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Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) involves chronic inflammation of all or part of your digestive tract. IBD primarily includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Both usually involve severe diarrhea, pain, fatigue and weight loss. IBD can be debilitating and sometimes leads to life-threatening complications. Dreams All About Dreaming ADHD Cancer Sleep and Cancer Men's Health Immune System Dementia Dementias can be classified in a variety of ways and are often grouped by what they have in common, such as what part of the brain is affected, or whether they worsen over time (progressive dementias). Narcolepsy Narcolepsy is a medical disorder that impacts 1 in approximately 2,000 people in the United States and many people are unaware of the condition and go undiagnosed. The disease is a sleep disorder, involving irregular patterns in Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep and significant disruptions of the normal sleep/wake cycle. While the cause of narcolepsy is not completely understood, current research points to a combination of genetic and environmental factors that influence the immune system. Diabetes Share your experiences living with diabetes. COPD slp4COPD. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness. Many people mistake their increased breathlessness and coughing as a normal part of aging. Chronic Pain [Replace this first paragraph with a short description of your new category. This guidance will appear in the category selection area, so try to keep it below 200 characters. Until you edit this text or create topics, this category won't appear on the categories page.] Bruxism Bruxism (BRUK-siz-um) is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously clench your teeth when you're awake (awake bruxism) or clench or grind them during sleep (sleep bruxism). Sleep bruxism is considered a sleep-related movement disorder. Mental Health Sleep and Mental Health Napping There are numerous reasons why napping is a good thing. On the other hand, napping can interfere with nighttime sleep. Women's Health Women are more likely than men to have difficulty falling and staying asleep and to experience more daytime sleepiness on a weekly basis. Research has shown that too little sleep results in problems concentrating, poor performance on the job and in school, and possibly, increased sickness and weight gain. Arthritis Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of the joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form is osteoarthritis (or degenerative joint disease), which is caused when the cartilage between the bones wears down due to injury, infection or age. Most people with arthritis complain of joint pain, which may range from mild to severe and may be constant or intermittent with flare-ups. Fibromyalgia What Is Fibromyalgia? Circadian Rhythm Disorders Hypersomnia Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome Pathophysiology of UARS is similar to obstructive sleep apnea / hypopnea syndrome in that abnormal airway resistancein the upper airway during sleep leads to unwanted physiologic consequences. Increased upper airway resistance in this disorder does not lead to cessation of airflow (apnea) or decrease in airflowhypopnea), but instead leads to an arousal secondary to increased workof breathing to overcome the resistance. Repeated and multiple arousals of which the person is usually unaware) result in an abnormal sleep architecture and daytime somnolence (sleepiness). Arousals result in sympathetic activation, and UARS is therefore likely to cause hypertension similar to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (This has not been verified in large clinical populations because of the relatively small number of people with UARS in the larger epidemiologic studies so far. However, repeated arousals in individuals have clearly been shown to be related to sympathetic activation and elevation in blood pressure). Source: Wiki Heart Disease Sleep and Heart Disease Weight, Diet & Nutrition Join in to share your thoughts and ideas about obesity, diet and nutrition. A.W.A.K.E Sleep help can be found locally. Learn more: Atrial Fibrillation Atrial fibrillation, or Afib, is a common type of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat. Often, atrial fibrillation occurs because the electrical system that keeps your heartbeat steady has been damaged by problems like high blood pressure or coronary heart disease. Taking the necessary steps to keep your heart functioning properly can help you maintain a regular heartbeat and prevent atrial fibrillation episode Veterans Room for veterans to discuss sleep and health issues. SleepHealth Aging Room to discuss issues related to aging and sleep, exercise and diet. Sleep Apnea The Greek word "apnea" literally means "without breath." Sleep apnea is an involuntary cessation of breathing that occurs while the patient is asleep. There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed. Of the three, obstructive sleep apnea, often called OSA for short, is the most common. Despite the difference in the root cause of each type, in all three, people with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer. In most cases the sleeper is unaware of these breath stoppages because they don't trigger a full awakening.
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About the SleepHealth Community category 3 September 5, 2015
Shortness of Breath After Using CPAP Overnight 10 May 22, 2019
Synchronizing your body's sleep "clock" 9 May 21, 2019
My Air Scoring - Did you sleep well or not? 11 May 17, 2019
Cpap travel international 5 May 15, 2019
How To Clean Your Oral Sleep Apnea Appliance 9 May 14, 2019
Sleep Medical Company is looking for iOS & Fullstack Developers 2 May 14, 2019
Drymouth 9 May 13, 2019
Mask problems 5 May 13, 2019
Nearly a year and no definitive result 6 May 12, 2019
Restless Leg Syndrome and Sleep Apnea 12 May 12, 2019
I'm a Mouth Breather, Now What? 115 May 10, 2019
When your doctor doesn't listen to you... tips for getting the care you need 3 May 8, 2019
Do Seniors Need Less Sleep? 3 May 8, 2019
How many apneas and hypopneas per night 30 April 30, 2019
Mask frustration 19 April 22, 2019
Sleep and Eating 6 April 21, 2019
Non Compliant 12 April 18, 2019
Frustrated and upset...devastated 7 April 18, 2019
ISO good, affordable travel cpap machine 4 April 16, 2019
Muscle pains and starins 2 April 14, 2019
Weight and sleep apnea 3 April 11, 2019
Can you sleep on your back using apap 5 April 8, 2019
Black and yellow colouring under eyes 5 April 8, 2019
ADHD and sleep apnea 4 March 31, 2019
Not sleep apnea, so what is it? 24 March 30, 2019
Insomnia | Is it linked to stress/ depression? 3 March 27, 2019
Great at sleep lab, horrible at home! 5 March 23, 2019
Sleeping on your side 11 March 23, 2019
Making Your Own CPAP Pressure Changes!? Want to hear your experiences 13 March 23, 2019