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Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Improves Blood Pressure in Men

October 31st, 2012 Raquel Rothe

Words to expand your sleep vocabulary-#11

July 3rd, 2011 Raquel Rothe


Found deep within the temporal lobe of the brain, the hippocampus is a seahorse-shaped structure that controls many important brain functions including emotions and learning. It is important for memory processing during sleep.

5 Ways to Live With Your CPAP Machine Adjusting to CPAP can help people with sleep apnea sleep better. Here’s how to do it.

May 2nd, 2011 Raquel Rothe

Focus on the health benefits of your CPAP.   Adjusting to CPAP can make your sleep — and life – better, especially if you have severe sleep apnea. Read on to get sleep specialists’ top five tips on how you can make peace with the device.


You know you’re a hosehead if…..

December 1st, 2010 Raquel Rothe

TracyCA Categories-views 104 views Categories-time September 16, 2009 at 3:14 pm posted on Sleep Connect

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As a self-proclaimed “hosehead,” I have found that humor has helped me through a lot of tough times and long nights with obstructive sleep apnea.

When faced with difficult health challenges, sometimes we forget to laugh and smile. I share these quips from my personal experiences. Hopefully you will enjoy a good laugh :)

You know you’re a hosehead if…

1. Your kids want to take you, CPAP and mask to school for show and tell.

2. Your bed partner always sleeps facing away from you and the mask exhalation ports.

3. You loudly snort awake, drooling, on an airplane and find passengers staring at you in amazement.

4. You feel like a dog on a leash and must sleep on the very edge of the bed to be able to roll over just once without pulling CPAP off the nightstand.

5. When out and about in the morning hours, you recognize mask strap marks on the faces of other people and know it’s not rosacea.

6. You feel like a goldfish when your primary-care physician calls in all his partners to peer into your mouth to look at your tongue base and uvula – even though you only went in for a preventive flu shot.

7. Your supportive spouse changes your CPAP filter on the same rotation as your furnace filter.

8. Ocean is no longer a vacation dream spot, but the saline solution you keep on your nightstand.

9. “Aerophagia” (also known as PAP gas) takes on new meaning when you have a dream that Guinness World Records contacts you to validate your ability to pass gas on demand – longer, louder and more frequently than anyone else on the whole planet.

10. You catch your kids and their friends in your bedroom with your CPAP turned on, wearing your mask and pretending to be Darth Vader.

11. You no longer read a book at the airport while waiting to board your plane, but scout out and count CPAP bags instead.

12. Your new favorite song is “You’re Still the One” because that’s how you feel about your CPAP machine.

Good Sleep!

Sleep Apnea Awareness Week October 1 – October 7, 2010

October 4th, 2010 Raquel Rothe

ASA and its affiliates will be increasing awareness about the dangers of untreated sleep apnea. The American Sleep Association (ASA) is a national organization focused on improving public awareness about sleep disorders and sleep health, promoting sleep medicine research, and providing a portal for communication between patients, physicians/healthcare professionals, corporations, and scientists. The ASA is a member-driven public service project that depends on volunteer efforts.

Sleep Apnea Solutions – ABC News

May 4th, 2010 admin