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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The Vicious Cycle Of Stress, Insomnia And Depression

Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM

There's increasing real evidence -- not just anecdotal -- for the bio-psychosocial relationship between stress, insomnia and depression, and the recurring, circular nature of these three unhealthy and unhappy states of mind and body.

Is Your Child a Mouth-Breather? There's New Help at the Dentist

Janet Carlson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Janet Carlson

If your child is a mouth-breather, take her to the allergist and pediatric ENT, yes. But don't stop there. Find a dentist or other airway expert who can join in treatment of the whole picture for the whole child. You'll sleep better for it.

Caregiving for Mom

Mandy Cantor | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Mandy Cantor

Being a caregiver to my elderly mother has been very challenging for me. I didn't sign up for this job, it has evolved over a lengthy period of time. ...

My 'Secrets' of Weight Loss

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

August 2011 I was probably at my all-time high weight. I don't know exactly how much I weighed, since I stopped weighing when I reached 389 pounds. I am positive I weighed more than 400 pounds, but didn't want to know exactly how much over 400 pounds.

Unmasking Sleep Apnea Treatment

B. Gail Demko, DMD | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
B. Gail Demko, DMD

For many sleep apnea sufferers, relief lies far from the mask in an effective alternative treatment called oral appliance therapy.

Pregnant Women With This Sleep Disorder Are Over 5 Times More Likely To Die In The Hospital

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Sleep apnea -- a sleep disorder during which a person stops breathing, sometimes hundreds of times a night -- is a known risk factor for a wide range ...

You CAN Get A Perfect Night's Sleep

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Cleaning up your living room is not as important as cleaning up your brain, and sleeping helps you do it.

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.

The Biggest Sleep Stories Of 2013, Part 1

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

2013 brought scientific breakthroughs that deepened our understanding of the very nature of sleep, as well as important new information about Americans' sleep habits and the tools they use to help them sleep better.

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.

Sleep Apnea Raises Car Accident, 'Near Miss' Risk

Posted 10.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Tara Haelle Drinking and driving don't mix. And driving while being very sleepy can be a big danger too — especially for patients with an ...

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...

Exercise Improves Sleep, But It Takes Time To Reap The Benefits

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

This research sheds some light on the complexity of the relationship between sleep and exercise. In particular, the study suggests that exercise may not have an immediate impact on sleep, but in fact may take several weeks or months to significantly change sleep.

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.

ADHD Or Sleep Disorder: Are We Getting It Wrong?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Dr. Vatsal Thakkar, who is also a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center, makes a powerful argument for the need to consider sleep problems as a possible cause when evaluating patients for ADHD.

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 ...

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...

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.

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.

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.