COPD and Smoking: Is there anything left to established? As per 2016 estimates, 18% of global population live in India and out of this, 4.2 % suffer from COPD.
Sleep and productivity are two aspects of life which cannot be ignored and undermined. They go hand in hand for a fulfilling life. The value of adequate sleep for one’s productivity is vital and the same has been proved over and again.
Many of us have trouble sleeping at night, we keep staring at the wall or look at our bed partner sleeping like a baby. In current scenario, this phenomenon has increased as we are more and more working from the safety of our homes.
The greatest of all learnings during this pandemic has been the lost respect for human lives. Amidst this chaos, there is the peace that some of us are there with our families to fight it together.
Traditionally Continuous positive pressure ventilation (CPAP) has always been associated with its role as an air splint in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) to facilitate opening up the upper airways.
The Coronavirus outbreak has changed how we live our daily lives. From working from home for weeks together, with kids at home attending online classes, with toddlers to attend to with no helpers support at home and much more has become the new normal.
Two weeks of lockdown and all the possible efforts by the government as well as citizens, yet, the havoc of COVID-19 is showing no sign of abatement.
The current outbreak of the new 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019 n-CoV) has taken hold of several major countries across the world. It has infected 98,000 people, and taken more than 3,300 lives till date.
The temptation to indulge in junk food or desserts can sometimes become too hard to resist. We believe that we can shed those extra kilos by exercising, but instead end up eating a lot more.
Do you have a set of daily rituals that you do before getting to bed? Do you wash your hands and face, brush your teeth or take a bath? Or is it watching an episode or scrolling social media feeds before sleeping?
Is it often that you’re not able to sleep at night? Do you also notice a steady weight gain alongside your lack of sleep?
After a tiring day, when you finally spot your bed, all you want to do is lay down and sleep! You don’t think much about the best sleeping positions. But do you know why you need to spare an extra thought on this one?
Do you sleep better with lights off? Or have you adapted your body to sleep irrespective of whether it's light or dark?
Sleep is supposed to refresh you, and make you feel rejuvenated when you wake up. If this is not the case, and you often wake up every morning with a thumping in your head, this may be a cause of worry.
After a long tiring day, sleep is probably the only thing we look forward to. It gets even better if we snuggle with our partner and are blessed with a sound sleep. But what if your partner has a snoring problem that wakes you up in the middle of night?
The lack of vitamin D in your body could be related to the occurrence of several diseases like psoriasis, chronic kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, asthma, depression, and cancer. In fact, some recent studies have also suggested that our levels of Vitamin D may have an impact on the quality of sleep we get each night.
The winter is about to end; the sky is blue again, and everything is in bloom! It is the best time to take a stroll outside unless you have hay fever—allergic rhinitis that causes running nose, itchy eyes, and sneezing.
34 million people in India suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), out of which 14% are men and 12% women. While their causes, symptoms, and diagnosis may differ, their treatment remains the same- CPAP therapy. This method has brought positive results and better quality sleep for several OSA patients, in India and around the world.
Have you ever stopped to ask if snoring is bad? And we don’t mean it’s bad because it simply disturbs your bed partner, or is not something that people readily admit to. We mean is snoring bad for your health - complicating existing medical conditions or increasing your sleep apnea risk?
The most common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is through a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy. The primary cause of OSA is the obstruction of the upper airway due to the over-relaxing of the muscles when a person is asleep.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common sleep disorders in India, with over 36 million people suffering from it, in both urban and rural areas. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea experience difficulty in breathing normally throughout the night as the muscles in their upper airway over-relax, obstructing the flow of air into the body.
Several research studies have concluded that there is a high prevalence of OSA among diabetics. An average of the results from five clinical studies show that 7 out of 10 patients with diabetes, or 71% of people with diabetes, also suffer from OSA. The number goes up to 86% if we consider diabetes patients who are also obese.
As the season changes and cold weather sets in, running nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and coughing become common. That’s because these are the times when people are most vulnerable to cold and allergens such as dust mite, pet dander, pollen, and molds that can cause various types of allergies.
Are you sleeping well? Or do you often have people complaining about your snoring habit? Or about your all time tiredness? All this, and you are still not sure if this is a real problem that needs treatment? Well, it’s time you take the home sleep test.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a growing problem around the world. It is a sleep disorder where the muscles of the upper airway relax when asleep, obstructing the air passage and causes the body to keep waking up throughout the night.
Sleep apnea is one of the more common sleep disorders, with rising prevalence in India. There are chances you haven’t heard a lot about it, but already be experiencing some of the symptoms or effects of it on your health and lifestyle.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder where the upper airways gets obstructed and lead to intermittent stopping of breath during sleep. The common treatment for OSA is through a continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP machine.
A good night's sleep is essential for your overall health and well-being. Conserving energy, healing the body, consolidating memories, and regulating emotions are some of the key reasons why we sleep.
Increasing air pollution is not just making the headlines but is also adversely affecting people’s health. Air pollution is known to affect the heart, lungs, and the brain. But, air pollution is also bad news for people with sleep-related disorders, especially sleep apnea. So how do you sleep better during these high air pollution days?
CPAP therapy is one of the most effective non-invasive ways of managing Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). But despite its effectiveness, a lot of people have second thoughts about starting CPAP therapy. And this is largely due to a lot of popular myths floating around about this mode of treatment.
You have taken the sleep apnea diagnosis test, and identified that you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A common method for treatment is using the CPAP therapy. But how would you know if your treatment is working well enough? Or if the CPAP device is effective at all?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is fast becoming arising health concern in India, with 13.7% adults reportedly diagnosed with the condition. While OSA in itself can hold you back from leading a healthy and active life, it is also known to amplify the impact of other lifestyle diseases like diabetes and hypertension.
If you have obstructive sleep apnea, you have probably used a CPAP (continuous passive airway pressure) device. CPAP therapy is the gold standard treatment for sleep apnea, delivering successful outcomes for a lot of patients in India.
Do you travel a lot and are constantly worried about carrying your CPAP device around? Are you thinking of leaving your CPAP device behind just because you don't feel comfortable carrying a large bulky machine?
CPAP therapy is the gold-standard in the treatment of sleep apnea and many people have experienced the benefits they bring. The ability to sleep throughout the night without disruptions, and waking up with energy to get through their day has been life changing for many.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) refers to a kind of sleep disorder where a person's breathing stops involuntarily due to over-relaxation of throat muscles. Such pauses in breath occur multiple times throughout the night leading to disrupted and poor quality sleep.
“Health is wealth” is a proverb that we have grown up hearing and as we grow older we also start to feel this in our daily lives. A good night's sleep is a key element for good health, with adults requiring between seven to nine hours of sleep every night.
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are used to successfully treat obstructive sleep apnea in most patients. A CPAP machine consists of a mask that a patient must wear over the nose and mouth while sleeping.
A good night's sleep can have wondrous effects on your health. In fact regulating body processes and hormones at a healthy level is one of the key reasons why we sleep. But if sleep is elusive or disturbed, it is a reflection of unhealthy sleep habits.
As a good rule of thumb, your body weight is inversely proportional to your sleep quality. And if you are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, the weight of your neck can contribute to blocking your airway while you sleep.
Living with diabetes is difficult. Patients go through years of medication, insulin injections, and a whole range of restrictions on what they can and cannot eat, in hopes of controlling their diabetes. All this is complex enough, without adding sleep apnea to the mix.
Sleep is one of the three pillars of good health. And while most of us take care to stick to a healthy diet and exercise routines, we don’t pay as much attention to our sleep. But the quality of your sleep has an immediate visible effect on your health.
CPAP machine is undoubtedly one of the best obstructive sleep apnea treatment options available today. But often patients find it uncomfortable to use, and take time to adjust to sleeping with a mask on. Even with the several positive changes that a CPAP therapy does bring, every 1 in 5 patients quit using a CPAP machine within 5 years.
Sleep disorder is a common term used to define any trouble a person faces while falling or staying asleep. There are many types of sleep disorders that a person may experience. The most common sleep disorder is sleep apnea, which is characterized by intermittent cessation of breathing due to obstruction in the upper airway or due to improper signaling from the brain.
Sleep disorder is a layman term used to describe any trouble with sleeping or staying asleep. Sleeping disorders are ubiquitous and people may experience disruption in sleep due to a number of medical conditions and physical or psychological factors.
Do you snore a lot? Do you feel exhausted, tired and sleepy throughout the day, despite having slept at night? If you answered yes to those questions, there is a high chance you are suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
Are you getting enough sleep at night? Or do you often wake up tired, and feel drowsy during the day? These are signs that you are not having a proper sleep. And it could be due to a number of reasons like stress, lifestyle changes, work schedule, or alcohol consumption.
Available statistics show that around 34 million people suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in India, with the prevalence being around 14% in men and 12% in women. While the chances of being diagnosed with OSA is almost equal in both genders, the symptoms and their impact are not the same.
You are probably wondering why do we need sleep for a healthy life. We know that it sounds counterintuitive at first because health is all about keeping the body active. Sleeping seems like a passive activity that probably makes you gain weight. And that’s why most people tend to underestimate the role sleep plays in our overall health.But sleep, or rather good quality of sleep, is actually critical to staying healthy. So, let’s take a look at how and why we sleep.
You have been experiencing prolonged symptoms of daytime sleepiness, heavy snoring, and difficulty in breathing at night. Chances are you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). But that’s not all. Research indicates that sleep apnea and diabetes are related, with the prevalence of diabetes being 15%-30% higher in OSA patients than people without OSA.
For most people, snoring is just a funny, slightly annoying habit that they, their partner, or someone they know has. But we did take a look at the question ‘Is snoring bad?’; and turns out it actually is a cause for worry. Snoring is caused by obstructions to the airway when we are asleep, and can actually result in multiple health risks.
Hypertension is one of the most prevalent lifestyle diseases in India. Certain sources estimate that by 2020, every third person in India will be living with hypertension. And this number is predicted to rise to a whopping 214 million by 2025.
If you snore at night, it is an indication that you are not sleeping well. Your body is unable to move air freely through the nose and throat because of a partial closing of your upper airway, thus resulting in snoring. Depending on what causes this closing of the airway, there are four types of snoring.
You are a frequent, and loud snorer. And you often experience difficulty in breathing at night, morning headaches, and daytime sleepiness. Chances are you are already diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The next step would be to undertake a treatment, the most common one being a therapy via CPAP machine.
A good night’s sleep is more important than most people realize. In the era of high-stress work, binge watching sessions, and obsessive reliance on coffee to keep us going, sleep disorders are very common. And two of the most prevalent ones are sleep apnea and insomnia.
Deepak is frustrated, often tired, and irritable. He isn’t sleeping through the night, has trouble concentrating on his work and displays a lack of energy in his chores. While behaviours like these are often considered as a passing phase or mood, and even related to someone’s personality, more often than not they showcase sleep disorder symptoms.
How many times have you come across statements like, “It is normal to snore”, “Snoring is just a funny habit” or “It doesn’t need any treatment”? Well, all of them are wrong! So, is snoring bad then?
If you are having trouble sleeping, suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness, or snoring heavily, it may be time to get a sleep test. These sleep tests can help you identify any potential issues you may be experiencing and help you to seek the correct treatment to help you get a better night’s sleep.
Everyone can feel sleepy now and again. But trying to function through fatigue is a different story – particularly if it doesn’t let up. If you’re too tired to have a good conversation, even after a full night’s sleep, or you have struggled not to fall asleep behind the wheel or in a meeting, don’t let this pattern linger.
Your eyes are shut and you’re snuggled in a comfy bed. Your head is perched on a fluffy pillow. You look peaceful, you’re silent and calm and there is a restful aura surrounding you. However this is only what’s visible to the eye. Internally your body is on the move, making sure you are healthy.
A loud snoring sound is no music to anyone's ears, especially if there is someone who shares the room with you. There are chances that your snoring is just a breathing sound and would not cause any threat to your health but not always this is the case with snorers.
Sleep apnea is a more serious condition that it appears to be. The loud snoring sound is not just a threat to a peaceful sleep but also to your physical health in the long run. The epidemiological rates of sleep apnea are increasing in number in adults especially in its mild to moderate forms.
There are times when it feels like a real struggle for some of you to keep yourself awake while sitting in front of your desktop screen or while you are out on a road, driving. Asleep while driving? Sounds scary doesn't it, well it is true, according to National.