The Greek word "apnea" means "without breath." Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder experienced by over 12 million people in the U.S. During sleep, breathing can be shallow, with breathing stopping and starting at times. During this sleep pattern, your diaphragm and chest muscles are doing the work to keep your airway open. You usually… Continue reading Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Diagnosis and Treatment
Daylight savings started on the second Sunday of March, leading most Americans to push their clocks forward one hour. Understandably, losing the extra hour of sleep and the disruption to routine is a dreaded experience for many. Sleep is greatly impacted by circadian rhythms, which are mental, physical, and behavioral. DST disrupts our natural cycles… Continue reading How Daylight Savings Time Impacts The Body
There is so much information available about weight loss. Even if you manage to sift through the sensational information, the fad diets, the get-fit-quick recommendations, there is still so. much. information. Here are 6 small changes that can help kick-start a weight loss journey.
Do you like to fall asleep to the TV? With the lights on? Apparently you're not alone, lots of other people do too. Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, newly reported U.S. research suggests. The National Institute… Continue reading Sleeping In Complete Darkness Aids Weight Loss
Do you or someone you know complain of: Excessive daytime sleepinessLoud snoringObserved episodes of stopped breathing during sleepAbrupt awakenings accompanied by gasping or chokingAwakening with a dry mouth or sore throatMorning headacheDifficulty concentrating during the dayExperiencing mood changes, such as depression or irritabilityHigh blood pressureNighttime sweatingDecreased libidoNeed to urinate frequently at night (nocturia).Memory issuesRestless sleep… Continue reading Could It Be Sleep Apnea?