18 Million People Have Sleep Apnea – Are You One Of Them?

An estimated 18 million Americans have sleep apnea - the same number of people who have diabetes or asthma. Of those 18 million people only 10% have been diagnosed. What is sleep apnea and is it really serious? Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder that causes stoppages in breathing while you … [Read more...]

Sleep and Heart Health Go Together

How much you sleep seems to affect the health of your heart. If you are one of those people who burns the candle at both ends and brags about getting along on a few hours sleep each night -- you might want to rethink those behaviors. Same advice goes for those individuals who keep hitting the snooze … [Read more...]

Sleep Apnea Causes Heart Changes

Patients who suffer from moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea often have changes to the structure and function of the left ventricle of their hearts which can lead to heart failure. Treating the obstructive sleep apnea has been shown to improve these changes and even reverse them. An … [Read more...]

Sleep Apnea Treatment Improves Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for heart disease. Symptoms of metabolic syndrome include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, insulin resistance and excess weight in the abdomen. Many people with obstructive sleep apnea also suffer from metabolic syndrome. A study reported … [Read more...]

Mild Sleep Problems May Be Helped By Cherry Juice

How did you sleep last night? About one-third of Americans are affected by some type of sleep problem. Some sleep issues such as obstructive sleep apnea, are serious and may be life threatening.  Insomnia, tossing and turning or waking throughout the night are even more common. No matter the cause, … [Read more...]