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This Invention That Uses Aquarium Pumps Could Save 178,000 Babies Each Year

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact

A new invention uses fish tank aquarium pumps to save the lives of babies in the developing world. In an effort to battle the high cost of medical...

Adhering to CPAP Therapy Takes Perseverance, Accommodations, and Expertise

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 03.04.2014 | 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.

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.

On The New Recommendations For Treating Sleep Apnea

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

For adults with obstructive sleep apnea, using CPAP therapy or other airway-opening devices are one of the best courses of action to treat their sleep disorder. Overweight and obese adults with sleep apnea should also be encouraged and helped to lose weight as part of treating sleep apnea.

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.

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.

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.

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?

My Friend, the CPAP

Don McNay | Posted 10.27.2012 | Fifty
Don McNay

For whatever reason, you don't hear a lot about sleep apnea. People don't know they have it and many that do don't treat it properly.

A Side Benefit Of Treating Sleep Apnea?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A recent study brings most welcome and important news for men with obstructive sleep apnea -- and their partners. Keeping up with your CPAP routine can help to improve your sex life and your relationship, as well as your sleep.

The Best Way To Treat Sleep Apnea? As A Team

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Listen up, partners and spouses of people with sleep apnea: Treating obstructive sleep apnea with CPAP works best when it's a team effort. That's the takeaway from a recent research review, which sought to identify the most effective ways to help patients comply with their CPAP regimen.

Being Alert to Sleep Apnea

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Many people think that sleep apnea is snoring, but although it's frequently associated with snoring (commonly a wife will bring her husband to the doctor with complaints about being kept awake), apnea is a different condition.

Tee Off On This: Sleep Better, Golf Better

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

I don't know any avid golfer who isn't looking for tips to improve his or her game. And now I finally have proof to make a case for my area of expertise: better sleep.

The Secret to a Happy Marriage (and Healthy Self): Separate Beds? I Doubt it!

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

I have saved more marriages as a sleep specialist than I probably would have as a marital therapist, just by getting people back in bed, sleeping together!