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Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children: Are We Really That Careful?

Rakesh Bhattacharjee | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Rakesh Bhattacharjee

Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent condition in children, affecting nearly 1 to 5 percent of all children. Similar to what has already been demonstrated in adults suffering from OSA, OSA in children is associated with significant morbidity during childhood, a period that is critical for both growth and development.

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 | Healthy Living
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.

From Biz Markie to Buzz Aldrin, Featuring Betty Who and LaToya London: My Crazy Week

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 09.26.2014 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

My week started out on Sunday with a hundred mile drive from Monterey, California to San Francisco to participate in the AIDS Walk.

Women, Sleep Apnea and Heart Health: More Connections

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

This study is the latest in a growing body of research that points to the sleep-related health risks that women may face. We've seen other evidence that suggests women are at higher risk than men for cardiovascular problems associated with poor sleep.

On The New Recommendations For Treating Sleep Apnea

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
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.

An Effective Alternative To CPAP For OSA

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
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.

Who Should Be Tested For Sleep Apnea?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

If you are one of the millions who suffer from either Type 2 diabetes or hypertension, you can improve your health and lower your risks if you are properly evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea and Sudden Cardiac Death

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
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.

Bad News About Belly Fat For Men

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Understanding with greater specificity the health and lifestyle conditions that may increase risk of sleep apnea can lead to better screening and treatment options.

Could You Have This Dangerous Sleep Condition?

Dr. David White, M.D. | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. David White, M.D.

Feeling groggy? Does your bed partner observe you gasping for air at night? If so, you might have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Why We Need To Wage War On Snoring

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

I'm all in favor of a war on snoring, but I'd rather see a focus on eliminating snoring as a health problem, rather than finding inventive ways to mask the sound, or sending partners to separate bedrooms.

How Sleep Affects Men's Sexual Health

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Difficulty sleeping often points to underlying issues, even ones that seem to be unrelated to sleep -- such as impotence and erectile dysfunction.

Treating Sleep Apnea in Truckers

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Well, it's really no surprise. A recent study indicates that treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in truckers lowers health care costs and disability rates.

Reviving Rainforests: Your Help is Needed

S. Jacob Scherr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
S. Jacob Scherr

Last year, NRDC launched its Revive a Rainforest campaign to restore forests in Costa Rica. With the help and generosity of our many online supporters, the first stage of our Revive a Rainforest campaign was a true success.

The (Un)Lucky Snorers Burn More Calories

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

If you knew that snoring allows you to burn hundreds of more calories a night than a non-snorer, would you like to find a way to pick up the habit? I thought so.

The Eyes Have It

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Plenty has been written about the connections between sleep and conditions like heart disease and obesity, but eye disorders? It doesn't seem like an intuitive relationship.