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Sleep Apnea

Is Snoring Dangerous?

Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sanjay Gupta, M.D. Snoring is very common -- half of all Americans do it occasionally. It's not necessarily cause for concern, though it can dis...

6 Sleep Myths To Finally Put To Bed

Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living

By Diana Kelly for Life by DailyBurn The real reason you can't fall asleep might not be as simple as you think. If you've ever said, "I need to cat...

Why Doesn't My Snoring Wake Me Up?

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 05.05.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

According to the latest statistics, nearly 40 percent of adult men snore. And that number nears 100 percent for adult men who play husbands with a hot...

Adhering to CPAP Therapy Takes Perseverance, Accommodations, and Expertise

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
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.

Is Fibromyalgia Syndrome a Myth? No, But It Just Might Be a Sleep Disorder

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

People with fibromyalgia syndrome suffer not only from constant widespread pain, but they also sometimes face judgment and distrust from medical professionals who doubt if their condition is real. They are labeled as annoying and needy. In the literal sense, insult is added to injury.

Lose Weight, Lose Sleep Apnea?

Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Losing weight -- and keeping it off -- could help sleep apnea from getting worse and could even reverse it, a small new study suggests. Researcher...

It's Truly Terrifying That Some Pilots Earn Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business

The next time you're flying in an airplane consider this: The person operating the aircraft might not be making much more than the person who made the...

Dr. Oz: 6 Ways To Sleep Better -- Starting Tonight

Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

By Dr. Mehmet Oz I don't have to tell you how important a good night's rest is for your health—and you don't have to tell me how hard it can be t...

Amanda L. Chan

A New Approach To Treating Sleep Apnea Found Effective In Latest Trial

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Some people with moderate-to-severe sleep apnea could soon have an additional treatment option for their sleep disorder. A new study published tod...

The Biggest Sleep Stories Of 2013, Part 2

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As we bring 2013 to a close, we're taking a look back at the sleep stories that made news this year. With so many fascinating developments in sleep science, it was hard to narrow it down, but here are the most challenging, eye-opening, important sleep stories from the second half of 2013.

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.

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.