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Home Workout - 60 Minute Activities

In this blog series, Sleep8 is branching out from sleep related topics to bring you fun activities that can be completed in about 60 minutes, the same duration as your Sleep8 cleaning cycle. These could be anything from recipes, crafts, DIY projects, skills to master, workouts, or more. Keep your eyes peeled to the Sleep8 blog to find your new favorite pastime. How many Netflix series have you completed since the beginning of this crisis? Unfortunately for us as Americans the pandemic does not seem to be getting much better and the need for entertainment in the wake of decreased socialization still exists. While most people are turning to regular binge watching their favorite shows, we also have seen a...

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Types of Sleep Disorders

Around 70 million Americans experience some type of sleep disorder — over one-fifth of the population! There are a variety of different sleep conditions that plague people with harmful side effects of sleep deprivation such as excessive daytime sleepiness, depression, lack of concentration, and more. Understanding the different kinds of sleep disorders is imperative to proper treatment. Categories of sleep disorders Insomnias Insomnia, Short Sleeper, Child Insomnia Hypersomnias Narcolepsy, Idiopathic Hypersomnia, Kleine-Levin Syndrome, Insufficient Sleep Syndrome, Long Sleeper Breathing Disorders Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Central Sleep Apnea, Child Sleep Apnea, Infant Sleep Apnea, Sleep Related Groaning Parasomnias Confusional Arousals, Sleep Walking, Night Terrors, Sleep Eating Disorder, REM Sleep Behavior Disorder, Sleep Paralysis, Nightmares, Bedwetting, Sleep Hallucinations, Exploding Head Syndrome, Sleep...

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Essential Oils and Sleep

  Did you know that essential oils can improve the quality of your sleep? You may automatically think of aromatherapy when hearing the words “essential oils”. If you google “essential oils” you will find that “aromatherapy” pops up, because it explains how essential oils work. Essential oils can be diffused or added to various parts of the body to induce relaxation and sleep. These oils are simply concentrated extracts from a plant, which likely include almost all of the plant matter. According to WebMD, “essential oils are made from flower, herb, and tree parts, like bark, roots, peels, and petals. The cells that give a plant its fragrant smell is the "essence." The “essence” of the plant matter is what...

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Causes of Sleep Apnea

  *Nothing in this article constitutes medical advice. Seek the guidance of a physician if you have any questions.*   Sleep apnea is a condition that affects over 3 million Americans each year. There are many types, treatments, and symptoms, and understanding the entire condition can be complex. Today, we’ll dive into some of the different causes of sleep apnea to better understand the condition. Sleep Apnea Basics First, let’s take some time to better understand sleep apnea and its symptoms. We’ll dive into some of the fundamental questions surrounding sleep apnea. What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a condition whereby a person’s breathing starts and stops during the course of a night’s sleep. There are several reasons that...

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Sleep Apnea Statistics

  Sleep apnea has become a significant disorder across the nation, affecting around 22 million people — with 80 percent of moderate to severe cases being undiagnosed. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to a slew of health problems including hypertension (high blood pressure), stroke, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and more. It’s a serious issue that needs to be understood, and the numbers can show just how critical sleep apnea is. Types of sleep apnea Obstructive Sleep Apnea In Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA, breathing is frequently interrupted with spells of breathing cessation. The soft tissues of the throat keep the airway from remaining open, and oxygen often drops. Sufferers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea often snore or choke while having multiple...

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