Sleep Health

Sleep Apnea Symptoms and Treatments

Sleep Apnea Symptoms and Treatments

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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects millions of Americans. Although the problem is slowly becoming a mainstream topic, there are still so many people who have never heard of sleep apnea. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 90% of sleep apnea sufferers don’t even know they have this condition!

You could be a sleep apnea suffer and not even know it. Because it is a condition that manifests while you sleep, it can be very difficult to identify and diagnose. And because it’s primary symptom is a very normal habit — snoring — it can be difficult to recognize there may be an underlying cause.

5 ways to Staying Young with Dr. Oz Anti-Aging Checklist on ‘Oprah’ TV show

5 ways to Staying Young with Dr. Oz Anti-Aging Checklist on ‘Oprah’ TV show

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[Best Syndication] On today’s ‘Oprah’ TV show we received quite a lot of information from Dr. Oz about ways that you can reverse aging. Through diet and exercise and lifestyle habits you can easily put into place an anti-aging plan.

Oprah is 54 years old and she said it has hit her like a bulldozer. You have to work harder just to stay in shape. In January Bob Greene has started this year’s ‘Best Life Diet.’

The Anti-Aging Ultimate Checklist is summarized as follows:
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Sleep Disorders and Brain Injury

Sleep Disorders and Brain Injury

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Brain injury and sleep disorders can become a vicious cycle. Brain injuries can cause sleep disorders and poor sleep makes the problems associated with brain injuries even worse. Some of the effects of brain injury and sleep disorders are exactly the same. Correcting or improving sleep disorders in people with brain injuries can also improve the brain injury symptoms. In order to do that you have to understand a little bit about sleep disorders.

A recent study, published in Neurology, found that mild brain injury may increase your likelihood of developing circadian rhythm sleep disorder (CRSD). CRSD is not mere insomnia. It is a disorder of the sleep cycle. Insomnia is simply the inability to fall or remain asleep, and it can be an element or side effect of CRSD. CRSD affects the timing of your sleep.

Low Quality Sleep Causes Diabetes

Low Quality Sleep Causes Diabetes

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(Best Syndication) Researchers in Chicago say that people who don’t sleep well are more likely to develop type-2 diabetes. Deep sleepers fall into what is called a “slow wave sleep” and this is thought to be the most restorative form of sleep. There are several stages in sleep and each state represents a distant physiological function. Just losing consciousness may not fill your physiological needs.

The importance of sleep has been shown before. Previous studies demonstrated slow wound healing in rats that were sleep deprived. The new research was done on humans and found that after only three nights of selective slow-wave sleep suppression, young healthy subjects became less sensitive to insulin. They found that the decrease in insulin sensitivity was comparable to that caused by gaining 20 to 30 pounds.

Statins - Cholesterol Lowering Medication Associated with Sleep Problems

Statins - Cholesterol Lowering Medication Associated with Sleep Problems

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[Best Syndication] Some patients have reported sleep pattern disruptions after taking cholesterol lowering medications. The lead author, Beatrice Golomb, M.D., from the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine reported the results of their findings at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2007.

Golomb said that having sleep problems can cause other problems such as weight gain and insulin resistance. The researchers studied two types of cholesterol lowering medications called statins. The statins researched were simvastatin which is fat soluble and pravastatin, which is water soluble.

The researchers reported that patients that took simvastatin had significantly worse sleep quality. There was an increased number of patients that complained about sleep disturbances with those taking simvastatin compared to those taking pravastatin or a placebo pill. Golomb said that the fat soluble statin was seen more often on average to have a negative effect on sleep.

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