When you have sleep apnea, naturally you want to do everything you can to make your sleep apnea better, not worse. This may include treatment options such as sleep orthotics or CPAP therapy, or it can include lifestyle changes that may not eliminate symptoms altogether, but that can seriously reduce […]

Sudden death. It sounds terrifying because it is terrifying. But unfortunately, nobody can predict when it will occur. But a new study from Penn State University has now found that untreated sleep apnea can in fact double your risk of sudden death. While this is bad news for those with […]

We all know that sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that can be very dangerous if left untreated. Marked by snoring, difficulty breathing, and many other comorbid conditions like diabetes, cancer, stroke, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease, sleep apnea is a common condition that affects an estimated 34 percent of middle-aged […]

A new study from the Annals of the American Thoracic Society has found some disturbing discoveries: that African Americans are at a higher risk of more and more severe sleep apnea symptoms than other races. The study examined 890 patients from the University of Cleveland Medical Center sleep laboratories who […]

A lot of what we do when we’re young can catch up to us later in life. Tanning, for example, can cause skin cancer and premature aging. Not taking care of our teeth can cause cavities and the need for restorations (not to mention replacing those restorations), and sports injuries […]

With an estimated 5.8 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers are racing to find a cure for this terminal illness. While there is no one cause, however, finding a cure or preventing Alzheimer’s has proven difficult. One cause we do know about is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a […]

Sleep apnea isn’t just about poor sleep. It truly affects the entire body. From heart disease to depression to diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease and stroke, the dangers of sleep apnea are well documented, despite not knowing why these connections exist. In an effort to examine one particular comorbid condition further, […]

A new study that measured levels of something called visceral adiposity may explain why you have sleep apnea. Visceral adiposity is body fat, but not the body fat you typically think of when you think of body fat. It’s not necessarily the fat you see, but the fat that wraps […]

A startling new study has revealed that not everyone with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) fits the typical bill for this sleep disorder. The study focused on military members, and found that obstructive sleep apnea rates increased in service members in the branches of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. […]