December 21, 2017
It’s well-recognized in medical circles that obstructive sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes are connected. In fact, one study published in Family Medicine found that people with type 2 diabetes have a nearly 50 percent chance of also having the sleep disorder.
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December 19, 2017
Feeling a little tired throughout the day? Often, nothing sounds better than a nice, long nap! It’s easy, though, to listen to popular opinions about napping (like that a midday nap will make it more difficult for you to fall asleep at night) and avoid them all together. You may have even experienced some of the more confusing aspects of napping yourself: Why do you sometimes wake up more tired than before you went to sleep – and then other times wake up entirely rested and refreshed?
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November 30, 2017
According to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, air pollution may increase the risk factor of sleep-disordered breathing. It is important to consider air quality both indoors and outdoors when it comes to treatments that may help those with sleep apnea. Turns out, certain indoor plants may provide a simple way to surround yourself with cleaner air and breathe easier.
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November 21, 2017
When you’re feeling sluggish, the first thought is often “Looks like I need to go to bed earlier tonight.” And while more sleep is always a good thing, a study recently published by the University of Sydney challenges the assumption that the amount of hours spent asleep is the sole determiner in how rested you feel.
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October 30, 2017
A recent study revealed that little ones suffering from childhood sleep apnea display many behavioral problems that closely resemble ADHD. Knowing the symptoms can help you determine whether or not your child needs treatment from a doctor.
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October 17, 2017
We’ve all been there. You start to feel a little drowsy at work, you figure the day must be winding down, so you look at the clock and… it’s only 1:30PM. Have you ever thought about why you and so many others are tired at work so often? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently completed a study to answer this question by looking at which jobs suffer the most from sleep deprivation.
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September 25, 2017
Everyone knows that a balanced diet and exercise are essential to a happy and healthy life. A wellness habit that doesn’t always get as much awareness, however, is the importance of a good night’s rest. Research has consistently proven that people need to maintain adequate sleep for optimal mental and physical health. But there are a multitude of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, that can make this difficult or even impossible.
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September 15, 2017
You’re lying in bed one night and your partner is sound asleep. How can you tell? The loud, persistent sound of their snoring. It keeps you up every single night, and you don’t know what to do about it other than go sleep somewhere else. While snoring might seem harmless (if irritating) on the surface, it could actually be the indication of a much more serious condition called sleep apnea, which can be very damaging to both a person’s sleep and long-term health.
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August 28, 2017
Remember the days when you could get all the sleep you wanted? Along with creaky knees and thinner hair, there’s another side effect of getting older — declining sleep. Falling and staying in a deep, restful snooze is more difficult for mature adults, but learning the cause as well as possible techniques to try can improve sleep quality.
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August 22, 2017
We all know that getting a good night’s sleep is important for looking and feeling your best. But for people with sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), not feeling well-rested is just one of many health concerns that can pop up. Recent research has linked sleep disorders to serious neurological damage in ways that have never been found before. According to a series of studies by researchers at Wheaton College, there are “significant connections” between sleep breathing disorders and the accumulation of the primary indicators for Alzheimer’s. Keep reading to learn more about the connection, and what it means for you and your loved ones.
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