Category: Sleep Apnea

Go to Sleep 0

Go to Sleep

Lack of sleep — less than 7–9 hours — compromises your immune system (putting you at risk for infectious diseases), contributes to decreased work performance, and reduces quality of life. Daytime drowsiness and increased...

Night Cap 0

Night Cap

A good night’s rest supports overall health, but according to the National Sleep Foundation most Americans fail to achieve it. Make sure you’re racking up your 40 winks with these sleep aids: Neutralize nerves....

Improve your sleep with simple bedroom fixes 0

Improve your sleep with simple bedroom fixes

Sleep troubles? You’re not alone: Up to 40 percent of Americans have difficulty sleeping. If you’re stuck in the bleary haze of sleep deprivation, your bedroom could be the source of your problem. Sleeping...

Sleep Thieves 0

Sleep Thieves

Our society has launched frontal assaults on alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes; now it’s time to slay the sleepies, contends neuropsychology professor Stanley Coren in this comprehensive book. It seems that sleep, or rather our...

The Mystery of Sleep: Insomnia 0

The Mystery of Sleep: Insomnia

What exactly is insomnia? Dr. Stepanski: Well, insomnia is by far the most common type of sleep disorder in that it occurs anytime someone cannot get to sleep when they want to, they can’t...

Melatonin 0

Melatonin

In the middle of the night 5 million people in the U-S are on the job. . . awake at 3 a-m — running our hospitals, our factories — we depend on them to...

Sleep Disorders: How and Why to Find Help 0

Sleep Disorders: How and Why to Find Help

“Mom, I’m tired. I think I have African Sleeping Sickness.” Last summer this became my 15-year-old’s mantra. We all laughed. She stayed up late, slept late, napped during the day — what did she...

Do you have insomnia? 0

Do you have insomnia?

Insomnia is when you go to bed at a reasonable hour but just can’t nod off because your mind is racing. If you do fall asleep, you wake up after a while and spend...

Sleep Apnea in Women 0

Sleep Apnea in Women

An estimated 12 million people in the United States suffer from sleep apnea. Furthermore, it’s estimated that 80 percent of the cases go undiagnosed, especially among women. The condition affects many more people than...

Common sleep disorders 0

Common sleep disorders

What are the most common sleep disorders and does it differ with age groups? It’s different with age groups with the disorder somewhat in the mind of the beholder. For example, a teenager’s mother...

Treatment options for Sleep Apnea 0

Treatment options for Sleep Apnea

Nasal strips decrease nasal airway resistance by a small degree, which is why some athletes wear them. But if you wear them and are still snoring, that’s a sign you may have sleep apnea....

Obstructive sleep apnea 0

Obstructive sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (apnea means “without breath” in Greek) happens when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes during sleep, blocking off the airway. Obstructive sleep apnea [OSA] is...