Category Archives: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Can Nocturia Predict Sleep Apnea?

Waking up in the middle of the night to visit the bathroom? There is a name for this – it is called nocturia and new research suggests that nighttime urination frequency can help doctors screen for sleep apnea. Studies have linked nocturia and sleep apnea before but this is the first time researchers have sought… Read More »

Sleep Problems Linked to Hypertension in Older Men

Older men who do not get enough deep, dreamless sleep are at risk of developing high blood pressure (hypertension). The type of sleep often missing is called slow wave sleep and is one of the deeper stages of sleep. When sleepers are in this stage of sleep they are difficult to wake. Researchers from Harvard… Read More »

Sleep Different for Men and Women

Does gender make a difference in how you sleep? According to the scientists the answer is yes, men and women really do sleep differently. Getting enough sleep is important for your health whether you are a man or a women. Scientists have been focusing on gender differences because they are looking for answers to questions… Read More »

Sleep Essential for Weight Management

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that sleep deprived people eat more but don’t burn off the extra calories. Several recent studies have looked the relationship between sleep length or quality and weight gain. They have all showed similar results — poor or inadequate sleep leads to overeating, craving carbohydrates… Read More »

Is It More Serious Than Snoring?

Sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea are common but most people suffering from these diseases have not been diagnosed. There are no blood tests or x-rays that can diagnose a sleep disorder. New studies are proving that anyone, including children, can have sleep apnea. So how do you know if you have sleep apnea?… Read More »

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Blood Vessel Changes

New research reported in the journal Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association shows that obstructive sleep apnea may cause changes in blood vessel function that reduces the blood supply to the heart. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition that occurs when the soft tissues of the oral cavity relax during sleep, blocking the… Read More »

Sleep Apnea – Getting the Correct Diagnosis

Obstructive sleep apnea is becoming more and more common but most people suffering from the disease have not been diagnosed. While many people with the condition are older and overweight, anyone, including children, can have sleep apnea. So how do you know? Many people discover they have a problem because their bed partner complains about… Read More »

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Almost half of all Americans report having problems sleeping.  Almost 35% of people surveyed said they slept less than seven hours per night. Getting too little sleep causes a wide range of problems including fatigue, memory loss, poor concentration which is probably why another survey showed that 23% of us had trouble concentrating because we… Read More »