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Sleep Apnea

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 ...

Superheroes And Their Sleep Disorders

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

It appears we will have to wait until May 3 to see how Iron Man conquers his insomnia -- which I'm guessing will have something to do with Tony simplifying his life. Fortunately, you don't have to wait that long to address your sleeping hindrances.

A Good Night's Sleep Can Be a Matter of Life and Death

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

There is no shortage of scientific studies being released on a regular basis showing links between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), insomnia and other s...

How Serious Is Snoring?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Overall, much less attention has been paid to the possible health problems of snoring when it is not accompanied by sleep apnea. The research that has been done in this area has returned conflicting evidence regarding the health risks associated with snoring.

Why A Sleep Apnea Diagnosis May Save Your Life

Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living

By Yoni Freedhoff for U.S. News It's one of the most underdiagnosed conditions around, and I'd argue that, in a sense, the diagnosis of sleep apnea...

WATCH: My Boyfriend Demands Sex And Gets Violent While Asleep

Posted 02.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Sexsomnia, also known as sleep sex, is a real disorder that afflicts approximately one percent of the population. George Schafer, a sufferer of sexomn...

Is Snoring This Dangerous?

Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living

Snoring was once seen as little more than a bedroom annoyance. But now, research suggests that sawing logs could actually be hurting our hearts. Dr...

Go to Sleep!

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Learning to wind down at the end of a day without a laptop, cellphone or tablet assaulting our retinas is a modern-day challenge. But give it a try. If you can unplug your electronics at least an hour before bed, you might get a night of good sleep.

Stop Ignoring This Treatable Sleep Problem

Amer Khan, M.D. | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Amer Khan, M.D.

Snoring is an alarm. In general, the louder the alarm, the bigger the problem. If an alarm is going off, do you ignore it, turn it off or try to find out why it's going off?

Veterans With Sleep Apnea: A Growing Human Issue

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

As more and more Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are realizing their post-war health problems, and because many Vietnam veterans are getting older, the number of veterans applying for OSA-related disability benefits will only continue to rise in the coming years.

Sleepless With Spot? How Your Pet Affects Your Sleep

Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Russell Rosenberg, Ph.D

Getting good sleep is vital to health and disease management. Your pet might not be happy to be kicked out of the bedroom, but he'll end up with a healthier, more productive, and happier owner in the long run.

Body Language: Not Just a Political Message

Stuart F. Quan, M.D. | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Stuart F. Quan, M.D.

The moral of the story is body language is just not for politicians. When your bed partner complains that you are moving around too much in bed, you should heed the warning and consider whether there is an underlying sleep disorder.

Women, Wake Up: Sleep Apnea is Not Just a Male Disorder

David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living
David Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.

Sleep apnea is not just a male disorder. Women -- especially those with hypertension and/or obesity -- need to wake up to the dangers of OSA and seek treatment if diagnosed with it.

9 Health Concerns Linked To Sleep Apnea

Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living

Sleep apnea occurs when throat muscles relax, thereby collapsing the airways and resulting in short periods of disruptions in the breath during sleep....

8 Famous Faces Of Sleep Apnea

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living

You (don't) snooze, you lose. The 53-second "oops" heard 'round the world -- when Rick Perry hesitated and then admitted that he couldn't remember the...

Sleep Apnea in Women: More Common Than We Thought?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Sleep apnea has traditionally -- and erroneously -- been seen as a "men's disorder." The truth is, obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder among women. And a new study indicates that the frequency of sleep apnea among women may be higher than we previously believed.

Sleep Apnea In Pregnancy May Harm Mom And Baby, Study Finds

Posted 09.21.2012 | Parents

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 09/20/2012 05:16 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Women who experience sleep apnea during pregnancy may face ...

Drink Warm Milk, Take A Bath, Count Sheep: What To Do When None Of It Helps

Dr. Lee Ritterband | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lee Ritterband

Imagine you have trouble sleeping. Perhaps you can't fall asleep at night or you wake up in the middle of the night and you're unable to get back to sleep. Maybe this has been going on for a few months -- or maybe years.

Why Are We So Bad At Getting A Good Night's Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As a society, we still wear our sleep deprivation, and our ability to function on minimal rest, as a badge of honor. The most important change we could make to turn our collective sleep habits around? We could start taking sleep a whole lot more seriously.

Sleepier at the Democratic National Convention

Stuart F. Quan, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Stuart F. Quan, M.D.

Unlike President Obama, we in the community of sleep experts and policymakers are not standing for reelection. However, we need to redouble our efforts to engage the general public, corporate leaders and politicians in discussions about the need to encourage healthy sleep policies

Sleepless At The Republican National Convention

Stuart F. Quan, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Stuart F. Quan, M.D.

Having missed Tropical Storm Issac, I managed to fly into Tampa to represent the Harvard Division of Sleep Medicine as part of the Huffington Post's Health Oasis at the Republican National Convention.

Another Link Between Sleep Apnea and Diabetes?

Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living

By Annie Hauser, Senior Reporter Fit and healthy 20-somethings are not the typical face of type 2 diabetes. But the common condition sleep apnea, w...