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What Is Sleep Apnea and How To Tell If You Have It

If you’ve ever shared a bed with someone who snores — you can probably attest to the annoyance. But snoring isn’t just a bothersome habit — it could be a sign of a greater health concern — obstructive sleep apnea. 

 

The condition, which causes brief cessations of breathing during sleep, as well as consequent sleep disruptions, can leave you feeling irritable and fatigued. But that’s not all: Sleep apnea also increases the risk of several serious conditions, including high blood pressure, stroke and other cardiovascular problems. It is also associated with Type 2 diabetes.1

 

Here’s what you need to know about the condition, including why it’s on the rise, how to tell if you have sleep apnea and what you can do if you are diagnosed with it.

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10 Ways to De-Stress Before Your Wedding Day

If your wedding is quickly approaching, chances are you may be feeling a little stressed. From handling venue issues to managing the guest list, to dealing with your future in-laws — there are a million and one things you’re probably juggling before you tie the knot. With so much going on, it’s easy to let your healthy habits slip to the wayside, especially if you’re feeling stressed. But there are simple ways to keep you calm and stay on track leading up to your special day. Here are ten of our best tips to help you de-stress before your wedding day. 

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What's the Difference Between HDL and LDL Cholesterol?

If you’re confused by all the talk about “good” and “bad” cholesterol, you’re not alone. After all, the term ‘cholesterol’ tends to have a negative connotation – who knew there were different types? And how can one be “good” for you, and the other one “bad?”

 

We’re here to give you the facts about how HDL (the good type) and LDL (the bad one) affect your health, along with ways to make sure you’re in the right range for both – and what to do if you’re not. Read on for our complete guide.

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7 Signs You're More Stressed Than You Realize

Your alarm is going off for the third time, but you can’t seem to get out of bed. Lately, you haven’t been able to sleep through the night and find yourself feeling rundown and sluggish. If you can relate to this scenario — it may be more than a case of the Mondays — you could be experiencing physical symptoms of stress.  

 

Stress doesn’t only affect your brain — it can also manifest itself physically and impact the rest of your body. Common signs of stress and anxiety, like a racing heart or sweaty palms, are natural physical symptoms of stress, according to the American Psychological Association.1 While not all stress is a bad thing (like before a job interview or the start of a 5K race), other types of stress and anxiety can take a toll on your overall health without you even realizing what might be causing them. Scan this stress symptoms checklist to see if you’re experiencing any of these, and use our simple tips to help you unwind!

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Celebrate National Women’s Health Week With These 5 Healthy Tips

We get it: sometimes, life gets in the way of prioritizing your healthy habits. If you feel like you’ve been putting your health on the back burner, now’s a great time to reprioritize (because you deserve to feel your best!). From May 12 to May 18, it’s National Women’s Health Week — the perfect opportunity to commit to building positive habits. 

 

Not sure where to begin? No problem! Our complete guide will give you the tips and info you need — starting today — to help set you on the path to health and wellness

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10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Health-Minded Mom

Celebrate the incredible moms and mother figures in your life with something they'll love from the Mother's Day Gift Guide!  
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