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Sleep Apnea

What To Do If You Suffer From Middle-Of-The-Night Insomnia

Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., C.BSM | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D., C.BSM

Occasional trouble staying asleep is quite normal and not necessarily a cause for concern. Sleep professionals like to use the "rule of threes" to figure out whether you should seek help. Consult with your doctor if the problem happens at least three times a week, with at least 30 minutes awake at night, and continues for at least 30 days.

Necessity Is the Brother of Innovation

Stephen A. Marsh | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
Stephen A. Marsh

I first learned about sleep apnea during a phone call from my brother, David. He explained that he had been listening to talk radio on his way home from work and heard a segment about sleep apnea, a disorder characterized by repeated disruptions in breathing during sleep.

7 Simple Sleep Hacks To Make You Wake Up More Energized

Thrillist | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living

If the amount of caffeine you need to wake up in the morning is approximately "all of it," you're not getting the quality, restorative sleep that seems to belong exclusively to babies and dead people. Thankfully, as with so many other life problems, there's a hack for that.

How Tennis Balls Can Stop Your Partner From Snoring

OWN | Lynn Okura | Posted 10.08.2015 | OWN

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Treating High Blood Pressure and Sleep Apnea While You Sleep

B. Gail Demko, DMD | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
B. Gail Demko, DMD

Fatigue, daytime sleepiness and moodiness are all well-known side effects of a bad night's sleep -- but many of my patients don't realize that serious sleep problems can affect not only mood and energy levels, but physical health, as well.

Why Snoring Gets Worse With Age And What You Can Do About It

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.06.2015 | Fifty

No, you're not imagining things. Your partner's snoring probably has gotten worse over the years. You've tried everything from ear plugs to sleeping i...

6 Mouth Exercises To Help You Snore Less

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sara Schwartz | Posted 08.01.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Bedmates of snorers, listen up: You may be able to retire those sleep-saving earplugs for good. A study released in M...

My Q and A With William Dement, a True Sleep Studies Pioneer

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Dr. William C. Dement, a professor at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, is considered the father of sleep medicine. In answer to my questions, he spoke about his early interest in sleep studies, the scientists who inspired him and how the study of sleep has evolved over half a century. Here is a transcript of our conversation.

7 Secrets To Sleep Your Way to the Top

June Silny | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
June Silny

Bedtime routines are important for children, but they work for adults too. Be patient, it's a process with a learning curve. If you stick with it, you will get a better night's sleep, wake up refreshed, and on top of the world.

A Patient Walks Into a Sleep Clinic With Too Many Red Blood Cells...

Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM | Posted 06.15.2015 | 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.

Could Sleep Apnea Be Tanking Your Daytime Productivity?

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

Sleep apnea is commonly thought of something that affects only older or overweight individuals, when in reality the face of the condition is much broader. It can affect the young or old, male or female, and out of shape to super fit, so awareness of the condition's signs and effects proves important for everyone.

Seattle in Deep Sleep This Week

Patricia S. Guthrie | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Patricia S. Guthrie

Seattle wasn't sleepless this week. Not after more than 4,000 sleep experts from around the world descended upon the Emerald City for SLEEP 2015, an...

3 Metrics You Need to Know for Optimal Sleep

Sina Nader | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Sina Nader

It can seem like a lot of things to consider -- this is a third of your life we're talking about, after all! And if you want to optimize your daytime experience, optimizing your sleep is a non-negotiable part of that.

Catching Dick: Not Why We Care About Weight

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.04.2015 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

We are sold the idea that remaining slim is primarily important as a means of attracting the opposite sex, rather than as a path to good health and longevity.

You May Be Getting Up To Go To The Bathroom At Night Because Of Sleep Apnea

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Just like clockwork, it's time to get up and pee again. If it seems like the bane of getting a continuous night of sleep in middle age and beyond, it may not have to be. Learn a surprising reason why you may have to wake to urinate at night and how improvement can occur without seeing a urologist, but a sleep specialist instead.

How To Stop Snoring, In One Simple Chart

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living

You may not know if you snore at night, but your partner sure does. And while their complaints are rarely phrased kindly or well-received, they sh...

My Conversation With Sleep Apnea Expert Richard Schwab

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Dr. Richard Schwab, a professor of medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, has used innovative imaging techniques to study the development of sleep apnea. In our conversation, he shared his insights on the high prevalence of the disorder, how obesity and alcohol can cause sleep apnea, and the resulting cardiovascular problems.

How Poor Sleep Might Shape Mental Health Later In Life

Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By Morgan Jones A poor night's sleep can affect performance at work the next day, but over time, could disrupted sleep affect brain function in...

Why Shedding Weight Is So Important To My Mental Health

Mike Bushman | Posted 06.14.2015 | Fifty
Mike Bushman

Physically and mentally, I was slipping. A downward spiral began whirling. For 35 years, since the depths of my depression as a teenager, I've known that I can't afford to let that spiral continue. It takes me to a bad place. I also know what I need to do to heal myself. I've done it before.

How Promoting Better Sleep In The Transportation Industry Is Saving Lives

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living

Studies show that 28 percent of truck drivers have sleep apnea, which can lead to daytime drowsiness and fatigue -- not experiences that anyone would ...

Sofa Time Disrupts Sleep Time: Can an Apple Watch Help?

Rakesh Bhattacharjee | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rakesh Bhattacharjee

Excessive sitting time reduces physical activity, promoting cardiovascular disease, and excessive sitting also disturbs sleep, which itself promotes cardiovascular disease. Therefore the detrimental effects of inactivity are compounded.

Stop the Snore to Improve Intimacy

B. Gail Demko, DMD | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
B. Gail Demko, DMD

Americans who snore frequently may find romantic nights interrupted and relationships at risk. The survey also revealed that 40 percent of women claim snoring in the opposite sex is a turn-off, and nearly one in 10 Americans went so far as to admit that snoring has hurt at least one of their romantic relationships.

Improve Your Sleep To Improve Your Health

B. Gail Demko, DMD | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
B. Gail Demko, DMD

Despite the important role sleep plays, a recent Gallup Poll reveals that 43 percent of Americans report their sleep needs are not being met. Fortunately, there are several ways to start sleeping more soundly.

The One Thing You're Doing In Bed That's A Total Turn-Off

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living

If there's one thing we think it's safe to say is almost always a bummer in the bedroom, it's snoring. According to a new survey from the American ...

Stealthy Insomnia Cause? Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome Subtly Disturbs Breathing in Sleep

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Conventional sleep studies frequently miss the nuances of this disorder because patients with UARS do not always snore, do not have significant changes in their airflow during the night, and do not have significant drops in their oxygen saturation.