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...]

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...]

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...]