Got Sleep Apnea? You Might Have Other Problems Too

Sleep apnea doesn't travel alone. It usually travels in a pack with "comorbidities" like type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease and mood disorders. According to a recent study conducted by Dr. Naresh Punjabi, about 30 to 50 percent of sleep apnea patients have type 2 diabetes while 70 to 80 … [Read more...]

Treatment Choices for Sleep Apnea Patients

If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea you probably weren't given a choice of treatments. In most cases obstructive sleep apnea is initially treated using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. But there is another option - an oral appliance created by a dentist with … [Read more...]

Feeling Hungry? How’d You Sleep Last Night?

Feeling hungrier than usual? Sleep and weight gain have been linked before but a new study shows that getting too little sleep makes you more hungry than normal. The researchers Uppsala University in Sweden used functional MRI to look at the brains of 12 normal weight men while they looked at … [Read more...]

Mars, Venus and Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Men are from Mars and women from Venus according to a book that was popular years ago. It appears that the differences between men and women may extend to their sleep apnea symptoms. Sleep apnea may be diagnosed less in women because women's symptoms may be different from a mans. Obstructive sleep … [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...]