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Sleep Apnea's Implications for Surgery
Feeling confused and losing consciousness after a surgery is no light matter - it can cause health problems later on. But if it's related to a treatable condition, that's good news.
Goldilocks Sleep Best for Heart
If you're feeling sleepy or irritable during the day, you may not be getting enough sleep. And not enough sleep could mean you're at higher risk for a range of heart problems.
Sleep Disorder Linked to Parkinsons Disease
Rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder ( RBD ) occurs when people act out dreams. Diagnosis of RBD may increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s or mild cognitive impairment.
Sleep Apnea Surgery Safe
Patients getting surgery for obstructive sleep apnea have less to fear. Complication rates from the surgery are low enough that time in the ICU appears unwarranted.
Start Counting Calories Instead of Sheep
That midnight snack you're stealing while you're struggling to get back to sleep may satisfy late night hunger - but it may also be extra calories your body doesn't need.
Pilots and Train Operators Need Sleep
We rely on planes, trains and automobiles to get us where we need to go, but what if the people operating those vehicles aren't getting enough sleep? Guess what - they're not.
Good Sleep is Good for the Heart
Treating sleep apnea does more than ensure you get enough good quality sleep. It might also help protect you from getting a heart attack.
It’s 3 AM, Is Your Child Breathing Okay?
Baby snores might sound cute, but the problems they might cause later are not. Children with troubles breathing during sleep are at a much higher risk of later behavior problems.
If You Don't Snooze, You Lose
If you're not getting enough good quality sleep, it's not just your energy that might be lagging. Your immune system likely isn't holding up well to stress either.
Sleeping Like a Baby - When You're 80
Getting older doesn't necessarily mean sleeping worse. In fact, folks in their 80s report having the best sleep - better than those in their 20s and 30s .