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sleep apnea | heart disease | sleep technologist | CPAP | Sleep Disorders

Primary Care Physician vs. Sleep Specialist: Who Knows Best?

By: Kristina Weaver
February 22nd, 2018

Sleep problems can predispose individuals to many medical conditions. Conversely, medical disorders can lead to sleep disturbance. In fact, sleep disturbance represents one of the most challenging, yet exceptionally common problems faced in the primary care practice today.

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heart disease | sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea Hurts Your Heart

By: Kristina Weaver
November 15th, 2017

Unlike what many people think, sleep apnea is not just a sleep problem.  Sleep apnea is failure to breathe properly during sleep. This means vital organs don’t get the oxygen they need.  It is a serious problem, especially for the heart. During sleep, the body should be resting.  With sleep apnea, the body struggles due to low oxygen levels causing increased stress on the heart.

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