Category Archives: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Tips to Help Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

This Sunday we move the clock ahead one hour and lose an hour of sleep which means Monday morning will be a groggy one.  Spring forward, Fall back. Personally, I like the “Fall back” when I get an extra hour of sleep! Changing the clocks is easy but getting our bodies to adjust to daylight… Read More »

Favorite Myths About Sleep

Time to debunk some of the favorite myths we have about getting a good night’s sleep. Most people don’t realize just how important sleep is for their brain function and overall health – in fact science is just starting to unlock what really happens while we are sleeping! Here are our sleep myths – let’s… Read More »

Snoring Damages Carotid Artery

Snoring doesn’t seem like a serious health issue but new research shows that snoring damages the carotid arteries. Researchers from the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI found that people who were regular snorers had a much higher risk of having thicker or abnormal carotid arteries. Thickening of these two blood vessels that bring blood… Read More »

Pregnancy and Sleep Apnea

We don’t usually think about pregnancy being a risk factor for snoring and sleep apnea but it definitely is. Are you pregnant and have you been told that you snore? A new study suggests that treating this mild sleep disordered breathing can help improve the health of your unborn baby. The January issue of Sleep… Read More »

Depression and Sleep Apnea

The CDC found that men who were diagnosed with sleep apnea were twice as likely to suffer from depression as men who did not have a sleep disorder. It was worse for women with sleep apnea – they were five times more likely to experience depression compared to those who didn’t have the condition. Both… Read More »

Sleep Apnea Leads to Fuzzy Memory

Is your memory getting a little fuzzy? It might not be that you are getting older, you might have obstructive sleep apnea. Treating sleep apnea and the snoring that goes along with it has been shown to improve cognitive functions according to  a study conducted in Sweden and published in the journal Nature and the Science of Sleep.… Read More »

Falling Asleep While Driving?

One in 24 US adults admitted that they recently fell asleep while driving. Scary,huh? Health officials think that the number is actually higher because some people don’t realize that they nod off for a second or two – especially at stoplights or stopsigns. The data was gathered using a telephone survey of almost 150,000 people… Read More »

Flying With Your CPAP

If you Google the words “CPAP” and “flying” you will find countless horror stories from sleep apnea patients who have had their machines lost, damaged or contaminated while trying to get through airport security. While airport screeners are familiar with CPAP machines they are often pulled aside for special attention. We all need to be more… Read More »

Artery Damage Caused by Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea has been associated with high blood pressure, heart arrhythmias, heart attack, stroke and heart failure. Now, researchers have found that people with obstructive sleep apnea have the same early cardiovascular damage as people with diabetes. The researchers from Bucharest, Romania, used ultrasound measurements of the heart among separate groups of patients that included:… Read More »