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March 29, 2018

Cavefish Help Researchers Better Understand Human Sleep Disorders

Researchers have been learning a lot about human sleep disorders by watching and testing a specific variety of cavefish native to the waters of northeast Mexico. People have been fascinated with these fish for years. However, in a recent discovery, new information showed up that gave the researchers a lot of insight about sleep. No one expected to learn much […]
March 23, 2018

Skipping Sleep in People with Chronic Kidney Disease Can Become Problematic

People who struggle with chronic kidney disease often find themselves skipping sleep, both voluntarily and involuntarily. Their struggles leave them facing numerous sleep disorders, which can hamper their ability to get solid sleep each night. The effects that kidney disease can have on sleep are well documented in many cases. Many sleep disorders coincide with multiple stages of kidney disease, […]
March 17, 2018

Skipping Sleep Has a Number of Negative Effects

Many of us are guilty of skipping sleep every now and then. While we may not be pulling all-nighters like we did in college before a major exam, we still don’t always get those eight hours of recommended sleep. We’re either too busy or too distracted to get a solid night’s sleep. It might seem that a quick nap later […]
February 28, 2018

Investigators Blame Sleep Apnea for Two Devastating Train Crashes

The sleep apnea epidemic is quickly growing out of control. The National Transportation Safety Board is reporting that people are falling asleep at the wheel across the country. Two New York City commuter train crashes may be a direct result of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. This condition repeatedly disrupts sleep upwards of hundreds of times per night. As a result, […]
February 23, 2018

Genetics Play a Role in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS)

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, also known as OSAS, is a dangerous sleep disorder. It affects millions of Americans of all ages and backgrounds. This condition decreases quality of life while increasing risk for serious and sometimes fatal health issues. The National Institute of Health is now saying that OSAS occurs as frequently as adult diabetes. Due to the quantity of […]
February 16, 2018

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Increase Amyloid Burden

Obstructive sleep apnea is a dangerous condition we learn more about each passing week. What once seemed like a simple, inconvenient sleeping disorder is actually a much bigger problem than originally thought. The effect of sleeping conditions such as OSA on the human brain is especially worrisome. New research has even shown that it has the potential to affect the […]
February 9, 2018

Treating Sleep Apnea in Individuals Who Suffer From Epilepsy Reduces Seizures

Epilepsy and sleep apnea are two dangerous conditions. Studies have long shown the hazards of both conditions. Now, new research suggests there may be some crossover between the two. Research shows the harmful effects sleep apnea can have on various bodily systems including the brain. The reduced oxygen and lack of sleep often result in excessive daytime tiredness, difficulties with […]
January 31, 2018

AI Algorithm Monitors Sleep with Radio Waves

Research has found a non-invasive way to monitor how people sleep using an AI algorithm instead of intrusive monitors. For years, people have had to endure sleep tests with wires and electrodes all over. This is part of why some people will not go in and get diagnosed with any type of sleeping disorders. However, that is all about to […]
January 26, 2018

Sleep Is Important for Good Health

Do you get enough sleep to actually be healthy, or don’t you know? Most people do not get enough sleep, and because of it, their health suffers. There are only a few people who truly understand the correlation between how much rest you get and the overall health of your body. When you do not get sufficient rest at night, […]
December 20, 2017

Daylight Saving Time is an Opportunity to Improve Sleep Patterns

Sleep patterns are exactly what they sound like; our patterns of sleep. Sometimes referred to as a chronotype, your sleep pattern is what places you into the “night owl” or “early bird” category. While it is possible that genetics can play a role in sleep patterns, more often than not they’re based on the sleep habits of each individual. This […]
December 15, 2017

The Connection between Menopause, Sleep, and Sleep Apnea

Many women experience difficulties sleeping as they go through menopause, with good reason. This prominent life shift involves physical, psychological, and hormonal changes. Studies now hint that menopause and sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, may have some sort of connection. Researchers now think that women who experience extreme menopause symptoms may be at a higher risk […]
December 11, 2017

Hot Flashes May Increase Risk for Sleep Apnea and other Heart Issues

It seems that the war on sleep disorders such as sleep apnea is much larger than anyone ever anticipated. New studies are constantly showing us that this extremely dangerous disorder can impact our lives and bodies in ways we never realized. The most recent study hints at a connection between certain menopausal women and sleep apnea. This link is extremely […]
December 4, 2017

Sleep Apnea May Have Been a Factor in California Bus Crash

Undiagnosed sleep apnea is extremely dangerous. This is true not only for the individual suffering from the sleep disorder, but for others as well. Many people don’t realize the impact that sleep apnea can have on their lives and the lives of those around them. The truth is, this sleep disorder is far more dangerous than you may realize. Individuals […]
November 30, 2017

Snoring Can Kill You If You Do Not Get It Treated

Snoring is certainly annoying, but did you know that it can actually lead to death if it’s not treated? Snoring makes it difficult to get a good night’s sleep, and that can lead to a number of different types of long-term damage. Without at least six hours of good sleep every night, the risk of a number of conditions such […]
November 27, 2017

Sleep Issues Are Hard to Detect

There are tons of people out there who struggle with sleep issues, but do not realize it. It is said that as many as 22 million people in the United States alone have sleep apnea. However, 90% of that 22 million is totally unaware that they have any type of a problem. Do you have issues sleeping that leave you […]
November 20, 2017

Three Sleep Apnea Signs You Need to Be Aware Of

Only a small percentage of the population is aware of the most common sleep apnea signs. This is often because sleep apnea is not seen as a large enough problem to worry about. The truth is, sleep apnea is a problematic condition to have. If not treated properly, it can lead to a wide variety of problems with your health. […]
November 17, 2017

Sleep Problems for Ryan Jensen

There are many different types of sleep problems out there, one of which is sleep apnea. If you are a fan of the Baltimore Ravens, you likely know about center Ryan Jensen’s diagnosis with sleep apnea. According to Jensen, he knew something was not right. However, he did not expect sleep problems to be the cause of the issues he […]
November 13, 2017

Regulators Scrap Plan to Test for Sleep Apnea

In March of 2016, two different agencies within the Transportation Department put together a plan to test for sleep apnea in many of the country’s transportation professionals. The goal was to test both truckers and professional train operators for a condition called obstructive sleep apnea. This type of sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of preventable crashes. By […]
November 10, 2017

Sleep Disorders Often Go Undetected for Many

Many people struggle with sleep disorders but do not know it. They think of a million reasons why they are not getting solid sleep at night. However, very few of them actually think there may be something wrong with how they sleep. Sleep disorders are not the easiest of things to diagnose, and often require a person to go through […]
October 23, 2017

Muscle, Not Brain May be Key in Treating Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders have eluded scientists for decades. However, as technology advances, so does our understanding of these dangerous conditions. A deeper understanding of what causes sleep disorders allows us to treat them more effectively. Mark Levy DDS has been helping patients fight the good fight for years when it comes to sleep disorders. He and his staff are expertly trained […]