Sleep Apnea Newark DE

When the British author Anthony Burgess wrote, “Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone,” he struck a sympathetic chord with fellow snorers. But sawing logs is more than just a social faux pas if you’re one of the 12 million Americans with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Wendell Arthur Grogan, MD
(610) 447-2689
Glen Mills, PA
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Crozer-Chester Med Ctr, Chester, Pa; Taylor Hospital, Ridley Park, Pa
Group Practice: Neurological Assoc Of Delaware Valley Crozer Chester Med Ctr

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St. Francis Hospital Sleep Center St. Francis Hospital
(302) 575-8262
701 N. Clayton Street
Wilmington, DE
Ages Seen
18 years and up

The Bayhealth SleepCare Centers @ Wilmington
(302) 478-6105
1407 Foulk Road
Wilmington, DE
Ages Seen
3+

Christiana Chiropractic
(302) 918-6335
1 Centurian Dr
Newark, DE

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Delaware Chiropractic
(302) 738-7300
105 Louviers Dr
Newark, DE

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The Bayhealth SleepCare Center @ Bear
(302) 832-0496
2500 Wrangle Hill Road
Bear, DE
Ages Seen
3+

Bayhealth SleepCare Center @ Middletown
(302) 376-1982
291 Carter Drive
Middletown, DE
Ages Seen
3+

Newark Chiropractic
(302) 454-1200
1536 Kirkwood Hwy
Newark, DE

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Katheryn M. Warren
(302) 368-9611
Omega Drive
Newark, DE
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Beth R Schubert, MD
(302) 224-9400
875 AAA Blvd
Newark, DE
Business
Just for Women Ob/Gyn PA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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By Leslie Petrovski

When the British author Anthony Burgess wrote, “Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone,” he struck a sympathetic chord with fellow snorers. But sawing logs is more than just a social faux pas if you’re one of the 12 million Americans with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
If you suffer from OSA, you may not even be consciously aware of your many—up to 300 per night—“apnea” episodes. During those episodes, OSA sufferers actually stop breathing for a minute or more. Apnea occurs when the soft tissues in the rear of the throat relax and cut off airflow. OSA is linked to heart disease, depression, and high blood pressure, but given the number of effective therapies, the condition is nothing to lose sleep over. Conventional treatment usually begins with the continuous positive airway pressure machine (CPAP), a device that blows air into the nose through a face mask. When used correctly, the CPAP typically reduces apnea episodes, but not everyone can tolerate the noise and the discomfort of sleeping with the machine.

John Dye, ND, chairman of the Department of Mind-Body Medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, looks at the problem differently. “We treat the whole person to reduce the symptoms,” Dye explains. Dye looks for root causes, focusing on such areas as diet, inflammation, possible allergies, and cardiovascular profile.

To take a holistic approach to the problem, start by taking a hard look at your lifestyle choices: Stop smoking, limit alcohol consumption, and lose weight if you’re carrying a few too many pounds. And don’t sleep on your back. All of these factors can worsen OSA.
Still not sleeping soundly? Try Dye’s regimen:

• Improve your diet by adding more fiber, eating colorful and nutrient-dense foods, and cutting back on red meat and sugar.

• Take 2 to 3 grams per day of krill oil capsules, a possible cholesterol fighter derived from tiny Antarctic crustaceans.

• Add anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric (Curcuma longa) and ginger (Zingiber officinale)—1,500 to 2,000 mg of each daily.

• Try 400 mg of vitamin E once or twice a day, plus 500 mg vitamin C two to three times a day.

• Practice playing the didgeridoo. In a study in the British Medical Journal, researchers discovered that daily practice on this indigenous Australian wind instrument reduces apnea, daytime sleepiness, and sleep disturbance for bed partners.

Author: Leslie Petrovski

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