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Tip the Energy Scale with Sleep

February 22, 2014

When the ball dropped in Times Square, as the age-old tradition of ringing in 2014, it also commemorated the start of moving forward with your new year’s resolutions. You have lost weight watching what you eat. And you have consistently been heading out to the gym for weight training twice a week and walking on […]

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What Are the Keys to Restorative Sleep?

February 19, 2014

Think about the difference in your day when you get a good night of sleep versus a night where you spend every hour tossing and turning. When you are well-rested you are a wonderful human being to be around and when not, well…you are lucky your family, friends and colleagues like you so much. It […]

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Are Herbal Sleep Aids Safe?

February 15, 2014

You crave sleep. Despite your valiant efforts, nothing seems to help or do the trick. The effects of insomnia are constantly chasing you down: You can’t fall asleep, you can’t stay asleep. What can you do? Your physician volunteered to write you a prescription for a small quantity of sleeping pills. But even for a […]

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What Are Night Leg Cramps?

February 13, 2014

Ever get a charley horse in the middle of the night in your calf? It hurts! The pain can be excruciating and wake you up from sound sleep or even be bothersome at night while you are actually awake. Hence, these involuntary pains are collectively known as night leg cramps (or nocturnal leg cramps). Where […]

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Snoring: How Deep Do You Really Sleep?

February 09, 2014

Fade in to the following scene: Julie is staring at the clock for the third night in a row at 2 a.m. Why? She doesn’t have any issues sleeping. However, the same cannot be said for Bob, her husband. Julie has repeatedly elbowed her loving spouse in the middle of the night and not because […]

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Can Sleep Apnea Cause Death?

February 05, 2014

At some point in time during your childhood, you learned about death. Whether a relative passed or a beloved family pet, you started to fear death. You actually even believed that when you went to sleep, come morning you might not wake up. Thankfully, as you got older the fear went away but now it […]

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Are There Three Types of Sleep Apnea?

February 04, 2014

We all probably know someone who snores, which in turn, is the classic symptom of the most common type of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). With OSA, there is an anatomical reason for the breathing problem while a person sleeps. Not as easy to detect or as prevalent is a second form, or central […]

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Is Sleep Apnea Hereditary?

January 29, 2014

Ocean blue eyes inherited from your maternal grandmother, check. Roman curve to your nose from your paternal grandfather and dimples from mom, check and check. Yes, most of your physical traits can be traced back in your family tree, but what about aspects that might not be apparent, such as gasping for air in the […]

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Sexsomnia: Sex While Asleep

January 26, 2014

Doink, doink. The unmistakable sound effect that begins an episode of “Law and Order: SVU,” which is quickly followed by the following opening line: “In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known […]

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Can the Phases of the Moon Disrupt Your Sleep?

January 18, 2014

Back in the day, horror films depicted men morphing into werewolves with the rising of the full moon. Then there are also the jokes that depict all kinds of shenanigans and lunacy occurring when the phase of the moon is fully illuminated. Putting aside the creature feature films and the punchlines, the question still is: […]

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Can You Learn While You Sleep?

January 15, 2014

You confess. You have always been a procrastinator. Many a day and night would be spent at the last minute studying for any number of final exams. You often thought to yourself, “How great would it be if I could put my textbooks under my pillow and will the information into my brain by diffusion […]

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Do You Sleep Text?

January 11, 2014

In this day and age, who doesn’t sleep with their cell phone close by on their nightstand? Almost a unanimous show of raised hands. We are ever plugged in, checking for new texts, emails, Facebook updates, or something exciting coming through on Twitter. As a result of our love for all techno gadgets, a new […]

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Can Apps Help You Sleep?

January 07, 2014

Can’t remember what life was like when our society was not connected to smartphones and most other technological gadgets? It seems that we are plugged in so much at times that we have lost the ability to unwind and de-stress at the end of the day. It will come as no surprise that experts say […]

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Survey Said? Exercise and Sleep Are a Match

Survey Said? Exercise and Sleep Are a Match

December 29, 2013

Exercise and Sleep Do you spend time at the CrossFit gym? Take Zumba® or BodyPump classes? Or perhaps run 3 miles per day? You exercise to stay healthy but whatever you do to break a sweat also seems to help you sleep better. In the National Sleep Foundation annual survey, 1,000 people were polled to […]

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Be Wary of Prescription Sleep Medication

December 23, 2013

Counting sheep is not doing the trick. Soothing and meditative sounds could easily be heavy metal music for all the good they’re doing in trying to help you sleep. You are at your wit’s end and finally decide to make an appointment with your primary care physician to get something—anything—to help you sleep. After filling […]

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How to Avoid Jet Lag

December 22, 2013

It is slated to be the trip of a lifetime! Years of saving and planning for a whirlwind two weeks spent in Berlin and the surrounding countryside of Germany. You want nothing to stand in your way of enjoying each and every moment. For sure, you don’t want to put your head down on a […]

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Can a Tonsillectomy Correct Sleep Apnea?

December 21, 2013

I scream, you scream, we all scream, for ice cream. Well at least it is a welcome aspect of the recovery process when one of the most prevalent surgeries is performed. Current statistics clock approximately 500,000 people undergoing this procedure every year. Inevitably, we all know someone who has or will have a tonsillectomy. For […]

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What are the Pros and Cons of Oral Appliances vs. CPAP?

December 19, 2013

Ah, Sleep apnea. Several years ago, your primary care physician ordered a sleep study after you reached the brick wall. You were sick of dealing with chronic fatigue, irritability, poor concentration and snoring that was deafening. The result that came back: a diagnosis of moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which you learned caused frequent episodes […]

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Is There a Link Between Sleep Disorders and Cancer?

December 18, 2013

The Big C. The word that you never want to hear as a diagnosis for you or a loved one. CANCER! Scarier still is the mounting evidence linking sleeping disorders and cancer, specifically obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is already known to increase the risk for high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke. Sleep apnea is […]

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Tips on Travelling with Your CPAP Machine

December 17, 2013

It is a human trait. People come up with all kinds of excuses when it comes to why they don’t do the things that are good for them, such as exercising, eating healthy, and throwing out their cigarettes. Yes, despite the fact that the above practices will make you feel better and improve your overall […]

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What is Restless Legs Syndrome?

December 15, 2013

Jiggling your leg constantly throughout the day? Can’t sit still? While you were growing up, did your teachers and parents strongly encourage you to stop lest you develop St. Vitus Dance? All kidding aside, if you actually experienced an uncontrollable urge to move your legs when you put your head down on the pillow or […]

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Top 5 Tips for CPAP Users: How to Avoid the Pitfalls

December 14, 2013

You recently learned that you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which basically means that you stop breathing a number of times during the night. The disease is caused by an obstruction in your airway and your doctor recommended continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. This treatment is touted to get you much-needed rest and oxygen […]

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What Does Yawning Tell You?

December 12, 2013

Question: What do fetuses, Koko (the gorilla), non-autistic children and your bestie all have in common? Answer: The overwhelming ability to involuntarily yawn. Growing up, we were all told that it was impolite to yawn without covering one’s mouth with our hands (unless we were in utero at 11 weeks when we started, as evidence […]

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5 Tips to Better Sleep

December 01, 2013

Tossing and turning? Up and watching the clock as the minutes click away from getting a good night of sleep? Lack of quality sleep can turn a normally happy-go-lucky, upbeat person into a crotchety grouch who everyone steers clear of throughout the day. Of course, on occasion, we have all been there before: stress, family […]

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Pros and Cons of Napping

November 24, 2013

Remember back when you were a youngster, or when the kids were toddlers and naps were a daily occurrence? Naps for the young can be a godsend and help turn short-fused, crying kids into rejuvenated and restored little human beings. But as adults, can naps be similarly beneficial? The Positives of Napping Experts advise that […]

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How to Turn Your Bedroom into a Sleep Haven

November 19, 2013

Sleep hygiene is defined as the habit and/or  practice that allows you to sleep well on a regular basis. And of course, key to having sweet dreams. It’s not a myth. Regular and consistent sleep is important for overall health but what can you do to insure that this occurs? Good news. There are quite […]

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How to Treat Sleep Apnea Naturally

November 14, 2013

Bamboo sheets, free-range eggs and reverse osmosis water: if you adhere to an environmentally friendly lifestyle practice, these three items are familiar. So what can you do if you have sleep apnea and would like to treat your condition naturally? The good news is that there are sleep apnea natural remedies but the bad news […]

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Sleep Apnea: Gender Differences and Similarities

November 09, 2013

Whether you are a man or a woman, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can cause many a sleepless night and affect everyday activities during daylight hours. Depending on the severity of your sleep apnea and no matter your gender, breathing is interrupted throughout sleep to the tune of hundreds of instances. Each time a person has […]

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How to Treat Sleep Apnea at Home

November 02, 2013

You wish it was not true. But yes, you admit putting on a couple of extra pounds—or 30—over the last several years. Add to the mix only getting, on average, five hours of sleep per night, and you can’t seem to refrain from smoking when the stress of the day gets to you. And no, […]

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Stages of Sleep Apnea

Stages of Sleep Apnea

October 29, 2013

Sleep apnea is the phenomenon whereby you stop breathing during sleep for 10 seconds at a time or longer.  The severity of this disease can be classified as mild, moderate or severe, depending upon the number of times per hour you experience these episodes during the course of the night. But did you know that […]

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Sleep Apnea Dream

Do People with Sleep Apnea Dream?

October 25, 2013

When you were knee-high to a grasshopper, your nightly dreams revolved around playing catch with your dad, or perhaps dressing up all of your Barbie dolls in the latest trendy outfits. Granted today you are older, your subconscious is no longer interested in these types of activities, and hence your dreams invariably matured. However, dreams […]

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Sleepiness and Sleep Apnea

October 08, 2013

Being tired can affect your entire day. It can affect your performance at work, your mood at home, sex life, memory, and your health. There is a big price to pay for your lack of sleep. Here are 5 major issues surrounding sleepiness. CAR ACCIDENTS Sleep deprivation causes car accidents. It is so dangerous; in […]

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Surgery Options for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

October 07, 2013

CPAP is the most commonly prescribed treatment for sleep apnea. The CPAP is not a cure, rather a lifelong treatment designed to prevent the body from going extended periods of time without oxygen. There are surgical options that can alleviate all of the symptoms of sleep apnea all together. Most of the invasive surgery options […]

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Does Feeling Sleepy Mean I Have A Sleep Disorder?

October 06, 2013

Do you feel tired, groggy or consistently exhausted throughout the day? You may be experiencing a condition called excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). EDS is a major sign of sleep deprivation and could be occurring as the result of a far more serious issue such as obstructive sleep apnea. EDS and sleep deprivation are only two […]

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6 Signs of Excessive Sleepiness

October 05, 2013

1.) Moodiness & Irritability – If you find yourself overly moody or irritable you may be excessively sleepy or sleep deprived. Our mood is the first visible factor affected by a lack of sleep. Research consistently shows that people that do not get a proper amount of sleep are less productive, more irritable, easily annoyed, […]

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7 Scary Side Effects of Lack of Sleep

October 04, 2013

Going to sleep at night is your brain’s time to recharge and prepare for tomorrow’s daily activities. Without this essential recovery period, you are putting yourself at risk to the dangerous side effects of lack of sleep. The 7 scary side effects of lack of sleep should be able to warn you of the potential […]

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Women, Brain Damage, and OSA

October 03, 2013

Your grandmother might have said, “A lady never snores” but the truth is they do and often times this could be a sign of a serious health condition called sleep apnea. A new study, found that obstructive sleep apnea in women puts them at a higher risk of brain damage than men. Dr. Paul Macey, […]

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Truck Drivers and Sleep Apnea: An Interview With a Former Truck Driver

October 02, 2013

Recently, Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers of America (SATCOA) posted an article discussing the dangers of sleep apnea affecting commercial drivers, and the proposed implementation of mandatory sleep apnea testing in order to receive, or renew, a commercial license. In order to gain a proper perspective on the issue, SATCOA conducted an interview with former commercial truck driver […]

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  • Make Sleep a Priority in 2016

    Dec 30, 2015
    You say you want to bring in the New Year with a positive life change that will benefit you and your health. One of the most beneficial resolutions to your overall health is changing your sleep habits. For years you have heard that sleep is important, but have you really executed a plan to make […]

    Living With Panic Disorder and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

    Dec 17, 2015
    The sun is shining and the sky is blue. Keeping the top down on your convertible is a foregone conclusion. But wait, your palms become clammy, your heart starts to race, you can’t quite catch your breath and you have a sense of unexplainable danger. What is wrong? You might have just experienced a panic […]

    Somniphobia: Can People be Too Scared to Sleep?

    Nov 04, 2015
    You are addicted. You admit it. You can’t seem to get enough of the hit TV shows American Horror Story or The Walking Dead. After binge watching for 6 hours, you have finally unlocked somniphobia. But somniphobia isn’t just about getting to the end of a new series. Somniphobia is something real to people who […]

    Incidence of Gout Double for Sleep Apnea Sufferers

    Oct 29, 2015
    A recent study out of the UK has shown risk of developing gout was up to 60% higher among patients with sleep apnea versus individuals without sleep apnea. Gout is a complex form of arthritis that causes the body to make an excess of uric acid causing pain at the base of the joints. Sleep […]
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