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Obesity Crisis May Be Fueling Big Jump in Sleep Apnea Cases

The widening American waistline may be feeding an epidemic of sleep apnea, potentially robbing millions of people of a good night’s rest, a new study suggests. Study author Paul Peppard believes the findings show a big spike in sleep apnea cases over the past two decades — as much as 55 percent — and may […]

Sleep Apnea

Through our involvement with sleep apnea public awareness discussions, we’ve met various sleep apnea sufferers. After communicating the sleep health information, we have found that individual responses can be quite different. Some people appreciate and embrace the information. Others are overtaken by fear. The panic-stricken group typically quickly identifies with many of the symptoms, such […]

Through the Eyes of a Child

Question: What do sleep disorders, craniofacial pain, child growth and development, chronic inflammation, academic and work performance, snoring, high blood pressure, Type II diabetes, and cardiovascular disease all have in common? Answer: An AIRWAY Problem! What if we could address a potential problem early in life rather than spend years and resources treating a much […]

Hagerstown study looks at link between sleep disruption, glucose metabolism

February 04, 2013|By Crystal Schelle Doctors and researchers at George W. Comstock Center for Public Health Research and Prevention in Hagerstown as well as Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore are seeing if glucose metabolism might be affected by the disruption of sleep that sleep apnea causes. Their work is part of the SOMNOS […]

Happily Ever After – Can a Snoring Spouse Impact a Marriage?

According to a current medical study being conducted in Chicago, in some relationships, the honeymoon stage can be over before it even begins. The aftermath of second hand snoring can bring a whole new perspective to the vow “until death do us part.” Just ask any wife who’s ready to rip out the throat of […]

Apnea Steals Sleep From the Restless

Summarized from an article by Stephanie M. Hill The dream had been the same for as long as he could remember. Bryan Lapuyade would swallow something and choke. He’d awaken with a start, but the sensation remained – he could barely breathe. When the time came to go to work, Lapuyade would get out of bed, […]

Living in a fog – When you’re living in a fog, it’s are to feel thankful

Most people can differentiate between sunny, rainy or foggy days. However for almost 15% of adult Americans who live with untreated sleep apnea, the days can start to blend into one and another and all seem foggy. Each day is a struggle — with energy, focus, stamina, health, memory, relationships, work, nutrition, fitness, and so […]

Sleeping for Sanity

Sleeping for Sanity Source: Summarized from an article by By Morgan Jones Recent studies have shown that many Americans are finding it harder and harder to get a decent amount of sleep. Why? Studies have pointed to physical issues, (obstructive sleep apnea), and mental health issues, (stress and depression). It’s been proven that losing weight […]

Linking Sleep Apnea to Sexual Dysfunction…

There’s been a lot of hype recently over the release of a new medical study, linking sleep apnea and erectile dysfunction and/or decreased sexual performance. In this study conducted at the Walter Reed Military National Medical Center in Bethesda, ninety-two men with an average age of 46 were observed. All of the members of the […]

Sleeping Less Could Make You Eat More

Sleeping Less Could Make You Eat More  Source: Summarized from HERWriter an article by By Mamta Singh  It seems as though we are caught up in the tangle of urban living only to harm our bodies. As the demands of our careers dictate more travel, longer work hours, more frequent work with different time zones aided […]