Healthy Sleep Tulsa Blog

Try These 5 Essential Oils to Reduce Sleep Apnea Symptoms

April 2, 2024

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Lavender essential oil next to lavender flowers

In recent years, holistic and natural health practices have seen a boom in popularity. Essential oils seem to be especially loved by many. Are you curious about whether they might help you in your pursuit of improved wellness? You might start by using them to boost the quality of your sleep. There is evidence to suggest that they may help to reduce sleep apnea symptoms. Here are a few specific oils that could be used for that purpose:


Even Celebrities Struggle with Sleep Apnea

March 29, 2024

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Writing the words “sleep apnea” on a clipboard

Have you been unable to get a good night’s rest lately thanks to sleep apnea? You’re far from alone. It is estimated that around 30 million people in the United States are suffering from this disorder – and among that number are quite a few famous faces. Here’s a brief look at sleep apnea as well as some of the celebrities who have it.


Separating Fact from Fiction: Lip & Tongue-Tie Myths

February 9, 2024

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Child after having their lip and tongue-ties treated

Lip and tongue-ties are conditions that can affect patients from birth. They happen when the connective tissues holding the lips or tongue to the rest of the mouth are too thick. This causes mobility issues and can even affect development. However, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding these conditions that can lead to confusion and misinformation. If you want to cut through the fog and see some of these myths debunked, continue reading.


Could Your Child Be Dealing with Sleep Apnea?

January 6, 2024

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picture of a child sleeping

Sleep apnea is a condition that’s much more complicated than most people understand. Most people think of it as being primarily associated with snoring or assume that it really only affects older men. While each of these things can be true, there are exceptions to these rules that are important to keep in mind.

For example, parents often notice that their children have trouble sleeping, are chronically tired in the morning, and exhibit many other symptoms associated with sleep apnea. This may lead them to wonder whether they could be dealing with this problem, despite its reputation for afflicting much older people. If you’re in that situation, here’s what you should know about sleep apnea in children.


Can Sleep Apnea Cause Blindness?

December 7, 2023

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Tired senior man with vision problems

Across the United States, countless individuals are afflicted by blindness or significant vision impairment. For some of these people, cataracts, accidents, or other sad circumstances led to their disability. For many, though, the primary cause of their vision impairment is diabetic retinopathy. Certainly, if you have diabetes, making efforts to manage your condition could protect your eye health. Another important step you can take is to get enough high-quality sleep. Continue reading to learn more about the connection between sleep apnea and blindness.


A Parent’s Guide to Tongue-Tie Treatment, What Can You Expect?

November 24, 2023

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A child opening their mouth to reveal their tongue-tie

When you think of someone who is tongue-tied, you probably think about them failing a tongue twister. However, tongue-ties are an oral condition that affects around 3 – 5 percent of all infants according to Dr. Alison K. Hazelbaker of the Hazelbaker Lactation Institute. If you’re considering tongue-tie treatment for your child, it can be comforting to know what lies ahead.

Continue reading to find a comprehensive guide to tongue-tie treatment before, during, and after the correction.


Don’t Be Scared!: How to Enjoy Halloween with Sleep Apnea

October 1, 2023

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row of children holding Halloween buckets

You had a great time during Halloween as a child because you got to dress up and eat WAY too much candy, and it’s even more fun watching your children experience this time of year. But as always, if you have sleep apnea, things can be a little more complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to miss out on all the fun, frights, and festivities—just follow these simple tips so you can have a great time while getting the rest you need.


How Sleep Apnea Contributes to Aging

September 6, 2023

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picture of someone snoring

Sleep apnea is a condition that most people are vaguely aware exists, but radically underestimate the prevalence of. There are plenty of people who may be suffering from sleep apnea without even realizing it and may be dealing with negative consequences as a result.

For example, did you know that sleep apnea can make people age faster? As it turns out, there’s some solid evidence that this is the case. Here’s what you should know about the consequences of the condition, how you can know that you have it, and what can be done.


Will Your Child’s Lip or Tongue Tie Go Away on Its Own?

August 21, 2023

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Happy baby sticking their tongue out

Is it difficult for your infant to breastfeed? Are they fussy, struggling to gain weight, or causing you to have a painful breastfeeding experience? It is possible that your precious little one has a lip or tongue tie. What exactly are these issues? Will your child’s lip or tongue tie go away on its own, or will it be necessary for you to seek professional treatment? This blog post explains what you should know.


Why You May Want to Sleep in a Recliner if You Have Sleep Apnea

July 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — healthsleeptul @ 11:17 am
Red reclining chair with the footrest up

Sleep apnea can leave you feeling extremely tired during the day and may even put your overall health at risk. As such, you’ll naturally want to take whatever steps you can to get your sleep disorder under control. One approach you might consider is sleeping in a recliner; it might sound like an odd idea, but research indicates that it could be more beneficial than you might realize.

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