Are you losing sleep because of your weight? For most of us, the answer is “probably.” Is there a link between healthy sleep and healthy weight? Definitely. Sleep disordered breathing, especially obstructive sleep apnea, affects a host of things that sabotage you getting to the healthy weight you’re looking for. First, people who are poorly rested tend to be sluggish and irritable and will reach for high sugar foods to give them a short-term energy
Are you or a loved one struggling with a CPAP to treat obstructive sleep apnea? The sad truth is that many people who have had CPAP therapy prescribed to treat their obstructive sleep apnea are unable or unwilling to wear their CPAP every night for their entire length of sleep. While some patients are very compliant and use their CPAP faithfully every night as prescribed, there is research that suggests that non-tolerance/non-compliance with CPAP is
Disordered sleep is common. Chronic insomnia (insomnia for more than 5 nights a week for more than 6 months) affects 14\% of the world’s population. Sleep Apnea, the most physiologically disruptive and dangerous of sleep disorders, affects 9\% of women and 24\% of men. Apnea induces daytime sleepiness in some individuals and leads to a higher frequency of automobile and occupational accidents. High blood pressure is present in 80\% of individuals with significant sleep apnea.