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  • CPAP Use During Covid-19

    By guardianowl on May 15, 2020
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    If you are one of the 8 million Americans who use a CPAP machine to sleep at night, you likely have a lot of questions regarding how safe it is to use your device during the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak. You are not alone, and many people likely have the same questions and concerns that you do. At Expert Sleep, we […]
  • Dr. Karman Talked to WAVE 3 about the Importance of Sleep

    By Expert Sleep Medicine on April 24, 2020
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    Staying healthy is on everyone’s mind right now, Dr. Robert Karman talked to Wave3 News in Louisville, KY about how sleep can play a role in helping you stay healthy! Studies have found that getting less than 5 hours of sleep can impair the body’s ability to fight off infections and cancer. Adults should get at least 7 hours of […]
  • Issues First Responders Face with Sleep and Why it can be Dangerous

    By Expert Sleep Medicine on April 2, 2020
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    We all know that first responders, such as paramedics, firefighters, and other emergency personnel, are crucial to saving lives and helping in emergencies. By the nature of their job, they need to be on their toes and able to make quick decisions that can be the difference between life and death for those they are helping. Being alert and ready […]
  • The Relationship between Sleep, Stress, and Sickness

    By guardianowl on March 30, 2020
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    Sleep is important to fight infections, like COVID-19. There are many advantages to getting a good night’s sleep. Everyone knows how much better it feels to wake up feeling energized and in a better, relaxed mood after sleeping a full uninterrupted night’s worth, while not getting enough makes us feel more stressed than needed. One advantage of sleep that is […]
  • An Update on COVID-19 Policies

    By Expert Sleep Medicine on March 17, 2020
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    Updated April 8, 2020 All Expert Sleep Medicine offices are open. During this time, we are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely, this includes all guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Information about COVID-19 and Sleep: Below is an informative video from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine that answers many questions about sleep and COVID-19. […]
  • Tips to Sleeping after a Night Shift

    By guardianowl on March 11, 2020
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    According to the American Psychological Association, 15 million Americans work the night shift. If you’re one of those people, you are actually susceptible to a unique sleep disorder called “shift work sleep disorder.” Sleep disorders can cause a wide array of health problems, including diabetes. Alzheimer’s, and more. Sleep hygiene is particularly important when working odd hours, especially through the […]
  • How Partners and Spouses can Support CPAP Therapy

    By Expert Sleep Medicine on January 8, 2020
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    When a patient is diagnosed with sleep apnea, a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine may be prescribed. This is a standard treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that requires a patient to wear a mask connected to the machine while sleeping to keep their airway open. OSA can cause or worsen other diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and […]
  • Sleeping with a CPAP Machine

    By Expert Sleep Medicine on August 13, 2019
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    If you’ve been recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, you may have been prescribed a positive airway pressure (PAP) machine to treat your sleep apnea. A CPAP machine, or continuous positive airway pressure machine, is a commonly prescribed treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open while you sleep. CPAPs are mainly used to treat sleep apnea but […]
  • Back to School Sleep Schedules

    By Expert Sleep Medicine on August 12, 2019
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    Start Rolling Back Your Children’s Wake Time Now For many kids around the Louisville metro, the long summer of sleeping in, staying up late and enjoying leisurely mornings is coming to a rapid close. The sleep doctors at Expert Sleep Medicine (ESM) recommend parents start to adjust their children’s bedtime and wake up time gradually a few weeks before school. This gradual change […]
  • 5 Tips to Make Your Home Sleep Test a Success!

    By Expert Sleep Medicine on May 15, 2019
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    A staff member will instruct you how to use the home sleep apnea testing unit; here are a few tips to help you during the sleep test!