Why You Should Get a Sleep Study

For most people, a sleep study isn’t at the top of the list of important health procedures to get – but for many, it should be. Sleep apnea is a silent epidemic that affects millions of Americans, and many of those suffering don’t even know they have it. Especially as we age, a sleep studyContinue

Five Stages of the Sleep Cycle

Know More About Your Sleep Patterns Many people feel sleepy and groggy during the daytime hours. If you’ve ever had a hard time staying awake during the day, you understand how important it is to get a good night’s sleep. When we sleep, we typically pass through five phases or stages of sleep. Below isContinue

How Sleep Affects Weight

It is estimated that nearly half of all Americans get just six hours of sleep or less per night. Gaping yawns and blurry eyes are not the only effects of insufficient sleep as not getting enough sleep can also pack on the pounds. Many studies have found that people who routinely get under seven hoursContinue

The Effects of Sleeping on Your Back/Stomach

Many people are surprised to learn that their sleep habits can affect their health and overall well-being. There are three main sleep positions which are side, back and stomach, with each having their own variables. Sleep experts recommend sleeping on your side in order to rest more comfortably and to increase your odds of sleepingContinue

How Do I Know if I Have Sleep Apnea?

Many people are familiar with sleep apnea, but often think it doesn’t affect them. Since this disorder happens while sleeping, most patients go undiagnosed far longer than they should. There are several signs of the condition which include severe snoring that can sound like you are choking and being extremely fatigued all of the time.Continue

Really? Treating Sleep Apnea Reduces Inflammation

By ANAHAD O’CONNOR Doctors have plenty of good reasons to persuade people with sleep apnea to get it treated. The widespread disorder causes disruptions in breathing at night, which can ruin sleep and raise the likelihood of problems like obesity and fatigue. The standard treatment for the condition, a mask worn at night that deliversContinue