building a few times. The more physical activity you include in your life, the happier you will be with your level of fitness.

To keep fit when you go out, park far away from the location you are trying to get to. For example, at the mall, instead of fighting for the closest parking space, park out in the distance. The walking will help you keep your metabolism up and burn calories.

When you start a weight-lifting regiment, start with a lower weight. This will provide you with a solid foundation in terms of your form. If you try to lift weights that are too heavy, you may strain your muscle and you might not be able to achieve the form that is optimal. You want good form because bad form limits the benefits you get from the strength-building exercise, and it also leaves you prone to injury.

Apparently, you have read the aforementioned article, or you wouldn’t be down here reading through the conclusion. Well done! That article should have provided you with a good foundation of what it takes to become better in fitness and what areas of the activity you can improve upon. Should any questions remain, review the article.
Always consult your physician before starting any exercise regimen.

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THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:52-05:00November 14th, 2020|

Insomnia Risk Factors

Insomnia Risk Factors

Insomnia is really quite common and a good portion of people have to deal with it at one time or another. However, most people attempt to deal with insomnia on their own and never consult a physician about it. As a matter of fact, during routine physicals and doctor visits, most doctors never even ask about a patients sleep pattern at all. Because there is some very effective sleep medication available by prescription that can be used for up to six months without any addictive properties, insomnia no longer has to be a treacherous path to walk down.

There are certain risk factors that put a person at higher risk for insomnia that might and should be addresses. Some insomnia risk factors include aging or the elderly, conflict in one’s life, being overworked, illness in the family, ranking low in social status, or a psychiatric or psychological problem. Of course, those who will be at a greater risk of developing insomnia would typically be a female over the age of 60, with a history of stress, anxiety, or depression, maybe a combination of all, and one who may have an underlying medical condition. It has been a myth that as people get older, they require less sleep. That myth has never been validated and remains untrue today. Keep in mind that these risk factors do not mean that a person will develop insomnia but that they may be at a greater risk.

Negative thinking is also associated with insomnia or when something is really weighing heavily on one’s mind. This can have a negative impact and because the mind is preoccupied with these thoughts, it can trigger a bout of insomnia. Sometimes people have an onset of insomnia that is very temporary while in others, it could linger for months. Depression is the number one factor associated with depression and almost all people who have been diagnosed with this condition have insomnia. Therefore, it is likely that if the depression can be dealt with, the insomnia may subside as well.

A lack of proper sleep can also weaken one’s immune system which can cause them to be susceptible to all kinds of illness including colds, viruses, and the flu. Studies have shown that insomnia is much higher in women than it is in men. It is believed that the cause for this is that with women there are usually sometime of hormonal fluctuation that could be the cause such as premenstrual syndrome, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. Further, anxiety is much more prevalent in women than it is in men, therefore which could be another reason that insomnia is higher in women than it is in men.

There has also been a relationship between childhood sleep patterns and adult insomnia. Childhood sleep disorders would include nightmares, sleep walking, difficulty falling asleep, or restless leg syndrome. Children who experience these disorders do have a higher risk of developing insomnia later into adulthood. Another factor that can produce a great risk is ADHD in a child that spills over into adulthood.
Please speak to your Doctor if you are having trouble sleeping, there are solutions to help you.

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THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:52-05:00November 7th, 2020|

Grow Taller Even When You Are Sleeping

Grow Taller Even When You Are Sleeping

It is during deep sleep that growth hormone does its job to thickening and lengthening your bones to make you grow taller. So appropriate sleeping time (not the longer, the better) and correct sleeping posture is very important for you to grow taller. Sleep is defined as a natural periodic state of rest for the mind and body, in which the eyes usually close and consciousness is completely or partially lost. Hence, that there is a decrease in bodily movement and responsiveness to external stimuli.

During deep sleep, growth hormone produced by your pituitary gland is released into your blood stream. It travels through your body and causes the thickening and lengthening of your bones which can help increase your height. Therefore, you should achieve “deep level” sleep on a daily basis in order to coordinate your exercise efforts and proper diet to increase your chances of growing taller.

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Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:54-05:00October 3rd, 2020|

Memory Foam Mattress Sleep Better Live Better

Memory Foam Mattress Sleep Better Live Better

A mattress is a piece of bedding used for sleeping. Memory foam mattresses are special types of mattresses that are pressure and temperature sensitive. The origin of memory foam mattresses took place in a very grand manner. In the 70’s NASA was working on manned rockets. Manned rockets exert a lot of G-force on the astronauts, which can harm the astronaut. NASA scientists were trying to develop a material that was breathable and molded itself to the astronaut’s body to reduce the G-forces on the astronaut. They developed a polyurethane foam material which had the property of visco-elasticity and which could be used for the purpose. Though polyurethane foam was never used in the space program, it got to be used in beddings and pillows later.

Matter is classified into three states solid, liquid and gases. Visco elastic materials are materials that exhibit the properties of both solids and liquids. Polyurethane foam is used in memory foam mattresses due to its property of visco-elasticity. Memory foam mattresses are able to distribute pressure evenly and are able to return to their original shape when the pressure is removed. Memory foam mattresses shape themselves according to pressure and temperature of the person’s body to provide support and softness.

Mattresses are either soft or firm. There are 3 positions in which humans sleep; – back, stomach and side. People use more than one position to sleep. Firm mattresses are recommended for people sleeping on back and stomach, as soft mattresses might harm their backs due to unnatural angles. For those sleeping on sides, softer mattresses are recommended. Memory foam mattresses are a compromise of both firm and soft mattresses. They are suitable for all people. The memory foam mattress manufacturers claim that sleeping on a memory foam mattress feels like sleeping on a cloud.

Memory foam mattresses are recommended for people having back problems, arthritis, bone and joint problems, spondylitis etc. Studies have shown that people sleep better on a memory foam mattress. They are available in lots of sizes like, single, double, queen, king, California queen, California king and super king sizes. Some double memory foam mattresses have a softer side and a firmer side to suit the needs of sleeping partners. The usual thickness of memory foam mattresses is 5 inches. Some mattresses use memory foam padding on the upper layer one to two inches thick on the regular mattresses.

Memory foam mattresses begin at around 500$ and are available up to 2000$. Before buying a mattress, it is recommended that the buyer tests by lying on the mattress for at least 10 minutes. Lie on the back. If your finger passes through the small of the back very easily, then the mattress is too firm. If there is no space

then the mattress is too soft. If turning around on the mattress is difficult that means the mattress is too soft. The softness and firmness of the mattress depends upon the density of the foam used in the mattress. As the density of the mattress increases the price also increases. As almost one third of our life is spent sleeping, it is better to invest in a good memory foam mattress.

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THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:56-05:00August 22nd, 2020|

How to Win American Idol

How to Win American Idol

Every year thousands of people from all around the country rush out to audition for American Idol. This year a lot of talent is being searched for online. The results are intended to provide the opportunity for everyone in the country to vote for the contestant that they feel is best for the title of American Idol. What actually occurs usually resembles more of a piranha attacking everyone and much less similar to a good friendly conversation or contest. In order to actually win the competition, it is very important to learn how to truly make a great impression, not just on the judges but also on the viewers as well.

For the majority of contestants, it is not always a huge deal to be let down towards the end. Only a single contestant can actually win the show, so coming in 4th place is often good enough. However, if you are determined that you want to go further than ever before, and you really want to win it is critical that you take some time to really learn how to win. Once you have a few key issues in place you will be well on your way to the number one finish that you want so badly, without losing track of what is important.

Your first and utmost important tip is to always ensure that you are memorable. Have you ever watched the show and seen performances only to forget them a few minutes later? You no doubt have seen several performers like this, and if you are out to win, you do not want to be this performer. This does not mean that you need to rush out and dye your hair hot pink, wear huge sunglasses and sing with a strange voice. Rather it does mean you need to connect to the audience, make them interested in you and what you are singing. If you simply walk out, look terrified and sing for a few minutes you will be quickly forgotten. If you come out with a song you love, and have a lot of fun you will make a much better impression on the audience and be a lot easier to remember.

While we are talking about impressions, keep in mind the way you look is a huge influence on the audience. If you go for the Sanjaya look with a huge pony hawk, you are not likely to be taken serious as a performer. Rather you are likely to be considered the joke of the show. If you want to be taken seriously, you need to have fun with it, without seeming like the class clown trying to sing. This is extremely important because far too many contestants move from having fun to looking clownish with their performances.

A final suggestion is to watch the ballad songs. Yes, they are beautiful and can be extremely popular, but the slow tempo of the song also makes it much easier to be forgotten the moment you walk off stage. If people are watching recaps of the show and cannot remember what you sang, then it is certainly time to rethink your song choices. You need a song that will connect the audience and get them moving. An audience that is moving while you sing is much more likely to actually remember you, rather than the soft soulful ballad that they forgot about almost immediately after you were finished singing.

Although we are living in an age of social distancing measures there is no better time then now to work on your craft, if you make it, remember who encouraged you!

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Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:57-05:00July 11th, 2020|

Aromatherapy and Migraines

Aromatherapy and Migraines

Most physicians agree that aromatherapy makes an excellent complementary therapy for migraineurs. Aromatherapy has not been shown to eliminate migraine headaches, but when used to complement traditional therapy and medication it can reduce the frequency and severity of attacks.

Aromatherapy is a natural healing methodology that uses plant-derived essential oils to achieve a desired therapeutic effect. It is not known precisely how aromatherapy works, whether it is the scent or a chemical action of the essential oil itself that provides relief. Because of this unknown factor some doctors worry about potential essential oil interactions with standard drugs used in treating migraines.

When trying aromatherapy to relieve migraines, keep in mind a few safety precautions.

* Always talk to a doctor before trying anything new.
* Speak to an experienced aromatherapist, if possible.
* When combining aromatherapy with other medications, watch for adverse reactions and report them to a doctor immediately.
* Buy real plant-derived essential oils designed for aromatherapy. Good ones will be sold in dark containers and stored away from direct sunlight.
* Use a carrier oil or aromatherapy diffuser. Essential oils can be powerful irritants and should not be applied directly to the skin.

Essential oils can be used in a number of ways. They can be used in an aromatherapy diffuser and inhaled two or three times daily. Oils can added to a large bowl of hot water and the aroma inhaled with eyes closed. While essential oils can also be added to carrier bath, face, or massage oils and applied to the body or bath, this should only be done after consulting with a knowledgeable aromatherapist to make sure the oils used are safe for this purpose.

Some of the essential oils commonly recommended for migraine aromatherapy are lavender, peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus, sandalwood, clary sage, ginger, ylang-ylang, basil, marjoram, and chamomile.
Always consult your physician before using any essential oils for therapy.

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THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:57-05:00July 4th, 2020|

Air Purifier and Cleaners: What’s in It for You?

Air Purifier and Cleaners: What’s in It for You?

You are probably getting annoyed. And that’s because there is so much talk about air purifier and cleaners going around you that you just can’t understand what the big deal is all about. Here is just another well marketed home appliance getting more than its fair share of airtime and trying to convince well-meaning people with their hard-earned money. Air purifier and cleaners! What a waste! You think so?

Think again!

For air purifiers and cleaners hold the key to completely change the way you have viewed and lived your life and the life around you. Imagine a life of breathing air as pure as possible, giving your body the best intake, it can ever have and leading a superior lifestyle of health-consciousness? Air purifiers and cleaners make all this possible for you and more. Enough said about how these technological marvels can be good, let’s get down to why you need any of these and what they can do for you.

In a documented study by a government body in the US, it was found that indoor levels of pollution are typically 2-5 times more than the outdoors (because of spatial density) which is a source of concern as most people spend a significant part of the life indoors than in the outdoors. Pollutants or the “bad-particles” at your home could be 8-10 times higher in concentration than it is outside your front door. And that fact doesn’t go down too well with our friendly neighborhood air purifier and cleaners. Especially so for without the air purifier and cleaners, the pollution in the air manifests itself in our bodies as allergies to smoke, dust, fumes, pollen, dander, mites and host of other such particulate matter. Does indoor fatigue, sinus irritations, sneezing bouts, sleep disorders all sound too familiar to you? That’s what can happen and a lot more in the absence of air purifier and cleaners.

Essentially, the core of this article is to convey just one piece of information to you – that the use of air purifier and cleaners is a win-win situation for the user, simply because you can’t put a price tag to the value of a healthy life or living conditions especially now. If for the cost of a few dollars, air purifiers and cleaners can make you enjoy every living moment you spend under its observant clean influence, then it’s almost a no-brainer in making a decision of choosing to use one. And after that what remains is only a choice of the type of air purifier and cleaners that you had like to use.

Remember one thing; nothing can ever be too expensive for granting yourself a cleaner healthier life. For yourself and for your family! Wish you all the best!

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THE DREAM TEAM at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor.

Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:58-05:00May 30th, 2020|

3 Reasons Mom Should Have A Hobby

3 Reasons Mom Should Have A Hobby

Moms these days are so very busy, but we’re more stressed than ever before and in need of lifestyle choices that help us be happier. Pursuing a hobby may be just the ticket.

Here are a few reasons why a hobby is a great idea, even for a busy Mom.

Having a hobby relieves stress and tension

Spending time with a hobby replaces negative thoughts and replaces them with positive thoughts and feelings. Having a hobby or creative outlet can lift your spirits and help with depression.

Unlike passive activities like television viewing, a hobby provides intellectual stimulation while simultaneously relaxing you. Repetitive actions like those used in knitting are especially calming.

Hobbies help you parent better

We are so good at signing our children up for lessons and classes and encouraging them to have hobbies, even paying for these classes and driving them to and from! But we forget that we also need to learn new things and grow as people. Hobbies also connect you with other people who share your interests.

A hobby can help you maintain your separate identity as a real person and not just as Mom. This models healthy habits and boundaries for our kids.

Hobbies provide a refreshing change from your daily routine

If you’re a stay-at-home Mom, you may be frustrated because at the end of the day you can hardly point to anything you’ve “done”. This is because of the repetitive nature of housework and childcare.

In generations past, women pursued hobbies like quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet and embroidery not only because they were enjoyable but because they provided tangible value to the family, either providing clothing for their backs or much needed income.

Some hobbies like tennis, gardening or belly dancing can even provide great exercise with all of its accompanying benefits. The best exercise activity is one that combines mind and body and is enjoyable to pursue.

Why not carve out some time to pursue your hobby Mom? Don’t let a shortage of time stop you. Rearrange your schedule and put YOU back in it, and start carving out time for your favorite pastime.

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Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:52:46-05:00May 23rd, 2020|

Stretching your way to Health

Stretching your way to Health

Yoga, an ancient Indian method of exercise and meditation, is now one of the most popular health enhancement activities practiced by people in different parts of the world. This exercise has a strong appeal among women since the movements and poses focus on flexibility, grace, slow breathing, and relaxation. Due to its enormous popularity, literally thousands of journals, books, magazines, CDs, and other publications that varies on the theme, “woman’s book on yoga and health” have been produced over the last few years. From Yoga 101 to Yoga Journals for the 21st Century, health enthusiasts and fitness buffs can’t seem to get enough of this unique art form for body motion.

Basically, Yoga involves several concepts, including progressive learning and practice of postures, breathing, concentration, meditation, absorption, restraints, withdrawal of the use of senses. The mastery of these concepts will supposedly lead a Yoga practitioner to so-called spiritual liberation or enlightenment.

There are actually different forms of yoga, from the hard routines to the more mystical styles of Indian exercise. If one is really interested to practice the exercise, there are now many gyms and fitness clubs that offer yoga exercises for beginners.

It is said that by practicing the various postures and movements of Yoga, a person is able to engage in a process of body purification. As a positive result, a yoga practitioner is to be able to gradually develop strength and stamina needed for to achieve optimum health. Any volume on a woman’s book on yoga and health would include tips on improving flexibility, what food to eat, and other suggestions for daily practice. Yoga is not only a form of exercise. It is also part of Indian philosophy.

A woman’s book on yoga and health would also commonly provide information on other regimen, therapy techniques, and even natural remedies for common illnesses. It is said that yoga can be used to relieve tension, headaches, colds and flu symptoms, allergies, and anxiety. The woman’s book on yoga and health can be very helpful if you are a woman who seeks to regain confidence and clarity of mind after a traumatic experience or a distressful situation. Some books on yoga even focus on the health benefits of the exercise on pregnant women. Proper breathing exercises also help in the preparation for labor and in controlling pain and post-partum symptoms.

To get a yoga book of good quality, make sure to check if it contains a definition and history of yoga. Any woman’s book on yoga and health must also highlight the benefits, potential risks, and requirements to attain the expected results out of the exercise.

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The Dream Team at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor. Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:37:59-05:00May 9th, 2020|

Sleep Apnea – Dealing with This Common Sleep Disorder

Sleep Apnea – Dealing with This Common Sleep Disorder

One of the most well-known sleep disorders, sleep apnea is a fairly common condition. Marked by interruptions in breathing during sleep, sleep apnea causes the person suffering from this condition to wake up, or partially wake, several times during the night. Because of the frequency of these interruptions in breathing, a person with sleep apnea will have trouble getting a restful night’s sleep, causing them to feel the effects of sleep deprivation during their waking hours.

Two types of sleep apnea have been diagnosed: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea. OSA is caused by the soft palate becoming so relaxed that it actually blocks off the breathing passageway, while central sleep apnea is caused by the brain relaxing to the point that it does not remind the body to breathe. While both types can cause interruptions to breathing on their own, most people with sleep apnea actually have mixed apnea, which is a combination of both forms.

Sleep apnea is sometimes difficult to diagnose, simply because it only strikes while the person is asleep and won’t notice that it is happening. Because most people with sleep apnea awake only partially – not fully – so they do not actually notice that they have had their sleep cycle interrupted. Thus, if someone wants to determine if they have sleep apnea, they will have to look for the symptoms.

The most common symptom of sleep apnea is excessive sleepiness upon waking. Because the sleep cycle is being interrupted, the person is not refreshed during the night and will wake up feeling lethargic, fatigued, or even feel like they need to go back to bed for another round of sleep. Also, people with sleep apnea almost always snore; often very loudly. However, a person does not necessarily have to show these symptoms to have sleep apnea. In fact, a bed partner may be the only person to notice the interruptions in breathing during the night.

Additionally, people with sleep apnea are often overweight to obese, so treatment usually involves helping people to lose weight. Treatment can also include eliminating alcohol or other substances that help people relax, quitting smoking, using special pillows or other appliances that help keep the airways open, or even special apparatus that uses air pressure to keep the airways open. This other type of treatment, continuous pressure airway pressure (CPAP), uses a breathing mask to pressurize the airways and inflate them, almost like a balloon. Though this form of treatment is more than a little disconcerting at first, they quickly get used to the mask and find that they feel much more alert in the morning and then find that they slept so much better after using the CPAP machine at night.

Sleep apnea is very difficult for a person to self-diagnose but, once the problem is found, there are treatments available. But for people who are overweight and have large necks, smoke, use sedatives or muscle relaxers, or just drink too much alcohol, lifestyle changes would be the best place to start either keeping sleep apnea away or treating it before it becomes a major health concern. After all, not breathing is a problem whenever it happens. So, by treating sleep apnea now, sufferers can keep performing the one act they need to perform every day and every night.

If you believe you have experienced any of the symptoms of sleep apnea, please consult your Doctor. If they order a CPAP machine for you, we are waiting to help you get started. One of the best CPAP machines that BECPAP offers is Resmed Airsense 10 autoset for her cpap with humidair and climatelineair tube.

The team at Advanced Sleep Therapy will be there to assist you along your path to a better night’s sleep.

The Dream Team at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor. Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:39:03-05:00April 18th, 2020|

How Elliptical Machine Workouts Can Help You

How Elliptical Machine Workouts Can Help You

Many people wonder how elliptical machine workouts can help them. There are many benefits of elliptical machine workouts that can not only help you get into shape, but also encourage the most unenthusiastic person about exercising. Elliptical machine workouts have many benefits, and unlike using weights and other types of exercise equipment, elliptical machine workouts are much easier on the body. Elliptical machine workouts do into require any special equipment, skill or fitness requirement, which makes elliptical machine workouts universal. Because of this reason alone, it is now wonder that elliptical machine workouts are becoming so popular.

One of the greatest features about elliptical machine workouts is that they are low impact. This takes a big burden of strain away from your exercises and also helps elliptical machine workouts more user friendly. Due to the low impact, elliptical machine workouts are very safe, as there is a very low chance that you will not injure any part of your body. This is especially useful for people who are new to exercising and are not in full exercise shape, and this makes elliptical machine workouts user friendly for older aged adults. It may be surprising to some, but due to the low impact, elliptical machine workouts actually can burn more calories than form doing regular fitness routines. This can help you reach your fitness goals at a more rapid rate.

Another benefit of elliptical machine workouts is the lower perceived exertion that you feel after a workout. This may mystify some, however elliptical machine workouts really do seem easier and you are working just as hard as if you were doing any other exercise, if not harder. Elliptical machine workouts accomplish this because they copy the natural movements of your body. By doing this, elliptical machine workouts seem easier making it easier to provide a hard workout without it feeling like it is so hard. There is a caution point to this however. You must remember to not over strain your body. Some elliptical machine workouts seem very simple because some machines provide a lower impact than the average machine. For this reason, you want to be sure to keep your elliptical machine workouts at a moderate level and time period. This will help you not work your body to hard and over strain it.

Depending on what type of machine you have, you can make your elliptical machine workouts into full body exercises. This is a great benefit, and even though not all machines provide a full body workout, elliptical machine workouts still provide the highest calorie burn in the shortest amount of time. So regardless of what type of machine you have, your elliptical machine workouts can be done quickly while still maintaining effective results.

Elliptical machine workouts also provide interval training. With elliptical machine workouts you can use different resistance levels and sometimes even different elevation levels to change your workout. This can help you build and lower different workout challenges to your elliptical machine workouts which makes elliptical machine workouts easily customizable.
As you can see, elliptical machine workouts are easy and offer many benefits that other exercise machines and fitness programs do not offer. Elliptical machine workouts are great for all ages, fitness levels and body types. Because of all the great features and benefits that elliptical machine workouts provide, it is no wonder that elliptical machine workouts are becoming so popular.

The Dream Team at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor. Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2020-12-30T08:39:06-05:00February 15th, 2020|

7 Simplest Remedies To Relieve Stress

7  Simple Remedies To Relieve Stress

There are numerous methods involved in the reduction of stress. For this article, I shall look at the simpler ones. Yoga, Tai Chi, and sport may not be something you are accustomed to doing each day. Other than exercise and hitting the pharmaceutical cupboard, there are even simpler remedies to relieve stress. Here is a checklist of items to action each day.

1. Early to bed, early to rise. The expression fits well into a balanced day though it’s more about the controlled sleeping patterns. It’s not a good thing to have only a few hours of sleep each night. Have a good night’s sleep; 7 hours each night fits well into a stress-relieving pattern.

2. Don’t drink vast amounts of caffeine as this disrupts your daily balance. If you are prone to drinking too much caffeine, try cutting down and fit some decaffeinated coffee and tea into your day. Yes, caffeine gives you a burst of energy to enable you to feel more alert but the effect is short.

3. Eat lots of fruit, get the needed daily vitamins. Apples and bananas are very healthy supplements as part of your daily food intake. Bananas are not fattening and apples help the immune system. Don’t eat too much-processed food; concentrate on drinking and eating the required vitamins.

4. Salt raises your blood pressure, so keep an eye on salty foods being consumed. Higher blood pressure will contribute to your stress levels and is a killer.

5. Look back over the past week at the positive aspects that made you feel good. Did something occur that attracted an experience of joy and laughter? Send some time focusing on that moment as it will allow you to attract good feelings into your mind and smother any negative impact from the day.

6. If you must reach for pharmaceuticals, try some antioxidants. Speak to your local pharmacist initially about remedies to relieve stress. There are various remedies that protect you from heart disease and lower your blood pressure.

7. Afternoon naps can help. If you work from home or are on the road a lot, find times in the day to relax this way. This is particularly effective if you tend to work irregular hours. This will make you feel more rested and generally more willing to face the day ahead.

Enforce these remedies to relieve stress each day to keep a healthy body and mind. Set a time that is convenient to perform the tasks, and stick to a schedule that works around your other daily commitments. Don’t let stress control you; it can only do that if you allow that to happen.

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By |2018-11-15T23:20:10-05:00November 30th, 2019|

5 Big Reasons to Relieve and Prevent Thyroid Disorder

Five Big Reasons to Relieve and Prevent Thyroid Disorder

Reason 1
The thyroid regulates the rate of energy production in the body’s cells. Thyroid disorder reduces the body’s metabolism and makes you feel sluggish.

Reason 2
Thyroid disorder also increases your risk of degenerative diseases such as heart disease, cancer and arthritis and your risk of widespread infection. In severe cases, the energy level in the body’s cells cannot even sustain a basic level of metabolism, creating a life-threatening situation.

Reason 3
One major problem with thyroid disorder is that it’s often missed in diagnostic tests. Even if tests show that you do not have a thyroid disorder, you might still be at risk. If your body is highly acidic, your risk of thyroid disorder increases.

Reason 4
Thus, even if you haven’t been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder, it’s important to check your body’s overall pH level and take dietary and other steps to reduce the acid level in your body.

Reason 5
You will not only reduce your chances of developing thyroid disorder or making an existing thyroid disorder even worse. You will improve your health overall and reduce your vulnerability to degenerative disease.

THE RISK
Accumulation of acids in your body, due to insufficient digestion of food, food allergies and consumption of acid-forming substances, can cause thyroid disorder. Acid-related causes of thyroid disorder also include exposure to heavy metals and toxic chemicals in the water supply and in highly processed food. When your body’s acid level rises too high, your thyroid function will be depressed and your metabolism will slow.

Lack of digestive enzymes, also caused by over-consumption of processed foods, further causes your thyroid disorder. Your body’s ability to neutralize acids is further reduced. As you get older, the more toxins you’re exposed to, the more likely you will develop a thyroid disorder if you haven’t already.

THE DAMAGE
With a thyroid disorder, your body’s cells and organs will not metabolize as quickly as they should. The presence of excess acid only makes the problem worse. Your cells and organs will become overrun with acid that they need to eliminate, but your thyroid disorder will reduce their ability to deal with these acids. The acid, in turn, will perpetuate or worsen your thyroid disorder.

For example, a sluggish thyroid reinforces the digestive problems that cause acid to accumulate in your body. Because a thyroid disorder slows your cellular metabolism, it reduces your body’s ability to eliminate acid waste. The more acid-forming substances you consume, the more this cycle repeats.

Thyroid disorder also reduces your immune system function, leading to chronic infection. With the accumulation of acid in your body, the infection will spread quickly, further reducing your body’s ability to neutralize acids.

As with other organs, the thyroid needs glucose and oxygen to function. When acid waste accumulates in the bloodstream, these vital substances cannot get through. Without adequate oxygen and glucose, thyroid function is reduced. The resulting thyroid disorder further reduces the body’s ability to clear the bloodstream of these acids that prevent the oxygen and glucose from getting through.

THE BENEFITS OF A BALANCED pH
A thyroid that functions properly can restore health in so many other areas of your body. When you neutralize the acids in your body and eliminate acid-forming substances from your diet, you give your thyroid a chance to heal. Improved thyroid function will, in turn, help your other body organs function properly.

To neutralize acids and restore your body’s pH balance, you need to reduce or eliminate consumption of acidic foods and other acidic substances. Adding more alkaline foods and minerals to your diet can help restore thyroid disorder. As your acid level falls, you’ll find that your thyroid function will increase. Your body’s metabolism will increase as a result, and you’ll be able to neutralize acids even further. The end result will be restored health, higher energy, and a decreased risk of thyroid disorder.

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By |2018-11-15T22:36:19-05:00October 19th, 2019|

ResMed AirFit F20 Full Face Mask Frame System

ResMed AirFit F20 Full Face Mask Frame System -You Don’t Need A Prescription!

Finally, a CPAP Face Mask Frame System that has a special design to fit all patients, regardless of their facial profile.

After more than 25 years of ResMed masks featuring dual-wall cushion technology, we’re excited to introduce Infinity Seal™ cushion technology. This new cushion features specially-designed “infinity” loops and varying thickness levels designed to reduce blowout and provide support at the sides of the nose.

Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories. Best of all you can order the ResMed AirFit F20 Full Face Mask Frame System without any prescription being required from our online store at Breathe Easy.

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By |2018-11-15T21:34:12-05:00August 31st, 2019|

Swedish Massage Therapy

What is Swedish massage therapy?

It is a technique designed to help the muscles in the body relax by applying pressure and then rubbing it in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. Unlike other methods of massage therapy, this was first developed in the 18th century. It is also called the “classic massage” because it represents the Western way of relaxing those muscles.

The main purpose of the Swedish massage then and now is still the same. This is to increase the flow of oxygen in the blood so toxins are released from the muscles. These toxins include lactic and uric acid as well as metabolic waste. When this happens, circulation is increased without increasing the heart load. The ligaments and tendons are both stretched keeping them supple and pliable. This also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves at the same time. As a result, stress is reduced.

There are various techniques in the Swedish massage. Some examples of these are friction, effleurage, kneading, tapping, long strokes, vibrations and shaking motions. The therapist may use the fingertips, hands or palm to achieve maximum effect and of course, a little bit of bending and stretching. During the session, the person has to undress and lie down on the mattress. He or she is then covered with a blanket and the only time it is opened is when the therapist has to massage that region of the body with oil so this will be absorbed by the body. If you do not feel comfortable about being nude, bring some old loose clothes because the oil may stain fabrics.

A Swedish massage usually lasts for 60 to 90 minutes. Before the session begins, the therapist may check your complexion then choose the type of oil to use based on your skin type. If ever you want to increase or decrease the pressure, just say so and the therapist will adjust accordingly.

In the room, you may hear some soothing music playing in the background as this has been known to help people unwind. If you don’t like it, just tell them so they can play something else or just turn it off. You might notice that the therapist would like to chat while working on you. Just like the music, if you don’t feel like talking, just tell them. Don’t worry, they won’t be offended.

Lastly, some people sleep during Swedish massage therapy. Again, that is perfectly fine because it has been known to happen.

Swedish massage therapy is considered to be the foundation of other types of Western massages. This is because the principles behind it are the same as when you try sports massage, seated chair massage, hot stone therapy, deep tissue massage or aromatherapy. If you like the way you were treated, try out the others the next time you drop by.

Before going for a session, check with your doctor if it is safe for you to do. You should also avoid eating a heavy meal before going in.

Swedish massage therapy is good. Once the session is over, you will feel relaxed and invigorated. Since you will feel thirsty afterwards, you better drink up. Some places offer water while others hand out warm tea. Whenever you are ready, it is time for you to get dressed and head on home.

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By |2018-11-15T20:57:49-05:00July 13th, 2019|

Using White Noise to Treat Migraine Symptoms

Using White Noise to Treat Migraine Symptoms

Phonophobia, an anxiety disorder where a person has an extreme sensitivity to noise is one of the most unpleasant side effects of migraine headaches. Doctors can’t help with this sensitivity, but there is hope. The phonophobia most migraine patients experience is particularly sensitive to very loud noises or sudden noises. White noise can help.

What is white noise?  White noise is a combination of all audible frequencies. The sounds are spread evenly across the frequency band so that no one single sound or frequency stands out. When the frequencies are mixed they cancel each other out and create a deadening effect.

This deadening effect has helped some migraine sufferers by masking other, more painful sounds during a headache. One of the best natural ways to relieve migraine pain is to sleep through it. Migraine pain makes it hard to fall asleep, especially when you add in the photo- and photosensitive elements. A white noise machine or recording can help soothe the sensitivity long enough to allow a migraineur to fall asleep.

For migraineurs who experience prodrome symptoms, symptoms that let them know a migraine is coming, white noise can help stave off a headache. For many CPAP users who suffer from migraines, noise is a headache trigger and the noise canceling properties can help stop a headache by removing the noise trigger from the environment. One article even suggested that white noise machines be made available to migraineurs at work as a prophylactic measure to reduce lost time due to a headache.
Some people find relief from migraines by staring at the static–visual white noise–on a television screen set between channels or with the cable unplugged. Some report that the migraine disappears completely. Those who use visual white noise recommend doing so with the sound off.

The Dream Team at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor. Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2018-11-15T05:48:42-05:00May 25th, 2019|

Prevention Home Remedies

Prevention Home Remedies – Stay Healthy, Save Money

Many people are either underinsured or uninsured. If this is you, or if you just want to be more pro-active about your health, there are some prevention home remedies for various common ailments that you can start using right now. If you use these remedies you may be able to avoid the doctor’s office and those costly bills and prescriptions.

Here is a list of some of the most common, and easily treatable, health issues people face along with some easy to use home cures:

1. Heartburn:

The first thing you want to do is to evaluate your diet. You want to try and cut out many of the foods and drinks that frequently cause heartburn such as spicy foods, carbonated beverages, acidic foods, and fatty foods. Eat smaller meals more often during the day and try to get more exercise and lose some weight.

Following those steps can help prevent heartburn, but until they start to work you can take a few teaspoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with about 8 ounces of water before every meal. This remedy has offered almost instant relief for many, give it a try.

2. Allergies:

If you suffer from allergies your home is the last place you want to be under siege. There are some simple things you can do to protect yourself: try to avoid dusting and vacuuming since this will stir up a lot of dust. Clean all your bed clothes weekly in hot water, replace furnace filters regularly, if possible put in wood or tile floors instead of carpet, and keep all pets out of your bedroom.

3. Hemorrhoids:

The quickest and easiest way to prevent hemorrhoids is to eat plenty of fiber and drink plenty of water. Constipation is a leading cause of hemorrhoids so if you can avoid constipation you may cut back on the frequency of outbreaks. Also exercising regularly and dieting, if you are overweight, can help lessen hemorrhoids.

4. Fatigue:

If you seem to always be tired and lacking energy you are probably using some sort of drug to give you more energy, whether it’s coffee, an energy drink or some over the counter pills. If you’d prefer a more natural approach here are some options: make sure you get plenty of sleep and that your sleep is restful. Don’t take your laptop to bed with you. Relax for a time before you actually go to bed so that you can fall asleep quickly. Obstructive Sleep Apnea patients need to pay special attention to this. Have your CPAP station set up and ready to go. If you have not heard about the Bedside CPAP Holder  an affordable solution to organizing your bedroom at only $49.95 you might want to check it out along with other products that don’t require a prescription available at Breathy Easy.

Eat a lot of lean protein throughout your day. This will provide your body with a steady source of energy. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Use ginseng daily. Make sure you avoid junk food and try to get plenty of exercise during your day.

To help you stay away from the doctor and save your money, use these simple 4 prevention home remedies to help you, and your family, stay healthy and happy. Not only will your health improve, so will your overall outlook and attitude. Nothing feels better than being healthy.

The Dream Team at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor. Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP who is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear, and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2018-11-15T05:10:58-05:00April 6th, 2019|

Traveling Things to Know- How to Get Quotes Fast for Air Ambulance Transportation Services

Traveling Things to Know- How to Get Quotes Fast for Air Ambulance Transportation Services

Air ambulance transportation is not a common service that everyone uses on a daily basis. This type of flight is not one that you can click on a travel website and get the cheapest fare available from city to city, or is it?

If you’re traveling in non-emergency situations, patients and their family have time to prepare for special circumstances that may arise during medical treatment. If travel by air is necessary, but standard commercial flights are not available due to specific medical restrictions, the patient may require the specialized care from an air ambulance service. Customers can’t log in to well-known travel sites for price quotes and information, but options are available. By contacting air ambulance service companies, you will be able to quickly receive a price quote. Some air ambulance services will require potential clients to contact them by phone while others respond to email inquiries.

Many company websites with reputable air ambulance service will have a link to get an immediate quote. This option is great for families who want to privately compare prices and learn about each organization before bothering the air ambulance service with the details.

One of the best ways to get accurate quotes for air ambulance transport is by letting the companies fight for your business. Certain websites will allow customers to input the pertinent travel and medical information and let the companies send in their prices. If the situation is non-emergent, from the comfort of your room at the resort, you can view the information at your leisure. Based on the price quotes from the air ambulance transport companies, you can then do a little more research on the organization to find the one that is right for you.

When comparing price quotes from air ambulance transportation service companies, make certain that you are comparing apples to apples and not apples to oranges. Find out what is included in each price quote. Does the air ambulance fee cover any and all ground transportation to and from the aircraft? Are family members permitted to fly in the air ambulance with the patient? If so, is this fee part of the price quote?

Another important factor to consider during this process is the type of medical care the patient will receive during the flight. Learn what type of staff will be on board the aircraft. Are there additional fees for specialized services such as a respiratory therapist or NICU team? This is something you want to know as a CPAP Therapy patient.

Before settling on a specific company, find out what type of aircraft will be used. For trips over 500 miles, a jet is recommended for patient comfort and speed. Air ambulance companies will vary their price quote based on the type of aircraft, so this is a major factor when considering cost.

In today’s high-tech world, it can be easy to enter a bit of information into a form on a website and retrieve valuable information. Let the internet save you valuable time and effort by effortlessly getting price quotes from air ambulance transportation services with just a few simple keystrokes. As companies compete for your business, you have assured a reasonable rate. With the extreme cost of air ambulance travel, this can be a great benefit to customers. Take advantage of the opportunity to find a great value for a company that meets your needs.

The Dream Team at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor. Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear, and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

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By |2018-11-15T04:35:30-05:00February 16th, 2019|

Migraines and Insomnia

How to Tell If You Have a Sleep Disorder

There are many people that have an un-diagnosed sleep disorder. They may feel very sleepy during the day. They may have trouble falling to sleep or staying asleep. Friends or relatives may tell them they look very tired. They may experience mood changes, irritability or become overly emotional. Often they have difficulty paying attention, concentrating, or remembering things that are important. These are all symptoms of sleep deprivation, and possibly of a sleep disorder.

A person that has an un-diagnosed sleep disorder will usually answer the question, “What is the problem with your sleep?” with one of five answers. Those answers will be; “I have trouble falling asleep,” “I have trouble staying awake,” “I can’t get up in the morning,” “I seem to do strange things in my sleep” or “I can’t sleep because of my partner.” The particular answer chosen helps to narrow down the possibility of a specific type of sleep disorder.

When someone says “I can’t fall asleep” it can mean several things. There could be a problem when first going to bed, after waking up in the middle of the night, or in the early morning hours.
Many people have the problem of not being able to fall asleep when they go to bed. This is called sleep latency. Sleep latency can be a very serious symptom of certain sleep disorders, including sleep onset insomnia, delayed sleep phase disorder, shift work, restless leg syndrome or paradoxical insomnia. Many times the problem is not being able to stay asleep, which is sleep fragmentation. Often a person with this complaint can fall to sleep easily when they go to bed, but wake up often throughout the night. Sleep disorders may include sleep maintenance insomnia, shift work. If a person wakes up very early in the morning and cannot get back to sleep, it could be a sign of advanced sleep phase disorder or sleep maintenance insomnia.

If the answer to the question is “I can’t stay awake” and the person is falling asleep at inappropriate times there may be a sleep disorder such as narcolepsy, obstructive or central sleep apnea, periodic limb movement disorder, restless leg syndrome, shift work or advanced sleep phase disorder.

If you find yourself or a loved one suffering from any of these symptoms your physician can order a sleep study to determine if you might benefit from CPAP Therapy. If your physician orders a CPAP machine, the Dream Team at Advanced Sleep Therapy will be waiting by to assist you.

Those that say “I can’t get up in the morning” and take an hour or more to fully wake from their sleep may suffer from excessive sleep inertia. They are having difficulty making the transition from sleep to being awake. Sleep disorders that could be responsible for excessive sleep inertia are sleep apnea and delayed sleep phase disorder.

A person that answers the question with “I do strange things in my sleep” may find that their sleep is full of surprises. Sleepwalking, Sleep terrors, confusional arousals, REM sleep behavior disorder, nightmares, sleep-related eating disorder, and bruxism are all types of sleep disorders known as parasomnias.

If a person answers “I can’t sleep because of my partner” snoring, sleep apnea, bruxism, restless leg syndrome, or periodic limb movement disorder may be the sleep disorder to blame.

How would you answer the question of “What is the problem with your sleep?”

One of the most innovative CPAP Therapy machines are made by Fisher and Paykel, the ICON +NOVO CPAP machine with Smartstick Compliance Data because the ThemoSmart Technology ensures that your level of humidity is delivered throughout the evening prohibiting many of the CPAP use side effects which can include dry mouth, dry eyes, and sinus inflammation. The unit itself is lightweight and travel-friendly. Best of all you can order it online at Advance Sleep Therapy’s sister site Breathe Easy CPAP.

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By |2018-11-13T06:40:48-05:00December 29th, 2018|

Shift Work Sleep Disorder

Shift Work Sleep Disorder

Many people that work during the night suffer from Shift Work Sleep Disorder, also known as SWSD. This disorder affects about one quarter of the approximately 20 million people who do shift work. People affected by shift work sleep disorder are employed in many types of jobs. These include large numbers of workers in industries such as transportation, manufacturing, mining, power, health care, and emergency services including police and firefighters and EMTs. Many of these industries operate around the clock and many various shift schedules exist.

Working a shift job forces your body to function outside if it natural circadian rhythm. Their circadian rhythms never become fully adjusted to their hours. No matter how long a person works at night, when they are greeted by the morning sunlight a signal is sent to their brain saying it is time to wake up. A person suffering from this sleep disorder lives in a state of constant circadian disruption.

There are several coping strategies for people with shift work sleep disorder. The most important thing to remember when coping with the challenges of shift work is recognizing the importance of sleep and making it a priority.

Sleeping during the daytime can be very difficult for some people. Besides going against the body’s natural circadian rhythm, there are also the sunlight and the everyday life of the rest of the world, most of which is awake. Many people with this sleep disorder move their bedroom to an isolated place in the house and try to make the room as quiet and dark as possible.

It is best to try to avoid as much of the morning sunlight as possible if you plan to go to sleep right after your night shift. Wear sunglasses on the way home and try not to stop for gas or groceries. The more sunlight you are exposed to, the more likely you are going to have a difficult time falling asleep.

Another coping technique is to develop a sleep strategy. It is very important to set a specific time to sleep. Many people that suffer from shift work sleep disorder find it is best to follow the same sleep routine even on the days they are off from work. It is essential that family and friends know not to bother you during your sleep time unless it is an emergency. Generally, shift workers are chronically sleep deprived. Scheduling naps at specific times can be a great help in dealing with the sleep disorder that accompanies shift work.

People with this sleep disorder should limit the amount of caffeine during the latter part of their shift. Some people establish a caffeine cutoff time, after that they drink juice or water. The use of sleeping pills for shift workers can develop into a dependency on them. Taking sleeping pills on a daily basis can lead to other health problems.

Not everyone is able to tolerate working during the night. The constant battle with this sleep disorder may cause some people to find a different job.

If you find yourself drifting off during your shift, or trouble sleeping it is time to sit down with your Doctor and discuss your options for a sleep study. If your physician orders CPAP Therapy the dedicated staff at Advanced Sleep Therapy will be ready to assist you.

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By |2018-11-13T02:02:51-05:00November 10th, 2018|

Illnesses That Can Cause a Sleep Disorder

Illnesses That Can Cause a Sleep Disorder

A sleep disorder might be caused from a condition or from the medications utilized treat a condition. Many of the common health problems which can cause a sleeping problem such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea are coronary disease, endocrine disorders, neurological disorders, respiratory disease, mental illness, gastroesophageal reflux disease, kidney disease, and arthritis.

Sleep issues may appear from endocrine disorders namely diabetes and thyroidism. Diabetes serves as a disease adversely affect how body processes and uses carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Those that have uncontrolled diabetes often develop the sleep trouble of (rls) restless leg syndrome. Hypothyroidism cells regulate the body’s vivacity and overall energy levels. Hyperthyroidism can make it problematic to sleep, and cause night sweats.

Neurological disorders include Parkinson’s disease, Dementia, epilepsy, and strokes. Parkinson’s disease is typically a body disorder. This complaint causes problems with body motion, including tremors, unstable posture, slowed body movements, muscle stiffness, and difficulty walking. Sleep issues that occur using this disease include REM sleep behavior disorder and sleep onset insomnia. Dementia impairs the brain’s intellectual functions that is the commonest reason behind dementia. This condition cause’s sleep fragmentation. Epilepsy causes recurrent, sudden, brief changes in the normal electrical workings of the mental performance. Those with this affliction are twice as prone to suffering beginning with insomnia. Those that suffer a stroke usually can also have obstructive sleep apnea.

People who have respiratory diseases, for instance, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, usually have a sleep disorder. Asthma serves as a chronic lung condition that will make breathing difficult when air passages become inflamed and narrow. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, generally known as COPD, can be described as several disorders that damage the lungs and create breathing difficult. A lot of people with one of these conditions are affected by insomnia and sleep fragmentation.

Emotional health problems, namely depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, BPD, and seasonal affective disorder could also cause sleep trouble. Those with these social anxiety disorders often suffer the pain of sleep fragmentation and insomnia.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, generally known as GERD, causes the stomach’s juices to circulate backward into your esophagus. This triggers the sleep problem of sleep fragmentation.

People suffering arthritis see it hard to nod off as a consequence of the pain. This may produce insomnia.

When an illness causes a sleep trouble to formulate, the sleep trouble is secondary towards the illness. The successful remedy for the leading underlying cause will in most cases diminish the outcome of the sleep trouble. If you are suffering from not being able to sleep it is essential that you visit your physician. Your Doctor may order a sleep study to rule out Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

If you are found to have OSA, a CPAP machine will be ordered for you by your Doctor. One of lower costing but highly rated CPAP machines that offers EZ-Start which helps the patient to gradually adapt to his/her prescribed level of therapy with personalized adjustments is the Philips Respironics-DreamStation CPAP.

The Dream Team at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor. Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

Don’t have insurance? No worries, you can always order online from our sister company Breathe Easy CPAP. Breathe Easy CPAP is proud to offer a complete line of CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories.

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By |2018-11-13T01:46:16-05:00September 29th, 2018|

Finding the Best Travel Tips and Information

Finding the Best Travel Tips and Information

Travel can be one of the most stressful parts of life, but also one of the most rewarding. Being prepared and knowing what to expect on the road, at sea or in the air is essential to having a good trip. Read on to discover some knowledge that you can use to make good memories away from home.

When traveling by air, sometimes the airline will give out booties or slippers to passengers to encourage them to take off their shoes and relax for the flight. At the end of the flight, instead of leaving the booties behind, take them with you and use them as shoe covers for the shoes in your baggage. Covering your shoes won’t dirty the other items in your suitcase. It’s one small way to get the most out of your costly flight.

If you must pack an expensive jewelry piece when traveling, keep it in the hotel safe when you reach your destination. Only remove the piece to wear it for a special occasion. Also, make sure the piece is insured. This will provide you with valuable security and peace of mind.

Tip your hotel service personnel. A small tip can make the greatest difference in your stay. If you do not tip, the maid who services your room may feel slighted by the lack of financial gratitude and this could lead to the neglect of your room as well as the supply of soaps and shampoos. Your luggage carrier, when properly paid, could suggest the great spots around town.

A lot of hotels offer discounted rates to locals, especially during the off-season. If you’re going somewhere where you have family or friends, you should have them ask for a local discount. If there is one, you can have them book the hotel for you and save yourself some money!

If you are traveling in a poor country, consider purchasing a large woven sack, like the type used to transport potatoes or other vegetables. Put your bag into this sack, and it is protected from dust, bugs, and moisture. It also nicely camouflages your possessions against thieves, as they will see a bag of farm goods instead of a tourist’s bag.

Traveling on long international flights can be strenuous, especially when jet lag sets in. To help yourself avoid this, plan for a flight that arrives in your desired destination in the morning around the time you would generally be waking up. Once on the flight, take a couple Tylenol PM to put you to sleep (especially after the in-flight meal!) and rest easy all the way to your destination. Wake up feeling refreshed and ready to greet the day!

A great CPAP as your travel companion is the ResMed AirMini and its ResMed AirMini Travel Case available online at Breathe Easy CPAP.

When you take a flight, be sure to carry a bag on-board with you with the essentials that you could not live without, such as your prescription medicines, CPAP machine, glasses, diabetes medications and extra clothes. If you placed these important items in luggage and checked the luggage at the airport, there is a chance the luggage may get lost. Just pack an overnight bag with the important items you need and take it onboard with you to avoid lost luggage.

Ninety percent of any good trip is preparation and knowledge. Having read this article, hopefully, you are now full of ideas on getting ready for and surviving your next adventure away from home. Apply what you have learned and you are sure to come home with good memories of visited destinations.

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By |2018-11-13T01:16:38-05:00August 18th, 2018|

Children with the Sleep Disorder of Sleepwalking

Children with the Sleep Disorder of Sleepwalking

The sleep disorder of sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism, affects approximately 14% of school-age children between five and twelve years old at least once. Approximately one-quarter of the children with this sleep disorder have more frequent episodes. Sleepwalking is more common in boys then it is in girls. Most children that sleepwalk outgrow the symptoms of this sleep disorder by adolescence as their nervous systems develop.

In children, this sleep disorder is thought to be the result of the immaturity of the brain’s sleep/wake cycle. Normally the entire brain wakes up at the same time. However, in the case of a sleepwalker, the entire brain does not wake up together. The portion that is responsible for mobility wakes up while the portion responsible for cognition and awareness stays asleep. The child is actually in a deep state of sleep.

With this sleep disorder, the brain remains partially asleep but the body is able to move. It is common for the sleepwalker to get out of bed and walk around. Sometimes they get dressed or go outside. Even though the sleepwalker’s eyes are open and they see what they are doing, their expression remains blank. They do not respond to the conversation or their name being called. A sleepwalker’s movements usually appear clumsy. It is not uncommon for them to trip over furniture or knock over things as they move around. A sleepwalking episode usually happens one to two hours after the child goes to sleep. Most of these episodes last for fifteen minutes or less, but some can last for an hour or more.

This sleep disorder in children is usually outgrown and treatment is not generally necessary. In most cases, a parent gently guiding the child back to bed is all that is needed. There is not any need to wake the child.

However, there is about 1% of the population that sleepwalk as adults. Adults that have this sleep disorder did not necessarily have it as a child. In adults, a sleepwalking episode can be triggered by stress, anxiety, sleep fragmentation, sleep deprivation, or certain medical conditions such as epilepsy.

Treatment for adults with this sleep disorder is often dependent upon the amount of danger they are in during an episode. For example, a sleepwalker who opens doors and goes outside onto a busy city street is in danger. A sleepwalker that gets up and goes into the living room and sits down on a chair most likely is not in danger. Treatments can include behavioral therapies, self-hypnosis, or prescription medication.

A sleepwalker, whether adult or child, needs to have a safe area so that they do not get hurt during an episode. Precautions can be taken to eliminate some dangers. Parents should make sure the child’s bedroom does not have any sharp or breakable objects. Doors should be locked at night to keep the sleepwalker from going outside. Sometimes it is necessary to put bells on doors to alert the sleeping parent that their child is sleepwalking. Large glass windows and doors should be covered with heavy drapery to lessen the chance of having the sleepwalker walk through it while it is closed.

A child with the sleep disorder of somnambulism needs to be protected and kept safe during an episode. It is the environment they are in that is the danger more than the sleep disorder itself.

If your pediatrician orders CPAP Therapy for your child the Dream Team at Advanced Sleep Therapy will be there to comfort and guide you and your loved one.  A great mask for your child to try is the ResMed Mirage Micro Nasal Mask Frame System.

The Dream Team at Advanced Sleep Therapy consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor. Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

 

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By |2018-03-05T23:42:33-05:00July 7th, 2018|

5 Tips for Fast Weight Loss

5 Tips for Fast Weight Loss

There are several approaches to personal weight loss objectives. Each method has its own distinct method of working with the body to lose fat. Losing too much weight too quickly, or losing weight through unhealthy methods, can, in fact, damage your body and your goals. These five tips will help you to lose the weight that you desire to lose as quickly as possible through healthy means.

Lift Weights

One of the best ideas for rapid weight loss comes directly out of the fitness center. While it is essential to get your cardio workout in, it is also crucial to raise some weights.

Add Cardio to Your Day

If you desire to lose weight rapidly, you need to start adding additional cardio into your day-to-day exercise routine. These extra actions will include up over time and will help you to lose more weight.

Cut Sugars and Fatty Foods

If you want to lose weight fast, you must cut bad foods from your diet plan. If you are trying to lose weight rapidly, you need to cut out all fast foods, and all kinds of sugary drinks such as soda.

Eat Breakfast

If you desire to lose weight as quick as possible, you require eating breakfast. Eating breakfast will assist to obtain your metabolic process started previously in the day. This will assist you to burn more calories during a day, assisting you to lose weight.

Drink Water

When you feel starving, drink water. Sometimes, the body is thirsty and will give you a signal by making you feel hungry. You may eat due to the fact that you feel starving when in truth, all you required was some water.

These basic ideas are not going to cause you to lose 20 pounds of weight in one week. These rapid weight loss tips will give you the tools that you require to drop weight as fast as you can in a long-lasting and healthy method. By altering some of your most fundamental daily habits, you can reduce weight faster than those who depend on crash dieting and fad dieting.

The team at Advanced Sleep Therapy wishing you a healthy life!

 

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By |2018-03-05T06:27:31-05:00May 19th, 2018|

Sleep Apnea Definition – 3 Kinds of Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Definition – 3 Kinds of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea meaning: Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder identified by the blockage of breathing while sleeping from 10 to 60 seconds and gasping for breath or snorting or snoring.

There are three types of sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Central Sleep Apnea, and Complex Sleep Apnea. Each is triggered by different elements however then each can lead to serious issues as much as and consisting of death.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is defined by the tongue and muscles of the throat relax to the point of blocking the airway throughout sleep potentially brought on by weight problems. Men over the age of 40 who are considered obese are the most impacted by this type of sleep apnea. This is not to state that ladies cannot likewise be afflicted with the very same disorder it is just more prevalent in males.

Central sleep apnea meaning is identified by a problem in the respiratory center where the brain is unable to transfer the proper signals to the muscles responsible for breathing to initiate a breath.

Some individuals can experience a combination of these two types and this is called Complex Sleep Apnea. Anyone of any age can be affected by sleep apnea, even kids. Since their lung function is impaired due to being early, early infants are most likely to be subject to sleep apnea.

The premature baby is generally sent home with a device called an apnea screen and is kept the display up until approximately two weeks after true gestational age is reached and their doctor deems it safe for them to be eliminated from monitoring.

If you presume your spouse has sleep apnea, watch him/her for a couple of nights in a row and record what you observe. Snoring is not constantly brought on by sleep apnea but can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea and that if it becomes worse or is loud enough to wake the dead, you must consult your medical professional about your findings.

Typically victims of sleep apnea, in fact, stop breathing frequently throughout the night with as many as 30 episodes or more with gasps or snorts heard when breathing resumes. Keep an ear open to the number of times this occurs throughout a one-hour duration and also if the method they are breathing wakes them up frequently. Night sweats are a regular incident with individuals with sleep apnea, specifically complex sleep apnea.

As a part of your record, note how your partner feels throughout the day. Are they tired, irritable, impatient, feel depressed or have regular state of mind swings throughout the day? Do they wake with a headache or dry, aching throat? If they do this probably suggests that they are not getting decent rest throughout the night and ought to see their medical professional and talk about sleep apnea. You might possibly enter into a sleep research study to rule or verify out sleep apnea.

Treatment for sleep apnea usually includes a CPAP machine that you use in the evening, a mouth guard, or in the most severe cases of obstructive sleep apnea, surgical treatment might be required. Talk to your medical professional about your sleep apnea definition to learn what your finest alternative is.

The Dream Team at http://advancedsleeptherapy.com consists of a team of Respiratory Practitioners, as well as an RN Nurse Clinician who will assist you in starting out with the proper CPAP treatment equipment right in the comfort of your home and then provide ongoing monitoring to your Doctor. Advanced Sleep Therapy located in Arlington Heights has been serving Chicagoland for over fourteen years. Their knowledge and experience in CPAP machines, CPAP humidifiers, CPAP masks, CPAP headgear and all cleaning and CPAP accessories is outstanding, which is what makes them JCAHO Gold Seal Certified providers.

 

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By |2018-03-05T05:24:52-05:00March 31st, 2018|

Avoiding Rain Out with Climate Line Tubing

Avoiding Rain Out with Climate Line Tubing

Like many sleep apnea sufferers, you have likely begun continuous positive airway pressure therapy as simply as possible. You’ve picked up a CPAP machine and a mask, then plugged it in. Yet, after a few nights of this, you may begin to feel dry and some sinus congestion. The solution is using a CPAP humidifier as part of your system which can be purchased quickly at Breatheeasycpap.com.

The moist heated air created by a CPAP humidifier prevents dry mucous membranes and nasal congestion and helps CPAP users stay committed to their therapy. However, the humidifier isn’t without its own set of challenges. Sometimes, water from the humidifier is deposited in the CPAP tubing and later blows abruptly into your nose or face, a phenomenon known as “rain out.” This occurrence is uncomfortable and may make you want to give up treatment altogether.

What Causes Rain-Out?

When your CPAP machine is set to deliver at too high of a setting, water might condensate inside of the airway tubing. When you shift during the night, rain out may occur. The wetness from rain-out makes users feel like they’re choking every time this occurs. If not corrected, rain-out prevents sleep, causes frequent waking, and contributes redness or chapping around the face.

Climate Line Tubing Prevents Rain Out

Covering your tubing by using a product like Comfort CPAP tubing makes a world of difference in decreasing instances of rain-out. This velour cover warms the CPAP tubing so that heated water from the humidifier doesn’t condesate along the line. Other tubing has been specifically created to work with heated humidifiers. ResMed ClimateLine Tubing conducts heat and works actively to prevent condensation and rain out.

Purchasing superior CPAP supplies may seem like a luxury at first, but these amenities, like ClimateLine tubing and heated CPAP humidifiers, makes sticking to your treatment comfortable and easy. As physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists at Breatheeasycpap.com, we understand the importance of enjoyable sleep apnea treatment and would love to help you get the restorative sleep you deserve.

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By |2018-02-24T04:49:17-05:00February 10th, 2018|

Fact or Fiction: Turkey, Tryptophan, and Sleep

Fact or Fiction: Turkey, Tryptophan, and Sleep

Americans know the struggle of staying awake the evening after Thanksgiving. After filling our bellies to the limit with warm potatoes, perfectly roasted turkey, and cranberries sauce, our lids seem heavier than ever and sleep comes easily. Old wives’ tales attribute this sleepiness to turkey and, later, we’ve discovered that it’s likely due to the chemical compound tryptophan found inside the white meat. If you’re suffering from a sleep disorder including obstructive sleep apnea, you understand the importance of getting a good night’s rest. Are you frustrated with your sleep and looking to try a non-pharmaceutical way to manage? Let’s find out if tryptophan, and turkey too, could help with your sleeping difficulties.

What is Tryptophan?

Tryptophan is one of twenty essential amino acids which your body needs to build proteins. Tryptophan works with your body to create serotonin, a neurotransmitter responsible for happiness and sleep. It would make sense that turkey, which is full of tryptophan, would make one sleepy by stimulating serotonin synthesis, but research says, “not so fast.” While turkey and other proteins contain tryptophan, they’ve also got plenty of other amino acids competing for space across cell membranes. Tryptophan doesn’t always cross into these cells, yet we still feel sleepy!

Look for the Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates found in your cranberry sauce and dessert are much more likely to cause sleepiness than your turkey alone. Why? Carbohydrates encourage the production of serotonin too and stimulates the production of insulin, a hormone that reduces tryptophan’s competition for space when crossing cell membranes. Together, proteins and carbohydrates really do the trick to help you fall asleep.

Solving Your Sleep Problems

If you’re looking for a snack to help you fall asleep, try something protein dense paired with a carbohydrate. All proteins contain tryptophan, so a glass of milk with toast, cheese and crackers, and a slice of ham wrapped in a tortilla are all excellent options. However, if you believe that your sleep troubles could be associated with sleep apnea because you’re snoring at night or experiencing other symptoms of the illness like high blood pressure or weight gain, you should visit a sleep specialist. At Advanced Sleep Therapy, we’re a team of health care professionals devoted to brining you better health through better sleep. Contact us today.

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By |2018-02-24T05:07:49-05:00December 23rd, 2017|