Category Archives: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea and Anxiety

Anxiety and sleep disorders such as sleep apnea often go hand in hand. Researchers still don’t know why, nor has it been proven that one necessarily causes the other. A University of California – Berkeley researcher said “It’s been hard to tease out whether sleep loss is simply a byproduct of anxiety, or whether sleep… Read More »

Tired? Blame Electricity

Do you feel tired? You are not alone – just look at how many energy drinks are on the market! One of the reasons we are all so tired could be our use of electricity. Using artificial light we have extended our days far beyond what our early ancestors were used to. Our internal clocks… Read More »

Save Your Skin – Get Some Sleep

Adequate sleep can save your skin according to new research. The study was conducted at Case Medical Center and funded by Estee Lauder and showed that poor sleepers had increased signs of skin aging and their skin recovered more slowly from environmental stresses like sun damage. People who were poor sleepers also had a worse… Read More »

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and TMJ Pain

University of North Carolina researchers have found evidence that obstructive sleep apnea can be linked to temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) that cause jaw pain. Many studies have linked sleep apnea to heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. Sleep apnea should not be ignored. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) may be caused by a poor bite,… Read More »

Asthma Sufferers at Risk for Sleep Apnea

Asthma sufferers seem to be at higher risk for sleep apnea according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin. This research used data from something called the Wisconsin sleep cohort study – which has been following about 1,500 people since 1988. The connection between asthma and sleep apnea was strong. Patients with asthma… Read More »

The Chronic Pain and Sleep Apnea Link

Sleep apnea and other sleep disorders are being linked to other health conditions with each new study that emerges and now there is a link between chronic pain and sleep apnea. Did you know that chronic pain is the most common reason why people visit the doctor. The relationship between sleep apnea and chronic pain… Read More »

Sleep Apnea Affects Blood Glucose Levels

A new study has found that treating patients who have sleep apnea and pre-diabetes significantly improved their glucose levels. This could be great news for those at risk of developing full blown type 2 diabetes! It is important to note that about two-thirds of patients with type 2 diabetes also have sleep apnea. Unfortunately, most of… Read More »

Insurance Coverage for Sleep Apnea Treatment

Oral appliances are a type of treatment for obstructive sleep apnea that are available from a specially trained dentist. Oral appliance treatment is also covered by most medical insurance policies and Medicare. Oral appliances are highly effective and most people find them more comfortable than CPAP. Most medical insurance policies do not require a trial… Read More »

ADHD or Sleep Problems?

The New York Times recently ran an article about sleep disorders and ADHD symptoms. A number of studies have show that a huge number of children diagnosed with ADHD also have sleep apnea or snoring. Even adults can exhibit the signs of ADHD when chronically sleep deprived. A lack of restorative sleep makes most people… Read More »

Health Problems Linked to Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea has been linked to lots of other health problems, many of them serious. If you have received a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea treating your condition is very important for your health. Here are some health problems linked to sleep apnea: High blood pressure is common among sleep apnea patients. The good news… Read More »