Have you ever been about to fall asleep when suddenly you have this unrelenting urge to move your legs? Maybe it has only happened once or twice, or maybe it is more chronic. One thing you do know is that the feeling is strange and you must move your legs. Getting up and moving around seems to help. Known as restless leg syndrome or Willis Ekbom disease, it can disrupt your sleep and cause other domino effects. Restless leg syndrome: what patients should know.
Are you tired during the day? If you stop breathing or snore while you’re sleeping, you may have sleep apnea. A sleep study is the only way to know for sure. Sleep apnea can make it hard to get through the day, but treatment will make you feel better and could even save your life. Use this interactive tool to find out more.
If you have more questions regarding sleep studies, contact Annapolis Asthma, Pulmonary, & Sleep Specialists to discuss your health and the benefits of a sleep study. To schedule a consultation at our sleep evaluation center in Annapolis, MD, please call (410) 266-1644 today.
Sleep apnea is a common yet serious sleep disorder where a person’s breathing is interrupted many times during the night as one sleeps. Whether you know you suffer from sleep apnea or you suspect you might, keep reading to find out why and how sleeping on your side can ease sleep apnea symptoms plus its risks and causes.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Office Update
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have implemented new procedures for the safety of our patients and staff.
1.Temperatures will be taken on each patient upon entering the office
2. Family members must wait in their car. Exceptions will be caregivers and parents of minors.
3. Patients MUST wear masks when coming in the office.
4. Social distancing in the office
5. Shielding is in place at the front desk between staff and patients.
6. Implementation of enhanced workplace infection control measures in accordance with CDC guidelines
7. All staff are being screened daily for symptoms and wearing masks.
For additional information of COVID-19 pandemic please see the link from the CDC
It can be hard to know if you have COVID-19 since it shares symptoms with many other conditions. The best way to know for sure is to get a test, which uses a swab of fluid from your nose or throat. Signs of COVID-19 are a fever, cough, and trouble breathing. If you believe you have COVID-19 and your symptoms are mild, call your doctor to find out what you should do. Use our COVID-19 Symptom Checker to decide when to see a doctor.
Half the population snores at some point in their life, and 40 – 45% of adult men and 24 – 30% of women snore regularly. It may be annoying to your sleep partner, and you may wake up with a dry mouth, but is it dangerous to snore? Actually, it can be.
Let’s learn how snoring and sleep apnea impact your health.
During this time of year it can be difficult to distinguish between having just a cold or seasonal allergies. With the fears of COVID-19, this dilemma becomes even more important, and can be quite frightening with the wrong information. Let’s unpack the symptoms of just a cold, seasonal allergies or COVID-19, and when to be concerned.
Asthma, Colds, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), Pneumonia. Many things can affect how well our lungs and airways function. When our lungs are healthy, we can breathe easily. When our lungs are unhealthy, we may experience pain or discomfort when breathing. And when we have trouble breathing, it may be more difficult to do the activities we enjoy. It’s important to know how to deal with certain lung conditions that come from smoking, disease, or infection. To learn more about these conditions and how they’re treated, refer to this helpful resource.
If you battle exercise-induced asthma, you know how tough it can be to get regular exercise. But you can manage asthma in different ways so you can be physically active. Exercise-induced asthma is often not diagnosed, especially in children. If you or your child has symptoms, such as shortness of breath when you begin exercising and trouble breathing that goes away 20 to 30 minutes after exercise, be sure to tell your doctor. Using asthma-controlling medicine before your workout may help reduce symptoms, especially in cold, dry weather.