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Let's Teach Our Children About Sleep

American Sleep Association | Posted 10.21.2016 | Home
American Sleep Association

Huffington Post is proud to partner with American Sleep Association (ASA) to promote sleep awareness. As we gain a better understanding of the impo...

What is Sleep Apnea? 8 Common Questions

American Sleep Association | Posted 10.19.2016 | Home
American Sleep Association

Huffington Post is proud to partner with American Sleep Association (ASA) to promote sleep awareness. Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by br...

7 Reasons Why You Can't Stay Asleep

American Sleep Association | Posted 09.26.2016 | Home
American Sleep Association

Adequate sleep is supposed to leave you feeling refreshed and ready to start your day. But if your sleep is interrupted, you're likely to feel fatigued and sleepy the next day. So what gives? There are several factors that may interfere with getting your zzz's including the following:

Why Do I Need A CPAP Machine?

American Sleep Association | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home
American Sleep Association

If you have OSA and are supposed to wear a CPAP machine, skipping out on it may not seem like a big deal, but there is a good chance not wearing it will lead to more serious health conditions.

CPAP Doesn't Prevent Cardiovascular Events in Sleep Apnea, According to the NEJM, But Can That Be True?

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

By Gerard J. Meskill, MD To the many patients who use or have been prescribed CPAP to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the recently published a...

The Elephant in the Bedroom

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 06.09.2016 | Home
Lisa Smith Molinari

We've all seen those awkward commercials. Unrealistically tall, thin, good-looking actors holding hands in outdoor bathtubs and canoodling in public.

Got AFib? You May Have OSA

Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM | Posted 03.17.2016 | Home
Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM

AFib and OSA alone and together are serious health issues, but with proper treatment and consistent adherence to your program of care, you can feel great and live a healthy life.

You Can't Take a Vacation From Sleep Apnea

Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM | Posted 01.27.2017 | Home
Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM

Device manufacturers and sleep medicine professionals understand that many people need easy "CPAP-to-go" travel solutions, and there are good alternatives for apnea sufferers.

Medicare Regulations Are Driving a Wedge Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients and Their Providers

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

There are many Medicare patients with OSA. The current guidelines for administering CPAP and CPAP supplies are hindering care by causing delays, denying care for some affected individuals, and driving a wedge between physicians and their patients.

Good Sleep Is No Accident

Mark Hanson | Posted 11.18.2016 | Home
Mark Hanson

While sleep is a common cocktail conversation, it is often poorly appreciated and understood by patients and clinicians. By working together, patients, family members, care givers, researchers, and clinicians can find better ways to improve sleep.

A Patient Walks Into a Sleep Clinic With Too Many Red Blood Cells...

Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM | Posted 06.13.2016 | Home
Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM

So let's look at the possible ties between an elevated hematocrit (the measurement of red blood cell count relative to blood volume) and sleep disorders.

My Conversation With Sleep Apnea Expert Richard Schwab

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.28.2015 | Home
Arianna Huffington

Dr. Richard Schwab, a professor of medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, has used innovative imaging techniques to study the development of sleep apnea. In our conversation, he shared his insights on the high prevalence of the disorder, how obesity and alcohol can cause sleep apnea, and the resulting cardiovascular problems.

The One Thing You're Doing In Bed That's A Total Turn-Off

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.15.2015 | Home

If there's one thing we think it's safe to say is almost always a bummer in the bedroom, it's snoring. According to a new survey from the American ...

How Treating Sleep Apnea Can Also Improve Depression Symptoms

Reuters | Posted 02.23.2015 | Home

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - For people with depression and obstructive sleep apnea, using a nightly device to improve breathi...

A Troubling Side Effect Of Sleep Apnea In Men

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.12.2015 | Home
Dr. Michael J. Breus

These findings make a strong preliminary case that the interruption of regular oxygen flow that's associated with sleep apnea may lead to diminished fertility in men.

Impossible Goals and My Quest to Lose 175 Pounds

Don McNay | Posted 01.01.2015 | Home
Don McNay

Some people think aiming to lose 175 pounds is insane. For me, it is the only way to get there. When I've set "impossible" goals in a business setting, I've always made them. I get excited and motivated. Small goals don't interest me at all.

The Vicious Cycle Of Stress, Insomnia And Depression

Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM | Posted 12.05.2014 | Home
Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM

There's increasing real evidence -- not just anecdotal -- for the bio-psychosocial relationship between stress, insomnia and depression, and the recurring, circular nature of these three unhealthy and unhappy states of mind and body.

Unmasking Sleep Apnea Treatment

B. Gail Demko, DMD | Posted 07.15.2014 | Home
B. Gail Demko, DMD

For many sleep apnea sufferers, relief lies far from the mask in an effective alternative treatment called oral appliance therapy.

This Invention That Uses Aquarium Pumps Could Save 178,000 Babies Each Year

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.26.2014 | Home

A new invention uses fish tank aquarium pumps to save the lives of babies in the developing world. In an effort to battle the high cost of medical...

Adhering to CPAP Therapy Takes Perseverance, Accommodations, and Expertise

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 05.04.2014 | Home
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

On detailed questioning he reported the full-face mask was, "just too big, leaked too much, and left marks on his face." He was never told that masks are available in different sizes and, more importantly, can come in different styles, including nasal pillows and nasal triangular devices.

Sleeping With Darth Vader

Sam Cross | Posted 02.10.2014 | Home
Sam Cross

If your CPAP has left you feeling a little "Vader-ish" around bedtime, I encourage you to look at the big picture. Don't allow the momentary itch of vanity to inspire a rash of unhealthy choices.

On The New Recommendations For Treating Sleep Apnea

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Dr. Michael J. Breus

For adults with obstructive sleep apnea, using CPAP therapy or other airway-opening devices are one of the best courses of action to treat their sleep disorder. Overweight and obese adults with sleep apnea should also be encouraged and helped to lose weight as part of treating sleep apnea.

Is Nighttime Teeth Grinding Dangerous?

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

For many years (centuries even), physicians and dentists alike have been perplexed as to the cause of this nocturnal behavior. However, we now understand that a significant cause of nocturnal bruxism is airway instability during sleep.

An Effective Alternative To CPAP For OSA

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.20.2013 | Home
Dr. Michael J. Breus

What's most important is finding the right treatment and sticking with it. Sleep apnea is a serious health condition. Fortunately, treatments used correctly -- whether CPAP or oral appliance -- can significantly improve your sleep and your general health.

Sleep Apnea and Sudden Cardiac Death

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.09.2013 | Home
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A large-scale study of more than 10,000 adults over a period of 15 years found obstructive sleep apnea associated with a significantly increased risk of sudden cardiac death.