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Signs of Acid Reflux And How It Can Affect Sleep

Acid reflux and poor sleep often go hand in hand. Acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and heartburn are very common conditions experienced by millions. In fact, research suggests that about a fifth of people in the United States have GERD. How can you know when it’s affecting you? The most common symptom of reflux [...]

By |March 15th, 2018|Diet, Gut Health, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Tips|Comments Off on Signs of Acid Reflux And How It Can Affect Sleep

Sleep apnea takes a toll on brain function

UCLA Health System, 02/15/2016 One in 15 adults has moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, a disorder in which a person’s breathing is frequently interrupted during sleep – as many as 30 times per hour. People with sleep apnea also often report problems with thinking such as poor concentration, difficulty with memory and decision–making, depression, [...]

By |February 16th, 2016|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep apnea takes a toll on brain function

Sleep Apnea: Dangers beyond loss of sleep

Snoring is not a normal part of life. While not all snorers have sleep apnea, it is a common sign. If you believe you may be one of the 12 million people with sleep apnea it is time to see a doctor, and not just to get a better night’s rest. Sleep apnea is a [...]

By |June 18th, 2015|Sleep Apnea, Sleep Deprivation|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea: Dangers beyond loss of sleep

Home Sleep Tests Versus a Lab Sleep Study

More and more sleep centers around the nation are offering patients at-home sleep test kits to discover more about their sleep problems. These home sleep tests are generally only used to diagnose or rule out obstructive sleep apnea. But can these tests be trusted? A Few Areas of Concern An Incomplete Measurement: A home sleep [...]

By |April 17th, 2015|Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Testing|Comments Off on Home Sleep Tests Versus a Lab Sleep Study

A Good Night’s Sleep

New recommendations from the National Sleep Foundation One key to success is a good night’s sleep. Routinely getting an insufficient amount of sleep takes a significant toll on a person’s cognitive ability. Lack of sleep causes an inability to concentrate, and makes it difficult to perform complex thinking. Additionally, sleepiness impairs judgment, resulting in an [...]

By |March 5th, 2015|Sleep Apnea, Sleep Testing|Comments Off on A Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep Apnea and Stroke Risk

Missing out on sleep can make us miserable, we all know. Cranky children, snappy adults and feeling drowsy when trying to be productive are all causes of misery, caused in part by lack of sleep. But sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, can have more serious consequences than falling asleep at work. Multiple studies have [...]

By |February 4th, 2015|Sleep and Health, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Testing|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea and Stroke Risk

Sleep And Memory

Untreated sleep apnea is related to cognitive impairments including speed of information processing, attention and working memory, executive functioning, alertness and sustained attention, visuospatial learning, motor performance, and constructional abilities. Sleep favors the integration of newly acquired memories and promotes permanent storage or consolidation. While obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) does influence cognitive ability in the [...]

By |December 5th, 2014|Sleep and Health, Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Sleep And Memory

At Home Sleep Tests

The positives and negatives to home sleep testing Most people have experienced their share of sleepless nights. Whether it be stress, diet, kids, or other reasons, not getting enough sleep can put a major damper on your day. However there are many Americans who experience this problem not just occasionally, but every night. In most [...]

By |August 6th, 2014|Sleep Apnea, Sleep Testing|Comments Off on At Home Sleep Tests

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which a person may have one or more pauses in their breathing, or otherwise very shallow breathing, during sleep. It is almost always an ongoing condition that disrupts sleep because the brain has to keep waking you out of sleep to open the airway, which fatigues the brain. It probably [...]

By |May 21st, 2014|Sleep Apnea, Sleep Testing|Comments Off on What is Sleep Apnea?