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Sleep Habits Worldwide: Culture vs Biological Needs

Oct 16, 2019, 11:35:54 AM / by Kevin Asp posted in sleep, sleep habits

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There are distinct differences in sleep patterns all over the world. Cultural values, traditions, biological needs, and environments all play a role in sleep habits and practices.

Number of Sleep Hours Needed by Region in the World

Our world has over 196 different countries, which means there's a big difference in bedtimes,  wake times, and other sleep habits. There are factors that play a role in the duration, timing, and regularity of sleep.

Scientists have been able to collect data on the world's sleeping patterns through a smartphone app that helps determine the number of sleep hours in different countries. Some data from the ENTRAIN app showed:

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BiPAP Machines vs CPAP Machines: Differences, Settings, Pros and Cons

Sep 10, 2019, 8:24:40 AM / by Kevin Asp posted in bipap, cpap vs bipap, cpap

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It's likely you know at least a little something about continuous positive airway pressure, more widely known as CPAP.

It involves wearing a mask which delivers air to you as you sleep so that you don't have dangerous pauses (called apneas) in your breathing.

CPAP is only one of several kinds of therapeutic devices using positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy to treat sleep apnea. A second kind of therapy known as Bilevel PAP (BiPAP) also exists which helps people with severe sleep breathing disorders. 

Which is the right therapy for you? You'll know that answer once you understand the differences between the two: how they work, what problems they address, and who they're intended for.

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What is sleep debt? Signs, Symptoms and Solutions

Jul 26, 2019, 8:00:00 AM / by Kevin Asp

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Low Testosterone and Sleep Apnea: Reasons, Risks, and Treatment

Jul 25, 2019, 7:34:20 PM / by Kevin Asp posted in sleep apnea, low testosterone

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The Relationship Between Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

Jul 25, 2019, 4:31:40 PM / by Kevin Asp posted in sleep apnea, diabetes

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Who knew that diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) could be related? People who have both do, and are probably the most compliant with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy because they know its benefit to both conditions. 

Consider this: Diabetes is a worldwide epidemic. Meanwhile, sleep-disordered breathing often remains undiagnosed and, therefore, untreated. A correlation between both conditions is not surprising, as today's research confirms.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Depression

Jul 25, 2019, 3:32:40 PM / by Kevin Asp posted in sleep apnea, snoring, depression

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It's the time of year when concerns about depression begin to crop up. Did you know that there have been some important findings about relationships between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and depression in the last few years?

Recent studies suggest that doctors may need to reconsider how they screen patients with depressive symptoms because these patients might also be struggling with undiagnosed OSA.

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Is Snoring Bad For You? Risks, Consequences, and Solutions

Jul 25, 2019, 12:30:39 PM / by Kevin Asp posted in sleep apnea, snoring

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What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Jul 25, 2019, 12:17:13 PM / by Kevin Asp posted in sleep apnea, snoring

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It is estimated that approximately 20 million people in the U.S. alone suffer from sleep apnea, and of those 20 million, only about 20% of them will seek treatment. Furthermore, only about half of all people diagnosed with sleep apnea and are given continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, will continue to treat their disorder.

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The Best Value for Paid Marketing In Alaska: Facebook Targeted Ads

Jul 13, 2017, 7:00:00 AM / by Kevin Asp posted in Facebook Targeted Posts

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Smart Alaska business leaders know they need to consistently find ways to access new customers. They grasp the importance of continually expanding their brand's recognition and staying in front of people who could eventually become their clients. Managing this takes commitment, research and, of course, considerable resources. 

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Drive Traffic to Your Medical Website: Local SEO Content

Jul 12, 2017, 7:00:00 AM / by Kevin Asp posted in medical website in alaska, local seo

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Can people in your geographic area find you? No, we aren't talking about the street you are on. We mean online. How can people who are looking for an answer to their problem find you during their Zero Moment of Truth (ZMOT)?

Local SEO content is the answer. By creating and sharing content, you build your SEO rankings, are more discoverable, and can drive traffic to your medical website, increase interest in your business, and expand you patient list. 

You just need to know how...

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