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Sleep Apnea

Is TMJ Disorder Costing You A Good Night's Sleep?

Dr. Mark Duncan DDS, FAGD, DICOI | Posted 08.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mark Duncan DDS, FAGD, DICOI

Did you know that many patients who suffer from sleep disorders are also dealing with a problem directly related to disorders in their temporomandibular joint (TMJ)?

The $149.6-Billion Reason You Shouldn't Ignore Your Snoring

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 08.12.2016 | Healthy Living

Noisy sleepers can be a nuisance for anyone sharing the bed. But snoring might also be a sign of a serious medical disorder that affects more than one...

Research Reveals That Increased Education About Sleep Apnea Leads To Better Outcomes

Harold A. Smith, DDS | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold A. Smith, DDS

Sleep-disordered breathing is a problem that should not be taken lightly. In addition to leaving you feeling groggy during the day, untreated sleep di...

Three Trends In Alzheimer's Research Provide Reason For Hope

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 08.05.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

New treatments for Alzheimer's are on the horizon and the pipeline of drugs in development is more diverse than it's ever been.

Sleep is Good for the Waistline

Medical Discovery News | Posted 06.29.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

You are likely to have heard Americans are getting fatter. Eating fast and processed foods and a sedentary lifestyle are likely contributors. Today...

An Invention For The Nose Becomes A Better Mouse Trap For Those With Sleep Apnea

Michelle Lovato | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Michelle Lovato

Have you ever been forced to sleep on the couch because the snoring of someone you love is keeping you awake? I have. The couch, and even the bathroo...

10 Experiments At The Forefront Of Sleep Science

Kate Ray | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Kate Ray

As part of the team at Experiment.com, a crowdfunding platform for science, I get to talk to scientists all the time. I've been an insomniac and poor ...

6 Ways to Improve Your Sleep Patterns

Laiza King | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Laiza King

While different people have various methods that help enhance their sleep, here are a few ways to improve your sleep patterns.

Is 'TSD' The New PTSD?

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living

A 39-year-old man with no significant medical history sleepwalks, sleep-talks, and snores loudly. He kicks and punches the air during the night -- an...

The Smart But Easy Guide to Handling Fatigue: 5 Wise Tips

Toby Nwazor | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Toby Nwazor

The entrepreneur and the nine to five worker alike needs a lot of alertness and vigor to be able to be as productive as they are expected to be and hence, we must take handling fatigue seriously.

Snorers, What's in Your Sleep Space Can Help

Michelle Fishberg | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Michelle Fishberg

With nearly 45 percent of sleepers snoring at least occasionally, snoring is a common complaint in the bedroom, for the snorer, but more often, for the snorer's sleeping partner.

5 Signs That You Might Have Sleep Apnea

Kathleen Bennett, DDS | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Bennett, DDS

More than just a nuisance during the day, poor sleep can be severely detrimental to your health. Sleeping well helps you look, feel and perform your best, and when you don't get enough quality sleep, you are putting yourself at risk.

Sleep, Politics and Government -- Has History Been Altered by Lack of Sleep?

Stuart F. Quan, M.D. | Posted 04.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Stuart F. Quan, M.D.

Sleep deprivation can result in sleepiness, irritability, mood swings, impaired judgment and increased risk taking. During the campaign, candidates' schedules are packed with appearances, speeches and travel from state to state crossing time zones in the process.

New York Takes Big Step Toward Preventing Sleep-Related Train Accidents

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics

New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority, which runs subways, buses and commuter rails, plans to start testing more employees for sleep apnea, Gov. A...

WANTED: A Truly Good Night's Sleep

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Robin Gorman Newman

With sleep apnea, it's more complicated than practicing meditation, taking Epsom salt baths to relax, using white noise machines, lighting aromatherapy candles, turning off electronics and donning soothing eye masks to create a sound slumber.

Can Your Dentist Help Your Sleep?

David Cunnington | Posted 04.17.2016 | Healthy Living
David Cunnington

Dentists working in the area of dental sleep medicine usually have a good working relationship with local sleep physicians who can assist your dentist with investigating and managing sleep disorders if needed.

This Chronic Condition Doubles Your Risk Of Workplace Injury

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 04.04.2016 | Healthy Living

A chronic sleep disorder might be to blame for a significant number of workplace injuries. Estimates suggest up to a quarter of adults between ages 3...

Is Snoring Bad for You?

David Cunnington | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
David Cunnington

Snoring alone isn't associated with significant health problems but sleep apnea is, so it's important to measure whether sleep apnea is present to answer the question for people of whether snoring needs treatment.

Untreated Sleep Apnea Makes Truck Drivers 5 Times As Likely To Crash

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living

You probably know that things like alcohol, vision problems and texting are all risk factors for traffic accidents. But what about the seemingly innoc...

The Dangers of Low Oxygen During Pregnancy

Martha Cortes, DDS | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Martha Cortes, DDS

The period of time between conception and birth holds tremendous power for the life-time health of the easily influenced growing human. During this 35-40 week pregnancy span an expectant mother must be in optimal health so that she can adequately supply her child with the nutrients needed for healthy development

Got AFib? You May Have OSA

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

What Your Tongue Could Tell You About Your Sleeping Habits

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.09.2016 | Healthy Living

Your dentist might be able to tell if you're having trouble sleeping. Yes. A new study published in the Saudi Medical Journal found that the ...

Medications May Cause Dementia, But It Could Be Untreated Sleep Apnea

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

It is not now nor has it ever been these treatments -- no matter the nature or scope of the intervention -- it is the fact that we focus on symptoms without treating the cause. The cause, time and time again, is sleep apnea. We miss it, our most trusted doctors and researchers miss it, and we face interminable suffering and decline when we don't get it right.

Questions About the Death of Justice Scalia

Daniel F. Kripke, M.D. | Posted 02.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Daniel F. Kripke, M.D.

In Justice Scalia's case, we wonder if the sudden death in bed might have been due to sleep apnea, made worse by the combination of obesity, thinner air at high altitude, and possible use of alcohol, sleeping pills, or opiates.

To Sleep Or Not To Sleep -- Marrying At 60!

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 02.11.2016 | Fifty
Melanie Chartoff

At age 60 I'd given up hope that I would ever find my One, or even sleep with anyone again, as I was so set in my ways. Then I was stunned to discover divorced, smart, 60-ish, handsome Stan online.