What is Sleep Apnea?

On November 17th, 2012, posted in: Miscellaneous by 0 Comment

Does your partner complain about you snoring in bed? Look no further than your own pillow. Pillows that do not support your head and neck correctly can result in your airway to collapse or become blocked during sleep, causing pauses in breathing. This is a common disorder called Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea is when you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breathes while you sleep.

Sometimes regular pillows are too soft for those with Sleep Apnea. The soft pillow is not as effective in neck and head support. Pillows like the CozyPure Pure Performance pillow allows you to make your pillow as firm or soft as you want. The versatile Pure Performance pillow is filled with our 100% natural latex noodles (LaNoodles) made for our sleepers with special needs.

Most people who have sleep apnea don’t know they have it because it only occurs during sleep. A family member or bed partner might be the first to notice signs of sleep apnea. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. In this condition, the airway collapses or becomes blocked during sleep. This causes shallow breathing or breathing pauses. When you try to breathe, any air that squeezes past the blockage can cause loud snoring.

Untreated sleep apnea can:

  • Increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke, obesity, and diabetes
  • Increase the risk of, or worsen, heart failure
  • Make arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats, more likely increase the chance of having work-related or driving accidents

This common disorder is one of many obstacles that prevent a good nights sleep for others worldwide. Please see your physician for questions about possible treatment. In the meantime, be sure your pillow is properly supporting your needs.

 

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Jamar Diggs is a PR Communications and Social Media team member for Norfolk, VA based business Organic Comfort Zone, manufacturers of CozyPure organic bedding and mattress. For more information visit organiccomfortzone.com or cozypure.com or call 757.480.8500.

 

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