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Top Nursing Programs Shares Summary Of Sleep Statistics

Posted on Mon, September 29, 2014 by Sleep Process Center

We are always happy to pass on information that helps to educate adults on the importance of restful, sound sleep. We were recently approached by ‘Top Nursing Programs’ with the request to share some recent findings on sleep loss and its effects.

Tossing and Turning: Sleeplessness in America

This is an excellent summary that includes graphics and ‘layman term’ explanations that surround today’s sleep issues in America. Please read and share with others who may be suffering with heavy snoring or Sleep Apnea.

For Sleep Apnea sufferers unable to tolerate CPAP therapy, the 2-day process at Sleep Process Center may be able to eliminate the need for CPAP and restore rejuvenating, healthy sleep. Begin by completing the Candidate Questionnaire at: www.SleepProcess.com, or calling toll free 1-855-464-8477.

Heavy Snoring & Sleep Apnea Often Go Hand-In-Hand

Posted on Mon, September 22, 2014 by Sleep Process Center

It has been reported that 30% of adults over the age of 30 snore. Not surprisingly, 28% in the same age group also suffer with Sleep Apnea. Although men are more commonly affected than women, risk factors include being overweight or obese or due to the aging process for both sexes.

Common symptoms are daytime fatigue, an inability to focus, being more accident prone, nodding off during the day and moodiness. For those who do not sleep with a partner, they may be unaware their sleep is being disrupted. Telling signs are:
●Awakening with choking, gasping, or smothering
●Having morning headaches, dry mouth or a sore throat
●Getting up frequently to urinate
●Feeling groggy and tired upon wakening

If you are a heavy snorer, this is often a precursor to Sleep Apnea and treatment is advised. If you suspect you have Sleep Apnea, treatment is vital to your health and well-being. The industry standard has commonly been the CPAP (continuous pulmonary air pressure). This is a mask worn over the face during sleep that is attached to a machine that forces air into the airway.

Some people have a difficult time getting used to CPAP therapy or feel it is uncomfortable or even embarrassing. For those, an alternative is a 2-day process at the Sleep Process Center in Charleston, SC. This treatment is designed to pinpoint the specific areas contributing to your snoring and/or Sleep Apnea and correct them so you can breath fully and sleep soundly.

To begin, complete the brief Candidate Questionnaire at: www.SleepProcess.com. You will be contacted shortly thereafter.

Don’t Treat Sleep Apnea! Get Rid Of It!

Posted on Wed, September 3, 2014 by Sleep Process Center

For those who suffer with Sleep Apnea, they commonly experience daytime fatigue, are overweight, more accident prone and have difficulty concentrating. Yet, research has shown that Sleep Apnea sufferers also have higher risks of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, depression, erectile dysfunction and obesity.

For years, the standard treatment for Sleep Apnea has been CPAP. This is a mask worn over the face at night that forces air into the wind pipe, supplying sufficient oxygen. However, some statistics show that only 22% of those who have CPAP use them consistently. The reasons range from the noise, feeling claustrophobic, not being able to move around in bed or being uncomfortable with the mask.

Now, the Sleep Process Center in Charleston, SC provides a surgical solution to help heavy snorers and Sleep Apnea sufferers enjoy sound, restful sleep without the need for CPAP. In just two days, you’ll be fully diagnosed by specialists who review all aspects of airway blockages. Your treatment will be performed while under a mild sedation and recovery is typically 24 hrs or less.

Wouldn’t you rather protect your health and well-being without the need for a cumbersome CPAP? Begin by completing the Candidate Questionnaire at: www.SleepProcess.com.

Heavy Snoring Can Be Resolved

Posted on Mon, August 25, 2014 by Sleep Process Center

Although snoring is fairly common, ‘heavy snoring’ is often a precursor to sleep apnea.

Snoring occurs when air flow while breathing causes vibrations as it passes over the soft palate and back of the throat. Sleep apnea occurs when the airway is completely blocked and breathing ceases, which can last up to a minute. This can take place for a hundred or more times a night, leaving you fatigued, sleepy and groggy during the day. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, weight gain, depression and erectile dysfunction.

If you are a heavy snorer without symptoms of sleep apnea, common treatments are oral devices worn during sleep. While some people are able to tolerate these, others find them uncomfortable or subconsciously remove them during the night. The Sleep Process Center has a better solution. We can remedy your snoring so you can sleep without a device, getting restful, sound sleep.

Call 1-855-464-8477 to learn more or complete the Candidate Questionnaire at: www.SleepProcess.com.

CPAP Therapy Fine For Some, A Challenge For Others

Posted on Mon, April 7, 2014 by Sleep Process Center

Many adults who are heavy snorers or have Sleep Apnea spend their days suffering the effects of poor sleep quality. Insufficient, restful sleep can cause fatigue, sleepiness, headaches, weight gain, moodiness and being more accident prone. When the brain is deprived of sufficient oxygen and its nightly period of rejuvenation, it can eventually lead to heart disease, depression, stroke, impotency and Alzheimer’s disease.

When Sleep Studies reveal that a heavy snorer (often a precursor to Sleep Apnea) or even a non-snorer has Sleep Apnea, the typical recommendation is CPAP Therapy. This is a mask worn over the face during sleep that forces oxygen into the throat. Those with severe levels of Sleep Apnea need a more forceful ‘push’ of this oxygen and often complain that the mask is tight. Most people say it is uncomfortable, cumbersome, and creates an awkwardness with their sleep mate. For these reasons, it is estimated that only about 22% of those with CPAP are consistent users.

While those who have any level of Sleep Apnea greatly need ample oxygen each night (due to the health issues listed above), non-compliant CPAP patients risk severe, even deadly, consequences. For those, however, there is an alternative to CPAP.

At the Sleep Process Center, our Specialists have a long, successful track record of surgical solutions that eliminate the causes of heavy snoring and Sleep Apnea. Rather than have nightly treatment with CPAP, these patients overcome their need for it in the first place.

If you are using your CPAP as directed, please continue to do so. However, if you among the many adults who simply cannot tolerate this type of treatment, begin by completing the Candidate Questionnaire on our web site: www.SleepProcess.com or call toll free 1-855-464-8477.

What Makes Sleep Process Center Different

Posted on Mon, March 31, 2014 by Sleep Process Center

For those who are heavy snorers or suffer with Sleep Apnea and can’t tolerate CPAP therapy, the Sleep Process Center may be right for you. Structured to resolve snoring or mild to moderate sleep apnea, our Doctors provide a unique process for fast, effective solutions.

Rather than go from Doctor to Doctor seeking ‘proven’ treatment for your individual needs and spend hours upon hours in waiting rooms, our patients are pre-screened via phone consults and review of faxed or emailed information prior to their arrival to ensure they are good candidates for our procedures. Once established, patients arrive the morning of Day One for diagnostic procedures. This information allows the Doctors to assess the particular issues interfering with your ability to intake and fully process oxygen throughout all airways.

On Day Two, your procedures are performed by specialists who have an exceptional track record using carefully selected techniques based on their unique abilities to give ideal results. Your procedure is also performed by Doctors who have intricate knowledge of what is appropriate for each patient based on Sleep Medicine.

Recovery is quick and most patients resume normal activities within 24 hours. The Doctors also follow up with each patient to ensure their progress is as anticipated.

This level of care with a team-treatment approach has provided many adults with a quick, comfortable method for achieving restful, rejuvenating sleep. If you would like a no-cost phone consultation with one of our Doctors, begin by completing the Candidate Questionnaire on our web site: www.SleepProcess.com.

How Your “Night Brain” Affects Your Weight

Posted on Tue, March 18, 2014 by Sleep Process Center

Weight gain is a common occurrence for those who have chronic sleep deprivation, typically from heavy snoring or sleep apnea. The more research revealed on the function of the human brain, however, the more obvious it is as to how sleep quality and weight issues are tied together.

Sleep seems to be the key period the brain uses to help regulate appetite hormones. With a full night of restful sleep, the brain helps the body suppress ghrelin, a hunger hormone. This sleep period also helps to stimulate leptin, which is a hormone that controls appetite. Additionally, a fairly recent study reveals that the brain’s waste-flushing system (the glymphatic system) may be nearly 10 times more active in a sleep state than in its awake hours.

What occurs in our brains during sleep creates a flight pattern for our bodies for the coming day. Without sufficient sleep, the brain’s ability to manage the body’s needs efficiently are compromised. Fatigue, feeling foggy, being more accident prone and having an urge to nod off throughout the day are symptoms easily attributed to lack of sleep. However, when you consider the delicate balance of our hormonal system that the brain captains, the problems become much more complex.

If you are sleep deprived, either from heavy snoring or sleep apnea, you can regain restful sleep again. Visit www.SleepProcess.com or call 1-855-464-8477 to learn more. Your brain will reward you in amazing ways!

What Is REM Sleep & Why You Need It!

Posted on Tue, December 10, 2013 by Sleep Process Center

During normal sleep, the brain cycles through five stages: the fifth being rapid eye movement, or REM sleep. REM sleep typically begins an hour to an hour and a half into your sleep mode and makes up about 25% of normal sleep cycles. These sleep cycles repeat several times, which enable REM sleep to occur in several intervals.

The depth of REM sleep is important as it enables your brain and body to rejuvenate. This is also the stage where dreams occur since REM sleep allows the brain to store memories, learn and stabilize your mood.

REM is a rather complex process. It occurs in response to signals sent and received from different parts of the brain. These signals are sent to the brain’s cerebral cortex, (the learning, thinking, and organizing center) and to the spinal cord to temporary shut down arm and leg muscles.

Because REM sleep stimulates sections of the brain that aide in learning, those who are sleep deprived struggle with memory. Lack of REM sleep has also been linked to health problems, such as frequent headaches and migraines.

Our bodies are complex machines that require adequate care in order to function efficiently and effectively at any age. If you suffer with heavy snoring or sleep apnea, your quality of sleep is less able to support good, overall function.

Be good to yourself. Complete the questionnaire on www.SleepProcess.com and you’ll be contacted for a phone consultation with one of our Doctors. This could be your first step to achieving restful, rejuvenating sleep — every night!

Sufficient Sleep Aids In Weight Loss

Posted on Tue, December 3, 2013 by Sleep Process Center

It’s December, but many adults are already thinking about their New Year’s Resolutions. Because a common resolution is weight loss, you may want to consider your quality of sleep before you cut calories or hit the gym.

A recent study showed a group of dieters who slept more lost significantly more fat than their lower-sleep counterparts. The reason goes deep into the body’s balance of hormone levels. An insufficient amount of sleep can lead to a hormone imbalance, which prompts you to consume extra calories AND be less efficient at burning calories. Research has also shown that a person who is sleep deprived will burn less fat content (the ultimate goal in weight loss!).

Heavy snorers and people who have Sleep Apnea struggle from the effects of insufficient sleep every day. They endure fatigue, are less alert, more prone to accidents, and more susceptible to serious health problems such as heart attack and stroke. Your quality of sleep is definitely vital for good overall health.

If you are a heavy snorer or have Sleep Apnea, the Sleep Process Center offers a 2-day process to restore your quality of sleep and eliminate your need for CPAP (for those with mild to moderate Sleep Apnea). Begin with the Candidate Questionnaire at www.SleepProcess.com and you’ll be contacted promptly.

Good Sleep Can Prevent Heart Attack

Posted on Sat, November 9, 2013 by Sleep Process Center

Recent research that tracked the lifestyle habits of over 15,000 people for over 14 years shows that getting 7 or more hours of sleep per night can dramatically decrease your risk for heart attack. While a healthy diet, regular exercise, not smoking and low alcohol consumption equates into a reduced risk for heart disease, those who slept for 7 or more hours a night had an 83% reduced risk.

This, however, is based on a sufficient quality of sleep. For those who are heavy snorers or have Sleep Apnea, their actual REM sleep, which is the deep sleep that enables the body to repair and rejuvenate itself, is often low. During this time, the body restocks itself with vitamins, repairs DNA, and generates antioxidants — all necessary to maintain an overall healthy body.

If you are not getting sufficient sleep due to heavy snorer (yours or a partner’s!) or Sleep Apnea (which also increases the risk of stroke), there is a solution other than CPAP. While CPAP is designed to supply the body with proper oxygen flow during sleep, many people find it cumbersome. It is estimated that only 22% of those who have a CPAP device are consistent users. The Sleep Process Center offers a 2-day process for heavy snorers or those with mild to moderate Sleep Apnea to help eliminate the need for CPAP.

To speak directly with one of our Specialists, complete the Candidate Questionnaire at: www.SleepProcess.com. You will be contacted about a phone appointment with one of our Doctors to discuss your specific situation.