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Good and Bad Results of Anti-Snoring Pillows

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Anti-Snoring Pillow Results

For many people, snoring is a serious nuisance. Even if you have been tested and do not have sleep apnea, the sound of snoring can reduce sleep for those who sleep with you and may result in diminished quality of sleep for you, too. If you suffer from snoring, there are many proposed treatments to Read more…

Woman Who Stabbed Snoring Husband May Not Be Fit for Trial

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Court Trial via Eric Chan on Wikicommons

It’s an all-too common story: the husband snores and the wife can’t sleep. It leads to tension and arguments. She moves into another room to sleep. But this story had an uncommon ending. According to charges the wife, still unable to sleep, takes a butcher knife and repeatedly stabs her husband. Although a trial date Read more…

Sleep Apnea and CPAP Increase Risk of Pneumonia

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Man asleep with CPAP

In the largest observational study of pneumonia in people who have sleep apnea, it was found that people with sleep apnea were at an increased risk of developing pneumonia. And it was found that CPAP might increase your risk still further. A Large Observational Study This study of sleep apnea and pneumonia followed a total Read more…

Snoring Gives Away Tuckered-Out Burglar

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Police Car via Benchill on Wikicommons

Whoever said a life of crime was easy? Sometimes, a crime spree can just wear you out. At least, that’s what happened to one burglar in Lake County, Florida. A Hard Night of Crime After burglarizing several businesses and one car, the burglar broke into a home and found he was all burgled out. So, Read more…

Study Attempts to Predict Cardiovascular Disease Based on Sleep Apnea

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Sleep Apnea is a major risk factor for many types of cardiovascular disease, such as elevated blood pressure, stroke, coronary artery disease, and heart attack (myocardial infarction). However, other than pointing to risk factors, science hasn’t been able to do much in the way of making a direct correlation between measurements of sleep apnea and Read more…

Singing May Help Snoring and Sleep Apnea, But Evidence Isn’t Pitch Perfect Yet

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

For some people, singing exercises may help with snoring and sleep apnea. However, it seems that the usefulness may be limited to a subset of people, and more study is recommended before people seek out this treatment. Snore or Sing: Your Voice and Your Choice According to a couple of studies, singing may provide relief Read more…

Sleep Deprivation Causes Brain Damage

Monday, January 6th, 2014

According to a new study published in the journal Sleep, sleep deprivation may be the equivalent of traumatic brain injury. Otherwise Healthy Men May Suffer Brain Damage The study used 15 young and healthy men who spent two nights in a sleep laboratory. One night, the men were kept without sleep, and the other night Read more…

Sleep Apnea Can Make You Less Merry

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Sleep apnea can ruin all your days, but it can be an especially big downer when the holidays roll around. When everyone is expecting you to be energetic and happy, it can make you lethargic and depressed. Fortunately, sleep apnea treatment means that you don’t have to continue to suffer. Cranky for Christmas One common Read more…

Heart-Healthy Holiday Eating to Complement Sleep Apnea Treatment

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Cardiovascular diseases are among sleep apnea‘s most serious complications. Sleep apnea treatment can reduce your risks, but if you want to reduce them even further, lifestyle changes can really help. Changing your diet to lose weight and incorporate more heart-healthy foods is a challenge, especially around the holidays. But it’s not impossible. If you’re suffering Read more…

Will You Be Able to Comply with CPAP?

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is used as a first-line treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. It has been proven to be effective at reducing symptoms and risks associated with the condition. It has only one problem: it fails up to 80% of people that are prescribed it. The failure is simple: CPAP gives no benefit Read more…