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Sleep Apnea

This Sleep Condition Is More Common Than Depression

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 07.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Just about everyone can name someone who snores like a chainsaw -- but a cloud of mystery and denial still swirls around the condition often confused ...

Sleep Deprivation: The Calm Before the Storm

Anthie Zoumboulias | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthie Zoumboulias

Sleep is by far the most important and vital necessity we need to remain healthy and function properly as humans. This habit of being on our cell phones, checking our emails and working around the clock, and on weekends, needs to come to an end.

This Is What Sleep Apnea Really Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Unlike some other health conditions, sleep apnea is never really observed by the person who has it. It usually takes a worried bed partner expressing ...

Scott Used To Stop Breathing Nearly 40 Times An Hour. This Device Changed His Life

Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living

Earlier this year, the FDA approved a first-of-its-kind implantable device to treat sleep apnea, which uses mild electronic stimulation to move the to...

This Sleep Condition May Increase Risk Of Hearing Loss

Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living

People with sleep apnea may have a higher risk of hearing loss, according to a new study. The research, which was presented at the American Thorac...

Unmasking Sleep Apnea Treatment

B. Gail Demko, DMD | Posted 05.15.2014 | 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 ...

The Worst Sleep Disorder of Them All

Sina Nader | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Sina Nader

Researchers estimate that more than 80 percent of people with clinical sleep issues remain undiagnosed, and so it seems that awareness around sleep disorders could use a little boost. With that intention, let's see if we can shed some light on a few things.

How Women Sleep Differently Than Men -- And Why It Matters

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.02.2014 | Healthy Living

Women take longer to fall asleep. They report feeling more sleepiness. They have an increased risk of insomnia. And they even spend more time in deep ...

Want To Stop Snoring? Here's What Works (And What Doesn't)

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living

Long considered little more than a nuisance, snoring is no longer something to ignore -- to the delight of frustrated bed partners everywhere. To slee...

What Dreams May Come, or Feelin' Drowsy

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

This winter, I developed an odd napping habit. As I described to my doctor, this new habit is different from my lifelong affection for the pleasures of plush pillows, soft blankets and high thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets (preferably Italian, if we're sharing pillow talk).

Driver Of Train In Deadly Crash Had Undiagnosed Sleep Disorder: NTSB

Reuters | Jonathan Allen | Posted 04.07.2014 | New York

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, April 7 (Reuters) - The driver of a train that derailed in December in New York City, killing four passengers, had an u...

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.

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 d...

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 ...

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.