House Plants · Millennial · Plants

Why Millennials love house plants

Millennials, also known as the 'Echo Boomers' are people born between 1980-2000. Millennials adore house plants...

Epilepsy · Seizure · Sleep apnea

Epilepsy And Sleep Apnea — A Dangerous Duo

Epilepsy Talk

Almost a third of people with epilepsy may suffer with undiagnosed sleep apnea, a sleep disorder which is dangerous because of  the possible serious consequences.

Basically (as you probably already know), sleep apnea is characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of abnormally low breathing during sleep.

Each pause in breathing, called an apnea, can last from at least ten seconds to minutes, and may occur 5 to 30 times or more an hour, causing partial airway obstruction.

As sleep deepens, your airway becomes blocked.

Your brain recognizes the resulting lack of oxygen, and you wake up — usually with a loud snore and then begin to breathe again.

Often you don’t remember waking up — although I’m sure your partner remembers — but this cycle is repeated all night long and there’s really no high quality sleep.

That’s because synchronized non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep tends to facilitate seizures.

While desynchronized rapid eye movement (REM) sleep…

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