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Sleep Apnea

Sleeping With Darth Vader

Sam Cross | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
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.

What to Expect At A Sleep Study

Sam Cross | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Sam Cross

A diagnostic sleep study, also known as a polysomnogram (PSG), is a technique used to identify the presence of sleep disorders. At its core, a PSG simply involves connecting a patient to monitoring equipment and recording his or her sleep for a night.

Is Nighttime Teeth Grinding Dangerous?

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
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.

7 Tips For Regaining Control Of Your Bedtime

Josh Tal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Tal

Women's experience of sleep loss is different, and requires sensitivity to feminine factors that may cause and maintain sleep difficulties. Focusing on ways to get quality sleep can help prevent the many health, cognitive and emotional consequences of sleep loss.

Treat Your Sleep Apnea and Look Younger

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

Poor sleep, and sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, diminish both sleep quantity and sleep quality, and can interfere with the body's ability to rejuvenate cells and bolster immune function. This can result in a less attractive, less youthful appearance.

What Your Nose Has To Do With A Good Night's Sleep

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

In contemplating weight gain, the nose seems like an improbable culprit. Most people would far more likely blame the mouth for waistline woes. Nevertheless, the nose may indeed have a part to play.

Who Is Really At Risk For Sleep Apnea?

Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living

It used to be that if someone told you you snored, you shrugged it off as more of an annoyance to them than anything telling about your own health and...

What Happens During Sleep Apnea?

Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living

More than 18 million people have sleep apnea, according to the National Sleep Foundation, and yet most of us still know little about the sleep disorde...

WATCH: 3 Sleep Apnea Myths, Busted

Posted 09.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Think your snoring is merely a harmless annoyance? It could be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder that can increase your risk...

The Best Way To Treat Sleep Apnea Is...

Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living

Got sleep apnea? Official treatment recommendations released Sept. 23 point to two complimentary approaches: Lose weight and undergo treatment with co...

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.

How To Treat Sleep Apnea, No CPAP Mask Required

wsj.com | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Sleep apnea patients may soon have several new treatments to choose from. Not one involves an annoying face mask....

What This Superbowl Champion Wants You To Know About Sleep Apnea

Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living

Former Green Bay Packer and current college football analyst Aaron Taylor couldn't understand how friend and former teammate Reggie White could pass a...

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.

The Real Reason You Can't Stop Arguing?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Sleeplessness interferes with our ability to manage conflict in relationships and makes us more likely to fight with our partners, according to new research. Even just one night of poor sleep can make couples more prone to conflict.

What Untreated Sleep Apnea Means For Your Blood Pressure

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

The more we learn about sleep and sleep disorders, the more we realize that the symptoms of fatigue and sleepiness experienced by those with chronic sleep disruption are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. In fact, poor sleep can exert its effects on nearly all medical conditions.

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.

Surgery Options Exist to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

To answer the question if surgery really works for sleep apnea, we can say that if the goal is to decrease the cardiovascular risk, and improve the symptoms associated with the disease such as daytime sleepiness, snoring severity, and poor sleep quality, there is convincing evidence showing good results for each one of these problems.

Do Sleep Apnea Patients Need Special Care After Surgery?

Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/19/2013 05:09 PM EDT on LiveScience People with sleep apnea may be at increased ris...

4 Ways Exercise Affects Your Sleep

Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Earlier this month, researchers at the annual SLEEP 2013 meeting presented a study showing that having a more physically demanding job can affect how ...

3 Insomnia Symptoms That Could Hurt Your Heart

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There is an abundant -- and ever-growing -- body of evidence that indicates sleep plays an important role in cardiovascular health.

5 Sneaky Signs You Might Have Sleep Apnea

Posted 04.18.2013 | Healthy Living

Maybe someone has told you your snore is deafening, or you've woken up on more than your fair share of mornings feeling less than refreshed. In those ...

New Research Reveals Strong Link Between Sleep Disorder And Race

Posted 04.16.2013 | Black Voices

Risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea -- the sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts -- run the gamut, from smoking and high ...

The Big Road Risk Of Sleep Apnea

Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Here's another reason to make sure your snoring isn't sleep apnea. According to a new study, people with sleep apnea -- a condition where a person ...